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What are reading and writing aids?

Reading and writing aids include writing grips and book holders. They are designed to make reading or writing more comfortable for anyone who is living with a disability that affects their grip, sight or hand strength.

What are the benefits of reading and writing aids?

Our aids help to give you the independence to complete tasks including letter writing and reading the newspaper or a book in bed or your favourite chair.

What different reading and writing aids do you offer?

Writing aids – we offer several writing grips that can be attached to pens or pencils to create a larger and more comfortable grip. We also have tubing that you cut to size and can use on pens, pencils, paint brushes and many other household items. The writing slope has an angled surface to write on to support a comfortable and correct posture.

Book stands – our reading aids include book stands that hold your book open on a chosen page. We offer two flat folding bookstands with adjustable positions so you can angle your book to a comfortable reading position. They can fold flat so they are easy to store and transport. We also offer a standing book holder that is ideal for holding your book over your chair or wheelchair.

Lights – we provide sensor, lamp and standing lights that can assist you when reading or writing in bed or at your desk. The standing and desk lamps are designed to reduce eye strain when you are concentrating on a hobby such as reading or sewing and, with an adjustable neck, you can direct the light where you need it most. We also offer sensor lights that turn on when movement is detected, including a plug-in sensor light that doubles as a torch so you are prepared if there is a power failure. Other sensor lights can be secured in different areas of your home and are a simple way to prevent falls.

Magnifiers – hands free magnifiers come in different designs and are ideal if you need one or both hands free for reading. We have floor standing magnifiers which are suitable if you read in a chair and a magnifier with neck strap that both have built-in lights and can be used hands free. The table standing magnifier has a large surface to help you read big areas of text and it can be altered to different positions. We also offer a handheld magnifier with built in lights that has a comfortable grip and slim design so it can fit into your bag.

What should I consider when choosing a reading or writing aid?

Size – consider the size of the reading aid before choosing. If you are looking for an aid to take out and about we provide lots of compact aids, including magnifying glasses and folding book stands.

Style – it is important to consider the style of reading or writing aid so you pick a format that suits your own mobility requirements. With a range of colours and designs you have plenty of styles to choose from and can choose a design you like.

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