Category Archives: Physical Disability Tool

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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Gyroglove for Tremor Management

Regain your independence. Sourced through Scoop.it from: gyrogear.co The Gyroglove is the mother of invention for a 103 year old woman with severe tremors. The innovator of the Gyroglove identified the lack of solutions resulting in the woman’s limitations with performing basic self-cares … 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

Posted in Accessibility, Adults, Adults with LD, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Learning Disability, Mobility Impairment, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disability Tool, Special education, Special Needs, Universal Design for Learning, Voice Recognition | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Text to Speech Apps for OT’s with Mobile Devices

OT’s work in many different settings and the tools we use continue to be more mobile in nature. When speaking of use of mobile device use of OT’s, a poll in 2014 by AOTA¹ found more than half of the OT practitioners surveyed use … Continue reading

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Caduceus with a SALT Tip – a Highly Adaptable Stylus

I was very excited to receive my order of the SALT stylus tip, a new interchangeable tip for the Caduceus Stylus , made by iFaraday.  The Caduceus Stylus is an appealing stylus featuring a bendable shaft and very light making it well … Continue reading

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Adaptive Styluses and Other Methods of Direct Access to a Tablet

A recent inquiry on adaptive styluses piqued by interest. It has been a while since I scoured the market for adaptive styluses so it appeared to be time to find what else is out there. Here are my findings: Limitless Stylus (Prototype) … Continue reading

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The Limitless Stylus

An inquiry about a finger stylus for a child with CP prompted my search for what type of styluses might be available at the current time. Like apps, tools for mobile devices are being developed and also go off the market constantly. … Continue reading

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