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Case studies
Many of us are dependent on our laptops,
smartphones and other 21st century gadgets
to run all aspects of our lives, and Graham
is no exception. However, the tray that was
supplied for his wheelchair was too shallow
to sit a laptop on securely, making it much
less portable than it should have been.
Mark Game, a volunteer with Remap Barnet,
designed and made a custom laptop table
to fit on Graham’s wheelchair. While he
was at it, he also added straps to the back
and the footrest to improve access to the
wheels, making it more manoeuvrable and
allowing Graham to improve his core
Graham is very pleased with his newly
modified wheelchair and no longer needs
to rely on his quick reflexes to save his
laptop from an untimely demise.
sort through donations and handle
payments from customers.
However, as her disability progressed, she
became worried that she would be unable
to continue in her role. One of our volunteer
engineers from our Norfolk West group,
Alan, paid Jade a visit during her shift at
the shop. He was able to make a few
alterations to her workspace which made
it easier for her to use. For example, he
made the till lower so that it can be used
while sitting down - an adaptation which
has turned out to be helpful for several
of the hospice’s other volunteers as well.
Jade supports her local hospice by
volunteering in their charity shop each week.
She’s a key part of their team, helping to
Thanks to Alan’s help, Jade is able to
continue with her volunteering role and
looks forward to her shift each week.
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