Providing specialized furniture can consist of ergonomic chairs, adjustable height tables or desks, armrests, footrests, etc. These kinds of furniture may be necessary in only one learning environment or might be required for all learning environments, depending on the needs of the student. Faculty can contact the services for students with disabilities office for assistance in providing appropriate specialized furniture.
Related Functional Characteristics
Motor Skill (Gross Upper) : Students who lack coordination or control in their arms or upper torso may need arm supports or something to steady their arms in class.
Motor Skill (Gross Lower) : Accessible tables and work spaces are necessary for students who use wheelchairs or scooters who remain in them.
Reach Restriction : Specialized furniture may help students with restricted range of reach to access high or low objects (e.g. on shelves, tables, or floor).
Pain Management : The use of certain chairs, footrests, and other furniture can reduce chronic pain.
The Building Accepting Campus Communities (BACC) project was funded by the US Department of Education Office of Secondary Education grant #P333A080070-09. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran's status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.