Orla is a long standing client of DEMAND. She has multiple disabilities including Autism and Global Development Delay. This makes it hard for her to understand when she is likely to injure herself, or others, by her actions. She had a safety gate to stop her from going in the kitchen and accidently injuring herself, but as Orla grew bigger, and after many years of wear and tear, a bigger, more robust, gate was needed.
DEMAND designed a special gate – bigger and stronger than the ‘baby gates’ available from the shops – with an unique locking mechanism which Orla cannot operate, but her parents and sisters can. The unique transparent window which makes up most of the area of the gate ensures that Orla feels very much a part of everything that goes on in a busy household whilst being kept safe from harm at the same time.