--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: This DIY product is specially designed for people who use trained service dogs to help them in daily life. The problem was that the service dog could not push the button very well, therefore this lever system was the solution. Another advantage of this specific product is that it can be used by service dogs, people who use a wheelchairs and older people. MATERIALS USED: Strong wooden plates (we used multiplex) thickness: 6millimeter; surface: 1x 450mil
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation for an individual with fine motor and mobility disabilities. An individual needs to be able to switch a table lamp on and off and is unable to operate the switch built into the table lamp due to limited arm mobility and fine motor skills. A small wooden box (stained and varnished) was made to contain two electrical boxes. One electrical box is for a large rocker switch, the other is for a regular 120 volt receptacle. Th
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with limited grasp to toggle wall light switches on and off. Drill a small hole through the end of each of the toggle switch. Fix a split ring, available at bead stores or fishing supply stores, through each hole, then coil one end of a 20-inch length of fencing wire around the ring with a pair of needle-nose pliers. Next, drill a small hole in one side and out the other of a wine bottle cork and thread the wire through the hole. Then, ag
The Light Switch Extender, model 557182, is an extension for standard wall light switch, designed for use by individuals of short stature and wheelchair users. This handle lowers a regular height light switch to a more convenient height. A rubber cap fits over the light switch knob. Push up on plastic rod to turn light on, pull rod down to turn light off. Latex free. DIMENSIONS: 14 inches long.
The Light Switch Extension is an adaptive tool that provides an alternative way for wheelchair users, individuals of short stature, and people with limited mobility or impaired vision to access light switches. The Light Switch Extension is an unbreakable, clear rod that can be “slipped” over almost any standard light switch. No tools are required for installation. And because of its unobtrusive design and clear color, the Light Switch Extension can blend in with any décor. Moreover, it does not
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a means for individuals with arthritis, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity or mobility disabilities to turn light wall switches on and off. Included in a chapter titled "Housekeeping & Getting Around," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for creating a simple extension for light switches. A small hole is drilled in the end of the light switch and a corresponding hole is drilled in the end of an acrylic rod or wooden
The Wall Switch Extension Handle, model F754141000, is a plastic device designed to assist wheelchair users or persons with limited arm movement to operate standard height light switches. The handle attaches to the any standard toggle-type wall switch, and allows it to be flipped by pushing or pulling on the unit. Screws and bushings are included. Made of molded clear plastic. Two per package. DIMENSIONS: Handle is 12 inches long.