Category: perceptual motor

Light Table

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The Light Table is a light box designed to provide a lighted, tilted surface that is accessible for a person with a disability to view slides and transparencies. The table consists of a wooden casing with a translucent acrylic surface. The viewing surface is angled and illuminated from underneath with a fluorescent light. Separate on/off switches are easily accessible from the left side. The unit is intended to be portable. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by Paul Cermak for persons who find conventional light tables large, heavy, and not easily used from wheelchairs. This device provides easier viewing from a sitting position and can be placed in locations which offer better access for wheelchair users. DIMENSIONS: Unit is 24.5 x 22.5 x 12 inches.


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Tetra Society Of North America
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The purpose of Tetra is to recruit skilled volunteer engineers and technicians to create assistive devices for people with disabilities. Volunteer engineers, design technicians, and health professionals work one to one with their clients to make assistive aids or modifications to their environments.

Phone: 877-688-8762
Fax: 604-688-6463
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Vocational Management, Recreation, Personal Care, Home Management, Computers