About Us - Our Philosophy
Broadened Horizons develops and delivers unique, innovative solutions empowering those with upper extremity physical mobility limitations with tools to break down barriers and lead fulfilling lives as equals within society. Our solutions not only enrich the lives of those directly served, but through them, the lives of their families, friends, and communities.
As a founding member of the Inclusive Alliance, we believe strong communities are created by valuing the talents of all members and encouraging all members to contribute those talents to the best of their abilities!
Broadened Horizons' solutions take two forms: developing new, universally functional versions of existing products, and developing solutions to expand the functional usefulness of existing products to more people. Within this context, we focus on products that enhance personal independence through access to communications, transportation, education, employment, and recreation. We believe these areas have the greatest potential impact to enhance quality of life by reducing both the real and perceived limitations of those we serve; or in other words, broadening their horizons.
Broadened Horizons helped found these partners
TBI, Former CEO National Ski Association
Quadriplegic Electrical Engineer & Marketer, Patented Inventor, Masters Business Administration
President, Design Lead
"Anything seems impossible until it has been done." - Mark Felling
Since 2005 have directly impacted the lives of 25,000+ of the most physically limited mobility impaired persons, their families, and communities - including 1000's of Veterans returning from Iraq & Afghanistan.
By empowering these individuals, through them, have definitively and unequivocally changed the world. Here are just a few examples:
Made it possible for 10,000+ highly disabled travelers to fly commercially
Everyone unable to climb stairs is safer when visiting US Capital and White House in case of evacuation
Supported project that led to Indian Department of Tourism making many major tourist attractions such as the Taj Mahal wheelchair accessible
Empowered communications for self advocacy. First 100% Voice Control System Integrated on Power Wheelchairs
Robotic Glove made it possible for those with completely paralyzed hands to pick up and hold things
Adaptive Video Gaming has become a sub-industry based on controller designs we introduced in 2008 , Now frequently copied including by Microsoft that empowered the most limited to play any game online anonymously as an equal using only their head and mouth and WIN!
20+ other solutions or designs that have demonstrated drastically reduced cost, greater simplicity, and simply made the seemingly impossible possible.
Inclusive Adventures is the next step. Something bigger and far more bold. Ignorance has always been the greatest impediment to significantly greater impact. Inclusive Adventures overcomes by educating therapists and other professionals at many of the most influential institutions in a way that stimulates the imagination of what is possible.
Will you help us leverage the past by investing in our ability to deliver greater impact in the future? Please give us the opportunity to elaborate with stories of the past and a vision for what is to come.