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From Duct Tape to Velcro:

Using Everyday Materials to Solve Everyday Problems


Presented on May 31, 2017 at the University of Washington Medical Center

Many individuals with SCI and other disabilities know the importance of finding and creating solutions to challenges in their activities of daily living. Often they do this through their own ingenuity, using materials they find at home or at the local hardware store. In this video presentation, Curt Johnson, MS, CRC, ATP, Assistive Technology Specialist with the Washington Assistive Technology Act Program, demonstrates creative solutions for the common challenges that people with SCI often face when trying to use the tools of daily life, from forks and faucets to computers and wheelchairs. Johnson is an expert at devising simple, low-cost solutions and has given this presentation all over the country. The solutions and materials in this video may help you with a challenge in your life or provide ideas for the next one you encounter!

Presentation time: 62 minutes. After watching, please complete our two-minute survey

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Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP)

Provides assistive technology resources and expertise to all Washington residence with disabilities to aid in making decisions and obtaining the technology and related services needed for employment, education and independent living. Website: http://watap.org/; Email: watap@uw.edu

Washington Access Fund

Assistive Technology loans can be used to purchase any device that helps to improve the functioning of a person with a disability. Business loans can be used to purchase any equipment needed by entrepreneurs and employees with disabilities. Website: http://washingtonaccessfund.org/; Email: info@washingtonaccessfund.org

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