I am starting a series of blogs that will feature low tech assistive technology devices/tools.   Each blog will have a picture of the device, how it works, and how it could be beneficial to individuals with disabilities.  RCIL does NOT sell items nor earn any profit off of any item.  These blogs are simply informational to allow individuals to know what tools are available.

First up is the “Safe Slice”.

Safe Slice1The Safe Slice is a tool you wear on your index finger and thumb to hold an item you are cutting.  The Safe Slice acts as a shield to protect your fingers as you get closer to them with the knife.

Safe Slice2

The Safe Slice could be beneficial to individuals with vision loss (or anyone for that matter) allowing a guard between the person’s fingers and the knife.




Temperatures are dropping as winter creeps closer so I thought a timely topic would be home heating safety. The rising cost of gas has left many people using other methods of heating their homes.

Fireplaces, wood burning stoves, gas or electric space-heaters are among the most popular alternatives to furnace heating. Each of these can pose major fire-hazard risks. FEMA has an online fire safety guide, please take a moment to read over it.

In addition to safe heating, another winter concern is the inability to pay utility bills. In Kansas, there is a Cold Weather Rule that is in effect from Nov. 1st – March 31st of each year. This is to ensure that you do not have to face the dangers of a heatless winter. Please visit the Kansas Corporation Commission Website for more information.