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Aids to Daily Living
an AT Equipment Informative Module

This module provides information about ADLs. Some devices in this module are typically considered to be low-tech EADLs.

 

Remote Control Units / Infrared Control Units

Page Turners

Reachers

Telephone Access

Telling Time Assists

Remote Contol Units

Device,Vendor,
Price, Link

Description

Image

Jumbo Universal Remote

EnableMart

$189.95
http://www.enable
mart.com/

Finally, an all-in-one remote control! This universal remote allows user to easily see and push buttons to control TV, VCR, DVD, Cable and Satellite receivers.The large buttons are very sensitive to touch and have different colors for different group functions. If you cannot hit the buttons, jacks on the back allow you to plug in your special ability switches. Easy to program, easy to use.  

Radical Remote

R J Cooper

$99

http://www.rjcooper.com/

H-10 Radical Remote

Nothing fancy, just BIG, user-friendly, and not too pricey!  The infrared (IR) beam that this baby *blasts* makes it so the remote doesn't need to be pointed right at the target device.  Put in on a lap tray, a lap, the floor, or the sofa! (this unit is not meant to be hand-held; it's just too big)

Comes with codes for almost all makes/models of entertainment devices and it's super-easy to program.

     
     
     
     

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Page Turners and Book Holders

Device,Vendor,
Price, Link

Description

Image

Bendable Telescopic
Mouth Sticks

Sammons Preston

$56.95-
$69.95

http://www.sammons
preston.com/

Adjustable-angle mouth sticks allow better visibility and a more natural writing/typing angle. One is a pointer for keyboard or page turning, the other holds implements such as a pen, pencil or paintbrush. Telescoping end makes it easy to adjust length. Not returnable if package seal is broken. Latex free.

Book Butler

MaxiAids
$19.95
http://www.maxi
aids.com/

Read with hands-free ease. Unique spring-fastened posts hold your book wide for easy reading and yet, allows you to turn the page easily. Adjusts to comfortable reading angle of 45 degrees. High-impact plastic unit folds easily for storage. Special indentation on back of board lets you add any book light for optimum reading.

Book Holder Stand

Sammons Preston
$209.99
http://www.sammons
preston.com/

Reading materials can be quickly strapped to the stand and stay secure in all positions. The page holders’ spring action and soft rubber ends make turning pages a snap, even with one hand. The telescoping stand adjusts in height from 58–37". The stand tilts around the horizontal axis and moves closer or further away to allow users to position reading materials directly in their line of vision. Users can swing materials out of the way when finished reading. Sturdy cast iron case is 13" x 13" with injection molded cover. Latex free

Book Mate

Ableware, Maddak, Inc.

$128.49

http://service.maddak.
com/catalog.asp

H732400000
Useful for people who find it tiring to hold a book because of weakness or hand limitations.

Holds books or magazines in an open position while sitting in bed, in an easy chair or at a table. The sloping stand is tubular aluminum with a clear plastic book holder and adjusts to any angle.

The book holder is 15 x 10 3/4¨ (38 x 27 cm) with a 2 1/4¨ (6 cm) ledge. Height adjusts from 16 to 17 1/2¨ (41 to 43 cm); width adjusts from 18 to 22¨ (46 to 56 cm). Shipping weight is 5 lb. (2.3 kg).

Folding Book and Magazine Stand

Sammons Preston
$29.95
http://www.sammons
preston.com/

Lightweight, stable stand holds books and magazines open and upright. Place on a table or counter top, as well as over knees. Included clip can be used to hold pages open or mark place. Folds flat for storage to 9" by 12" (23 x 30cm). Latex free.

Hold and Read

Ableware, Maddak, Inc.

$4.95

http://service.maddak
.com/catalog.asp

F732300000
Makes it possible to read a paperback using one or no hands.

The folding clip holds both the left and right sides of paperbacks and allows easy flipping of pages. Accommodates any thickness of paperback and, when folded, can be used as a bookmark.

Molded of strong, transparent plastic. Dimensions are 3/4 x 5 1/4¨ (1.9 x 13 cm) closed length; 9¨ (23 cm) open length. Weighs .04 oz. (.017 kg).

Magnetic Bookrest

specialneedstoys.com
$cost
http://www.special
needstoys.com

Solidly constructed wooden bookrest with very strong magnets to hold books, magazines and writing paper in place. Adjustable back supports. Some assembly required, assemble for either right or left handed users. 18" x 12"

Mouth Sticks

Sammons Preston,

$42.95-$69.95

http://www.sammons
preston.com/

Straight Wand Mouth Stick

Clamp-On Mouth Stick

Vertical Pincher Mouth Stick

Wand Mouth Stick with Bend Adapter

varying styles and lengths

Page Turner

Keyboard Aid

Ableware, Maddak, Inc.

$30.45

http://service.maddak.
com/catalog.asp

H732161000
Features a soft foam rubber palm grip and 1¨ (2.5 cm) wide hook-and-loop adjustable wrist band. Measures 1 x 8¨ (2.5 x 22 cm). A foam rubber tip at the end of a curved wand helps people with limited hand function or dexterity easily flip through pages of books, newspapers, and magazines. The curve of the wand has a foam rubber pad for turning heavy coated paper and large sheets. Also handy on computer keyboards or phone pads.

Roberts Book Holder

Roberts Book Mark Company

$18.95

http://hometown.aol.com/nroberts
98/AssistiveTechnology.html

The Roberts Book Holder holds any book, regardless of its thickness or size, at a convenient reading angle. It prevents pages from flipping while allowing the reader to turn them effortlessly. And when not being used, it folds to a flat 7/16", thinner than the slimmest notebook, easy to store or transport (built-in handle). Dimensions when closed: 14" X 71/2" X 7/16"

Vacuum Wand

OrthoBionics

$55.90

http://www.ortho
bionics.com

Vacuum Wand SP-6002
A lightweight multipurpose suction mouth stick made of aluminum and plastic with two interchangeable ends.  Use for turning book or magazine pages.  The 18" shaft can be cut to desired length. Not returnable if package seal is broken.

 

 

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Reachers

Device,Vendor,
Price, Link

Description

Image

E-Z Reacher

Access to Recreation
$
http://www.accesstr.com/

Flexible aluminum tongs with suction cups hold items securely. Ideal for either one or two handed use, the E-Z Reachers have round rubber cups that grasp items with a powerful, steady hold. Constructed of lightweight aluminum with a spring steel mechanism for heavy-dutyuse.The handle is comfortable to hold and has an easy-to-operate trigger. Grasps items weighing up to 2 lbs. (907 g). The jaws open to 3 1/2" (9cm) wide.

Also available in a locking model that maintains a hold on items without constant trigger pressure. Pull down the lever of the Locking E-Z Reacher to keep the jaws locked. Release the lock by fully retracting the trigger and lifting the lever up.

FeatherLite

Access to Recreation
$15.95
http://www.accesstr.com/

An economical solution for people who need an extended reach. A single finger is all that is needed to pull the trigger on this lightweight, FeatherLite Reacher. Use the convenient pulling lug to pull clothing or blankets.

The handy magnet on the jaw tip is useful for picking up small metal objects. This aluminum-frame reacher is ideal for holding lightweight objects up to 3" (8cm) wide and weighing up to 3 lbs. (1.4 kg).

Matey Reaching Devices

Ableware, Maddak, Inc.

Matey

$18.96

pocket $29.85

http://service.maddak.
com/catalog.asp

Provide a tight grip on even the smallest items. They can pick up small flat items such as dimes or bulky items such as newspapers, clothing or cans. A magnet on the tip helps pick up small steel parts and a short post at the end can be used as a dressing aid. The handle is ergonomically designed to fit the hand.
The maximum grip opening is 2 1/2¨ (6.4 cm). The handle has a hole for hanging. Made of aluminum and plastic.

Three models are available:
  • Matey® Bantam - 26 1/2 (67 cm) long, weighs 6 oz. (.17 kg)
  • Matey® Ranger - 32 1/2" (82 cm) long, weighs 8 oz. (.22 kg)
  • Matey® Pocket-Fold - 22" (56 cm) long, folded length is 12 1/2" (32 cm),
    weighs 6 oz. (.17 kg)

Omnigrip

Ableware, Maddak, Inc.

22 inch
30 inch
$59.70
$64.20


30 inch
folding
$78

http://service.maddak.
com/catalog.asp

The trigger requires a bare minimum of hand strength to operate. A unique locking mechanism allows a continuous hold on an item without applying pressure on the trigger. The jaw is easily adjusted to any of four up/down positions and any of four axial positions to achieve the best angle for use whether sitting, standing, or lying down. A magnet on the jaw picks up needles and nails. Removable wrist support adds balance and control for people who need it.

Made of lightweight plastic and aluminum. Guaranteed for one year.

The folding reacher is available for easy travelling. Conveniently fits into a suitcase or wheelchair basket.

Raptor

Ableware, Maddak, Inc.

$9.99

http://service.maddak.
com/catalog.asp

F769450000
The Raptor™ is a low cost, durable, lightweight, all plastic reacher with a contemporary design unlike other reachers. The jaw opens a full 2 1/2" (6.3 cm) and provides a tight grip on even the smallest items such as coins or bulky items like newspapers, clothing and cans. A hook-like extension on the front can be used as a dressing aid.

  • 24" (61 cm) long
  • Weighs only 6 oz. (.17 kg)
     
     

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Telephone

Vendor,
Price, Link

Description of Types of Phones

Image

MaxiAids
http://maxiaids.com/

LS & S
http://www.lss
products.com/

 

For Blind and Low Vision

  • cell phone magnifiers
  • large number phones
  • big button phone
  • voice activated
  • talking caller ID
  • keypad magnifiers

MaxiAids

http://maxiaids.com/

LS & S
http://www.lss
products.com/

Clarity
http://www.clarity
products.com/

All Hands Store
http://www.deaf
stuffnmore.com

For Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • amplified phones
  • cordeless amplified phones
  • ring signalers, strobe, vibration, bed shakers
  • alert / alarm systems
  • portable amplifiers
  • TTY
  • adjustable volume phones

Ameriphone
http://www.able
phone.com/

Planet Mobility
http://www.planet
mobility.com/

For Persons with Mobility Issues

  • voice activated
  • speaker phones
  • switch activated
  • big button phones
  • remote control emergency phones
 

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Time Telling Assists

Software, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

Image

MaxiAids
http://maxiaids.com/

LS & S
http://www.lss
products.com/

 

For Blind and Low Vision

  • talking clocks and watches
  • large print clocks and watches
  • braille clocks and watches

MaxiAids
http://maxiaids.com/

LS & S
http://www.lss
products.com/

For Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • vibrating clocks
  • vibrating watches

     

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