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Tokoya holding up the doorknob turner.

       Tokoya came to The Disability Network (TDN) in Flint for the Home Repair Grant Workshop they hosted with Metro Community Development. After the workshop, she expressed to TDN staff the difficulties she was having getting around due to her long-term ankle injury.  She also noted that she had limited movement in both hands due to neuropathy.  Opening doors in her home proved difficult.  TDN's Assistive Technology Coordinator demonstrated the door knob lever, part of the Michigan Assistive Technology Program's kit of devices for community living.  It worked great for her!  A simple, small change of turning her door knobs into levers made a big difference.  She can now easily and independently open all of the doors in her home  

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