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Accessibility Tips for Motor Impairment

Some causes of motor impairment

 

General Solutions 

 

 More specific solutions

Adaptable Keyboards

 

The Maltron keyboard (www.maltron.co.uk)

 

Eagle Eyes


Adaptable mice

Head pointing devices


Sensory input (eye gaze (muscular and retinal recognition), touch)

 

Switches

Hardware for some users with physical disabilities who can only control the computer with one or two specific movements. Switches are used with software that scans through options on the screen allowing the user to trigger the switch when the option they wish to choose is highlighted. Single switches can be used in conjunction with on-screen keyboards and word prediction software. The scanning software can be used to create customized screen layouts for use with a variety of software. However, every clickable spot in the layout must be identified manually in advance.
E.g. Keyboard control pedals

 

Controls on assistive tools

E.g. Mouth operated wheelchairs; Cursor ball wheelchairs