Jul 122017
 
Keyboard stand Essexnorth Job 12/1256

Client used a stick with to press the keys of the keyboard and the keyboard kept falling over as it was propped up with blu-tac. An adjustable stand was made for the keyboard so that it could be rigidly fixed at the correct height and angle.

 July 12, 2017  Posted by at 18:26 Communications - Reading, Writing etc Comments Off on Keyboard stand Essexnorth Job 12/1256
Oct 052015
 
Sip and Puff Control of Smartphone or Tablet Computer

A referral for remote control of TV by a client suffering from advanced MS resulted in the development of a cheap Sip and Puff device. It is acknowledged that for intensive use commercial products are available, but in some cases these are deemed prohibitively expensive. Accessibility software is often built in by manufacturers (certainly in […]

Jul 302015
 
BK2015/28 – iPad tablet charging plug handle

The client’s limited dexterity means that she cannot plug and unplug the charger of her tablet. A bracket was made from two brass rings soldered to a small brass plate and attached to the charging plug with cable ties.  The client no longer relies on others to recharge her tablet. A similar problem and solution: […]

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Feb 242015
 
Fresnel Lens Holder

Client has very poor eyesight and difficulty in reading. A large lightweight magnifying lens in a holder was required. A Fresnel Lens was acquired, and a frame to support it was made from 10mm plywood. All edges were sanded smooth, and the corners were given a small radius. The flexible plastic lens frame from the […]

 February 24, 2015  Posted by at 17:04 Communications - Reading, Writing etc Comments Off on Fresnel Lens Holder
Oct 212014
 
Special tablet computer wall mount

The client suffers from poor hand coordination and uses a tablet PC a lot. He needed a strong support to stop shake and which could be folded away after use. A swinging arm support was constructed using aluminium tubing and “Kee Clamp” fittings. Bristol REMAP case ref. 6\13-06

 October 21, 2014  Posted by at 17:09 Communications - Reading, Writing etc Comments Off on Special tablet computer wall mount
Sep 282014
 
Communicator mounting for wheelchair

Maria, a resident at the Scope Birchwood residential care home in Chesham, has no significant movement ability and is unable to speak clearly due to cerebral palsy. Wheelchair bound during the day, Maria uses an electronic communication aid to control equipment in her room, including lights, heating and TV; the device can also be used […]

Jul 012014
 
BK2013/30 - Tablet touch screen aid

  The client was unable to operate the touch screen of his iPad Tablet because his condition made it impossible to keep his index finger straight. A shaped finger splint made from 2mm thick ABS is held in place with two Velcro straps. The client can now use his Tablet. Berks Panel Job BK 2014/09 […]

 July 1, 2014  Posted by at 15:53 Communications - Reading, Writing etc Comments Off on BK2013/30 – Tablet touch screen aid