Instructables: exploring - technology - assistive-technology - disability http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:57:14 PDT BLOX v1.01 Adapted Outdoor Plant Watering Wand Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Adapted-Outdoor-Plant-Watering-Wand-Holder/
Adapted Outdoor Plant Watering Wand Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/LHLA/HY3ZC5AL/FFTLHLAHY3ZC5AL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/LHLA/HY3ZC5AL/FFTLHLAHY3ZC5AL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/LHLA/HY3ZC5AL/FFTLHLAHY3ZC5AL.SMALL.jpg TCFDATDept For people with significant disabilities outdoor gardening tasks can be very difficult. A traditional 36" outdoor plant watering wand (the kind that attaches to a hose) was attached to a fishing pole holder with a universal clamp that can be attached to any wheelchair or other mobility device. A h...
By: TCFDATDept

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:20:59 PDT
Arm glider upper extremity support http://www.instructables.com/id/Arm-glider-upper-extremity-support/
Arm glider upper extremity support - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/XCXY/HY3ZC4T7/FDJXCXYHY3ZC4T7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/XCXY/HY3ZC4T7/FDJXCXYHY3ZC4T7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/XCXY/HY3ZC4T7/FDJXCXYHY3ZC4T7.SMALL.jpg TCFDATDept An arm glider was fabricated to assist individuals with limited upper extremity strength to perform writing and other motor tasks. Materials 1 piece 4” diameter PVC pipe, 8” long 1 piece 6-1/4" x 8-1/4" piece of 1/4” thick soft foam 1 piece 4-1/2” X 8” x 3/4" plywood, rounded corners...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:18:28 PDT
Two person Bucket Buddy for carrying heavy buckets http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-person-Bucket-Buddy-for-carrying-heavy-buckets/
Two person Bucket Buddy for carrying heavy buckets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/0AWW/HY488Z0K/FKQ0AWWHY488Z0K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/0AWW/HY488Z0K/FKQ0AWWHY488Z0K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/0AWW/HY488Z0K/FKQ0AWWHY488Z0K.SMALL.jpg TCFDATDept A two person bucket carrying system was fabricated for students performing vocational training tasks in a farm based setting. The Bucket Buddy not only distributes the weight of the bucket and contents between the two users, but also teaches teamwork required to be successful in vocational tasks. ...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 03:34:16 PST
Lap Desk Stabilizing Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Lap-Desk-Stabilizing-Pad/
Lap Desk Stabilizing Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/V8ZN/HXYU3PRQ/FLYV8ZNHXYU3PRQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/V8ZN/HXYU3PRQ/FLYV8ZNHXYU3PRQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/V8ZN/HXYU3PRQ/FLYV8ZNHXYU3PRQ.SMALL.jpg TCFDATDept A stabilizer is added to a commercially available lap tray to provide a stable work surface and encourage upright posture. For individuals with disabilities it is often difficult to sit on a couch or in a recliner and read a book or magazine or write. With the lap desk stabilizing pad, the user s...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:55:01 PST
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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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:09:38 PST
Switch Controlled Scalextric No2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Switch-Controlled-Scalextric-No2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/ET9S/HLJV22WY/F6AET9SHLJV22WY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/ET9S/HLJV22WY/F6AET9SHLJV22WY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/ET9S/HLJV22WY/F6AET9SHLJV22WY.SMALL.jpg wspencer1964 This instructable shows how I made a switch operated scalextric controller to allow young people with a disability who cannot operate a traditional scalextric controller to use a scalextric set. This method uses a variable resistor to allow pre-set precision control of the speed of the car and stop ...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 09:59:51 PDT
Adapted Pen/Marker Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Adapted-PenMarker-Holder/
Adapted Pen/Marker Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ZMXQ/HK6XBBGE/FZXZMXQHK6XBBGE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ZMXQ/HK6XBBGE/FZXZMXQHK6XBBGE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ZMXQ/HK6XBBGE/FZXZMXQHK6XBBGE.SMALL.jpg shadowwynd Many disabilities such as cerebral palsy make it hard to grip a pen, pencil, or marker.  Some people can grab a pen in their fist and draw that way, but others lack the ability to keep their hand in a vertical configuration.  This means that can only hold a pen sideways; hence they can not use it.  ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:43:29 PST
(8) That Was Easy Mic Switch Or CW Bug To Enable The Disabled http://www.instructables.com/id/That-Was-Easy-Mic-Switch-For-Quads/
(8) That Was Easy Mic Switch Or CW Bug To Enable The Disabled - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/UPP7/GYN8R2ZV/FHYUPP7GYN8R2ZV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/UPP7/GYN8R2ZV/FHYUPP7GYN8R2ZV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/UPP7/GYN8R2ZV/FHYUPP7GYN8R2ZV.SMALL.jpg Dr.Bill I met an Amateur Radio Operator that is Quadriplegic. He cannot use his hands to Squeeze The Pickle (mic). The best he can do is swing his arm to drop his hand on the table. So, I made a Mic Switch, that he can use, out of an Easy Button from Staples (an office supply store). When you push the butto...
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Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:19:21 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/
Foil Capability Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/6ICG/GJQELRSJ/FUV6ICGGJQELRSJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/6ICG/GJQELRSJ/FUV6ICGGJQELRSJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/6ICG/GJQELRSJ/FUV6ICGGJQELRSJ.SMALL.jpg shadowwynd In Assistive Technology, one of the major areas that is considered for people with significant disabilities is switch access.  Using a capability switch or accessibility switch, someone can control their environment, play with a toy, use a computer, or communicate.  All manner of switches are availa...
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Fri, 29 Jul 2011 21:53:05 PDT
5 Simple Bedroom Mods for under $100 and Free Advice http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Simple-Bedroom-Mods-for-under-100-and-Free-Advi/
5 Simple Bedroom Mods for under $100 and Free Advice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/I9EX/GHI9CUDA/F27I9EXGHI9CUDA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/I9EX/GHI9CUDA/F27I9EXGHI9CUDA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/I9EX/GHI9CUDA/F27I9EXGHI9CUDA.SMALL.jpg sparkleponytx I have used a wheelchair for most of my life. I have also been a renter for most of my life. Put those two things together and limits will be hit. Landlords are not usually open to big changes to their property.  So accessible closets, doors, windows and other things require work-arounds instead of ...
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Mon, 13 Dec 2010 00:57:36 PST
Temporary Wheelchair Headrest Attachment http://www.instructables.com/id/Temporary-Wheelchair-Headrest-Attachment/
Temporary Wheelchair Headrest Attachment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/AWZW/GHFJX5N5/FE6AWZWGHFJX5N5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/AWZW/GHFJX5N5/FE6AWZWGHFJX5N5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/AWZW/GHFJX5N5/FE6AWZWGHFJX5N5.SMALL.jpg DarkRubyMoon Way back when I was in elementary school, my first wheelchair did not have any headrest. A headrest is important on a wheelchair for individuals with certain conditions in which the person must on occasion rest their neck muscles.  While under most circumstances, I did not need to use a headrest, wh...
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Sat, 11 Dec 2010 16:51:53 PST
Holiday Toy Switch Adapting http://www.instructables.com/id/Holiday-Toy-Switch-Adapting/
Holiday Toy Switch Adapting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/8NYV/GHHILN64/FKB8NYVGHHILN64.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/8NYV/GHHILN64/FKB8NYVGHHILN64.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/8NYV/GHHILN64/FKB8NYVGHHILN64.SMALL.jpg base2john For many children with physical disabilities, playing with off-the-shelf toys is not possible. Depending on their unique abilities, a toy may not be accessible. However, if a child can move their foot, head, arm, mouth or any other part of their body, it is possible to add an accessibility switch ...
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Thu, 12 May 2011 21:25:24 PDT
Custom Assistive Spoon http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Assistive-Spoon/
Custom Assistive Spoon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/6JWD/GGAOW4MM/FAB6JWDGGAOW4MM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/6JWD/GGAOW4MM/FAB6JWDGGAOW4MM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/6JWD/GGAOW4MM/FAB6JWDGGAOW4MM.SMALL.jpg frenzy Some hand disabilities need a special way to use certain tools. This project uses minimal supplies to change a spoon into a device anyone can use. You can recreate these steps for any tool and any disability! Ingredients For this mod you will need: Shapelock or similar low heat plastic (polymo...
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Tue, 9 Nov 2010 16:16:37 PST
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
Wiimote Modification for Persons with Disabilities http://www.instructables.com/id/Wiimote-Modification-for-Persons-with-Disabilities-1/
Wiimote Modification for Persons with Disabilities - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/YM8T/GE38R6KO/FDXYM8TGE38R6KO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/YM8T/GE38R6KO/FDXYM8TGE38R6KO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/YM8T/GE38R6KO/FDXYM8TGE38R6KO.SMALL.jpg CATEA This instructable will show you how to rewire the button of the Wiimote to bigger buttons so that persons with disabilities will be able to efficiently use the Wiimote by not having to press the small buttons on the Wiimote. The buttons that will be rewired will be the A button, B button, the direct...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2008 23:13:58 PDT
Wheelchair Rear Bumper http://www.instructables.com/id/Wheelchair-Rear-Bumper/
Wheelchair Rear Bumper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/5XY3/G9GQIG00/F5G5XY3G9GQIG00.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/5XY3/G9GQIG00/F5G5XY3G9GQIG00.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/5XY3/G9GQIG00/F5G5XY3G9GQIG00.SMALL.jpg DarkRubyMoon One day, I was watching a caregiver attempting to drive my wheelchair. BANG! BOOM! The wheelchair first slammed into one of our counters, and next into a wall. The chair was already on the slowest speed, so fortunately, the damage was minor, but it got me thinking about the need for bumpe...
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Sun, 23 May 2010 21:13:55 PDT

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