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:
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
Make Back Support
Computing on Back
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
Reading and writing
stand for the standing
Music keyboard raiser
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
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