A string attached to a loop sits on the upper edge of the door, on the side that is opened. The string runs through another loop that sits next to it on the door frame. A weight is attached to the string. The string hangs down and is long enough for the wheelchair user to reach it when the door is open. The wheelchair user pulls the string to close the door. The upper portion of the string can be replaced with an elastic band, which reduces the strain on the loops.
The wheelchair user pulls the string to close outward opening doors when entering the room or house.
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