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02-08-15, 08:23
Hi Folks

A friend of mine is doing a project on how every day DIY tools can be improved so that they can be use easily used be the elderly, disabled, and other individuals who have below average movement and strength in their body.

Can you think of any tools which can be improved in that way?

Where is the best place in order to get more information regarding this?

Thanks in advance for your responses.

03-08-15, 08:47
Hi geek84

The best way is to do some research! You would be wise not to try and reinvent the wheel though. Have a browse through our website www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk to see what is already available. You can use forums like this (youreable) to get feedback from disability equipment users. There are others such as http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs/ouch and http://www.disabilitynow.org.uk/blogs. Wish your friend good luck with his project.

03-08-15, 16:13
Thanks for you response.

29-08-16, 07:33
Good Morning Folks

I hope you're all well. We still have not finished this project since my friend (who is doing the project, and I'm just helping) had a family bereavement. However, we're back on to this now, and was wondering if an online survey would be good in order to find out people's views of the difficulties they have using DIY tools or completing DIY projects?

However, neither of us has any clue as to how to carry out an online survey. Would anybody kind enough out there point us in the right direction?

Thanks in advance for your responses