Special needs solutions

7038 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (343)


Special needs solutions

7038 Sales

Ivo Beckers

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Ivo Beckers

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Last updated on Jul 12, 2017

Fast and economical world-wide shipping from USA and Europe


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5 out of 5 stars
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  • Caroline Daley on Sep 18, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect, as always. Thanks for the quality, and speedy delivery

  • risaacman on Jul 22, 2019

    4 out of 5 stars

    The good news: this device is a real godsend for those whose hands are badly disabled; I buy it for my friend whose hands are badly "clawed" by MS. It works as advertised and he uses it frequently to operate his iPad.

    The bad news is durability. With regular use the metal mesh tip of the device wears out in only 3 months or less. That is not very long for a device that costs this much, which to me is a significant downside.

  • Cheri on Jul 20, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    If I could give this 1000 stars I would!!! The look on the kids face that I bought this for was PRICELESS when I introduced it in our therapy session. I have tried to rig a ton of things to work for him to access his communication app on his iPad with no success and have been using a Blue2 switch and he has been tested for eye gaze through another facility. He grinned, giggled, told me he was happy and that he liked it when I asked him if he liked the new stylus!! I ordered the 9/16 one, it fit his index finger perfectly and works every time. I probably should have ordered it longer to help him get more finger extension, but I can remedy that. It shipped to me fast I thought. It is AWESOME! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

About shapedad

Sales 7,038
On Etsy since 2010

Special needs solutions, since 2010

It's 2010, a turning point in my life after 20yrs in IT...

"Then the iPad came along, and my kids love drawing, but we found the styli available not, shall we say, elegant enough. They were mostly made of rubber or foam.

"So we started making our own, and at the same time I discovered Etsy." This American web venture that sells a very wide range of well-made products created by amateur, semi-professional and professional craftspeople.

"It was easy to set up a shop in Etsy, a nice low-profile platform, and I put some things in there and they just took off."

All the manufacturing is done at home. The kids (now fourteen and seventeen) suggest things and test, Ivo's wife machines the little sleeves of conductive material, and Ivo designs and develops the hard materials.

Soon after launching the shop, people with special needs were taking them apart and attaching them to their headsets, mouse-sticks and other pointing devices and using them with standard iPads.

An now we enable people with various mobility/disability issues on a daily basis to use tablets and smartphones the same as anyone else!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 31, 2014

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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