Can openers for people with disabilities are designed for one-handed or hands-free use. Those that are well designed do not leave a sharp edge on the can, and the lid does not fall inside the can after it is opened. Most of these can openers are mountable, cordless or rechargeable.
Since opening cans with a disability is a tedious and difficult task, most can openers geared toward people with disabilities are lightweight, durable and easy to use. Some are based on touchless systems, while others shut off automatically. These can openers are meant to improve quality of life and independence in the kitchen.