Category: Stapling Aid

Reception Aids

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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of one hand to perform office tasks. A multi-function board made of nine-millimeter plywood to enable the user to open envelopes, remove envelope contents, fold papers, staple papers, and stuff envelopes. The board has a flat piece that rests on a desk or table and is slightly larger than A4 size. A slot placed at a ninety-degree angle to the flat piece rests against the edge of the table; if needed, the user can lean against the slot with a leg to hold the unit in place. At the front of the slot is a Lexan panel with a blade mounted in it for opening letters. The slot is then used to hold the envelope upright while the contents are extracted. The flat section has raised blocks to create an A4-sized frame which enables the user to line up papers for stapling. Two angled cutouts at the top provide access to the papers for right or left corner stapling. The cutouts were designed to match the stapler being used so that, when the stapler is pushed as far in as possible, the staples will always be in the right place. In addition, a hinged section in the center of the flat piece assists in folding papers. The hinged piece is opened and a piece of paper is placed in the A4-sized area; the hinged piece is then closed. Folding one end of the paper over the hinged piece and then folding the other, folds the paper accurately in thirds for insertion in an envelope. The envelope can then be placed in the front slot for stuffing. TITLE: Reception Aids. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 23 no 1, Autumn 2003: p.8-9. PAGES (including cover): 3 2003.


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TAD is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.

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