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What is assistive technology? 
How does it help?

Simple Solutions to Everyday Problems

Cooking

  • Use a cutting board with nails in it for peeling vegetables, cutting cheese, etc.
  • Use a grater or bowl with suction feet.
  • Use a cutting board with rollers for moving pans.
  • Use a Dycem mat to keep pans/bowls from sliding.
  • Use a frame to keep pans from slipping off the stove.
  • Use plates with curved walls to help guide food onto a fork or spoon.
  • Use large-handled silverware. 

Dressing
  • Use velcro instead of buttons.
  • Use side zippers instead of back zippers.
  • Use zipper pullers and button helpers.
  • Use an apron with pockets for carrying things.
  • Use a long-handled shoe horn.
  • Use a bootjack for removing shoes.


Around the House

  • Add self-locking casters to chairs to make them move easier.
  • Three-ring binders can be padded and used as support for writing and reading.
  • Wooden platforms can be used to help step into bed or bathtub.
  • Use long-handled dusters and grabbers
  • Store items at eye level, and within reach (6" less than your arm's length)
  • Put rollers on storage items (shelves, boxes, carts)
  • Place grab bars in critical areas (bathroom, stairs)
  • Remove small rugs.
  • Increase lighting.
  • Place tape for contrast on steps. 

Personal Care
  • Get a toothbrush or hairbrush with a thicker handle.
  • Place a suction cup on a denture brush.
  • Use a soap mitt instead of soap and facecloth.
  • Use a velcro strap around a razor to hold it more securely
  • Place a suction cup on nail clippers, nail files, or nailbrushes.
  • Place safety treads or rubber mats in bathtubs.
  • Use a bath chair.
  • Use hand rail that clamp to the side of the bathtub.
  • Attach sturdy fabric, or pullers to a bath towel to help in drying.