Category: Deaf And Hard of Hearing

Puppet Box

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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a child with multiple disabilities with access to hearing testing. This box is used with children who are unable to understand instructions to signify when they hear certain sounds or are physically unable to do so. Instead, the child is taught to turn his/her head when a certain sound is heard, an instruction that is reinforced by lighting a puppet in the box. The box is painted with blackboard paint for a matte finish that does not reflect light. A black curtain is fitted to the back of the box with an opening for the puppet. The front of the box is made of charcoal-grey Perspex, which is not transparent until lit from behind. The box is outfitted with three levels of lighting controlled with an air-operated foot switch to make the switch as quiet as possible. POWER: The lighting uses a 12-volt direct current (DC) garden lighting transformer. DIMENSIONS (HxWxD): 600 x 400 x 320 millimeters. TITLE: Supporting Early Intervention. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 26, Number 3, October 2006. PAGES: 16-17. Number of pages: 3 (including cover). 2006.


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Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD)
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TAD is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.
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