Breaking Barriers with the First No-Transfer Inclusive Swing
Designed for true inclusion, the We-Go-Swing is the first no-transfer inclusive swing that can be integrated directly into the playground setting.
Landscape Structures, a commercial equipment manufacturer based in Delano, Minnesota, has expanded its offering of inclusive playground products with the introduction of the We-Go-Swing. Designed for true inclusion, the We-Go-Swing is the first no-transfer inclusive swing that can be integrated directly into the playground setting—not segregated, fenced, or locked.
“Our team has worked tirelessly to innovate and create a swing that breaks literal barriers,” said Jill Moore White, full-time wheelchair user and inclusive play specialist at Landscape Structures. “The We-Go-Swing delivers an accessible, no-transfer swing option to all wheelchair users that can be on the playground alongside everyone else, allowing us to swing with our friends and help not only propel but actually control our own motion. This innovation truly gives individuals of all abilities a chance to participate, imagine, and finally enjoy one of the best parts of the playground—and get swinging however we move.”
The patent-pending We-Go-Swing is the perfect inclusive solution. The spacious entry deck can be connected to a ramp for easy roll-on access, and there’s no need to transfer from a mobility device to take part in the fun. Plus, there is plenty of room for children of all ages and their caregivers to sit or stand together and enjoy a ride. Because the handlebars help move the swing, all users can actively contribute to the motion. With all kids on board working together, it’s a collaborative effort that builds cooperation and creates fun for everyone.
Landscape Structures has always innovated with inclusion in mind. In addition to designing with people with disabilities and not for, the company addresses accessibility, age and developmental appropriateness, and sensory-stimulating activity in its design philosophy. That philosophy, along with its other inclusive play product innovations like the We-Go-Round, We-Saw, OmniSpin spinner, and Sway Fun® glider, helps bring children with and without special needs together to play, learn, and grow on the playground.
See the We-Go-Swing in action and learn how to bring this whole new way to play for all to your school at playlsi.com.
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