Always thinking, Zebreda had her barber cut a gap across her hair wide enough to keep the top-bridge of her headset from slipping off.
A closed door can be a barrier for anyone with limited arm or hand control but Zebreda's not about to let a closed door stop her.
Never to be caught in the dark—or asleep with the light on—Zebreda demonstrates her Light-switch Helper. Simple, practical, inexpensive and useful!
Zebreda needs a little help with eating but the assisted living facility where she lives informed her that they could no longer provide that level of support. That's a whole other story but here Zebreda demonstrates her short-term solution.
Assistive Technology can often be an adapted or modified design or tool. In this video, Zebreda demonstrates how a product designed to secure a locked door was adapted to achieve the exact opposite—to keep a door opened.
Privacy and security are important considerations for everyone. Supported living often includes onsite staff who have easy access at all hours of the day. In this video Zebreda demonstrates a no-tech door alarm as an alert for whenever someone attempts to enter her apartment.
When it comes to sports don't expect to find Zebreda sitting on the sidelines. In this video Zebreda demonstrates how she customized her power wheelchair so she can compete as a goalie on the power soccer team, the Glendale Wild Wheelers.
When it comes to staying dry on a raining day, Zebreda demonstrates how a little creativity can go a long way toward adapting an ordinary umbrella into a practical and useful Aid for Daily Living (ADL).
Getting somewhere is one thing but getting in can be a whole other kettle of barriers. In this video, Zebreda demonstrates how she modified a standard key turner design into one that provides easy access to her storage unit. The lesson: Use a good idea and make it better.
Sometimes it just requires one to put on a "thinking-cap," or as Zebreda demonstrates in this video, her baseball cap. Assistive technology can be a simple adaptation of whatever is close at hand—or on top of your head.