[Athen] Machine Tool Shop Accessibility

Kevin Carini KCarini at matcmadison.edu
Tue Feb 12 09:02:38 PST 2008

Hello Everyone,

Has anyone had any experience in modifying machine tools such as lathes, drill presses, etc. or the existing shop area for students in wheelchairs? We have a student in a wheelchair with paraplegia who needs to operate lathes and drill presses for the Machine Tool program here at the tech college. The biggest issue is reach. He is not able to reach some of the control handles on the machines. There is room for the student to maneuver around the machines, but the machines are pretty close together so safety is our number one concern. Any ideas would be helpful. Thank you for your time.

Kevin M. Carini MS, CRC
DRS Specialist
kcarini at matcmadison.edu
(608) 243-4612
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