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Subject:

Re: suitable mouse and keyboard combination for student with peripheral neuropathy

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"Friday Marcus (BARNSLEY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)" <[log in to unmask]>

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A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals.

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From: Clarke Zoe (BARNSLEY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST) [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 14 January 2011 14:55
To: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals.
Subject: RE: suitable mouse and keyboard combination for student with peripheral neuropathy


Hi

Have you tried filter keys within windows as this can sometimes help error rate - means you can block repeated presses and also add a small delay for selecting a letter if this is helpful (I have had some success with this). Also have you tried a keyguard on a conventional sized keyboard?

Have you tried a headmouse?

Zoe


Zo Clarke (ne Robertson)

Assistive Technology Clinical Specialist Barnsley Assistive Technology Team Block 14 Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust Gawber Road Barnsley
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-----Original Message-----
From: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Taylor, Barry
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 3:07 PM
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Subject: Re: suitable mouse and keyboard combination for student with peripheral neuropathy

I used mouse keys quite successfully for a couple of people.  With or without keyguard.



Barry

Barry Taylor, Clinical Scientist
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-----Original Message-----
From: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael Parry
Sent: 14 January 2011 14:52
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: suitable mouse and keyboard combination for student with peripheral neuropathy



Hello all



The symptoms are loss of feeling and control in the fingers. He makes lots of typos and thinks a big key keyboard will solve that problem. But his main difficulty is using a mouse to point and select accurately.



I've been considering the 'Whale Mouse' from Ergoview (http://www.emptech.info/product_details.php?ID=1318), partly because the buttons appear to be relatively programmable.



Or perhaps a joystick...



Any thoughts?



Thanks in advance



Mike P


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