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Our Story

Co-Founders Kelly and Eric both attended graduate school at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Diego, CA where they were studying to become occupational therapists. As part of their curriculum they took a class called Assistive Technology. Students were challenged to create a device that would help persons with disabilities in their daily lives. Kelly and Eric were inspired to help local adaptive surfers cross the sand to the waters edge in their wheelchairs with dignity and independence. Motivated to create a user-friendly solution, the two designed numerous prototypes and tested them with the adaptive surfing community. The initial concept worked, and they have since continued to improve upon the design with the input of the adaptive surfers and other wheelchair users. Their goal to have Access Trax (formerly known as Beach Trax) available to the public has been realized in 2018 with the launch of their company, Access Trax.

We are an award winning social impact, woman-led company based in California passionate about access & inclusion.

Our Vision

We envision bringing communities together to help all gain access to outdoor recreation. Access Trax will be a leader in promoting inclusion and accessibility through product development, volunteerism, education, and advocacy. We will focus on providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for accessibility.


A blonde woman pushes her wheelchair down a grey pathway towards the ocean between large green shrubbery with sunset colors in the clouds above. Her left arm is posed up in the air.

Click below to watch the video and learn more about the Access Trax mission


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Access Trax Team

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Kelly Twichel, OTR/L

CEO & Co-Founder of Access Trax

Eric Packard, OTR/L & Co-Founder
Eric Packard, OTR/L

Hear what inspired Kelly & Eric to invent the Access Trax wheelchair accessible mat system, featuring video from the first ever US Open Adaptive Surfing Championship in 2017!


Access Trax (formerly known as Beach Trax) is the only foldable, lightweight, durable pathway designed to increase wheelchair access over uneven terrain such as sand, gravel, dirt, or grass. Use for an on-demand beach access pathway or a long-term ADA compliant accessible route at a National Park! Access Trax provides universal access to wheelchair users, pedestrians, carts and strollers. With Access Trax, you can spend more time doing the things you want to do, instead of worrying how you’ll get there. Our pathway provides Access for Life.



The product was initially designed for adaptive surfers requiring access over sand, however, the versatility of the pathway makes it great for multiple terrains and purposes. Whether you’re needing access for personal or public use, for ADA compliance, events, work, or leisure, Access Trax is here to provide Access for Life.

  • 36 x 36 x 1/8 inch mat weighs ~5lbs
  • Made from durable plastic
  • Mats are recyclable
  • Patented design
Perfect For:
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Adaptive sports
  • ADA compliance for outdoor events
  • Outdoor film production pathways
  • Beach resorts
  • Accessible travel
  • Temporary home & yard modifications
Here’s what adaptive athletes are saying about Access Trax
“This was the first time I’ve gotten all the way down to the water by myself since my accident. I love meeting game changers for our community.”
Steph Aiello

LA Rollettes Dancer & Blogger

“I love this product! I am a wheelchair athlete in water-sports. Their products allow my wheelchair to wheel smoothly over the sand into my K1 kayak and launch into the water successfully.”
Channing Cash

Adaptive Kayaker & Overlander

“As the founder of a non-profit organization and a T-7/8 paraplegic myself this is something our foundation would use regularly and I have found Beach Trax to be a game changer for the general disabled community.”
Charles "Chaka" Webb

Adaptive Athlete, Founder of Stoke for Life Foundation

“Access Trax makes accessing the shoreline easy. As an avid surfer, this accessibility enables me to spend more time enjoying the ocean and not worrying about how to traverse the sand.”

Victoria Feige

4X ISA Adaptive Surfing World Champion