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Supermarket offers shopping trolleys for disabled

Global Goals & Global Society
Supermarket offers shopping trolleys for disabled

Anton, a nine-year-old boy from Küps in Germany, enjoys going shopping with his mother. In the meantime, the second-grader with Down syndrome no longer fits in the shopping trolley's child seat. A more comfortable option is required.

Anton Langguth is a vivacious Down syndrome boy. Inquisitive, typically cheerful, and always on the go. That's why his mother, Nicole Langguth, is overjoyed that Anton always likes to shop in the shopping trolley with the child's seat. "Otherwise, Anton rushes around the supermarket picking up everything from the shelves," Nicole Langguth explains. But, Anton no longer fits into this seat in the meanwhile. The 45-year-old did not think twice about contacting the manager of the grocery Rade Savic in Küps. Rade promptly seeks a sustainable solution. There are only "small shopping trolleys" for the little ones in other supermarkets, as well as trolleys for infant car seats and some in race car form. A wheelchair-accessible shopping cart is still lacking.

Wholesaler's disabled shopping trolley

Rade Savic makes contact with the wholesaler of shopping trolleys. He does, in fact, have a diverse collection of models. A shopping trolley for the disabled is included. Anton has a fantastic runabout. More legroom is provided by a wide seat with simple access.

A fifth wheel at the bottom in the middle for improved maneuverability, a parking brake, and a safety belt are all included. The push handles are on the side, and there is no continuous crossbar to obscure the view.

According to Savic, a standard shopping trolley costs between 120 and 150 euros. The "special" trolley cost roughly three times as much. "I am grateful to Nicole because I was unaware of this until now!" market manager Rade Savic said.

Inclusion in daily life

Nine-year-old Anton is thrilled about his new "car". "Living inclusivity," says mother Nicole. The disabled-friendly shopping trolley makes things a little easier for her and, I'm sure, many other parents.

Nicole Langguth has several connections with families that have a kid with Down syndrome. According to the 45-year-old, word of the "XXL shopping cart" circulated swiftly throughout the town. There was a great deal of nice comments. Perhaps it will motivate other supermarkets to purchase a similar shopping trolley? Langguth says she only knows the one from Küps thus far.

By integrating small-scale assistance for the disadvantaged into society, global society encourages someone's personal empowerment, whether it be by running errands for them or by tutoring a child who has special needs. That’s how one is enhancing their self-worth and confidence while also giving them the resources to become more independent.


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