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17 tips and ideas 
User receives help to move backwards in the wheelchairAdjustment of sitting position
- technique to adjust sitting position; a method for people with impaired arm function and good trunk balance
The user with blanket attached using a mitten holderBlanket modified with mitten holder
A blanket sitting on the user’s lap is held in place by a mitten holder
Click button attached to edge of table in front of keyboardClick button for computer
External click button makes it easier for people with severe disabilities to operate a computer
User types on keyboard using finger sleeveCustom-made finger sleeves
Writing sleeves facilitate computer use for people with reduced finger function and spasticity
User operates wheelchair while wearing custom-made mittenCustom-made mittens
Custom-made mittens make it possible for a person with extensive disabilities to dress and undress independently
User empties urine bag in floor drainEmptying urine bag
A method for people with high tetraplegia to independently empty their urine bag
User closes jacket zipper using a "bite tug" in the zipperKey ring with "bite tug"
A user with extensive disabilities can use a "bite tug" to help pull up a zipper on a jacket
Bag attached to wheelchair armrestModified bag for valuables
A small modified bag sits on the wheelchair and provides access to important medicines and valuables
User gives himself an insulin injectionModified insulin syringe
Simple modification of insulin syringe enables a person with extensive disabilities to give himself his shot
Modified outer jacketModified jacket
The modification enables people with high tetraplegia to take off an outdoor jacket by themselves
User picks a cup up from the floor using the modified rod.Modified rod
- enables people with extensive disabilities to pick objects up from the floor
Abilia transmitter adapted with 3M BumponModified transmitter for environmental control system
Self-adhesive 3M Bumpons on the transmitter facilitates control for people with impaired hand function
User by his computer with keyboard and keyboard overlay, external left "click" button and wheelchair joystick used as mouseOperating a computer
Operating a computer using the wheelchair joystick - an option for people who drive a Permobil
User puts on right mittenPutting on specially-sewn mittens independently
- a technique for people with extensive disabilities
Removing an outer jacket picture 2Removing an outer jacket
Technology to take off an outer jacket - suitable for a person with severe disabilities
User opens zipper on outer jacketTechnique to pull down the zipper of an outer jacket
Using a key ring attached to the zipper - technique for people with extensive disabilities
User with water bottle attached to wheelchairWater bottle with long straw
Water bottle attached to wheelchair