AT Spotlight: Walk Through Gates

Gates of all types and sizes can be found in locations all across the farm. Without realizing it we can be opening and closing gates hundreds of times a day!

Many of us take the ability to do so for granted. But unlatching and opening the gates can be especially difficult for individuals with upper limb impairments.

Previously, we looked at a gate option for driving equipment through. However, sometimes we just need to walk through a gate. Gates inside barns are accessed extra frequently and often while carrying tools. One solution is installing or building walk through gates.

There are many styles of walk through gates, but the general principle is to create an opening accessible for an individual, but not accessible by the livestock.

Here are two examples!

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The mission of AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians is to assist farmers and agricultural workers with a disability or long-term health condition by providing the resources and support they need to live independently and continue in production agriculture.

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