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Productivity

Tapping on the tiny buttons of a touch screen can be tedious at times. This category was created to settle your frustrations so you can concentrate on your work.

Calculator XL1. Calculator XL - The enlarged numbers and buttons on the screen make it easy to calculate anything from simple addition to your income taxes. Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, square rooting and squaring are some of the basic tasks that this app does the best. Ideal for someone with limited mobility who may struggle when trying to type on a small keypad.

Optimized for: iPad
Price: Free
Link: lucrativesw.blogspot.com
Related Products: MyCalculator for iPhone ($0.99)

Use Your Handwriting 2. Use Your Handwriting/Gold - Give your fingers a rest from the tireless tapping at your keyboard by using this app. It allows you to create and organize lists in various colors, perfect for those who learn and retain information best by visual examples. In the Gold edition of this app ($0.99), you have the ability to email your lists and notes plus so much more! Those who have difficulty gripping writing instruments would find this app extremely beneficial for improving and utilizing handwriting skills.

Optimized for: iPhone 3.0 or later, iPad, iPod Touch
Price: Free/Gold Version ($0.99)
Link: www.geewhizstuff.com

write room 3. WriteRoom - A fully accessible app with a clean interface to clearly see what you are typing. It offers a wide and full screen mode to make reading and typing easier. This app has a magnified view of whatever you are typing, with size 24 font and it has the capability to send mail directly from your phone, to make typing a breeze.

Optimized for: iPhone 3.0 or later
Price: $4.99
Link: http://www.hogbaysoftware.com/products/writeroom

pc2me 4. PC2Me+ - This app enables you to get full access to your desktop directly from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. It connects with your Windows desktop and allows streaming audio and video. It also allows you to view live slides and presentations right from your Apple device. There is no need to be confined to your house anymore with this app, it gives you the freedom to be on the go while staying connected to the PC world.

Optimized for: iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad
Price: $9.95
Link: www.pc2me.net

jumi mouse 5. Jumi Mouse+ - This app gives you the freedom to control your PC's mouse without having to sit directly in front of your computer. It also doubles as a wireless keyboard, making it easy to access files, search the web and write emails from the comfort of your wheelchair. Perhaps the most appealing feature to wheelchair users is the desktop zoom which allows you to focus, click and zoom in on any area of the screen. Requires Windows Vista/XP/7.

Optimized for: iPhone 2.1 or later
Price: $1.99
Link: www.jumitech.com
Related Products: VNC Viewer for iPad and iPhone

Night Clock 6. Night Clock - An alarm clock with large, legible numbers that are dimmed so it won't distract you from getting a good night's sleep. It silences all call and alert sounds and even turns off vibrate notifications so nothing can disrupt your sleep.

Optimized for: Android
Price: $1.49
Link: www.danvelazco.com
Related Products: Alarm Clock/Pro for iPhone (Free/$0.99)

 



Apps for People Using Wheelchairs
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Assistive Technology Training Online Project The Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO) provides information on AT applications that help students with disabilities learn in elementary classrooms.

Abledata: ComputersABLEDATA provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. We serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.

AbilityHub: Assistive Technology SolutionsInformation on adaptive equipment and alternative methods for accessing computers.

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Assistive Technology - Computers (PDF)

Camera MouseThe Camera Mouse uses a standard USB camera to convert head and finger motions into computer mouse pointer movements.

The CyberlinkBrain Actuated Technologies has developed this unique, futuristic system enabling hands-free control of a mouse cursor to power video games and other electronic products. The Cyberlink device, reminicent of a science fiction gadget, utilizes a headband with sensors that detect electrical signals made from subtle facial muscle and eye movements as well as from brain wave activity.

Dragon SystemsVoice activation at its finest, the Dragon Systems technology is used not only to operate laptops and pda's but can even control multimedia centers, navigation systems, mobile phones and much more.

laesieworks.com: Computer AccessIt's can be very important for a quadriplegia to have very good access to normal computer & software, even when laying flat in bed. This page is about how I do it. No, that dot is nothing religious! With that dot I control my computer.

Origin Instruments CorporationThis company manufactures The HeadMouse Extreme which translates head motions into computer mouse pointer movements. They also offer other helpful accessories such as soft and smart type keyboards, a sip and puff switch and a dragger utility for manipulating the left and right buttons of the standard mouse.

Prentke Romich CompanyFor complete computer control, visit this site which offers just about every possible device for accessibility from specialized keyboards to the headmouse.

Quad-JoyThis hands-free system was developed by a quadriplegic who, fueled by his own needs, figured a way to operate his computer using a joystick controlled mouse. The mouse works by sip and puff.

The Talking DesktopHands-free computer operation becomes possible with this voice activated software. Through speech recognition, the talking desktop will guide you through virtually any computer function.

TrackerProThe TrackerPro technology allows for cursor control to function through head pointing using a unit which is located on the top of the computer. The unit tracks head movements by the user and then converts the motions into computer mouse operations.

Paralysis Resource Center The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

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The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.