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Limited hand movement can make navigating through apps difficult. Stay on top of appointments, light your way at night, or access PC files with these apps.

Shop Savvy Barcode Scanner1. Shop Savvy Barcode Scanner
Find the best deals on items both online and in stores by using the camera on your phone to scan the barcode or type in the product name. Search for local stores for the product, while you’re provided with the store phone number, address, and directions. Shop Savvy also includes coupons and information about special offers, in addition to product reviews.

Review: Useful, but if the device doesn’t have a camera, it requires some typing.
Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 4.0 or later), Android
Price: Free
Link: shopsavvy.com

Use Your Handwriting Gold 2. Use Your Handwriting Gold
Provides users with the freedom to take notes and leave themselves reminders with a gentle gliding motion of their finger. After writing, simply tap the "done" icon to save your work. The app provides unlimited space, whether it's for short reminders such as "feed the dog dinner" or writing, what is hoped to be, the next best-selling novel.

Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.0 or later)
Price: $0.99
Link: www.geewhizstuff.com
Related Products: To Do's Lite for iPad (free)

GoodReader for iPad 3. GoodReader for iPad
This app is perfect for gathering all of your reading materials for business and pleasure. You can store documents for work, your favorite magazines, and novels all on one app. Files can be organized and transferred from the computer to your iPad. The app easily functions through a variety of finger motions, including tapping, free-hand writing, and typing.

Optimized for: iPad (iOS 3.2 or later)
Price: $4.99
Link: www.goodreader.net
Related Products: Quickoffice Pro HD for iPad ($19.99)

Pages 4. Pages
The creation of posters, reports, and much more is possible through Pages, Apple’s word processor for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. You pick from a variation of colors, fonts, and graphics to design the perfect document for any purpose. The ability to tap your fingers on the screen is all that is necessary.

Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 4.2.8 or later)
Price: $9.99
Link: itunes.apple.com

iLlumination US—Universal Flashlight 5. iLlumination US - Universal Flashlight
This handy app allows you to use your device as a flashlight as you make your way in dark places in your chair. The lighting contrast can easily be altered by swiping your finger over the screen. The screen can be locked to ensure that the flashlight stays lit as long as necessary.

Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.2 or later)
Price: Free
Link: iphone.erikstorli.net
Related Products: Flashlight for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (free)

Jumbo Calculator 6. Jumbo Calculator
This calculator has large buttons and is easy to use for anyone with limited hand dexterity. The size of the buttons will surely eliminate any struggle to tap the intended key to help you split the bill while eating out with friends.

Optimized for: iPad (iOS 3.2 or later)
Price: Free
Link: christopherweems.com
Related Products: HiCalc HD Free for iPad (free)

PC2Me 7. PC2Me+
Gives you access to the files, audio, and videos on your PC by using your device. Even access emails, photos, and slideshow presentations. All Windows operating systems are compatible with the app.

Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.0 or later)
Price: $9.99
Link: www.pc2me.net

Merriam-Webster Dictionary HD 8. Merriam-Webster Dictionary HD
When you're on-the-go, use this app to easily search for definitions, synonyms, antonyms, origin, and example sentences for hundreds of words. Your searches can be nearly effortless by speaking into the device, but if you're in a quiet area, you also have the option type the desired word.

Optimized for: iPhone, iPad (iOS 3.2 or later), Android
Price: Free
Link: www.merriam-webster.com
Related Products: Dictionary.com for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry (free)

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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.

Reeve Foundation Online Paralysis Community Connecting people living with paralysis, families, friends and caregivers so we can share support, experience, knowledge, and hope.

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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 areencouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.