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How to do shoelaces with one hand - Part 1

This educational video is all about how to do shoelaces with one hand - Lacing the shoes.

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How to do shoelaces with one hand - Part 2

This educational video is all about how to do shoelaces with one hand - Putting the shoes on

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How put in a contact lenses with one hand

This educational video is all about how put contact lenses with one hand.

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How to do up a zip with one hand

This educational video is all about how to do up a zip with one hand.

How to do up a drawstring with one hand

This educational video is all about how to do up a drawstring with one hand...

Speech Technology

Speech Technology is always evolving, and it is always new things to helping people difficulty with accessibility and communication. For example: Predicted text, Emojis and GIFs, Microphone, Text to speech, Speech to text (eg Dragon Dictation), Windows Speech Recognition, WordQ , Tactis Therapy, Lingraphica, Reading with McGuffey and lots more). 

Apps for smartphones

Smartphones (eg. Apple or android phones) are very useful because the apps so many useful things. For example: public transport, elevate (Brain training) Wordbrain (Brain training) 1 password (securely store passwords) Emergency + (000) Health (store medication, medical history, next of kin etc).

Shoelaces hole

This little hole (similar to a shoehorn but it is worn outside the shoe), so it is handy because sometimes difficult to place in the shoe with one hand. Lots of shoes have it, but also very easy and cheap to make custom made (~ $20 or $30.) I recommend to ask an orthotist or podiatrist to help.

Shoes with support

Shoes with support is very important because lots of people has a weaknesses in the legs. If you wear a AFO or not, it is possible rolled your ankle? Talking your Physio (or shoe shop) and ask: your shoes good or bad? Sturdy? Good grip? Which brand?

Trying to sleep?

Struggling with fatigue and trying to sleep sometimes? Try:​ Meditation or soothing music, earplugs, eye mask, radio with a low volume.

Photography with pistol grip

SLR Cameras are difficult to manage with one hand (especially the right) because the weight, and shutter release is facing right. One option is a SLR with pistol grip and shutter release cable to go with it. (Or compact camera...).

Independent Living Centre

My rehab to the exposed lots of gadgets helping people with a disability. I am recommend visiting the Independent Living Centre (closest to you) because device or gadgets is possibly a big difference with your independence. Eg. Kitchen & Household Tasks, Eating & Drinking, Aids for Vision & Hearing, etc. So many options...