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Cubit Cane

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with low vision who use powered wheelchairs in reaching elevator call buttons or buttons on the control panel for higher floors. This short cane constructed from parts of damaged canes can be constructed of spare parts from damaged canes and attached to the wheelchair using hook-and-loop strips. Cut a cane grip and shaft to 17 inches. Install a slip-over tip on the end of the shaft, increasing the length to 18 inches. Complete the tool by gluing a rubber finger tip on the end of the cane. MATERIALS: Cane handle and shaft, slip-over tip, rubber finger tip, hook-and-loop strips, and glue. TOOLS: Saw. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic carpentry skills. AUTHOR: Pfotenhauer, M. TITLE: Cubit Cane (in Springboard). JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 37 no. 4, Winter 2006: p. 168. PAGES: 2 with cover. 2006.

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