Adaptive garden seed planting techniques to productively overcome physical limitations. Small seeds can be difficult to plant and space accurately in a garden, especially for those with arthritis, loss of motor skills, and injuries to their hands. There are a number of options available to overcome these challenges and to precisely plant seeds in picture-perfect […]
Adaptive garden tools to productively overcome physical limitations. Fresh air, sunshine, and getting your hands dirty while gardening is therapeutic and a fantastic way to boost mental health and physical well-being. Gardening can save you money, it can provide food security, and it can provide loads of vitamin-rich food to keep your family healthy. Studies […]
Overcoming disability challenges when mounting and dismounting a lawn mower. Spring is well underway and it’s time to fire up our lawn tractors and mowers for another season of lawn care. For some people, mowing the lawn may seem like just another chore that must be done. For others however, mowing the lawn provides an […]
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Can you lift a leg high enough to step up onto a bar stool? Skilled tradesmen are forced to do that each time they climb onto heavy machinery. Powerful machinery saves labor and allows skilled trade workers to complete difficult tasks safely and efficiently. Workers with disabling illness or injury need these machines more than ever, but struggle to access the operator station. We will discuss how skilled tradesmen use heavy machinery and the typical methods to climb into the operator station. With custom designed folding ladders, skilled workers with disabling illness or injury can safely climb to the operator’s station and continue their careers.
Could you build me a ___________? Custom Assistive Technology is an idea built to your specifications for individual workers! Have you dreamed of a product ‘If only I could have a …” ???
If a person has the ability to go out of their house freely, but they cannot enter the doors of our workshops, churches or offices, are they really “shut-in”?
Can’t get a job? Work to your potential and mow your own yard! Hand Control Levers allow workers with lower extremity impairments to control equipment foot pedals (such as brakes and clutch) by hand. Most brakes and clutches are controlled by foot pedals, preventing workers with lower extremity impairments to operate the equipment. Hand Control Levers are bolted onto foot pedals of lawnmowers.
This article will explore the use of powered door operators to make equipment or “garage” entrances to work places and outbuildings accessible to people with disabilities. There is no reason a person who can enter and exit their home with ease should be shut out of the workshop.
I love summer weather, but when there are multiple mornings with temperatures in the 40’s and frost alerts, I know fall is coming. I kick into high gear finishing all those projects can’t be done in ice and snow. If I prepare so diligently for the unavoidable cold weather that fall brings, can I take the warnings seriously about another fall that is preventable?