Bikes for Any Disability - Special-case usability design...

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle by Scott Ostler profiles a bike shop in Berkeley that customizes bicycles for people with any disability. According to the article, "cycles are factory-made for people with a wide variety of physical disabilities," but there are people with such unique or rare disabilities that a one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. The shop - the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program bike house, or BORP bike house for short - take those cases as one-off design solutions. Check the article for more details and examples, including images and video. It's an inspiring dedication to usability for those who need the most thought-out designs, and an example to be heeded by even the largest product-design operations.
[via Make]

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