Did you know there are loads of gimp-friendly designs waiting to be made on Kickstarter that never see the light of day? It’s a travesty. So many brilliant, novel ideas, many with universal design elements and all which could have a significant impact on the lives (and future independence) of people with disabilities.
My friend pointed me to SILISKIN Glass on Kickstarter last week; a smart drinking cup design that removes the unhealthy, plastic aspect of drinking from a cup for many quads (they say drinking out of plastic cups over time can cause cancer), and making it a standard glass but covering it in latex to give it an easier grip (brilliant!). For years I’ve avoided glassware for this reason…it just slips right out of my hand.
This Universal Mini Stand (got funding) for mobile phones is a cool universal design on Kickstarter. This invention lets you keep your phone upright and easy to see if you’re trying to watch a movie or something like that. It also lets your clip you