Disability
 
Disabilities that we address on this site, including the inability to sit, the inability to bend, and the need to keyboard in bed

Automobile safety for the horizontal passenger

Computer setups for the horizontal:

The Adjustment
Remapping Keybd
The Keyboards
Stilt Keyboards
Leg & Back Rests
Building Arm Slings
Tch Typist Armrest H&P Typist Armrest
Building Stilt Keybd
Building Kbd Holder
Build Laptop Holder
Build Laptop Cover
Build Paper Holder
File Holder
Word Macros
Make Back Support
Pillow Modification
Computing on Back
Recliner Chairs
Building Foam Desk
Build a Book Holder
Recliner with Desk

Computer setups for the back-lying

Computer setups for the reclining


Sleeping and reading
accessories for the
side-lying


Reading and writing
stand for the standing


Music keyboard raiser

Food holder

Tray holder and standing assistance acces- sory

Raised work trays for kitchen or workroom

Raised workbench for garage

Raised massage table

Raised sinks, faucets, and towel racks

Mattresses for TV watching and eating

Using a reacher device for dressing, picking things up, and grabbing things that are too high or low to reach without bending or straining

Toilet seat riser

Living Room Floor-Level Back-Lying Remote Holder

Living Room Back-Lying Remote Holder

Two High-Leverage Shower Knobs

Raised Shower Head

Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Bathroom and Kitchen

Left-Click Microswitch and Switch-Adapted Mouse

Xkeys for Easier Drag and Copy and Paste Functions

Bathtub Saddle Remodel for Safety

Do-It-Yourself Accessibility Wrench for Pool Filters and Valves

Accessibility Pool Steps with Reduced Riser Height

Hot Tub with Safety Rail and Safety Pole

Links
Make a Back Support for Side-Lying Sleeping/Reading/Computing
I've found that side-lying people tend to roll backwards, and they experience stress keeping this from happening—especially if they've got bad backs. But a simple back support can prevent this.

A 3-inch by 4-inch by 18-inch piece of soft foam is one aid I made for myself. It's best for beds that sag in the middle a little when occupied because of their springs.

I use a long-bladed electric kitchen knife—normally for bread or meat—for making good cuts through foam. You'll need this for the 3-inch by 4-inch by 18-inch support as well as the one that follows.

I also use—daily—a more complex but even more effective back support made from medium soft foam. It's 14 inches by 6 inches by 6 inches except for the base which is 14 by 8, due to one side slanting outward. I used lots of
Tacky Glue to glue—on this slanted side—a piece of the softest convoluted foam, with the convolutions inward toward the foam, since I wanted this part to be against my back, and oversensitive backs don't like convolutions. I sewed a soft cloth cover over the whole thing.

And since it slid when I used it, I found some 6-inches-wide Echo "friction tape" (for skid prevention on floors) and stuck it to the bottom of the support's cloth. The tape has a peel-and-stick strategy. Get the tape
on-line, under catalog page 28, specialty tapes, or if your computer isn't friends with Adobe Reader, call 1-800-878-6924 and ask them if they'll either sell you a small amount or give you the name of a dealer near you.

I find this back support great for sleeping as well as reading or computing.
Making Back Supports