Boeing is planning to place the new 787 Dreamliner into service sometime in 2008. Included on this craft will be what you might call a dream bathroom for those commuters with a disability.
Boeing partnered with the National Center for Accessible Transportation at Oregon State University and people with disabilities to come up with enhancements to the traditional airline mini-crapper:
Boeing states that the craft will have larger overhead storage compartments, movable arm rests on the aisle seats, and larger windows.
Of course a quote- “The 787 Dreamliner will set a new industry standard for accessibility on airplanes.”
Hmmm, it’s hard to tell from the picture but the odds are you are not going to be able to get your wheelchair close enough to the sink so that you can use it. You may also fall off of the bowl reaching for the toilet paper. Of course that may not matter at all if your wheelchair is flying cargo.
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