Category: Clothes Washer

Accessible Washers And Dryers.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Enables person in a wheelchair to reach controls on back panel of a washing machine or dryer. Controls are brought forward, even with the front of the machines. Rotary selection knob of washer connects by flexible cable to a large 3 pronged handle which provides leverage. Labeling of the various cycles was placed on a large circle immediately behind the control handle. Dryer cycle selection knobs are duplicated at the front of the machine by large circular actuation pads, each connected mechanically with its counterpart at the rear of the machine. Includes photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J.; Tindall, L. TITLE: Tools, Equipment & Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education & Employment of Handicapped People. REF: Book: Vocational Studies Dept., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI: pp 32- 33. NARIC CALL NUMBER: R2479. 1983.


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