This is the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant modified workbench that we use with people in wheelchairs to teach them to blow and cast glass. We appreciate your generous donation to provide materials for our participants and pay our instructors.
You can purchase The CHAIR-iot for use in your own glass shop. We can powder coat it in your color(s) of choice, and with your logo! (The CHAIR-iot breaks down into pieces for easy storage. Simply contact us below for information and pricing.
We are a nonprofit organization Founded by Lisa Tahir, a Glass Artist and Social Worker who decided to invent a device and attain a US Patent for The CHAIR-iot to teach children and adults with disabilities the art and craft of glassblowing and glass casting from their wheelchairs. We are a first in the world pioneering ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliance in the glass arts. Find out more about Lisa Tahir at: www.nolatherapy.com and www.lisatahir.com
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A portion of sales from each CHAIR-iot goes to The Yes Foundation, INC to create teaching programs for children and adults with disabilities to learn glassblowing and casting from their own wheelchairs at existing glass facilities in the US and abroad.
We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. Let us know how we can help, and if you are interested in us coming to your city for a workshop!
We want to acknowledge a few individuals who went above and beyond to help us get established. Attorney Laura Fine of Lehmann Norman & Marcus LC donated her time to file our IRS Articles of Incorporation for 501(c)3 status! Find her at: Laura@LNMlaw.com.
Patent Attorney Benjie Balser of Next IP Law Group LLP completed our US Patent filing at a discounted rate, making this invention possible! Find him at: www.nextiplaw.com.
Phil Vinson and Robin Humphreys of www.mobileglassblowingstudios.com are our amazing fabricators! They translated our vision into this now dream come true opportunity for people with disabilities to work with glass.
Fritz Driesbach, a Founding Father of the American Studio Glass Movement, dropped by with his colleagues to show support of our invention!
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to teach glassblowing and casting to people with disabilities using wheelchairs. Be a part of this groundbreaking movement!
The YES Foundation, INC is a qualified exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID # 27-2137481