Reception AidsBy TAD Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 8-9
Publication Date: Autumn 2003
Article discusses custom-made assistive technology designed by Technical Aid to the Disabled in New South Wales, Australia, as used by a receptionist with right hemiplegia. Two devices were constructed: (1) a multi-function board made of 9-millimeter plywood, which enables the client to open envelopes; remove papers from envelopes; staple papers together; fold papers; and put papers into envelopes, and (2) a simple block, which holds the client’s notepad while she writes on it. The multi-function board has a flat piece that rests on the table, which has raised blocks to create a frame, which enables the client to line up papers for stapling. There is also a hinged section in the center of the flat piece, which assists her in folding papers for putting in envelopes. The writing block has a plywood base, with a 3-millimeter piece added to the front to create a slot for the cardboard backing of the notepad. With non-slip material glued to the back, the block sits firmly on the table, and does not slide around when used.
Published by: Technical Aid to the Disabled (Website:http://www.tadnsw.org.au)