Technology for Independent Living
Things to make life easier!
Tommy Hilfiger Debuts Adaptive Clothing Line
As reported in Disability Scoop, a major clothing designer is launching a line of apparel just for children with disabilities. Twenty-two pieces are just like clothing in the company’s regular collection but includes magnets, Velcro and other modifications to allow for easy on and off for kids. This way kids can remain independent and dress like their peers. All of the items are priced the same as the versions for typically-developing kids.
Hilfiger collaborated with the nonprofit Runway of Dreams. Mindy Scheier founded the group – which works to increase the availability of fashionable clothing for kids with disabilities. She used to adapt jeans for her son Oliver who has a rare form of muscular dystrophy and wears leg braces.
Runway of Dreams plans to work with other brands to make adaptive clothing available for people of all ages with different abilities.
Beeping Easter Egg
What better way for children to celebrate Easter than with an Easter Egg Hunt? These specially designed Beeping Easter Eggs help Blind and Visually Impaired kids join in on the fun. Instead of going by visual cues, kids can locate these eggs by following the loud, clear beep they emit.
$12.95 from MaxiAids
Clip Right Nail Clipper
Improved design has an extra forward lever that squeezes closest to the cutting edge. Offers greater control. $8.95 from MaxiAides