Tifton was our first participant to blow glass in his wheelchair using The CHAIR-iot!
This is an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant modified workbench for use by people in their own wheelchairs to blow and cast glass from. Purchase for use at your own glass art facility! We can powder coat it in your color of choice, and with your logo.
We are a nonprofit organization Founded by Lisa Tahir, a Glass Artist and Social Worker who decided to invent a device 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!
The YES Foundation, INC is a qualified exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID # 27-2137481