In the U.S. alone, there are millions of individuals living with a disability, chronic illness, or medical need. Advancements in medicine have translated into improvements in health outcomes and quality of life for the sickest patients. But the impact of one's illness reaches beyond the hospital walls and into their daily life. Simple activities, like eating, shopping, getting dressed, and using a computer, can become overwhelming.
At Abilitee, we design to increase inclusivity and accessibility. This is why we are so excited to celebrate and applaud Global Accessibility Awareness Day! In honor of its importance, we have put together some of our favorite accessible designs:
This multifunctional blouse isn't just for surgery recovery. The Kimono-style wrap is ideal for women with limited upper body movement; you can get dressed without having to raise your arms. Hidden snaps at the shoulders make it easier for doctors to access ports and surgical sites, and an excellent option for a nursing new mom. You can use interior pockets to carry drainage bulbs or medical appliances. We love that this accessible design can offer an option for many different bodies and needs and still look good on!
This Big Kid Bodysuit features a zipper opening at the front abdomen to access feeding tubes, ostomies, and more. Inseam snaps allow for easy diapering or toileting. We have a large selection bodysuits for different needs from infants to big kids and all in between. Shop here to find your kid the perfect bodysuit for both their unique style and needs.
Soft, stretchy, and sweat-wicking, this adaptive Insulin Pump Belt features a hidden zipper pocket. There is enough room for your pump, but it also can be used to store your meds, phone, and more. It's so comfy, you'll forget you're wearing it.
These comfy tees are accessibility inspired. The low-profile snaps provide quick access to broviacs, central lines, and ports without removing clothing. Unlike zippers, you can use the snaps to secure loose lines during treatment Plus, they are MRI-friendly!
Do you have an idea for an adaptive clothing or accessory that could make your world more accessible? We'd love to hear from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.