Most pieces of clothing are not designed for people with disabilities. Alter Ur Ego is not one of them.
Heidi McKenzie, a T4 paraplegic woman paralyzed in a car accident in 2007 at the age of 21, has designed a collection of jeans dubbed Alter Ur Ego for people who use wheelchairs.
After participating in Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2012, McKenzie realized she was not the only woman experiencing difficulty finding fashionable yet adaptable clothing that fits a seated body.
So, the 29-year-old Kentucky native teamed up with designer Kristin Alexandra Tidwell to create a comfortable, functional pair of jeans.
The jeans retail at $80 each and are designed for both men and women. They are made with Spandex and include large side pockets for easy access, a high-waisted back, a tummy control panel and a catheter opening.