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Assistive Technology for Spring Cleaning. April 24, 2014 MATP Staff. Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDR C). A disability justice movement working to transform communities. Home of Michigan’s Assistive Technology Program MDRC’s Web Page: www.mymdrc.org Contact [email protected]

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Assistive technology for spring cleaning

Assistive Technology for Spring Cleaning

April 24, 2014

MATP Staff


Michigan disability rights coalition mdr c
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDR C)

  • A disability justice movement working to transform communities.

  • Home of Michigan’s Assistive Technology Program

  • MDRC’s Web Page: www.mymdrc.org

  • [email protected]


Spring cleaning overview
Spring Cleaning Overview

  • Cross Disability

    • Mobility, Pain, Fatigue, Low Vision and Blind and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

  • Helpful tools and tips

    • Examples of products

  • Cleaning, prevention and organization

  • Chemical Sensitivity

  • Please share!


General tips
General Tips

Motivation/Rewards

Must Do, Should Do, Optional

Set realistic goals

Recognize your limits and pay attention to pain

Enlist family and friends

Consider seasonal tasks

Get help from assistive technology!


Identifying products and items
Identifying Products and Items

Pen Friend

Magnifiers

OMoby App

Color Identifier



Living areas carpet
Living Areas: Carpet

  • Vacuums

    • Power Assist

    • Lightweight

    • Cordless

    • HEPA

    • Roomba and other “bot-vacs”

    • Mounted to Wheelchair

  • Carpet Spot Cleaners: Hands-free



Windows
Windows

Curtains

Blinds

Window cleaner wipes

Water gun for tall windows

Squeegees

Long Reach Screen Cleaner




Kitchen oven stove
Kitchen: Oven & Stove

Oven: Prevention

Counter gap fillers

Sponge on a stick (DIY)

Green Cleaners


Kitchen refrigerator
Kitchen: Refrigerator

Ergonomic scrub brush

Cover shelves

Microfiber mitt

Organizer – bins and labels

Stick with hook & reacher– grabber tools


Kitchen cupboards
Kitchen: Cupboards

Cleaning Outsides

Inside Organization and Cleaning

Clear storage and Labels

“Junk” drawer organization

Pull out shelves and lazy Susan/turning shelves





How to contact matp
How to Contact MATP

Phone: (800) 760-4600

Email:[email protected]

Web:www.mymdrc.org

Twitter:www.twitter.com/MiAssistTech

Blog:http://www.miassisttech.org/mdrcat/


Closing thoughts questions
Closing Thoughts & Questions

“At worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.” - Rose Macaulay


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