Adapted radio

Simple modifications make a transistor radio manageable for a person with impaired hand function

The user holds the radio, little finger inserted in key ring
The user holds the radio, little finger inserted in key ring

Description
A metal ring is attached to a transistor radio.

The on/off button is adapted; a small piece of plastic glued to the button enlarges it and makes it easier for the user to handle it unassisted.

The user also glued anti-slip material to the back of the radio so it stays on his lap.

Users comments
Used it for many years, can easily raise and lower the volume. The radio does not weigh much so it is easy to handle.

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2006

Adapted on/off button (close-up)
Adapted on/off button (close-up)

Tipsare: Ragge

Ragge lives together with his wife in a house. He is developing ideas which make everyday life easier for himself and for others. He was injured in 1973 and has a high tetraplegia. He has homehelp 27 hours a week.