Ted is an older gentleman who frequently visits the Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP) to browse the Demonstration Center for new assistive technology options. Ted was very interested to learn about the Makers program and 3D-printing. Ted was assisted by one of the Makers’ team members to browse the available products. He noticed that Makers have tablet stands in their inventory, but he wanted a device that will hold his small phone during FaceTime calls with his family members and friends who communicate through sign language.

Makers located an open-source file for an adjustable, small phone stand and quickly printed it for Ted. The phone stand can hold the phone at either a horizontal or vertical position, and it is lightweight and easily accessible for Ted to adjust as needed. The phone stand allows for hands free calls so that Ted can easily communicate with family members and friends!