--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To assist children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities keep their fingers properly positioned on a computer mouse while pointing, clicking and maneuvering the mouse.
MATERIALS USED: Plastic party rings, elastic, Velcro, and parts of children toys can be used to replicate the solution, which is best described as a loop or ring. Scissors or X-acto knife, fine grained sand paper, adhesive and/or glue-gun.
All materials can be found at a craft store, party store, and hardware store.
1. Remove the decorative portion of chosen object. The goal is to be left with a ring/loop-like object.
2. Ensure edges are smooth. Using the sand paper, rough up the surface of the area of the mouse where the ring/loop solution will be adhered.
3. Before attaching the modification to the mouse, consider where to place it on the mouse’s left-button.
4. Once the most ideal area has been identified, prepare the surface. Roughing up the area of the mouse where the modification will be attached with sandpaper helps the adhesive to stick.
5. A hot-glue gun provides immediate results. However, a stronger adhesive should be considered for long-term usage.
Author: Mike LaManna