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Accessible Shoelaces


Ballarat Makeathon




Joanne would like  a solution to put lace-up shoes on independently. She wants a solution which does not permanently alter her existing shoes. It must also be easy to use without exerting her whole hand. This solution was developed at the same time as the shoe applicator.


The team designed a 3D printed piece held together by a zipper, which can be stitched into the shoe using its laces. A keyring has been attached to the zipper's tab to enable Joanne to easily pull the zipper closed with one finger to fasten her shoe.

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Safety Information

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All digital product files on this page are provided as conceptual designs and were developed by volunteers through a TOM: Melbourne event or program.
The design file is provided in the interest of sharing ideas and promoting collaboration. The design as described in the document(s) has not been tested or assessed for safety. Please do not attempt to use any device built using these instructions without first seeking appropriate professional advice on the safety and suitability of the device for your personal situation. 
TOM: Melbourne are unable to advise on the suitability of any design or device for your personal situation, however if you have general questions relating to the instructions or documentation, please contact us via our  email:


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