|It's not unusual for UATP's staff members to come up with a customized, simple solution to a problem. But this one has style.|
Fortunately, UATP's Uintah Basin coordinator, Cameron Cressall, was in the neighborhood when Filmore called. He picked the knob off the sidewalk and delivered it to Filmore's house.
Filmore asked Cressall to retrieve an old deer antler from the corner of his apartment and asked if a new knob could be made of that.
With that, Cressall and student employee Brandon Griffin were on the job. "We got to work, and with a cut here, sand there and a hole drilled, we made him a new knob," Cressall said. The result: a joystick that is taller, larger and easier to work with limited fine motor skills.
Also, it's got Filmore's personality all over it.
"He says it will keep him from accidentally hitting buttons that interfere with operating his chair, won't fall off and is easier for him to maneuver," Cressall said. "He loves the antler knob."