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

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

The best deal I've seen on these risers is from Accessibility Products, Inc., which has a Deluxe Plastic Toilet Seat Riser, product # 1508W, $17.60, white, fits all toilet bowls, 5-inch rise, easy to clean, 1-800-428-9234.

Before you scoff, recall how your back feels getting on and off the throne—even sitting there can be a strain. Getting off is much less stressful if you're higher to start with. Since the last sentence could be taken as encouraging drunken orgies, let's rephrase: your dismounts will be less painful since your back muscles will be needed less to raise you up.

These items can be taken on trips (better in cloth bags than worn around the neck) and are highly recommended. And for you males who urinate standing up but end up straining your necks looking down at an extreme angle (unless you're remarkably well endowed), try sitting on this instead. No more bending to flush, either. You'll find that your bathroom will smell nicer as well—no more splashes, misses, and dribbles. The females in your life will be tickled pink!
Toilet Seat Riser
Toilet Seat Riser for Less Pain/Stress!
You may need extra help in getting on and off the throne without back strain. If so, your solution is no farther away than your nearest hardware store. Disability hand grips are easy to install with nothing more than a drill and screwdriver. Don't forget that plasterboard in a bathroom isn't likely to hold your weight—especially if you're extra fond of pizza and Big Macs. This means that you'll want to get your grip screws installed into the wall studs that are behind the plasterboard. Grips come in 9", 16", 18", and 24" lengths, and studs are placed 24" or 16" apart in walls, so it's merely a matter of finding the studs and drilling the holes. It's okay if some of the screws end up hitting air instead of wood, but make sure at least one or two are in solid wood at each end of each grip. If you have a stud finder, use it. If not, some studs can be found by tapping on the wall and listening. I usually end up guessing and drilling 1/16" or smaller test holes to find studs. These can be filled to invisibility with toothpaste or patching plaster. Once you hit wood, drill holes 1/2" away horizontally on either side of that hole as well. These tests will determine where to drill more precisely—
depending on where the bit hits air and where it hits wood. If you have tile, cement or some other type of wall and are not a carpenter, you'll need help with your installation.