Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes II: Ordinary Items, Extraordinary Solutions
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- Therese Willkomm, PhD
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Assistive technology “MacGyver” Therese Willkomm, Ph.D., returns with her second book of five-minute, low-cost approaches for taking ordinary items and turning them into extraordinary solutions for individuals with disabilities. Picking up where the first book left off, AT Solutions in Minutes II demonstrates creative DIY problem solving without the need for power tools or electricity, empowering everyone to be spontaneous and create solutions to everyday challenges using everyday materials.
This full-color text contains over 750 photographs with step-by-step fabrication instructions. Every solution can be made using simple and readily-available tools like a utility knife, pliers, scissors, a wire stripper, and a mini blowtorch, among others. The book also comes with a DVD featuring 115 "how-to" video clips and printable PDF “recipe” sheets for easy sharing. The DVD also contains an accessible copy of the book with picture descriptions for individuals who experience visual impairments. Finally, enjoy a free sample of VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabric, which can be used for quick fix fabric solutions like hems, repairs, closures, accessory attachment, and more!
Thanks to a grant from the Gibney Foundation, one hundred percent of the proceeds from this book will fund assistive technology devices for New Hampshire's device loan and demonstrations provided through ATinNH, New Hampshire’s assistive technology program at the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability.