The 14 Gallon Black Steel Touchless Trashcan® SX is a fully automatic sensor trashcan designed for use by individuals with upper or lower extremity disabilities. Unlike step-on and hand-touch trashcans, the Touchless Trashcan® SX opens and closes using infrared technology, making direct contact with the receptacle obsolete when opening or closing the lid. When the user’s hand or debris comes within 6 inches of the infrared sensor located on top of the trashcan, the lid will slide open automatic
The 14 Gallon Stainless Steel Touchless Trashcan® SX (Model#: IT14SC) is a fully automatic sensor trashcan designed for use by individuals with upper or lower extremity disabilities. Unlike step-on and hand-touch trashcans, the Touchless Trashcan® SX opens and closes using infrared technology, making direct contact with the receptacle obsolete when opening or closing the lid. When the user’s hand or debris comes within 6 inches of the infrared sensor located on top of the trashcan, the lid will
The 14 Gallon White Steel Touchless Trashcan® SX (Model#: IT14SW) is a fully automatic sensor trashcan designed for use by individuals with upper or lower extremity disabilities. Unlike step-on and hand-touch trashcans, the Touchless Trashcan® SX opens and closes using infrared technology, making direct contact with the receptacle obsolete when opening or closing the lid. When the user’s hand or debris comes within 6 inches of the infrared sensor located on top of the trashcan, the lid will slid
The AmeriGlide Express Dumbwaiter is a dumb waiter designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This dumb waiter can be used to move goods and supplies in a multi-storied home. It carries up to 100 pounds, and moves up to 28 feet at a speed of 20 feet per minute while allowing for two to four stops along the way. The dumb waiter comes pre-assembled with a 1/3-horsepower 90 volts direct current (DC) motor with two automatic, low-voltage (24-volt) control switches. The unit has powd
CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To enable an individual who uses a wheelchair to transport a bird cage and related supplies. This wooden cart, or trolley, has a flat top shelf above a cupboard with handled doors, a push hadle at one end, and four casters with tires, rwo of which lock. The top shelf accommodates the bird cage and the cupboard provides storage for bird food, newspapers, and additional supplies. A clear lacquer finish enables easy cleaning. DIMENSIONS (WxLxH): 500 x 780 x 680 millimeters
The Book Buggy is a rolling cart designed for use by individuals with arthritis or upper extremity disabilities. This three-shelf cart provides mobile storage for books and reference materials The angled top shelf has a back to support standing books, and the bottom two shelves are flat. The middle shelf is height adjustable.The cart is equipped with four skid-proof locking casters. DIMENSIONS (WxDxH): 25 x 13 x 31 inches. COLOR: Natural cherry or dark cherry.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities to turn knobs. Included in a chapter entitled "Living Room & Leisure Activities," this article provides detailed instructions for building up a knob. Purchase epoxy putty at a hardware store and break off a small amount of each of the two colors. Knead the two colors together to a uniform color and mold it around the knob. Allow the putty to harden at room temperature. . MATERIALS: Epoxy putty.TIT
The CARTALL is a rolling cart with wire basket designed for use by individuals with mobility or balance disabilities or arthritis. This folding cart has brackets on the mainframe to handle special containers. Aluminum alloy front wheels are forward of the center of gravity to allow tilting for climbing curbs and steps. DIMENSIONS: 25 inches hub to hub. (HxLxW): Baskets: (Standard):14 x 18 x 11 inches; (Jumbo):16 x 25 x 13 inches. (File):11 x 24 x 13 inches. WEIGHT: 27 pounds. Baskets can be mou
The Chair Sox are furniture tips designed for use by individuals with cognitive or emotional disabilities and balance disabilities. These non-slip furniture tips are designed to eliminate distracting noise of shuffling chairs and desks in a classroom setting. These tips come pre-cut and ready to assemble by slipping them over the feet of chairs or desks. The tips fit all standard classroom-style chair and desk legs. They can also be used as walker tips.
The Corduroy Wedge Pillow is a wedge pillow designed to provide support for individuals with neck, back, or shoulder pain or injury. Filled with shape-retaining latex foam, this wedge pillow is designed to retain its shape while providing comfortable support to the neck, back, or shoulder during relaxation on a couch, daybed or regular bed. The pillow is covered with 100-percent cotton corduroy that is machine washable. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 11.5 x 18 x 10 inches. COLORS: Slate blue, burgundy, h
The Dumbwaiter is a dumb waiter designed for commercial use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities. This monorail-style unit features a steel rail and a steel car and can accommodate openings on three sides. The unit offers automatic controls from any floor. Safety features include a broken cable safety device and slack cable disconnect. The unit can be installed at floor or counter level and comes partially pre-wired and pre-assembled for easy installation. DIMENSIONS: Dim
The electric can opener and knife sharpener is a kitchen tool for teens and up, who have a hard time using a regular can opener. This product would be ideal for those who have a disability that affects their motor skills and for persons with arthritis. Twist-Off cutting lever for easy cleaning. Built-in manual knife sharpener. Cord storage. Opens cans up to 6 ½ inches height.
DIMENSIONS: 8 ½ inches height x 4 3/8 width x 4 5/8 depth.
The EZ Wheeler Cart is a rolling cart designed for use by individuals with mobility or balance disabilities or arthritis. The four-wheeled unit has an all steel frame that raises and lowers the removable basket to the desired height to reduce lifting, bending, stooping, and carrying. The cart is equipped with large cushion-grip handles, an easy-to-turn handle to raise and lower the load, large-diameter rear wheels, and smaller front swivel wheels. The removable basket has a drop-down front that
This folding wood step stool is designed for individuals with balance problems or a disability which affects persons' equilibrium. It is intended for use in the kitchen, pantries, closets, and similar spaces.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with rheumatoid arthritis to operate the controls of a space heater. The heater is operated by turning a small rotatiting knob. A wooden tool with a handle and a rectangular hole in the center was fashioned. The user places the hole over the knob and operates it by pushing the tool to one side or the other. TITLE: Independence at Home. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 26, Number 2, July 2006: p. 8-9. PAGES: 3 (including cover).
The Homecraft Walsall Trolley is a rolling cart designed for use by individuals with walking, balance, mobility, or upper extremity disabilities. Available in standard and economy models, this cart features two plastic-coated shelves for transporting items, angled top side rails that serve as handles for support, and four casters. Lips on three sides of each shelf keep items from roling off. To facilitate food transfer, one end of each shelf has no lip. The standard model has a cut-away lower
The Homewaiter 75 is a dumb waiter designed for home or office use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities. This monorail-style unit features an aluminum rail and a steel car and can accommodate openings on three sides. The unit offers automatic controls from any floor. Safety features include a broken cable safety device and slack cable disconnect. The unit comes partially pre-wired and pre-assembled for easy installation. POWER: Uses standard household current. DIMENSIONS:
The I-OpenR is a powered door opener for a trash receptacle with a swinging door designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. Usable in the home or in restaurants, food courts, and other public venues, this device permits hands-free use of the receptacle. An infra-red eye detects an object being thrown away and automatically opens the trash door. Features include an LED trash-level sensor that changes from solid green to flashing red
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a delivery cart that serves as both a learning and therapeutic tool, providing a safe, customizable, and fun device from which elementary school students with disabilities can learn to assume responsibility and practice essential skills. The delivery cart is a unique therapeutic device for elementary school students with disabilities, helping to promote motor skills as well as work ethic and responsibility. It is accessible to students w
The JLR Gear Key Finder is a lost item finder designed for use by individuals with vision or memory disabilities. The device consists of a transmitter with an oval-shaped standing base, two round color-coded key fobs, and two metal rings for attaching to a key ring (not included). When the key fobs or items attached to the receivers are misplaced, pressing the corresponding button on the transmitter causes the receiver to beep, enabling the user to locate the item. POWER: The base uses two tripl
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Intended to facilitate turning knobs when range or strength is limited. Illustrates two knob turners to be made according to the type of knob. One is a dowel with a U shaped piece of metal fastened into one end. The other is two dowels fastened together to make a T shaped handle, fastened to a larger in diameter dowel with a wide cut in the bottom end to grip knobs with a raised horizontal finger grip. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Independence
The Lamp Switch Extension Lever, model 6386, is a knob turner for use on table lamps by persons with grasping disabilities. The lever has three spokes and can be operated from any direction. It fits most lamp threads. Latex free.
The Laundry trolley is designed for individuals who are unable to bend down to pick up their laundry basket or who need a laundry basket with wheels in order to carry it to the washing machine.
The Matot Commercial Grade Residential Dumbwaiter is a dumbwaiter designed for use by individuals with mobility or physical disabilities for moving material from floor to floor in multi-level environments. Items that can be handled by this unit include groceries, dishes and cutlery, laundry, firewood, clothing, or luggage. The loading height is counter level, with single side, opposite sides, or adjacent side loading configurations available. The lifting distance is up to 50 feet, with a speed o
The Melbourne Compact Trolley Walker, model 278, is a rolling cart designed for use by individuals with mobility, walking, and balance disabilities. This cart has two hygienic injection-molded plastic trays, each with a retaining strip at the front. The cart frame is made of welded, plastic-coated steel tubing with the bottom shelf set forward for easy walking. The trays carry loads up to 10 kilograms. DIMENSION: Overall width is 15 inches (380 millimeters), the overall height is 37 inches (940
The Merry Cart is a rolling cart designed to enable individuals with physical disabilities to transport clothing, craft items, and other household goods without having to carry them or for storage in children's rooms, hospitals, nursing homes, other institutional settings. The cart fits in most closets or storage areas. Fabricated of tubular steel, the unit has a push handle and three steel rack-style shelves designed to hold nine Rubbermaid three-gallon bins (three on each shelf). The lidded bi
The MicroCart is a rolling cart designed to carry items while occupying a small space. The cart is consists of 16 gauge steel legs and supports with industrial-grade particle board shelves and soft rubber, twin-wheel castors. Pre-drilled holes allow the shelves to be placed as desired. The open design allows access to both the front and back of the cart, and front locking casters prevent rolling when mobility is not required. OPTIONS: Document holders, small drawer, pencil drawer, extension tube
The Mini Fan is a switch adapted appliance designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This small one-speed fan is equipped with a 1/8th-inch jack to enable single-switch operation (switch not included). This fan can also be use in training new switch users in cause-and-effect. POWER: Uses batteries.
The MiniCart is a rolling cart or monitor stand designed to allow ease of access to small equipment such as small monitors, fax machines, or postage meters. The cart is consists of 16 gauge steel legs and supports with industrial-grade particle board shelves and soft rubber, twin-wheel castors. Pre-drilled holes allow the shelves to be placed as desired. The open design allows access to both the front and back of the cart, and front locking casters prevent rolling when mobility is not required.
DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To enable an individual with low vision and cerebral palsy to independently carry a lunch tray in a school lunch room. The cart was constructed of PVC pipe and featured a top shelf with a rim for carrying the tray. The cart was equipped with small rubber wheels for mobility and a push bar. Plastic cabinet handles were added to the front and sides of the top shelf to enable the user to lift the cart over bumps and door sills. A second shelf below the tray shelf accommoda
The Mr. Longarm Lightbulb Changing System is a light bulb changing aid that can be used by an individual seated in a wheelchair or by others who have difficulty reaching light bulbs. The system contains one extension pole and three light bulb changing attachments. The three-section, non-conductive, variable-length pole allows a user to reach light bulbs on the ceiling with the pole extended. Interchangeable cups fit the three most popular bulb sizes: floodlight, spotlight, and incandescent light
The NVI Electronic Towel Dispenser is an electronic paper towel dispenser designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. This dispenser mounts on a wall and automatically dispenses rolled paper towels at the wave of a hand. The user places his or her hands in front of the unit’s infrared sensor beam, and the unit issues the paper towel from the roll. When it reaches the desired length, the user tears off the paper towel using one or both hands. The uni
The Open-Sezz-Me is a package opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. Designed for right- or left-handed use, this device is equipped with a blade to open rigid plastic packaging. A rotating, locking blade guard secures the blade when not in use. OPTIONS: Extra blades are available. DIMENSIONS (LxWxD): 5 x 3 x 0.375 inches. WEIGHT: 1.3 ounces.
The OXO GOOD GRIPs Simply Tear Paper Towel Holder is a paper towel holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. A spring-activated arm holds the roll securely enabling the user to tear off just the amount of paper towel needed with one hand. Regardless of what brand or size paper towel roll used, the arm automatically adjusts to the width of the roll. Designed with internal resistance, it prevents the paper towel roll from spinning out of cont
The Paca-Waiter Commercial Dumbwaiter is a dumb waiter designed for commercial use that can be used as a job accommodation by people with disabilities. The unit comes standard with steel cable drive, heavy gauge steel angle guide rails with high-density synthetic guides, multi- stop operation, push button control, and an electromagnetic disc brake. Cars are constructed of enamel-finished sheet steel, and have 1, 2, or 3 openings; swing, bi-parting, and sliding hoistway doors are available. The m
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY---- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with use of only one hand to put a pillow in a pillow case. This device consists of a three-foot tall cylinder made of 1/16-inch thick ABS plastic (approximately one-third of a sheet). The pillow case is turned inside out and places over the cylinder. The pillow is then pushed into the cylinder, forcing the pillow case to turn right-side-out over the pillow. SKILLS REQUIRED: Fabrication. TITLE: Pillow Case Jig for Therapy Center Worker. WE
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with only partial use of the left hand and balance disabilities to transport food from the stove or oven to the counter or the table. The foundation of the lift was an existing overbed table that was rebuilt for kitchen use. The table section was relocated to allow for continuous elevations from 19 to 37 inches from the floor. The original top was removed and a new top fitted to the original brackets, after they were cut and rewelded at a
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with rheumatoid arthritis to operate the lighting controls of a space heater. In order to light the space heater, two recessed buttons needed to be depressed simultaneously and held for several seconds. A tool was fashioned from the handles cut from a stroller. A wooden block with a slightly rounded end was glued into each handle. The user blaces the rounded blocks against the buttons while grasping the handles and using her body weight to pres
Rolling cart. Steel cart with two shelves can be used for transporting items all at once to eliminate extra trips. Edge of shelves 3 inches deep. Cart 32 inches high. Four 5 inch casters, two stationary and two swivel. Gray enamel finish.
The Rutland Adjustable Trolley Walker, model 275, is rolling cart designed for use by individuals with mobility and balance disabilities. This unit has two injection-molded plastic trays with a continuous lip for spill prevention and a spill-proof protective crumb trap preventive edge. The frame is welded, plastic-coated steel with angled sides to provide the user with safe hand grips for added safety and four castors. The bottom shelf or tray is set forward for ease of walking and dining. DIMEN
SENCH Side Threading Needles are made for individuals who have low vision or are visually-impaired. With its larger hole it helps persons use a sewing needle.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Lightweight hand operated trolley, or pulley device which rides on a stair railing to pull a walker or other light objects up stairs. Photographs and diagram of a triangular-shaped aluminum frame with nylon casters to ride on a 1 5/8 inch stair rail, and another caster at the bottom which rides along the wall. Carrier hooks, as for holding a bicycle, are attached to hold the walker. The device is pulled upstairs with a nylon cord passed through a small
The Stove Knob Turner, Long, model 16K023, is a knob turner designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, arthritis, grasping or fine motor disabilities, or limited hand strength. This stove knob turner features a lightweight scratch free aluminum rod with a long handle that aids the user in grasping and turning stove knobs or reaching over hot pots.
The Swedish Tap Turner, model 16K037A, is a multi-pin tap and knob turner designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping disabilities, or limited grip strength. This device features a large handle and multiple nylon pins on the face to grasp many shapes of taps and knobs. The device is made of plastic.
The Tap Turner, model 16K025, is a tap turner designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities, arthritis, or limited hand strength. This device clamps onto a water tap or a door knob to convert knobs that are difficult to turn into levers. DIMENSIONS: 2 inches (6 centimeters) diameter.
The Tape Recorder is an adapted cassette tape recorder designed to be operated by a switch for individuals with physical disabilities. It is ideal for voice or music and can be used with or without an external switch. POWER: The AC line cord has been removed for safety reasons so it can only be used with batteries.
The Television is designed to be switch adaptable for individuals with physical disabilities. It is designed to safely interrupt the power supply so that the user does not have to use batteries. However, if portability is desired, the TV will operate from internal batteries. If no switch is added, the set will play like an unadapted set. When it is adapted with a switch, added circuitry allows the TV to stay on or off each time the switch is activated.
The Gripper, model 18L003A, is a knob turner designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities, arthritis, or limited hand strength. This indoor/outdoor gripper fits over existing handles such as spigots and other hard-to-turn handles. It comes with two separate grip locks making it compatible with most valve and spigot handles. The device also features red and blue indicator caps that aid in identifying hot and cold valves in the laundry area.
Transition Tote System: Backpack Revised is desgned for individuals with low. vision. This sturdy backpack is a solution for organizing and transporting equipment and tools used by students and professionals with visual impairments. Developed as part of the revision of the Transition Tote System, this backpack is designed to serve the changing needs of persons with visual impairments as they proceed through middle school, secondary school, transition and vision rehabilitation programs, and into
The Trolley Walker is a rolling cart deigned for use by individuals with mobility and balance disabilities. This unit has a metal frame with four large caster wheels and individual height- and angle-adjustable sot grip handles. Two plastic shelves enable food, books, and other items to be carried and the textured surfaces prevent slipping. A hook is provided for carrying bags. DIMENSIONS (HxWxD): 38 x 15 x 15 inches. The handle height adjusts from 29 to 38 inches. The tray height adjusts from 21
The Ultra Compact Cart is a rolling cart or computer work station designed to provide ease of access while allowing equipment to be stored and stacked in a limited amount of space. The cart is consists of 16 gauge steel legs and supports with industrial-grade particle board shelves and soft rubber, twin-wheel castors. Pre-drilled holes allow the shelves to be placed as desired. The open design allows access to both the front and back of the cart, and front locking casters prevent rolling when mo
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities to organize and carry items. Included in a chapter entitled "Living Room & Leisure Activities," this article provides detailed instructions with illustrations for making a tray with a Luan plywood bottom and lattice molding sides. The tray is equipped with D-shaped handles large enough to slip the user’s hands through. MATERIALS: A quarter-inch thick piece of 11 x 14 inch Luan (smooth-surfaced) mahogany
The Verilux UVC Sanitizing Wand sanitizes all household surfaces instantly - eliminating mold, spores, dust mites and up to 99.9 percent of bacteria with use.
The wand utilizes powerful Germ-X Lightwave Technology to sanitize bedding, sofas, baby toys, toothbrushes, cooking utensils, counters and bathroom fixtures with a gradual wave across surfaces.
The VersaCart Handy Cart and VersaCart Transit Cart are rolling carts designed for use by individuals with mobility, balance, or upper extremity disabilities. The cross-bar frame holds a snap-on water-resistant liner to carry up to 100 pounds of laundry, groceries, packages and other household items. The liner can be removed for use as a tote bag. The folding frame is equipped with two push handles and four double wheels. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 21 x 18 x 17 inches (Transit Cart) or 21 x 17 x 16 inc
CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To enable an individual with upper extremity disabilities to set and turn on the washing machine. A piece of transparen Lexan was cut into a rectangle and the center was cut-out, creating a frame-style device. The device fits over the knob and is held in place with a hose clamp. This enables the user to turn the knob while still being able to read the printed settings around it. DIMENSIONS: The Lexan is 19 millimeters thick. TITLE: Opening Gambit. JOURNAL: TAD Journa
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Wooden trolley to help with walking, kneel at for playing in, and to carry things. Instructions for building the trolley, a box made of chipboard or plywood, four wheels, and metal rods for axles and handles. The handles can be made adjustable using wing nuts. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. Soldering. AUTHOR: Hartrick, J TITLE: Equipment to Make: A Guide for Parents with a Child who has a Physical Disability REF: Melbourne, Australia:
The Zip-It Opener is a package opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This device opens hard plastic blister or clamshell packages using a powered roller blade. With the press of a button, this battery-operated opener easily cuts through most difficult packages leaving no sharp edges. When not in use, the Zip-It has plastic safety guard that fits over the blade. POWER: Uses 2 AA batteries (not included). WARRANTY: 60-day limited warra