--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device allows alternate hand positions to be used when holding a key to unlock a door. Photo shows one example of key lengthened by attaching simple hardware. Suggestion is to determine best hand position for functional key use, then adjust angle of key holder to correspond to the angle of the lock in the door. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J.; Tindall, L. TITLE: Tools, Equipment & Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education &
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adapted knob turner can be used by those with limited hand function to remove automobile gas caps. Drill a hole in the center of a small piece of wooden rod or dowel that will serve as the handle. Epoxy a 1/4 by 6 inch rod into the handle. Weld a 1/2 inch U bolt to the other end of the rod. To use opener, hook the U bolt over the ears of the gas cap and twist. Another model, a wooden shaft with a handle is also described. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking.
The Side Door Drive-Thru Lift 275 is a wheelchair or scooter platform lift designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. The lift installs on second row seating harware, so the power chair or scooter can be delivered near the passenger or driver's door making it more convenient to move from mobility device to vehicle and back. When the lift is in operation, a platform extends out on rails from inside the vehicle until it clears the side. From there, the platform lowers to the groun
The Ameriglide Universal 350 Tuck Bed Lift is a scooter or wheelchair loader for pickup trucks designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. With the push of a button, this unit can lift almost any mobility scooter or electric power wheelchair into a truck's bed using a boom arm and powered rotation (PR). It can be mounted on either side of the vehicle in most pickup trucks, whether it has an extended bed or an extended cab. Made from weather- resistant materials, the unit has an a
The Ameriglide Universal Outside Lift 350 XL is a wheelchair or scooter loader designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This unit can lift larger electric wheelchairs and scooters with wheelbases up to 48 inches long. Retractors lock the wheelchair or scooter in place. Due to its size, this unit works only with a Class III hitch. The unit comes with a standard Class III hitch receiver. POWER: Uses battery. An optional battery pack is available. OPTIONS: Swing-away arm; scooter
The Auto-Finder is an automobile locator designed for use by individuals with memory or cognitive disabilities. This device enables users to locate a car in a parking lot or multi-level parking deck from up to half a mile away. The unit does not require location marking and provides specific directions that point the way to the car. The system comprises a beacon transceiver that mounts in the vehicle and a pointer remote is carried by the user and attached to a keychain (included). The remote h
The Buckle Boss is a seat belt lock designed to prevent children with emotional and cognitive disabilities from releasing the seat belt while the car is in motion. Designed specifically to work with seat belts with an upright configuration and a red push-button release, this slotted cover fits over the button and belt receiver slot. The seat belt is inserted into the side slot of the Buckle Boss over the seat belt receptacle and locked in as it normally would be. The Buckle Boss prevents the rel
The CamHarness, model 1086, is a school bus seat restraint designed for use by children with cerebral palsy or severe physical disabilities. This portalble harness-style restraint secures around a bus seat equipped with standard lap-belts (not included). The lap-belt threads through the loops on the harness to secure the passenger. Up to three passengers can fit on a single seat. A chest clip is included. CAPACITY: 30 to 80 pounds.
The Car Seat Belt Alarm is a seat belt alarm designed to alert drivers and caregivers when individuals with dimentia, Alzheimer's Disease, or cognitive disabilities unbuckle seat belts. This device attaches to most automotive seat belts with the included double-stick tape. Once installed, whenever the two pieces of the seat belt are not engaged, the device emits a moderately loud alarm. Rebuckling the seat belt turns off the alarm. COLOR Black.
The Columbia TheraPedic Positioning Seat, model 2000, is a car seat designed for use in the transport of children with physical and neurological disabilities affecting balance and the ability to sit upright. The seat can be used by children up to 5 feet tall, and may also be used as a wheelchair insert. The unit consists of a vacuum-formed ABS plastic shell with chromed steel side tubes, fire-retardant upholstery, a five-point nylon webbing safety harness, and a nylon webbing supplementary tethe
The DADC Key Tee is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, limited hand strength or arthritis. This T-shaped holder fit over the top of most keys to facilitate grasping the key and increase leverage when turning the key.
The Deluxe Adjustable Key Holder, model 6513, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, limited hand strength or arthritis. The device consists of a plastic frame that provides adjustable tension so position of keys can be held at the most desirable angle. Other features include a leather loop that is late free and holds up to five keys.
Power windows are installed within door of vehicle and operate at touch of switch. User must have enough strength to push button or lever. Necessary with wide or electric wheelchairs. For two front windows of full size American made vans.
The Easy Key Turner, model EN15CRD, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with limited grasping ability or hand strength. These large T-shaped holders fit over the top of the key and have a D-shaped opening on each side for ease in grasping. The turner provides a large grasping surface and leverage for turning the key. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 1.25 x 0.25 x 2.25 inches. COLOR: Two different colors per package.
The Easy Reach Seat Belt Handle is a seat belt extension handle designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This lightweight device is made of a ethylene methyl acrylate resin and snaps on to the seat belt to create an expended grip. The device glows in the dark to aid in locating it.
The Elaine Anne Lift System is a wheelchair lift for a pickup truck or sport utility vehicle designed to enable drivers who use wheelchairs to enter and drive the vehicle while remaining in the wheelchair. This lift is available for Chevrolet Suburbans, Avalanche, and Tahoe; General Motors Yukon, Yukon Denalie, and Yukon XL; and Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT, and Escalade ESV. It is also available for the Hummer and Chevrolet and General Motors pick-up trucks with crew or extended cabs (0.75-,
The Equalizer Van Lift is a van or pickup truck wheelchair lift designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This powered lift adapts to most mini-vans, full sized vans, SUVs and pickup trucks, and fits other specialty vehicles such as the Chrysler PT Cruiser. It has a rotation range of 200 degrees. Equalizer 1 (FLC-0300-M25, FLC-0300-M40) is a power lift with manual rotation. Equalizer 2 (FLC-0300-P25, FLC-0300-P40) is a power lift with p
The Extension Control Key Extension, model 3560 is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, limited hand strength or arthritis. Designed to provide assistance in turning vehicle ignition switches, the adjustable extension attaches to a single key.
The Finger Grip Key Turner, model 16H148, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. It is intended to enhance a person's ability to hold and turn a key. This key turner consists of a plastic piece with two large plastic finger loops that attaches to the base of a key with a screw so the loops extend from either side of the key. The user places his or her fingers through the loops, places the key in the lock, and rotates to lock or unlo
Full View Mirrors are rear view mirrors designed to be installed on the windshield near the rear view mirror. They provide up to 180 degrees of rear vision, allowing the driver to see the complete rear window and most of the side windows at a glance, without the driver having to turn his or her head or body. These mirrors may also be driving/visual assistive devices for drivers with hearing impairments as they provide a means of seeing a greater area. This may allow them to see a flashing light
The Gas Cap Wrench, a tool that uses leverage to twist the automobile gas cap, helps users with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, post stroke, limited hand strength or dexterity open and close their gas cap. The Gas Cap Wrench fits over the gas cap’s raised handle, and its three turning slots allow the user to turn the cap to open and close it before and after fueling up. Made of heavy duty plastic, the tool has a solid handle that is angled for a comfortable grip. Plus, the multiple turning slots
The Handicap Placard Clip is a disabled parking permit holder designed for use by individuals with balance, mobility, neurological, or circulatory disabilities. This holder clips securely to both the rear view mirror and the placard. It has a double-swivel mechanism that enables the sign fixed in two positions. When the car is parked, the placard is set to hang under the mirror in plain view. When driving, the sign can be flipped up, out of the driver's line of sight. DIMENSIONS(LxW): 4.5 x 3.25
The Handicap Placard Protector is a disabled parking permit holder designed for use by individuals with mobility, neurological, or circulatory disabilities. This protector keeps parking permits visible while protecting them from damage and wear. The clear plastic sleeve slips over placards and hangs from vehicle rear view mirror with the built-in hook. DIMENSIONS(LxW): 11.5 x 4.75 inches.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Easy to hold handle to attach to a key ring. Key ring handle made of strips of metal riveted together in a T shape with a loop in the bottom to fit around the ring. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: Make it Cheap: Volume 3 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Independence Factory NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1183 PAGES (including cover): 2 1976.
The Handybar Automobility Solution Kit with Swivel Cushion is designed to assist individuals with limited mobility while getting in and out of low-to-the-ground vehicles, SUV's and trucks. This kit includes both the Handybar 3-in-1 Car Aid and Swivel Cushion, which assist in transferring from a car-entry position to car-sitting position in one fluid motion without difficult maneuvers or painful twisting. The Swivel Cushion works well to reduce pain on the back, hips and knees. Ideal for car seat
The Hole-In-One Key Holder, model F75412-1000, is a key holder designed for individuals with arthritis or limited hand mobility/strength. This key holder provides a rigid handle for extra leverage when turning keys, as well as several grasping positions: Users can either slide their fingers through the hole in the center of the handle or grasp the entire handle. Chrome-plated screws hold up to two keys, and the keys can be folded back into the inner curved side of the plastic holder when not in
The Key Holder "Dumbbell," model SW5180, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other grasping disabilities. The device consists of a chrome-plated steel rod with a plastic ball screwed on either end. The rod holds up to 10 keys and provides leverage for turning keys, including ignition keys for automobiles. DIMENSIONS: 3.5 x 0.5 inches.
The Key Lever, model 3205, is a key holder designed for use by people who have difficulty grasping or turning keys. The cylindrical device holds and positions up to three keys and once the key is inserted in the lock, the device assists with turning. A hole in one end accepts a pencil for grasping and leverage. DIMENSIONS: Each side is 1.5 inches long and .5-inch in diameter.
The Key Lever, model DL1905, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities. This key accessory provides leverage for any key, including car keys with thicker fobs. The key slips over a screw bar in the center, then the bar is screwed back together. To add or remove the key, there are holes in each side of the lever. Pencils can be slipped through these holes to aid in turning the lever. DIMENSIONS: Bar is 3 inches long and 0.5 inches thick.
The Key Ring is designed especially for wheelchair users. It attaches to the arm rest of a wheelchiar. The key ring is made with a heavy duty split ring-snap fasteners and leather.
The Key Turner III, model NC28255, is a key holder designed to assist persons with limited wrist strength or movement. The Key Turner III features a heavy-duty plastic handle that provides extra leverage for turning. Keys fold into the handle when not in use. The Key Turner III holds three standard keys. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 4.75 x 0.88 inches. The circumference is 4.13 inches.
The Kidster chair is an individual wheelchair seating system designed for children from 2 to 12 years, or any individuals who fit into the seat sizes offered. The seat is certified as a child safety car seat when removed from the frame, and is designed for use as a positioner, self-mobile unit, recliner, floor sitter, and stroller. FRAME: The frame is made of steel and is coated with baked on nylon. The frame comes in black, blue or red. SEAT: A rigid seat with 2 inches of regular polyurethane s
The Liberator Plus Trunk Lift, model FLC-2000-HDAB, is a trunk mounted scooter or power wheelchair loader designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This heavy duty lift is constructed of welded steel with a powder coated finish, and comes with an adjustable reinforced deck base that bolts to the trunk or cargo area floor in a car, van, or SUV. It has a motorized lifting strap with a manual boom swing and hand held push button controls, a
The Liberator Trunk Lift is a trunk mounted scooter or power wheelchair loader designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. Model FLC-0200-ES is stowable and model FLC-0200-EF is foldable. The lift is constructed of welded steel with a powder-coated finish, and comes with a deck base that bolts to the trunk or cargo area floor in a car, van, or SUV. It has a motorized lifting strap with a manual boom swing and hand held push button controls
The Liberator With Hitch Mount Receiver Base is a hitch mounted scooter or power wheelchair loader designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. Model FLC-0200-SR-2 mounts to a Class II (1.25-inch) hitch receiver and model FLC-0200-SR-3 mounts to a Class III (2-inch) hitch receiver on a car, van, or SUV. Both are stowable. The lift is constructed of welded steel with a powder-coated finish, and comes with a motorized lifting strap, a manual
The Micro Inside Lift, model AL055, is a van lift without platform designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This powered lift uses a boom with manual rotation to lift the lightweight wheelchair or travel scooter and can be used with vans, SUVs or the trunk of most cars. Docking devices are available to accommodate smaller scooters and chairs. The boom has a range of 360 degrees. DIMENSIONS: The lift requires 37 inches of headroom, but may be modified for
The No Start Car Disconnect Switch is an ignition disconnect switch designed for use with individuals with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or cognitive disabilities. This unit prevents an automobile from being started by someone who does not understand that driving is dangerous for them. This device connects to the battery and enable the car to be disabled with the turn of a knob.
The Panamirror is a clip-on rear view mirror designed to ensure driving safety for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is a precision, optically designed mirror that provides a clear view as wide as the rear window of the car, increasing the peripheral viewing area and cutting down on glare. The mirror is designed to fit easily over an existing rear view mirror. DIMENSIONS: 10 x 2.25 inches.
The Panoramic Rearview Mirror, model D706, is an enlarged rear view mirror designed for persons with cervical arthritis or other conditions which would preclude extended turning of the neck and head. The unit clips over the existing mirror. It is made of shatterproof, no glare materials.
Quad Key Turners, are key holders for vehicle ignition and doors designed to assist persons with limited wrist strength or movement. The holders consist of a metal rod that can hold one key at each end at various angles to provide extra leverage in turning the key. DIMENSIONS: 4-inch (model 116-4) and 8-inch (model 116-8) lengths.
The Safe T Spin for Disabled Awareness, model DA-800, is a car emergency sign designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This sign serves as a signaling device to enable a driver with a disability to summon assistance. The rotating sign bears the wheelchair symbol for disability and is mounted on a magnetic base. The base is designed to enable the unit to be placed on the door of the vehicle. A line attached to the unit prevents it from falling during placement. COLOR: The sign
The Safe T Spin for Disabled Awareness, model DB-400S, is a car emergency sign designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This sign serves as a signaling device to enable a driver with a disability to summon assistance. The rotating sign bears the wheelchair symbol for disability and is mounted on a magnetic base. A line attached to the unit prevents it from falling during placement. The package includes a poster with "help call police" printed on it for additional help. DIMEN
The SafetySure® CarEase is an assistive product designed for the elderly or persons with limited mobility to aid them in slipping into the seat of a car.
Save-A-Seat is an automotive seat protector designed for use by individuals with incontinence. The protector also protects against spills and excessive sweating. This removable seat cover provides automotive upholstery on front or bucket seats short-term protection on an as needed basis, utilizing a specially-designed fabric barrier. The device uses a spring roller mechanism to compactly maintain a highly durable protective fabric discretely concealed within a slim dispenser,allowing it to fit u
The Seat Belt Helper is a seat belt extension handle designed for use by individuals with arthritis or upper extremity disabilities. Made of flexible silicone rubber, this device attaches to a vehicle’s seat belt to aid the user to pull the seat belt around the body. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 9 x 3.825 x 7/8 inches. The gripping area extends 6 inches from the seat belt.
The Sidelyer Strap, H-Strap, and Pelvic Strap are restraint and positioning belts designed for use in conjunction with the large foam positioning shapes by the manufacturer (see separate entries). The straps are fabricated of Evazote foam for cushioning ithout bottoming out. The Sidelyer Strap is designed to support the body in proper alignment when positioned on its side. It comes in Adult and Child models, both available with a hole for a gastrostomy tube. The H-Straps form a harness and are u
The Special Tomato Multi-Positioning Seat Car Seat Version is a child's car seat designed for use by children and youth with physical disabilities. The seat has adjustable seat, head, and back cushions and offers a choice of regular or extended size seat cushions, allowing the seat width and depth to be adjusted to accommodate the child's growth. Other features include a seat shell, a latch strap and tether strap for in-vehicle use, and safety attachment straps for use outside of a vehicle. The
The StarTracks Accessible Travel Trailers are custom-built, wheelchair accessible travel trailers designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. Some trailers include a wheelchair lift. DIMENSIONS: Available lengths range from 26 to 41 feet.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with mobility and neurological disabilities to open a lift-up station wagon tailgate to access a scooter lift. A spring-loaded arm was mounted inside the tailgate on the same side as the scooter lift. The arm assists in pushing the door open during the first thirty centimeters of opening before the vehicle's built-in gas struts took over. A roller on the end of the arm rolls against the tailgate as it rises. The plastic door lining was reinforc
The Tailgater Pick-Up Truck Lift is a wheelchair or scooter loader for pick-up trucks designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This powered lift with motorized rotation and a powered boom extension enables a power chair or scooter to be lifted from the cargo area of a pick-up truck and positioned beyond the lowered tailgate or next to the truck. Adjustable limit switches automatically stop rotation to prevent lift contact with the vehic
The 3-Keys Turner, model HA-4110, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities. The molded plastic turner holds three keys and is designed to fit keys to give a larger grip and stronger leverage for turning a key in a lock. Keys fold down when not in use. DIMENSIONS: 120 millimeters long. WEIGHT: 53 grams.
The Tracker Inside Lift is a scooter and wheelchair loader designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This lift has a drive-on lifting platform for power chairs and scooters, with two docking system options, the Dock 'N' Lock positive self-guiding manual release docking system and a strapping system. Once the power chair or scooter has been secured to the lifting platform, it is lifted and stowed inside the vehicle's cargo area. This lift
The Tumble Forms Carrie Seat, models 4641L, 4641M, 4641S & 4641SA, are positioning seating systems designed for insertion in mobility systems such as strollers, wheelchairs, or in vehicles. They may also be used at home or in school. The seats come with an adjustable footrest, headrest, and tray. Standard features include an anti-thrust seat to stabilize the pelvis; a seat back which articulates 20 degrees to accommodate abnormal trunk tone; an adjustable footrest to maintain hip, knee, and
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To prevent children and adults with cognitive disabilities who use wheelchairs from unlocking a wheelchair seat belt. To make this cover, lay the material on flat surface with back facing up. Using straight pins, pin the edges together lengthwise along the material. With a sewing machine or needle, stitch along the pinned edge line lengthwise. Turn material right side out and slip onto one end of wheelchair seat belt. Fasten the belt and slide material over