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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: 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:

  • [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


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


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




Window cleaner wipes

Water gun for tall windows


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]


Closing thoughts questions
Closing Thoughts & Questions

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