Microsoft Adaptive Mouse Accessories

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Microsoft Adaptive Accessories

As an ATP working with persons with a variety of different physical disabilities, the Microsoft Adaptive Accessories is a recent and exciting new development, offering a tool kit of mouse accessories. Working with individuals with CP, MD, hemiparesis, limb deficiencies or upper extremity injuries requires finding different input methods as well as unique positioning for access to achieve independent and efficient use. Microsoft has created a new Adaptive Mouse system with interchangeable components and a wireless hub for customization to a client’s unique needs.

Here’s more about Microsoft’s new Adaptive Accessory kit:

While not yet available (coming Fall 2022), the Adaptive Accessory Kit will allow customization of mouse and keyboard input along with 3-D printing available – Wow! What a boon! I can’t tell you how many clients I’ve worked with could use this to increase their efficiency (and how often I wished I had a 3-D printer!).

Here are the Microsoft Adaptive Mice featured with some of the customization available:

Here are some of the mouse button options and wireless hub:

These adaptive input devices offer a system that can be customized to the users’ needed input methods and programming. Exciting! I’m eager to be able to trial the kits to explore customizing input methods.

I’m signed up to be notified about the new kit and trial it with clients as offered on their website. I can’t wait!

For more information check out the Microsoft Accessories website for more information or request a notification when the kit is available.

More for your OT or AT e-Tool kit!

Carol, OT’s with Apps & Technology

About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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