TO EMPOWER PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES TO ACCESS THE OUTDOORS & RECREATION
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, women-led company based in California passionate about access & inclusion.
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.
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Access Trax Team
Kelly Twichel, OTR/L
CEO & Co-Founder of Access Trax
Eric Packard, OTR/L
ACCESS TRAX INFO
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.
ACCESS TRAX ALLOWS EVERYONE TO HAVE MORE POWER OVER ACCESSIBILITY
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 panel weighs ~5lbs
- Made from durable plastic
- Panels are recyclable
- Patented design
- 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
“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.”
“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.”