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Non-Slip Writing Board

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"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities to position papers and write independently. To make this board, cut a 9 x 12 inch rectangle from the fiberboard or plastic, wood, plexiglass, or any non-bendable flat smooth surface material. Glue the rubberized shelf paper or rubber feet to one side of board, creating a non slip surface for the underside of the board. Attach a sturdy bag clip by gluing to the top side of board. VARIATIONS: Use a fiberboard clipboard already equipped with a top clip. Attach a pencil or pen to the board with ribbon, cord, or string. DIMENSIONS: The bag clip should be a minimum of five to six inches wide. MATERIALS: Piece of fiberboard, plastic, wood, plexiglass, or any non-bendable flat smooth surface material, one sturdy bag clip used for potato chip bags, etc., rubberized shelf liner, or four to six tiny rubber feet TOOLS: Saw or other cutting tools. SKILLS REQUIRED: Cutting and assembly. TITLE: Writing Board. WEB SITE: TechConnect, Illinois Assistive Technology Project at http://www.iltech.org . REF: Ten Dollar Tech Ideas. TechConnect, Illinois Assistive Technology Project, can also be contacted at 1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100, Springfield, Illinois 62701; 800-852-5110 voice/TTY, IL only; 217-522-7985 voice; 217-522-9966 TTY; 217-522-8067 Fax.

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