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Category: Upper Extremity Disabilities

File Adaptation

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"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable people with limited grip strength to remove files from file cabinets. To adapt hanging file folders, thread cable ties through the center tab slots of the hanging file folder. Create a loop by attaching the two ends of the cable tie. This is done on each side of the hanging folder. Adjust the loop by pulling on the cable tie. Users can place their hands through the front and back loops of the file they need and pull the file out. MATERIALS: Seven- or eight-inch cable ties. TOOLS: None. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. TITLE: File Cabinet Adaptatiuons. 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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