Accessibility Services, Inc. (ASI) has been on the forefront of providing communication devices for individual with quadriplegias and environmental control units for disabled individuals for more than two decades. We have witnessed first-hand how advances in technology have made the difference in the lives of individual with quadriplegias and their families.
While we focus primarily on environmental control units and speech generating devices, other types of adaptive equipment for individual with quadriplegias have also helped make the impossible possible. Check out this story of a individual with quadriplegia who broke his neck in an accident 15 years ago. Pieter du Preez from Johannesburg is completely paralyzed below the chest, and can only move his wrists, biceps and shoulder. Yet, he has secured a sponsorship from Isuzu Motors South Africa to participate in the Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship:
It is important to note that du Preez is not participating in an event for persons with quadriplegia; the Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is a full Ironman competition with no separate category for individual with quadriplegias.
ASI believes in inspiring and empowering individuals with spinal cord injuries and debilitating diseases to pursue their goals and dreams. We don’t take a cookie-cutter approach when it comes to helping individual with quadriplegias achieve independence. We customize our environmental control units and speech generating devices to accommodate each individual’s unique needs.
ASI salutes brave individuals such as du Preez who serve as role models and are living proof that even the impossible is sometimes possible. Contact ASI today to learn more about how you, too, can achieve the independence to pursue your lifelong dreams.