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close this bookMore with Less: Aids for Disabled Persons in Daily Life (Tool, 1993, 93 p.)
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View the documentSitting aids for disabled persons
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Knitting belt

Knitting with one hand is only possible if you can fix one of the needles in, for example, a knitting belt. This belt is made of leather and is fastened around the waist. A ball of sheep wool is tied to the belt with a strong thread. The knitting needle can be stuck into the ball.

Knitting clamp

A knitting needle can be fixed onto a table with two small blocks.

Between the blocks is a groove into which the needle is stuck. The blocks are tightened by means of two screws with butterfly nuts, thus securing the needle. The lower block is fixed to the table with a screw clamp.

Recolling scissors

A person can operate these scissors with his or her arm or hand instead of with the fingers. String springing steel along the joint or put something flexible between the handles of the scissors. The scissors can be fixed to a solid piece of wood to prevent them from slipping away.

Embroidery frame

A person who wants to embroider and only has one hand at his or her disposal can fix the embroidery in this embroidery frame. The frame consists of two frames, one frame fitting tightly into the other. The frame should be adjustable, so that different materials can be pinned tightly into the frame. In this example, winged nuts are used to adjust the frame. See to it that the frame can be fixed firmly to, for example, a table.


A one-handed carpenter can draw an angle of 90 degrees with the help of a metal plate bent to an angle of 90 degrees or two wooden boards fixed to each other at an angle of 90 degrees. An ordinary square often does not stay in a stable position when you only have one hand at your disposal.

Nail holder

This nail holder is made of four wooden laths. They are glued and screwed onto each other at the points indicated in the picture. The two middle ones have been rounded at the ends so that the pincer opens if one presses the ends together. Holes of various sizes have been made into the holder for various nail sizes.


If a person has difficulty bending over, he or she can still pick up metal objects with a magnet on a rope or an angling rod. The pins and nails lying on the ground will be recovered in no time.