iPad Stand for Scanning Documents

Denise lost her full vision following an optic-nerve injury in 2012. She reached out to IATP this past winter to be matched with an assistive technology specialist to develop computer access through screen reader technology. After receiving services and a new iPad, Denise was then introduced to other IATP services including Smart Home, Tech Kitchen, and Makers. Makers received an individualized request by the assistive technology specialist to design a 3D-printed stand that will hold Denise’s new iPad in place while it scans text-documents to read back to her.

Makers, Smart Home, and the assistive technology specialist working with Denise all traveled to Denise’s home to provide further services and teach Denise to properly use the iPad stand once it was ready for use. Denise will be using Seeing AI, a free IOS app downloaded onto her iPad, that offers text-to-speech access. During IATP’s visit, Denise learned where to place her iPad on the stand for use and where to place the documents when using Seeing AI.

The stand contains all 3D-printed parts and has both top and bottom borders to position the iPad and documents within. The stand is lightweight, and the legs are attached to a portable tray using Micro Suction tape that Denise can move as needed to read documents from anywhere in her house. With the help of the iPad stand, Denise can now position and scan any text-document, scan barcodes or money and change for the Seeing AI app to read back to her.

iPad stand for scanning documents

woman with visual impairment using 3d printed iPad stand for scanning documents


Description here


  • Large-format FDM 3D printer (Build width greater that 28″)
  • Material: PETG
  • Nozzle Size: .4mm
  • Layer Width: .2mm
  • Supports: Yes
  • Build Plate Adhesion: Brim

Download and print this device yourself!

Suggested Donation