Bench for people with disabilities is designed by triple amputee

02/13/2014 | BBC

Former British soldier Alex Stringer, who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan, has begun a new career as a designer. His first project was a picnic bench, constructed of recycled materials, that has openings to allow someone in a wheelchair to pull in next to seated companions. "Certainly for the younger people who work in our factory, he's been an absolute inspiration," said Sarah Sharlott of the firm Realise Futures, which provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

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