Project / Status: Complete
Accessibility Handle - Alcatel 1066 Mobile Phone
Our client had difficulty picking up and maintaining grip on their mobile phone. As a consequence the phone would often drop to the floor and they were unable to retrieve it from their electric wheelchair.
The solution was created in two parts. There is a clip which attaches to the phone, and a handle which easily attaches to (and detaches from) the clip. This means the handle can easily be removed for putting the phone in a bag or pocket without removing the clip from the phone.
The design has been made so that it can be printed on a small home 3D printer and is available to download for free from our website. See the More Information section below for links to the ENABL3D.ME website and 3D printing services if you don’t have access to a 3D printer.
Note that there is also an alternative version of the rigid handle which works like a chain of links. This means that it can be folded flat, and therefore doesn’t need to be removed when storing the phone in a bag or pocket. The last picture shows the clip and handle in use on a home DECT phone.
Our client is now able to easily pick up their phone with little risk of it being dropped. They said:
“Thanks to ENABL3D.ME, I am thrilled with the handle for my phone. I am no longer worried about dropping it, which I frequently did, being unable to pick it up from being seated in my wheelchair.”
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