This Activity Laundry Basket is designed for young individuals who have a fine motor disability. Table-top laundry basket is layered with 7 fine-motor tasks including two types of buttoning, zipping, lacing, tying, snapping, hooking and clipping. A tool for a clinic, home or school that will keep both little and big fingers busy. DIMENSIONS: 10 inches x 7 inches x 3 inches.
The Canvas Bag Folding Shopping Cart is designed for use by individuals with mobility, balance, or upper extremity disabilities such as cerebal palsy or by the elderly. The cart can be used for shopping, laundry or for transporting heavy or bulky items. Ball bearing front wheels swivel for navigation around rounded corners. The canvas bag on this cart is very heavy and water repellant. The bag cover fits over the bag snugly and attaches tightly with hook and loop closures in the front and both s
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual who uses a wheelchair to hang laundry outdoors. The existing clothesline hoist was adapted by bolting two aluminum strips to the existing arms. Two lengths of clothesline were threaded through holes drilled in the bottom of the strips. This created two lines reachable from wheelchair height. DIMENSIONS: The new clotheslines are 500 millimeters lower than the existing lines. TITLE: No More Washing Day Blues. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol. 21 no
The MiracleFold™ is a laundry folding aid designed to help individuals who have upper extremity disabilities or the use of only one hand fold shirts, sweaters, pants, and towels. Made of premium plastic, the MiracleFold™ consists of a large base board with three attached foldable segments. Lay a garment on top of the base board facing down with the neck of the shirt or the waistband of the pants lined up across the top edge, and flip each segment towards the center of the board to fold the garme
Thick Sock Lock is designed to keep your socks paired in the wash and in the drawer. The Sock Lock features a gripping action to prevent lost socks during laundering and drying. The lock can withstands laundry detergents and dryer temperatures. Comes 20 to a pack. There are two different models: one for regular socks and another for thicker socks.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a laundry sorting system using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags for employees of a vocational rehabilitation program with cognitive and intellectual disabilities. An agency that employs people with significant disabilities was spending approximately $40,000.00 per year on cleaning for their custodial uniforms. They decided to bring the cleaning in-house to create additional jobs for individuals with cognitive and intellectual d
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a means for an individual with lupus causing limited hand strength to operate her washing machine. The cycle setting dial on the washing machine has a raised center and indentations onn either side, and the user was unable to grasp it to turn it to the desired setting. A simple turning aid was created using waterproofed wood. A block of wood was cut and two wooden prongs made from dowels were screwed and glued into the bottom of the block. All edges were ro
The Whirlpool Duet Dryer is a standard clothing dryer that features 10 different drying cycles. The Duet line is also useful to those with low vision or blindness as the setting controls allow for easy-to-feel differences and selection for each cycle. The "Up and Down" buttons facilitate changes in the cycles' default settings and the machine outputs patterns of descending tones which allow the verification of a specific choice by sound.
The Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine is a standard clothing washer that features 12 different wash cycles and 5 different spin speeds. The Duet line is also useful to those with low vision or blindness as the setting controls allow for easy-to-feel differences and selection for each cycle. The "Up and Down" buttons facilitate changes in the cycles' default settings and the machine outputs patterns of descending tones which allows the verification of a specific choice by sound. Additionally, each c