Included in this section are various fastenings that can be used to adapt existing clothing. This includes Velcro fastenings and zips that can be unzipped from either end.
These fastenings may be easier to manage than buttons if you have reduced grip or dexterity in your hands and fingers.1
There are specialist clothing services that offer adaptation or made-to-measure services to suit your needs. Please refer to the DLF Factsheet on Specialist clothing services for information on some of these services.
If you would like advice regarding issues with clothing, footwear or dressing, you could try sections of AskSARA. AskSARA is the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)'s free online self assessment tool. AskSARA will ask you questions about yourself and your environment and then offer relevant advice, product suggestions and supplier details.View references and sources of further information ›
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