One of the key design elements of an adjustable lectern stand is its height adjustment capability. The height of this stand can be easily changed to accommodate speakers of different statures. Other features of adjustable podiums include an easy-to-operate pneumatic assist for raising and lowering the reading surface. The pneumatic assist can be controlled via a step pedal or control dial. It is especially convenient if speakers often have trouble with adjusting the height.
Easy height adjustment is a key design element
The design of a lectern should allow it to be easily adjusted. There are many different types of adjustable lecterns, and each one has its own distinct set of features. A few important features of an adjustable lectern stand include an adjustable height, built-in LCD screen, and easy height adjustment. Listed below are a few of these features. Those features should all be important to you, because they will determine how well your lectern stand works in your space.
ADA-compliant design is a top priority when creating a lectern. An ADA-compliant lectern must meet the guidelines for the height, space, and accessibility of the user. If you’re working within a tight budget, you can consider an ADA-compliant model. Not only will it meet all the guidelines, but it will show that you are aware of the needs of people with disabilities and are committed to providing a functional experience. Plus, it will prevent the lectern from looking like a gimmicky afterthought.
The height adjustment of an adjustable lectern stand is a key feature for a comfortable presentation. A lectern with an adjustable height platform is adjustable between 28 inches and 42 inches high, making it easier to sit or stand while giving a speech. Its tabletop tilts into the presenter’s shelf so that they can adjust their height as needed. In addition, a paper-stopping lip keeps the materials you’re presenting in place. And, it’s ideally mobile, with two casters for easy portability.
Adjustable lecterns feature adjustable shelves and leveling glides for floor-safe performance. Floor-safe features reduce the risk of damage on uneven surfaces. Some models also include a locking cabinet for storage, so that they don’t move when you’re not using them. Similarly, adjustable lecterns with casters should come with locking mechanisms. In addition, the locking mechanism on the casters prevents them from rolling, which is the common way that lecterns can move while being stored.
Padded paper stop
The adjustable lectern stand has a 16″ x 20″ reading table surface. This model includes a padded paper stop, black T-molding, and a sturdy steel base. The height of the lectern can be adjusted from 30″ to 44″.
Generally, full-size lecterns have an even, flat top and a cabinet-style frame. The height range is about 46 to 47 inches, and angled surfaces almost always have a bookstop edge at the bottom, where writing instruments can rest. Lastly, some models have raised privacy panels and other features to increase their usability. But how do you decide which type of adjustable lectern is right for you?
The durable frame is made of solid hardwood components with a wood stain or veneer finish. These materials are more resistant to wear and exposure than traditional wood products. Depending on your preferences, you can choose between hardwood and melamine finishes, which are both attractive and easy to clean. The laminate finish is the most aesthetically pleasing, and it may come in a variety of colors. A thermofused melamine finish is also durable and easy to clean.
A tabletop lectern is a portable option. It features an angled top and a bookstop edge, and adjusts with adjustable levelers. A tabletop lectern is tabletop style and can rest on a desk or cart. It often features a bookstop edge, and allows the speaker to use writing utensils. Traditionally, lecterns without a bookstop edge are used in smaller settings.
Angled reading table surface
If you need a lectern for your classroom or meeting room, you should purchase an adjustable lectern. A full-size lectern has a uniform width of over 20 inches and a cabinet-style steel base. Its height can be adjusted from 30″ to 44″. An angled reading table is nearly always equipped with a bookstop for holding a writing utility. In addition to providing a comfortable surface, an adjustable lectern can be purchased for any budget.
Angled reading table surfaces are an excellent choice for any classroom setting. They make it easy to access important information. A standard angled reading table surface allows students to take notes or review materials without having to bend over. Angled reading table surfaces are also great for classrooms and other settings where the height of the podium needs to be adjusted. These adjustable lecterns are designed for both classrooms and home use.
Almost all models have casters. The adjustable stand allows the teacher to adjust its height and tilt. The angle of the lectern base is also adjustable. The adjustable height and tilt of this tabletop lectern allow for individual customization of the setup. Some lecterns have built-in cord wraps to hold power and extension cords. A raised panel on the front side of the table prevents the speaker from viewing the notes written by other people during the speech.
An adjustable lectern stand is typically equipped with a cup holder. Some units also have a swivel cup holder. This prevents papers from sliding off. The adjustable lectern stand will typically come with a USB port. USB ports can be used to power audiovisual equipment. A USB port on an adjustable lectern stand can be an added bonus for teachers and students alike.
The AmpliVox Xpediter Adjustable Lectern Stand has a black T-molding, a generous 16″ x 20″ reading surface, and continuous height adjustments of thirty to forty inches. This lectern can be easily rolled on four slides and is available in two finishes: Mahogany and Oak. It also includes a padded paper stop.
Another great option is the Safco(r) Adjustable Speaker Stand, which features an adjustable height of 30 – 46 inches. Its sturdy black steel base is built to last and doesn’t require any support equipment. Besides the sturdiness and adjustable height, the Safco is also compatible with floor levelers. Its high quality steel construction ensures long-term durability and stability.
For those who are adamant about their ADA compliance, the best thing to do is choose a quality, ADA compliant adjustable lectern stand. Lecterns that are adjustable are designed to maximize the functionality of a presentation and be comfortable for everyone in the audience. Regardless of whether you’re using them in a school classroom or an auditorium, you’ll be happy to know that AvinED’s adjustable lecterns meet these requirements.
The ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act, has many requirements that an adjustable lectern must meet. For example, many schools must provide an adjustable lectern for teachers who use wheelchairs. In addition, many states have made it mandatory for new schools to have lecterns that are compliant with the law. In addition, adjustable lecterns are increasingly used in classrooms, especially those that cater to people with disabilities.
The Da-Lite Yorkshire ADA Lectern is a great example of an adjustable lectern that is ADA compliant. This model features an integrated LED clock, a countdown timer, and Braille lettering on the dash panel. The frame is made of honey maple veneer and features brass trim. It is compatible with both standard and 220-240VAC electrical systems. It’s not only easy to adjust but also aesthetically pleasing.
A quality adjustable lectern is designed to accommodate different people. The height of the reading platform can be adjusted up or down by using a simple pump. Manual lecterns feature a crank or knob for height adjustment. The adjustable height of a manual lectern is only slightly lower than a pneumatic lectern. These adjustable lecterns are the most popular for schools because they are adjustable.