Being disabled hasn’t slowed Rita Ebel down, in fact it’s given her an opportunity to be known as the “Lego Grandma” in her hometown of Hanau, Germany.
The wheelchair-bound Ebel was frustrated by her town’s lack of accessibility, and decided to take matters into her own hands. Using a stash of LEGOs, she crafted a set of small ramps for her wheelchair to use to enter storefronts.
The colorful bricks became a miniature sensation, and spawned a whole series of ramps, which she makes with her husband, and has placed all over her town. In addition to being vibrant and fun, they capture the attention of able-bodied people, bringing attention to the needs of those with disabilities.
Clever idea, clever execution. Via Brightvibes: