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The Reading Tray

Originator....Tom Jeary


THE PROBLEM:   To hold a book open in front of a reader, in a wheelchair, suffering weakness of the hands ( i.e. paralysis, arthritis, etc. ).  

THE SOLUTION:  The unit is made of  two rectangles of  plastic ( lexan ), about 14"X20"  hinged at the bottom and adjusted to hight and angle with two knee joints. This adjustment is particularly important for folks with vision problems . The book support shelf,  about 2" up from the bottom, is bonded but could be screwed in place from the back. Even heavy books can be managed with just a little use of one hand.    

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