How Corner Guards Support ADA and Inclusive Design

Posted by TheCornerGuardStore on 19th Dec 2022

How Corner Guards Support ADA and Inclusive Design

Building for accessibility isn’t always easy, especially when you’re trying to update an existing building. Even with plenty of space, there’s always a chance that a wheelchair or motorized scooter bumps against a doorframe or wall. Repeat damage over time leads to chipping, scratches, and a worn-down look to your home or business interior.

Corner Guards: Helpful with Accessibility

Wheelchair users know how important guard rails and corner guards are in protecting their chairs from damage from harsh edges or walls. Wheelchair users understand that their chair is an extension of their body, and want to keep the wheelchair in great working condition. Padded or softer corner guards can prevent dents from getting into wheelchairs while also protecting the walls and corners of a building. It can also reduce the potential of paint scrapes off a wheelchair.

Corner guards also protect walls from damage over time. Thanks to the variety of shapes and sizes, they can be used just about anywhere that prioritizes accessibility. (Ideally, those buildings should be everywhere.)

Types of Corner Guards for Inclusive Design

Accessibility needs often evolve. Wheelchair users might be in a chair for a few months. If that’s the case, there are temporary corner guards that can be easily removed once the wheelchair usage reduces. These would be great for homes where someone in the household is wheelchair-bound for recovery.

For businesses that have frequent wheelchair traffic or what to have a more inclusive space to protect wheelchair users from chair damage, heavy-duty corner guards are available.

At The Corner Guard Store, we have a variety of options to protect any company’s corners with lasting products. We’re the Wall Protection Warehouse! From stainless steel to brass and everything in between, we’ve helped over 120,000 satisfied customers protect their buildings and homes. We also prioritize accessibility. If there’s ever any customization needed or if you have questions about making your space more accessible, feel free to give us a call at 800-516-4036 or fill out our contact form