by Ned Stoller Ned Stoller

Sometimes that is one of the words in our vocabulary as disabled people that we deplore. If you are wheelchair bound, or are short a leg or arm, have arthritis in your knees, or just aren’t strong enough to grab hold of something and pull yourself up.  Most people take this for granted, but if you are in a situation like above, then it can be greatly frustrating.

Let’s look at some situations where you might have a task or job you want to do but are unable to do so because of access limitations:

Engine work

Climbing on a eighteen wheeler trailer

High shelves in your workshop/garage/workspace

High equipment such as tractors

Pickup beds

Let’s look at some ways to get to where we need to go to work!

Top ten tools and equipment to help you gain access to your work environment:

Pickup truck bed step.Tailgate Steps








Wheel Step





Bed Step




Foldable topside creeper





Lift Creeper







Extra Tractor Steps








Man lift





Rolling ladders provide a stable surface for standing and hand rails for support.Rolling Ladder








Deckmate ladder helps workers climb onto trailers.Deckmate trailer ladder







Pullout Tailgate Step







So many of these areas are difficult to access if you have a disability, even one as common as a bad back. Frequently we can do the work once we get there, it’s just the getting there!