Button Hook -- Zipper Pull
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"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with limited hand or finger control to manage buttons and zippers for independent dressing. To make this device, drill small holes in each end of the dowel. Twist cup hook into one of the hole, being careful not to split dowel. Straighten paper clip and bend the paper clip wire in half; pinch the fold with the pliers. Place paper clip wire over the dowel and twist ends to form button hook loop. Put a dab of glue in open hole of dowel and.insert paper clip loop. Twist to secure. MATERIALS: One 7/8-inch cup hook, one dowel 6 inches long x 0.5 inch in diameter, one regular paper clip, and wood or cement glue. TOOLS: Pliers. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic shop skills. TITLE: Button Hook -- Zipper Pull. WEB SITE: Oklahoma ABLE Tech at http://okabletech.okstate.edu/. REF: Make-n-Take Do it Yourself AT. Oklahoma ABLE Tech can also be contacted at Oklahoma State University Seretean Wellness Center, 1514 W. Hall of Fame, Stillwater, OK 74078 USA; 800-257-1705 V/TDD, 405-744-9748 V/TDD, 405-744-2487 Fax.