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A little pick me up from an inspiring quote or an app that makes drawing easy and fun are all included to provide easy fun.

Draw Free for iPad1. Draw Free for iPad
Even without paper and crayons, aspiring artists of all ages can create works of art. Your finger is the only tool necessary to paint and draw masterpieces.

Review: Fun to use and it's easy to draw with knuckles and fists.
Optimized for: iPad (iOS 3.2 or later)
Price: Free
Link: davidporterapps.com
Related Products: My Coloring Book for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (free)

Movies by Flixster2. Movies by Flixster
With this great movie app, anything and everything movie-related is in one convenient place. You can watch film trailers, get ratings, and showing times at a theater near you. All of this information is at your finger tips whether it be a tap or swipe of a fist.

Review: Really fun, useful app that's easy to use with limited finger movement.
Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.0 or later)
Price: Free
Link: www.flixster.com
Related Products: Fandago Movies for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (free)

iBooks3. iBooks
You can have a lifetime worth of books collecting on your Apple device. The iBookstore has over 200,000 titles, so you’re sure to find your favorite books from childhood, the present day, and everything in between. A tap and a swipe of the finger is all that is needed to open a book and move to the next page.

Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.2)
Price: Free
Link: itunes.apple.com
Related Products: Kindle for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (free)

Best Self-Help Quotes4. Best Self-Help Quotes
Anyone looking for an emotional pick-me-up will love the inspirational quotes provided in this app. Sometimes a positive phrase is all it takes to spread happiness and to encourage greatness.

Review: Very moving, great app to have on you at all times.
Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: Free
Link: itunes.apple.com
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Bowling Free - The Classic Game5. Bowling Free - The Classic Game
Experience the fun of arcade skee ball without leaving your house. Use your finger or hand to guide the balls into the various point-valued holes. You’ll be addicted to beating your high score every time.

Review: Full disclosure, this is EXREMELY addicting.
Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.0 or later)
Price: Free
Link: www.skyworks.com/iphone
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Glow Hockey 2 HD6. Glow Hockey 2 HD
Enjoy the fun of air hockey without going to an arcade, and, better yet, without any equipment. Glow hockey is easily played by sliding the paddle with your finger to be both a defensive and offensive player. You can pick from three levels of play to show your competitive spirit.

Review: Fun app, but it requires quick finger movement.
Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.0 or later)
Price: Free
Link: www.natenai.com

Mini Touch Golf7. Mini Touch Golf
Mini golf has never been easier. Play on a range of landscapes modeled after actual mini golf courses, including sand traps, windmills, and much more. All that is necessary is a tap followed by a dragging motion of your finger to align your shot and to determine the force of your putt. You’ll be addicted to making par on each hole.

Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.0 or later)
Price: $1.99
Link: www.trythis.com
Related Products: Mini Gold Challenge for iPhone, iPod, iPad ($1.99)

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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.

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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.

The information provided in the Paralysis Resource Center was supported by Cooperative Agreement number 1U59DD000838-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the Reeve Foundation and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.