DO IT YOURSELF
PURPOSE: To enable an individual with low vision to use a Jordy at a more comfortable angle. The Jordy is a wearable magnification device from Enhanced Vision (see entry). The system includes a camera mounted near the forehead, which required the user to bend his/her neck or hold reading material in front of his/her face.To allow for a more comfortable reading angle, a lens was removed from a pair of prism glasses and mounted in a hole cut in a small sheet of aluminum. A wire tie was used to loop the aluminum-mounted lens around the rear of the Jordy. Because careful measurements were taken, the unit flips in place. With the lens in place, the user can see material while facing forward, on his/her lap, or while lying down. MATERIALS: Jordy, aluminum sheet, and prism glasses. TOOLS: Metal cutters. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. TITLE: Jordy. WEB SITE: http://www.wheelchairmodifications.org. REF: The organization can also be reached at Wheelchair Modifications, 5533 A Pony Farm Drive, Richmond, VA 23227.