Shambala wrote:When I'm not roaming the dusty playa in a loin cloth, I have a default life that involves owning several commercial buildings. As an enlightened slumlord, I skate by ADA regulations on my charm and patrician good looks.
My real fear however is that I will build this vehicle and then not get a permit to drive on the playa. Should I go to the expense of building and transporting this across the country only to have a DMV person not allow it to drive?
Captain Goddammit wrote:Shown here, although barely visible, is our own wheelchair-piloting Unjonharly aboard my mutant vehicle. It's not hard to accommodate a chair on a mutant of adequate size, you just need to leave some clear space and not have a restrictive entry.
Entry/exit is handled by Tiahaar's system - several able-bodied volunteers simply hoist the thing aboard.
I forgot whether we lifted the chair with him sitting in it or if we just threw him in like a sack of manure after it... but it wasn't difficult to accomplish.
Shambala wrote:My real fear however is that I will build this vehicle and then not get a permit to drive on the playa. Should I go to the expense of building and transporting this across the country only to have a DMV person not allow it to drive?
This is nerdy, but it would be cool to design an old fashioned manual elevator that can be quickly assembled in a fail safe and stupid proof way, and uses scaffolding as the supporting framework. Maybe interlocking tubes that guide a platform, a counterbalance that you fill with water, and a pull rope to operate it.
rodiponer wrote:But what would the org do?
LeChatNoir wrote:Oh my godâ€¦ what a great idea.......
............ Picture one of these at 3:00, 6:00, & 9:00.
I think this idea has much merit.
Bob wrote:Contact whomever is in charge of theme camps re: writing up some content for a web page to submit it to the org, suggesting they use it to inform theme camps & artist types about the issues. A few years ago I helped write copy for pages on burn scar prevention, recycling, safety, etc. Look here for examples:
How do you define "many"? I would see at least a couple a day. It's amazing what you see when you actually look for something, or at least take note of it when you see it.littleflower wrote:fishy, do you see many wheelchairs? i don't remember many.
thisisthatwhichis wrote:Yea, count me in. I think this could be fabulous!!!
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