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Old Jun 8, 2012, 7:10 AM   #1
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Default Camera mounts and storage for wheelchair users.


I have searched the forum and not found anything useful, so thought I would ask if anyone has any experience or advice for using a DSLR when in a wheelchair.

My friend uses a manual wheelchair, and a lot of the brackets we have seen are only really suitable for electric wheelchair use, as they would get in the way when he needs to push it. Ideally he would need an adjustable arm or something that mounts to the front frame that connects to the foot rest, and can fold out of the way onto his lap.

A similar question, with regard to lens/flash storage, a heavy backpack on the rear of the wheelchair will upset the balance, so are there "saddlebags" for camera gear that will mount to the front of a wheelchair and add the weight to the front, rather than the back?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Jun 8, 2012, 9:27 AM   #2
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How about a GorillaPod with some quick-release adapters? You could mount the camera anywhere to keep it out of the way, but be able to quickly grab it when you needed it.
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Old Jun 8, 2012, 4:07 PM   #3
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G'day TK

In australia we have a voluntary org called "technical aids for the Disabled - TAD" who create 1001 non-commercial aids [of this type] for people

Q- do you have anything similar out your way?

ps- the gorillapod sounds a good start too
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