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According to a post on the German-language Orgelforum a new organ is being built in St Josef's Church in Solingen, where the organist suffers from multiple sclerosis. The console is being adapted so that the pedal department is playable from one of the manuals, and the swell operated by a touchscreen.

 

http://orgelforum.info/orgelforum/index.php?mode=thread&id=24642

http://www.solinger-tageblatt.de/Home/Solingen/Orgel-jetzt-behindertengerecht-d2804cad-a3bf-4fcb-a562-84dc83c2bc34-ds

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I seem to remember a similar situation over here where an organ bench was made to descend quite a bit lower than the usual adjustable ones do to allow for the organist to get from a wheelchair to play,

 

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