"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with limited hand or finger control to push buttons or turn pages. To make this device, a dowel is measured and cut into 5.5-inch sections. A quarter-inch hole is drilled one-half-inch deep at the midpoint of a section of the dowel. The unsharpened lead end of the pencil is pushed into the hole and glued, if necessary. MATERIALS: 0.75-inch diameter dowel, unsharpened pencil with eraser, and glue (optional). TOOLS: Drill with a quarter-inc
The Page Turner is a hand held page turner designed for use by individuals with limited hand function or grasping, fine motor or other upper extremity disabilities. This page turner features a hand clip with long curved aluminum bar tipped with a rubber end. It has an ergonomic handle, and it can flip pages made of most types of paper, including heavy coated paper.
The Page Turner with Tacky Pad is a hand held page turner designed for use by individuals with limited hand function or fine motor, grasping or other upper extremity disabilities. This page turner attaches around the user's fingers, hand, forearm or foot with the attached tacky pad facing the page. The user presses the tacky pad against the page to be turned, then pulls and releases. A rigid extension on the end aids in page turning and prevents the page from turning back. The device is latex fr
The Page Turner, model 73216, is designed to allow persons with limited dexterity to flip pages without using the fingers. This polystyrene plastic baton with palmar clip has a wide, rubber foam tip. DIMENSIONS: 11 x 1 1/8 inches.
The Page Turner / Keyboard Aid is a combination hand held page turner and typing stick designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This device consists of a clear, tapered, curved wand attached to a strong plastic hand clip. The foam rubber tip on the wand can be used to turn book or magazine pages or to strike keys on a keyboard; the curve of the wand features a foam rubber pad for use in turning lards sheets. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 10 x 1.25 inches.
The Page Turner and Cuff, model 73216-0136, is a hand held page turner that consists of a lightweight cuff attached to a wooden dowel with a rubber friction tip. The cuff fits on the user's hand by means of a D-ring and Velcro closure.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Simple device that allows pages to be separated and turned by a person with limited reach or manual dexterity. Page turner made with a piece of wire coathanger with a cork on each end. On one end the cork is rounded on top and a rubber thimble is pulled onto it, and a thumb tack is pushed part way into the side of the cork just below the thimble. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Grainger, S E TITLE: Making Aids for Disabled Living
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device enables individual to turn pages of a book unassisted. Paper clips are attached to each page of book and a piece of thread is slipped through each paper clip. The thread is wound around spool placed at the side of book. A rod is fastened to the spool. To use page turner, individual turns or swats at rod which will wind up thread and turn page. Includes photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: New York University Bellevue Medical Center Ins
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to turn the pages of a book for someone with limited hand function. Illustrates a page turner made with a spring type (flexible) doorstop with a rubber tip screwed onto the end of a length of dowel or broom handle for varying sized pages. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: How to Make it Cheap Manual: Volume 2 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Independence Factory: p 5 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1182 PAGES ( including cover): 2 1980.
The Puzzle Gripper is a puzzle aid designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Designed to aid in picking up and manipulating cardboard puzzle pieces, coated paper-stock cards, or the pages of board books, this devices consists of a foam-covered wooden handle with a suction cup at one end and a wrist loop at the other. The suction cup is released from the puzzle piece, card, or page by rocking the gripper. DIMENSIONS (LxD): 6.5 x 1.5 inches.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Hand held page turner and cuff for quadriplegic with use of arms but not hands. Page turner and cuff made with open double canvas. Canvas is sewed together forming a casing. One end is left open to allow a stick to be inserted. A flattened piece of surgical tubing approximately 3/4 inch long is taped to the end of the stick. Canvas casing can then be fashioned into a loop, through which the hand can fit, and fastened with wire. Includes photographs. SK