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  • Bath chair


    Bath chair in museum store A bath chair—or Bath chair—was a rolling chaise or light carriage for one person with a folding hood, which could be open or closed. Used especially by disabled persons, it was mounted on three or four wheels and drawn or pushed by hand. It is so named from its origin in Bath, England, and possibly also after its similarity in appearance to an old-fashioned bathtub. If required, the chair could also be mounted on four wheels and drawn by a horse, donkey or small pony with the usual turning arrangement. These animal drawn versions were the fore-runners of the Invalid carriage. James Heath, of Bath, who flourished before the middle of the 18th century, was the inventor of the bath chair. Later versions were a type of wheelchair which is pushed by an attendant rather than pulled by an animal. In the 19th century they were often seen at spa resorts such as Buxton and Tunbridge Wells. Some versions incorporated a steering device that could be operated by the person in the chair.

  • Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada


    Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada () is a GAA stadium in Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland. It is the home of Leitrim GAA's football and hurling teams. It was named for the Irish revolutionary Seán Mac Diarmada, one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. (As there was in the early 1960s some debate among Irish scholars as to whether the genitive case should be used in commemorative namings, the nominative form was used and has been retained, rather than what would now be generally regarded as the grammatically correct form, Páirc Sheáin Mhic Dhiarmada.) The stadium, opened in 1964, had a capacity of 17,000, with 3,000 seats. Following a national review of health and safety at GAA stadiums, that was reduced in 2011 to 9,331. In 2006-07, a major renovation created a 3,000-seat covered stand providing an unrestricted view of the football field. Within the structure there were three levels: Under the stand: ground level - 4 dressing rooms (with treatment room, 12 to 15 person shower area and toilet facilities); referees' room; kitchen & dining area; public toilet facilities (wheelchair accessible); first aid area; plant room.

  • Wheelchair


    Wheelchair seating in a theater (i.e. giving a dedicated, convenient space left free for a user to position their own wheelchair in the cinema) A modern midwheel-based battery-powered chair A wheelchair is a chair with wheels, used when walking is difficult or impossible due to illness, injury, or disability. Wheelchairs come in a wide variety of formats to meet the specific needs of their users. They may include specialized seating adaptions, individualized controls, and may be specific to particular activities, as seen with sports wheelchairs and beach wheelchairs. The most widely recognised distinction is between powered wheelchairs ("powerchairs"), where propulsion is provided by batteries and electric motors, and manually propelled wheelchairs, where the propulsive force is provided either by the wheelchair user/occupant pushing the wheelchair by hand ("self-propelled"), or by an attendant pushing from the rear ("attendant propelled").

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