---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted access platform and rail for a child with cerebral palsy to allow her to access an interactive white board at her learning program. A young student with cerebral palsy participates in a learning program that is projected onto an interactive whiteboard. The children are then encouraged to choose answers on the whiteboard. Due to her cerebral palsy, the young girl's muscles are tight and tense making fine and gross motor take
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Portable half-step with a lifting handle to make it easier to climb steps; the climber need step up only half the height of a step at a time. Box made of wood, about 3 1/2 inches high and big enough to fit on a stair and to stand on with both feet; with a T-shaped handle long enough to reach when standing on the step above and strong enough to lean on. The half step with its "rail" and the stair rail allow the climber to climb more gradually and have s
The Jobar Outdoor Step is designed for use by individuals with arthritis, back injury, knee pain, or mobility disabilities to remain steady while stepping up or down. The step is created to cut the rise in half when stepping into a doorway. Features a large platform for those with limited ability to lift their feet and remain steady while stepping up, slip-resistant rubber tread, and drainage holes to reduce moisture.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Portable half step provides extra support and reduces effort required to climb stairs. A broom handle-like stick is attached to the outer side of a small rectangular wooden block. To use the climbing aid, the user places his right foot on the half-step, transfers his weight onto the right foot and then places his left foot on the next step. Using the handle, the user then lifts the half-step to the second step and repeats the process. To descend the st
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Box which reduces the depth of a deep step. Small wooden box which is big enough for both feet to stand on, and light enough to be easily carried. Variations include a shoulder strap or short tape measure to provide a means of picking up the box as a flight of steps are climbed, and a rod to help steady the user during use. Graphics, including showing use in getting on a bus. To use device, place one foot on half step, the other foot on next step, left
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Portable wooden step with handle provides extra support and reduces effort required to climb standard height stairs. Long handle is attached to rectangular wooden base. Handle side of step is 1 3/4 inches in height; other side is 5 1/ 4 inches in height. This difference in height reduces the depth of stair steps. To use, place the aid at the bottom of the stairs. Put the left and then the right foot on the stair climber. Place the left foot on the step
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Serves as a step up to make one big step into two smaller steps; also serves as a carrying case for small items. Hollow box made of wood with variations that include a shoulder strap or short tape measure to provide a means of picking up the box and a rod to help steady user. COMMENTS: Illustration only without listed materials and measurements SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. TITLE: Take a Step Up JOURNAL: Accent on Living REF: Winter 1984: p 70 PAGES (i
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create custom adapted three-piece therapy steps set for children with various disabilities to use in a therapy room at an intervention service organization. The steps needed to be wide enough for two people to walk on them side by side, and heavy enough to be stable but light enough to be moved around by two people. The design includes three separate sections, two step sections, and a one-square-meter central platform which goes in between them.