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--- CUSTOM ADAPTATION --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with cerebral palsy with a speech disability to communicate using a TTY. When the unit sat flat on a table, the user was unable to reach the keyboard. Initially, she used a telephone book and a pair of towels to prop the device at the extremely precise angle she required. A simple angled stand was then constructed of melamine-coated MDF. However, the angle of the stand proved to be too shallow to meet the user's needs. The stand was adapted by adding two small legs to the back and fixing the entire unit to a sheet of two-millimeter plywood, which extends 70 millimeters beyond the front of the stand. Two pieces of Velcro were attached to each end of the extended area. Velcro was also attached to the corresponding ends of a wrist support. The wrist support was pressed into place on the Velcro on the base, supporting the user's wrists and bracing the TTY in place. TITLE: TTY Support. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 27, Number 2, August 2007: p. 10. PAGES: 2 (including cover).

Notes: Velcro is a registered trademark. ** The TAD Journal is available in the collection of the National Rehabilitation Information Center.

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Technical Aid to the Disabled (TAD)

TADNSW is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.

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