Assistive Technologies

Custom Assistive Technologies


The DIY Folding Cell Phone Stand was inspired by my friend Leslie M. I saw Leslie communicating with another friend on her cell phone using American Sign Language (ASL). She did this by holding the phone on one hand and signing with the other. When I asked her about using a phone stand, she showed me the one she has but never uses. She tells me it’s clunky and doesn’t fit in her purse.

At the time, I was making larger stands invented by Dr. Therese Willkomm for the iPad. I adapted Dr. Willkomm’s design for use with a cell phone.

When not in use, this stand folds flat and can easily fit into a purse.

DIY Folding Cell Phone Stand — folded!

Instructions for the Kits (DIY Privacy Stand, DIY Easy Stylus, DIY Easy Grip and DIY Tablet Stand) provided at our Assistive Technology workshops are now available!



By popular demand, we returned for ATC17!  Our sessions on DIY AT were 9:30 – 11:00am and 4:00 – 5:30pm on Friday, March 10th, 2017.



Traveling Workshops 2016!

As a result of the incredible amount of interest in our sessions at ATC16, 505access traveled around the State of New Mexico to present workshops in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) custom assistive technologies (AT).  In the second half of 2016, we worked with the NMGCD/TAP office, The Arc of New Mexico and locations across rural New Mexico to provide hands-on workshops where participants make assistive devices to take home and test out more elaborate assistive systems.  We worked with attendees to develop new ideas and designs to make our lives better or just easier.

Our travels in 2016 …

At one of our workshops, someone asked about buttons …

Try sewable magnetic snaps!

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