Toilet seat riser

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Toilet seat risers, toilet risers, or raised toilet seats are assistive technology devices to improve the accessibility of toilets to older people or those with disabilities.

They can aid in transfer from wheelchairs,[1] and may help prevent falls. Inappropriately high risers may actually increase fall risk.[2]

Some people may find plastic risers to be unattractive or carry a stigma[3]. They may also interfere with the toilet habits of other users.[2]

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  1. ^ Bright, Keith (2009). Making Buildings Inclusive and Accessible 2009: Special Report. Workplace law publishing. p. 30. 
  2. ^ a b Tideiksaar, Rein. Falling in old age: prevention and management. 
  3. ^ Wright, Alison (2007). "How Inclusively Designed Mainstream Products Can Lead to Fresh Thinking in Home Adaptation". Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction. Coping with Diversity. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-73278-5.