Category: Reading

Reading Stand

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The Reading Stand is a stand with a book holder designed to enable a user to read or draw while keeping a straight posture. The wooden stand consists of a 3/8-inch plywood working surface supported by a frame made of pine. The book holder is a metal L-shaped section fixed to the bottom of the board to support books, large print or Braille materials, or artwork. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by John Duffus for persons who must keep a straight posture, and for persons who cannot support reading materials for long periods of time without fatigue. DIMENSIONS: Frame is made of 1 x 2 inch wooden sections; working surface is 34 x 24 inches; book holder is 26 inches long.


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Tetra Society Of North America
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The purpose of Tetra is to recruit skilled volunteer engineers and technicians to create assistive devices for people with disabilities. Volunteer engineers, design technicians, and health professionals work one to one with their clients to make assistive aids or modifications to their environments.

Phone: 877-688-8762
Fax: 604-688-6463
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