Instructables: exploring - technology - assistive-technology - assistive http://www.instructables.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:04:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 Switch Controlled Scalextric No3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Switch-Controlled-Scalextric-No3/
Switch Controlled Scalextric No3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/E2XK/HV64AHP6/F63E2XKHV64AHP6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/E2XK/HV64AHP6/F63E2XKHV64AHP6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/E2XK/HV64AHP6/F63E2XKHV64AHP6.SMALL.jpg wspencer1964 This instructable shows how I further developed the a switchoperated scalextric controller (see Switch Controlled Scalextric No2) to allowyoung people with a disability who cannot operate a traditional scalextriccontroller to use a scalextric set. This method uses an off-the-shelf (or offebay in any...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 05:35:11 PDT
Feel-The-Code Reader - Part 2: LED Hardware http://www.instructables.com/id/Feel-The-Code-Reader-Part-2-LED-Hardware/
Feel-The-Code Reader - Part 2: LED Hardware - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/ICVE/H5ZJL0ZK/FJOICVEH5ZJL0ZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/ICVE/H5ZJL0ZK/FJOICVEH5ZJL0ZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/ICVE/H5ZJL0ZK/FJOICVEH5ZJL0ZK.SMALL.jpg bikeframe Feel-The-Code (F-T-C) is a vibra-tactile Morse Code text reader. It has a software component and a hardware component. Its purpose is to make it possible to read any text file silently and without looking at the computer. With F-T-C a person who is blind can read text easily and unobtrusively. Part...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 03:47:59 PDT
Feel-The-Code (A Haptic Morse Code Reader) - Part 1: Software http://www.instructables.com/id/Feel-The-Code-A-Haptic-Morse-Code-Reader-Part-/
Feel-The-Code (A Haptic Morse Code Reader) - Part 1: Software - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/67JV/H5W8ACQ3/FC667JVH5W8ACQ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/67JV/H5W8ACQ3/FC667JVH5W8ACQ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/67JV/H5W8ACQ3/FC667JVH5W8ACQ3.SMALL.jpg bikeframe Feel-The-Code (F-T-C) is a vibra-tactile Morse Code text reader. It has a software component and a hardware component. Its purpose is to make it possible to read any text file silently and without looking at the computer. With F-T-C a person who is blind can read text easily and unobtrusively. Ther...
By: bikeframe

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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:29:32 PDT
Wheelchair Carrier http://www.instructables.com/id/Wheelchair-Carrier/
Wheelchair Carrier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/F8XH/GZ0BWATX/FU7F8XHGZ0BWATX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/F8XH/GZ0BWATX/FU7F8XHGZ0BWATX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/F8XH/GZ0BWATX/FU7F8XHGZ0BWATX.SMALL.jpg crazy.leon This Instructable is for a wheelchair carrier to attach to the tow ball of a standard car.  This is primarily for someone who has to transport a passenger needing a wheelchair but without easy access to get the wheelchair in and out of the car. This idea came about when I tried to find something to...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:54:17 PST
The mobility walker shopper Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Shopping-Cart-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/RRIK/GSUT1ROA/FOYRRIKGSUT1ROA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/RRIK/GSUT1ROA/FOYRRIKGSUT1ROA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/RRIK/GSUT1ROA/FOYRRIKGSUT1ROA.SMALL.jpg daveat This Fun Project was the result of someone in need of retaining his living arrangements, as the old cart was cutting up the walls, banging, crashing,  and all matters of destruction.  The old cart was a sorry state, flat worn solid wheels didn't help.  Since I am the only one I know willing to repai...
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 07:11:53 PST
How to build your own PVC Walker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-your-own-PVC-Walker/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/RC7Z/GUKARQXM/FYXRC7ZGUKARQXM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/RC7Z/GUKARQXM/FYXRC7ZGUKARQXM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/RC7Z/GUKARQXM/FYXRC7ZGUKARQXM.SMALL.jpg gluckc Learn how to make your own walker from PVC pipe and other parts available at any hardware store.
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Wed, 9 Nov 2011 14:52:47 PST
How to Fabricate, Configure, and Install a Backup System Camera onto a Wheelchair http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fabricate-Configure-and-Install-a-Backup-/
How to Fabricate, Configure, and Install a Backup System Camera onto a Wheelchair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/1IW7/GRTHP3S8/FTF1IW7GRTHP3S8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/1IW7/GRTHP3S8/FTF1IW7GRTHP3S8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/1IW7/GRTHP3S8/FTF1IW7GRTHP3S8.SMALL.jpg CATEA Rear view camera systems used in automobiles can be fabricated, configured, and installed on wheelchairs so users can increase their field of view. We aim to design a step-by-step guide that permits wheelchair users to have the capability to install a rearview backup system camera on their own wheel...
By: CATEA

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Fri, 2 Sep 2011 13:37:27 PDT
Foil Capability Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Foil-Capability-Switch/
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Fri, 29 Jul 2011 21:53:05 PDT
Talking Joystick Mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Talking-Joystick-Mouse/
Talking Joystick Mouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/PJ2A/GJQEDL1W/FUGPJ2AGJQEDL1W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/PJ2A/GJQEDL1W/FUGPJ2AGJQEDL1W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/PJ2A/GJQEDL1W/FUGPJ2AGJQEDL1W.SMALL.jpg shadowwynd I work in Assistive Technology, which is technology designed to help people with disabilities stay independent. We encountered a man who had quadriplegia due to a motor vehicle accident.  He had a little motion in one hand and wanted to use a computer, but he could not use a regular mouse.  If he c...
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Wed, 9 Feb 2011 12:06:03 PST
Assistive eating, universal utensil holder. almost for free http://www.instructables.com/id/Assistive-eating-universal-utensil-holder-almost/
Assistive eating, universal utensil holder. almost for free - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/J20H/GHI9CUJK/FFGJ20HGHI9CUJK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/J20H/GHI9CUJK/FFGJ20HGHI9CUJK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/J20H/GHI9CUJK/FFGJ20HGHI9CUJK.SMALL.jpg Nelson_Yepez Many people suffer form conditions that affect their hands, it could be arthritis, muscle pain, or any other disability that does not allow them to even hold a spoon when eating. This universal holder is design to help those people and make their life easier and more enjoyable.  This is a very simpl...
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 23:53:14 PST
Assistive pan holder for one hand use for disabled for under $2. http://www.instructables.com/id/Assistive-pan-holder-for-disabled-for-under-2/
Assistive pan holder for one hand use for disabled for under $2. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/M447/GHFK7UKH/FCPM447GHFK7UKH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/M447/GHFK7UKH/FCPM447GHFK7UKH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/M447/GHFK7UKH/FCPM447GHFK7UKH.SMALL.jpg Nelson_Yepez Many people might have either a broken arm or even a missing one. This $2 assistive pan holder can help people who are disable and love to cook. Now idea came to me when my step mother broke her arm and had to be in a cast for a very long time. One of her favorite thing to do is cooking and it was r...
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 23:51:19 PST
Assistive simple shopping bag carrier super cheap almost free. http://www.instructables.com/id/Assistive-simple-cheap-shopping-bag-carrier/
Assistive simple shopping bag carrier super cheap almost free. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/WWO9/GHFK7TXD/FBEWWO9GHFK7TXD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/WWO9/GHFK7TXD/FBEWWO9GHFK7TXD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/WWO9/GHFK7TXD/FBEWWO9GHFK7TXD.SMALL.jpg Nelson_Yepez Dont you hate when you carry the groceries from the car and the handle of the bag is so thin and goes so deep that it makes you drop the bag, and some time they are not even that heavy? Now imagine how much harder has to be for and elderly, ill, or disable person. This simple and cheap assistive too...
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 23:23:04 PST
Assistive Cutting board for one hand use for Disabled, elderly or ill. http://www.instructables.com/id/Assistive-Cutting-board-for-Disabled-elderly-or-i/
Assistive Cutting board for one hand use for Disabled, elderly or ill. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/12JP/GHFJXENY/FOJ12JPGHFJXENY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/12JP/GHFJXENY/FOJ12JPGHFJXENY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/12JP/GHFJXENY/FOJ12JPGHFJXENY.SMALL.jpg Nelson_Yepez A disabled, ill or elderly person can have a hard time with task as simple as pealing an apple or buttering bread. This assistive board for less than $10 can really make life easier for someone with a disability, either temporary like a broken arm or permanent like a missing limb. THIS IS THE LINK ...
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 22:01:43 PST
Haptic Feedback device for the Visually Impaired [Project HALO] http://www.instructables.com/id/Haptic-Feedback-device-for-the-Visually-Impaired/
Haptic Feedback device for the Visually Impaired [Project HALO] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VRYA/GHHIM9CU/FPNVRYAGHHIM9CU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VRYA/GHHIM9CU/FPNVRYAGHHIM9CU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VRYA/GHHIM9CU/FPNVRYAGHHIM9CU.SMALL.jpg polymythic I recently watched an episode of Stan Lee’s Superhumans which featured a blind man who used a series of clicks, like a bat, to echo locate his surroundings. I got to thinking about other blind people and their ability to navigate freely – without the use of a guide dog or cane. I came up with the id...
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 21:18:07 PST
Use an Online Keyboard as an Assistive Technology http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-an-Online-Keyboard-as-an-Assistive-Technology/
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Sat, 27 Nov 2010 13:01:54 PST
Making the Web More Accessible for People with Disabilities http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-the-Web-More-Accessible-for-People-with-Dis/
Making the Web More Accessible for People with Disabilities - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/N043/GFMC8BC9/FONN043GFMC8BC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/N043/GFMC8BC9/FONN043GFMC8BC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/N043/GFMC8BC9/FONN043GFMC8BC9.SMALL.jpg shesparticular Reports indicate that at least 2.1 million of the estimated 54.4 million Americans with disabilities use the Internet. For people with disabilities, accessing and fully experiencing materials presented on the Internet can often be difficult. According to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), “not al...
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Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:48:21 PDT
CD Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-Switch/
CD Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/RUIO/GERP1F6X/FWHRUIOGERP1F6X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/RUIO/GERP1F6X/FWHRUIOGERP1F6X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/RUIO/GERP1F6X/FWHRUIOGERP1F6X.SMALL.jpg gavin.philips In the realm of assistive technology, a switch (aka "ability switch") can be anything from a plastic button to a muscle twitch sensor.  This album is a great look at the variety of switches that are available.  These switches are almost always wired to a 3.5mm (1/8") mono plug, and can be connected...
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Mon, 4 Oct 2010 18:23:01 PDT
No-Solder Battery Interrupter http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Solder-Battery-Interrupter/
No-Solder Battery Interrupter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/NWJI/GEQQS1PG/FUBNWJIGEQQS1PG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/NWJI/GEQQS1PG/FUBNWJIGEQQS1PG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/NWJI/GEQQS1PG/FUBNWJIGEQQS1PG.SMALL.jpg gavin.philips A battery interrupter is a tool that adds a switch jack to (aka "switch adapts") an electrical device. This is usually done for the purpose of allowing a person with disabilities to use that device, by using an "ability switch," which can be anything from a plastic button to a muscle twitch sensor...
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Fri, 1 Oct 2010 15:23:38 PDT
Sugru Rocker Switch to Toggle Switch Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Rocker-Switch-to-Toggle-Switch-Conversion/
Sugru Rocker Switch to Toggle Switch Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/Q73P/GDNJ47N3/F3PQ73PGDNJ47N3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/Q73P/GDNJ47N3/F3PQ73PGDNJ47N3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/Q73P/GDNJ47N3/F3PQ73PGDNJ47N3.SMALL.jpg Jayefuu My cheap desk lamp has a small rocker switch on the base to turn it on and off. Being a bit budget, the lamp's not particularly heavy and has a tendency to scoot across the desk if you use the lamp from any direction other than head on. This quick hack uses Sugru to change the rocker switch into a ...
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Fri, 3 Sep 2010 15:41:32 PDT
Wiimote Wireless Modification for Persons with Disabilities http://www.instructables.com/id/Wiimote-Wireless-Modification-for-Persons-with-Dis/
Wiimote Wireless Modification for Persons with Disabilities - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/DEOR/GD0R0NKT/FF1DEORGD0R0NKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/DEOR/GD0R0NKT/FF1DEORGD0R0NKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/DEOR/GD0R0NKT/FF1DEORGD0R0NKT.SMALL.jpg CATEA This Instructable further builds upon the previous version by incorporating wireless buttons separate from the remote. A lap tray with a velcro layer was also created to allow the user to place external buttons where he or she chooses. The wireless unit utilizes an Arduino XBEE chips to operate. ...
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Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:40:03 PDT
Key Turning Aid http://www.instructables.com/id/Key-Turning-Aid/
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Sun, 2 May 2010 06:42:33 PDT
Hands free Camera Mount for wheelchairs, bikes, wrist, and more! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hands-free-Camera-Mount-for-wheelchairs-bikes-wr/
Hands free Camera Mount for wheelchairs, bikes, wrist, and more! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/N7NB/G8HN7CNH/F0EN7NBG8HN7CNH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/N7NB/G8HN7CNH/F0EN7NBG8HN7CNH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/N7NB/G8HN7CNH/F0EN7NBG8HN7CNH.SMALL.jpg DarkRubyMoon I love to take photographs, but due to my disability, it gets difficult to hold a camera steady, particularly for any length of time.   I've tried various tripods and other means of holding a camera, but nothing seemed to work very well, particularly when I need to use one hand to drive my wheelchai...
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Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:02:44 PDT
Crib Modification for Accessibility http://www.instructables.com/id/Crib-Modification-for-Accessibility-1/
Crib Modification for Accessibility - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/JCY5/FLKK0PSA/FY0JCY5FLKK0PSA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/JCY5/FLKK0PSA/FY0JCY5FLKK0PSA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/JCY5/FLKK0PSA/FY0JCY5FLKK0PSA.SMALL.jpg kelseymh Parents with disabilities face numerous challenges when caring for a newborn. Besides the usual lack of sleep and anxiety about such a small and dependent life, much of the equipment for infants and children present substantial barriers for parents with disabilities. Changing tables are built for st...
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Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:33:21 PDT
Measure Muscle Sounds! Part 2: Silicone Embedding http://www.instructables.com/id/Measure-Muscle-Sounds!-Part-2%3a-Silicone-Embedding/
Measure Muscle Sounds! Part 2: Silicone Embedding - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/0LR2/X5XEZR7AY07/FKE0LR2X5XEZR7AY07.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/0LR2/X5XEZR7AY07/FKE0LR2X5XEZR7AY07.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/0LR2/X5XEZR7AY07/FKE0LR2X5XEZR7AY07.SMALL.jpg Operon This is the long-awaited follow up to the super awesome Measure Muscle Sounds! instructable.To see what you can do with these sensors, check out these videos.Silicone embedding is the trickiest part of the process of building your own muscle sounds sensor. This is why I chose to make this a complete...
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Fri, 30 Mar 2007 13:54:05 PDT
Measure Muscle Sounds! Part 1: Electronic Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Measure-Muscle-Sounds!-Part-1%3a-Electronic-Board/
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Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:33:49 PST