Author: Michela Barbieri

The V65 platform stair lift in Crete

V65 platform stairlift has been installed at the Castle of Crete.

Everyone naturally dreams of visiting the splendid Castle of Crete, and enjoying the magnificent views from the tops of its towers.

Thanks to our dealer the problem of climbing a long staircase was able to be overcome, while at the same time also rendering it accessible to people with disabilities or mobility problems, even confined to wheelchairs.

A Roby T09 model stairclimber among the trenches in the province of Gorizia

The Municipality of Fogliano Redipuglia, in the province of Gorizia, has purchased a Roby T09 stairclimber to improve accessibility to its Great War Theme Park.

In fact, being the year that marks the hundredth anniversary of the defeat of Caporetto, a large influx of visitors is expected in 2017.

The mobile stairclimber allows people with disabilities to climb the stairs of the memorial and to access a number of the trench trails, thus allowing everyone to visit these historical places where the Greet War played out.

Numerous school groups have already booked tours of the park for next year, and many students with disabilities will be able to take part in the tours just like their classmates, climbing the large staircases and exploring the same trails, thanks to the help of volunteers from the Sentieri di Pace association and the local Tourism Office.

The practicality of the T09 Roby mobile stairclimber

It was one of George’s relatives who suggested that he purchase a mobile stairclimber.

George tells us that, after his heart attack, his children, all of whom live nearby, were adamant that he should move to a different house.

I’ve been living in this house for over thirty years. I’m attached to it, and I want to remain in my own home. Even if I’m not as young as I used to be, I still set the rules in my own home,” he tells us lightheartedly.

The mobile stairclimber allows me to quickly go upstairs accompanied by my wife or daughter, who are now able to easily operate the machine after receiving instructions from the Vimec consultant during his visit. Fortunately it’s not hard to use: there are just two “up” and “down” controls on the handlebars, and the person operating the machine just has to keep their hands on the grips while the machine does all the work.

In the words of his daughter Claire:
At first we were nervous about using the stairclimber, since my father’s loss of mobility was so sudden, but the demonstration we received here at home convinced us, and now we’re completely satisfied with this solution: dad doesn’t have to make any dangerous physical exertions, and we’re always here to keep an eye on things.

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