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|Title:||Mouthstick Page Turning From Iron Lung|
|Original caption:||The effective method pictured at left is so deceptively simple it could be overlooked. The secret is the rubber across the book, combined with a section of loose pages, for easy turning with a mouthstick.
Juanita Pusateri, Three Rivers, Calif. contributed this simple solution. The book is held securely from top to bottom by two heavy rubber bands, cut from inner tubes. It is supported at the bottom by a molding strip. The bands are put on by disengaging one side of the mirror bracket.
Variation: The portions of the rubber bands which cross the reading area may be replaced by acetate film strips.
|Publication:||Toomey J Gazette|
|Source:||Gazette International Networking Institute|
|Location:||vol.5, no.1, p.26|
|Keywords:||Assistive Technology; Disease; Inventions; Mouthstick; Physical Disability; Polio; Respirator; Self Help; Technology & Equipment|
|Funding Support Provided By:||NEC Foundation of America|