Assistive Technology of the Month
February: Automatic Jar & Can Opener
We are featuring a different Assistive Technology device each month. This month we are highlighting automatic jar and can openers. These openers allow you to open a new or old jar or can with the push of a button — no gripping, twisting or pulling. The openers adjust to fit a variety of sizes, and the can opener leaves no sharp edges around the opening.
The automatic jar and can openers would be useful if you have difficulty with gripping or twisting in your hands and wrists or if you just don’t want to wrestle with stubborn jars and cans.
We have automatic jar and can openers on display in our St. Joseph office. If you have questions about the automatic jar and can openers, you can contact Karen in our Kalamazoo Office (269-345-1516 x115) or Joanne in our St. Joseph office (269-982-7761)
These videos demonstrate the automatic jar and can openers in action. (Please pardon the poor captioning — audio is not necessary for the demonstration of these devices).
For more information about Assistive Technology, visit the Assistive Technology page of our website.
Assistive Technology Funding Assistance is Available
The Assistive Technology Loan Fund (ATLF) is available to help people pay for tools for independence. The ATLF is a low interest loan available to people with disabilities and their family members to help purchase items like wheelchair-accessible vehicles, hearing aids, mobility devices, communication devices, or adapted recreation equipment. The ATLF can also pay for home modifications, including ramps, to make your home more accessible. Contact Lewis in our Kalamazoo office (269-345-1516 x107) for more information.