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Preparing Classrooms for the Next Stephen Hawking

World renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking was born near Oxford in 1942 during the heights of World War II as London was under attack. For at least 21 years, he was an average, healthy young man who was good at science, but not great. Then, during his final year at Oxford, he began to show signs of clumsiness and slurred speech. Hawking’s body was beginning to self-destruct. Doctors told him that his life expectancy would be just two more years. Today, more than half a century later, Hawking continues to make strides in the science community while moving from place to place in a wheelchair.

Like many who battle with a crippling disability, Hawking went through bouts of depression and wondered whether he could or would ever leave a notable legacy. He most certainly has. In 1988, Hawking’s A Brief History of Time was on London’s best seller list for ten years and each subsequent book has earned him more and more accolades in the science community.

Science Lab Furniture designers, like Diversified Woodcrafts, have taken into account the great skill and potential of young scientists with disabilities, often fashioning their desks and tables so as to accommodate wheelchairs and other ADA Compliance requirements. For example, Classroom Furniture now offers the Science Lab ADA Workstation as part of the Forward Vision I Series at nearly half the price of retail. The Science Lab ADA Workstation comes with a door, a drawer, an adjustable shelf, and a 1″ solid epoxy resin worksurface. Contact Classroom Furniture today and place your order.

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