Art-a-Ride wants to help transform wheelchairs, so these fit the style of the users.
Wheelchair users can simply pick a pattern for the base and find an Artist and/or Maker willing to transform these for a fee, or for free! (Facebook can do wonders, a simple post saying “for my daughter’s birthday I am looking for someone to help for a cost or free, transform her wheelchair into a cool stylish looking chair she’ll enjoy using” can be an easy way for getting it done). If you need ideas, contact us.
Above are sample patterns – people can simply choose a pattern or preferred color and request to have it implemented. And why not re-style every year, or every 6 months?
The concept is simple: COLOR & FASHION ACCESSORIES to style-up a ride! Users should be able to change the base color of the wheelchair they use, and also accessorize it with nice crochet covers and other textile items that can add to the day’s fitting options.
We gave the AAR010 Camouflage gray design to artist Carolumart and he created this wheelchair for 14 y.o. Benja.
Art-a-Ride was created with children in mind, but it can benefit ALL users.