Bangalore: The Association of People with Disability (APD), a non-governmental organisation, and Motivation, U.K., have introduced a new model of wheelchair.
The "Chaithanya Worldmade wheelchair" ("Worldmade" is a brand in the U.K.) can be used on rough ground and other uneven surfaces, and is suitable for persons over 15 years.
The wheelchair has a backrest cushion, folding backrest, push handles, removable armrests, puncture-proof tyres, aluminium brakes, special pressure-relief cushion, wheel release mechanism, tubular steel frame and an adjustable footrest. It is priced at Rs. 7, 000.
The APD is offering a weeklong training programme in using the wheelchair and its maintenance.
Those interested may contact the association office, located on 6th Cross, Hutchins Road, Hennur Main Road, Lingarajpuram, St. Thomas Town Post, Bangalore (phone: 25475165 and 25475861; email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or the APD Rural Project, Anandashrama, Kamathampalli, Thadigol Post, Srinivaspur, Kolar (phone: 08157243844).