Accidentally Adaptive: eReader Page Turner

I’ve been a huge reader ever since I was a little girl. While I’ve now traded paper books for electronic ones, it doesn’t mean that I read any less, and I’m always looking for things that make it easier (and more enjoyable) for me. Which is why I was so excited to find this eReader automatic page turner, my newest addition to my Accidentally Adaptive collection.

Heather, a white woman in a power wheelchair, is wear a white off the shoulder dress with green palm leaves all over it. She's on her back patio next to a bistro table that has an iPad on in. The iPad has the automatic page turner attached o it, and Heather is holding the clicker in her hand resting on top of the iPad.

I’ve honestly loved to read for as long as I can remember. I have a photo somewhere in an old album of me when I was really little, with a pile of library books sitting on my lap so high that I was resting my chin on them! I’m also a pretty quick reader – I used to fill half my suitcase or duffel on trips with books to read so that I didn’t run out while I was away.

In recent years, though, I’ve switched to reading almost exclusively on my iPad, with the Nook app from Barnes & Noble. I have a few actual paper books that I’ve bought (usually signed editions) as collectibles, but for books that I’m actually reading, e-books are so much easier for me. They definitely take up way, way less space when I’m packing them, but they’re also just physically easier. I don’t have to worry about balancing the book on my lap (or wherever I’m reading), struggling to keep the pages open, or even turning the pages. Everything is just much less actual, physical work on an eReader.

But I’m still always looking for things that make it even easier for me to read. When one of my favorite Bookstagrammers shared this automatic page turner for eReaders, I bought it instantly. It’s not that I can’t turn the pages myself on my iPad, but sometimes, based on where I have my iPad set, it can be a bit of a reach for me, and my arms get tired easily! It sounds silly but it’s actual work for me, and when I’m reading, I really just want to relax and unplug. And the page turner has made it easier! It’s incredibly simple to use – you just clip it into your iPad, or Kindle, or whatever eReader you’re using, and press the button on the back to “activate” it. You can then use the little clicker to turn the page! So I can leave my hand on my lap and still be able to turn the page, no problem.

This is great for me, but also would be convenient for people without weakness or mobility issues, too – especially for things like reading in bed! Another Accidentally Adaptive win – a product that works equally well for disabled and non-disabled people.

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