Category Archives: Mobility Impairment

IndieGo Device Converts Any Wheelchair Into a Power Chair

via indieGo Device Converts Any Wheelchair Into a Power Chair — The Mighty Megan Zahneis, author at The Mighty, writes about an indieGo project involving equipment that can conversion any wheelchair into a power chair. This project is creating an open source … Continue reading

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What Styluses are Available for Mobile Devices Presently?

 What styluses are available these day? Questions about styluses are often posted. Styluses have come and gone  with some reappearing after reorganization of some of the vendors. Here is a review of some favorite styluses for big and little fingers … Continue reading

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On the Cheap – Adjustable Stand for Your Computer, Keyboard and Mouse

Portable, Adjustable Computer/Keyboard/Mouse Stand Looking for a inexpensive sit to stand solution for positioning a keyboard, laptop or mobile device? I  recently purchased the   Readaeer ® stand,  a portable,  adjustable computer /keyboard and mouse stand as a sit to stand component … Continue reading

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JACO KINOVA Robotic Arm

KINOVA JACO ²Robotic Arm An amazing robotic assistive arm from KINOVA Robotics. See it in action: For more information or to see other user applications visit the Kinova Robotics Website. Think of the potential. As OT’s I expect we all … Continue reading

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Google Docs Voice Typing Tool

Did you know that a new Voice Typing tool is available in Google Docs (since September 2015) providing speech recognition as a option when using Google Chrome Browser? I may be the only one who was not aware of this new tool, … Continue reading

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Keyboard Accessibility for Individuals with Motor Impairment for Computers and Mobile Devices

Among the updates in the new iOS 9 operating system, offered late October 2015, are additional features for touch accommodations. These setting are wonderful additions to students with motor impairments but also highly relevant when working with adults with motor … Continue reading

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Apps for Employment for Persons with Disabilities

The 2015 Rehabilitation and Transition Conference was held this past week in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As an employee of Adaptive Technology Resources, I manned our booth in the  Exhibit Hall. It is always interesting to meet DVR Counselors and consumers … Continue reading

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