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assistive technology | Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

assistive technology | Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis | Technology Solutions for RA | Scoop.it

views if a blogger with RA and the reasons why he finds using an iPad much easier than a traditional PC.

 

It provides much easier surfing and navigation. A simple touch of the screen allows you to move pages and minimize and maximize with ease. There is no mouse strain on the fingers with the iPad!There is less stress on finger joints typing on the keypad since it is a touch pad. But that will take some time getting used to.There is a free WordPress blogging application for the iPad. Most of this post was written with this app. Final edits were made on my regular computer before publishing. This allows me to compose thoughts for blogs anyplace and anytime.Dragon Dictation is a free application available for the iPad. The application converts speech to text. Below is a note recorded in Dragon Dictation using the iPad…
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LetMeType: word prediction software

LetMeType is a flexible word prediction program which allows the user to create and customise subject specfic lexicons. This could be helpful for people who struggle using a keyboard and would benefit from reducing the need to input text by using word prediction.

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LetMe Type - free word prediction software

LetMe Type - free word prediction software | Technology Solutions for RA | Scoop.it
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Maggie McKay's comment, April 23, 2013 5:04 PM
LetMe Type is a small program that resides in the system tray, monitors what you type and collects information about your most frequently used words. It will then use this information to provide a little popup window after you type in 2 or 3 characters, containing a range of words to choose from that it can automatically complete for you.
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Support in Education: Mobility, dexterity and chronic pain

Support in Education: Mobility, dexterity and chronic pain | Technology Solutions for RA | Scoop.it
How to understand and minimise barriers to higher education for students with mobility difficulties
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Managing hidden disabilities in education

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A description of the range of “hidden” disabilities, how they may impact on a student’s study, and how to support them once they are recognised.

 

This is a resource from the Open University which provides insights into the issues for learners who have hidden disabilities.

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Voice recognition software and keyboard user on using the web

Nicola uses voice recognition software (Dragon) and a keyboard to use the web. She discusses some of the difficulties she experiences when using the web and ...
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Free speech recognition in Windows 7

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Maggie McKay's comment, April 23, 2013 2:39 PM
Windows 7 has speech recognition built in. This is useful for people who need to use their voice to control their computer, rather than a mouse or keyboard. Using either a grid or number overlay you can control where you mouse clicks on the screen.
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Using the onscreen keyboard on a mac.

Your computer has an onscreen keyboard available which can be used instead of the physical keyboard. Here we show you how to access the onscreen keyboard.

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Using the Sticky Keys feature on your mac computer.

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Maggie McKay's comment, April 25, 2013 5:45 PM
StickyKeys is an accessibility feature to help computer users who have physical disabilities, but it is also used by others as a means to reduce repetitive strain injury (or a syndrome called the Emacs Pinky). It essentially serializes keystrokes instead of pressing multiple keys at a time: StickyKeys allows the user to press and release a modifier key, such as Shift, Ctrl, Alt, or the Windows key, and have it remain active until any other key is pressed.
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Using the Ease of Access Centre to Make Your Mouse Easier to Use

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Maggie McKay's comment, April 25, 2013 5:47 PM
The Ease of Access Centre in Window 7 guides you through a number of settings to adjust the computer to suit your needs. This group of settings looks at ways to make your mouse easier to use.
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Using your keyboard one-handed

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Many people use a computer keyboard with one hand, with a typing wand grasped in a fist, or using a mouth stick so programs that need you to press two or three keys at one time to carry out commands such as saving a document can be difficult, uncomfortable or just impossible to do with a standard keyboard setup.

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Assistive Technology to Make Writing and Reading Tasks Easier for Individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Assistive Technology to Make Writing and Reading Tasks Easier for Individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis | Technology Solutions for RA | Scoop.it

Thanks to Occupational Therapists Elsa M. Orellano, Ph.D., OTR/L, ATP of Puerto Rico's AT Program (PRATP) for compiling these devices, strategies, and resources.

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Includes a range of enabling technology solutions for writing, computer use and for reading.

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LetMeType free word prediction sofware

LetMeType free word prediction sofware | Technology Solutions for RA | Scoop.it
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Maggie McKay's comment, April 23, 2013 5:05 PM
Download this free software by following this link.
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Support for Students with Arthritis

Support for Students with Arthritis | Technology Solutions for RA | Scoop.it
Directory of student strategies for e-Learning. Lexdis is a JISC TechDis supported project.
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AutoText in Microsoft Word minimises the amount of typing you have to do.

If you frequently type the same phrases, instructions, or boilerplate copy (think legalese!) into your Microsoft Word documents, you should be using AutoText.

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NRAS - National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society - Rheumatoid Arthritis & Computing

NRAS - National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society - Rheumatoid Arthritis & Computing | Technology Solutions for RA | Scoop.it
Information about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for people who are newly diagnosed with the diease, as well as those with established disease and information about living with RA
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How to Use Windows Vista Speech Recognition Software

In this video, we show you how to configure and use Windows Vista Speech Recognition software. This video and over 70 other Windows Vista hundreds more are a...
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Adjusting the trackpad sensitivity on a mac

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Maggie McKay's comment, April 23, 2013 2:30 PM
Some laptop computers have a trackpad instead of a mouse - you control the pointer by moving your finger across the pad. If you have difficulty using a trackpad it may help to adjust the sensitivity, which will reduce the speed at which the pointer moves across the screen. Here we show you how to adjust the sensitivity of your trac
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Adjusting the Mouse Sensitivity.

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Maggie McKay's comment, April 23, 2013 2:28 PM
If you have difficulty using a mouse it may help to adjust the sensitivity, which will reduce the speed at which it moves across the screen.
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Using the Ease of Access Centre to Use Computer without a Mouse or Keyboard

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Maggie McKay's comment, April 25, 2013 5:47 PM
This looks at ways to use your computer without a mouse or keyboard.
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Introducing the Ease of Access Centre in Windows 7

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Maggie McKay's comment, April 25, 2013 5:45 PM
Within Windows OS there are a whole range of things within the Ease of Access Centre which allows people to adjust or personalise how they view and input information into their computer.
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Type less using MS Word

Type less using MS Word | Technology Solutions for RA | Scoop.it
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Autotext and Autocorrect allow users to create shortcuts or create pre-determined abbreviations which, when typed will type longer sentences, will reduce the amount of typing and will work as a word prediction.

 

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Using on-screen keyboards

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For some people, typing on a keyboard may be painful.  using an onscreen keyboard could offer and alternative where keyboarding/typing can be accessed via an onscreen keyboard. 

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