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    718 Speak it...

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    Speak it is an excellent alternative to Predictable, it lends itself very well to remote keyboard use. TextExpander provides an onscreen keyboard (through Settings>General>Keyboards - don't...
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    719 Attach a keyboard via Bluetooth...

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    Attach a keyboard via Bluetooth and Predictable is transformed. Make sure it's an iOS (if iPad) compatible keyboard (function key arrangements) to achieve the benefits below. Logitech have a...
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    Yes, they're a collection of keyboard macros,...

    Yes, they're a collection of keyboard macros, there are tricks you can use to help build and remember them.
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    Hi Terry, There's two distinct challenges with...

    Hi Terry,

    There's two distinct challenges with all these devices, the first is rapid, simple text entry. The second is delivering the communications to the recipeant.

    Getting your message into...
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    Good point Terry, 'saves typing and in doing so...

    Good point Terry, 'saves typing and in doing so maintains the cadence of the conversation. Keep the iPad screen visible (on a stand) where it can be seen by your circle - using an external keyboard...
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    Hi Barry, i did did say these things are...

    Hi Barry,

    i did did say these things are personal: what matters to one doesn't to another.
    Steven H has MND/ALS but I didn't say he was typical, just a cool dude.
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    Voices - Multi platform for computers + Android...

    Voices - Multi platform for computers + Android tablet and phone, not iPad.

    Alternative, high quality voices.

    https://www.cereproc.com/en/android_tts_voices

    It's a personal choice, I get the...
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    Hi Terry, Yes, very successfully. We use one,...

    Hi Terry,

    Yes, very successfully. We use one, sometimes two UE Boom speakers via Bluetooth. These, like iPad Pro, are expensive but all iPads work well with peripheral devices. Sound quality is...
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    I use Predictable with a Bluetooth keyboard on an...

    I use Predictable with a Bluetooth keyboard on an iPad and experience no problems at all.

    Using an external keyboard speeds up entries and brings many of the useful keyboard shortcuts you would...
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    Hi Katrina, These are testing issues that need...

    Hi Katrina,

    These are testing issues that need facing in a different way than we've been used to in the past. MND/ALS imposes change upon us brutally and in doing so can initially overwhelm our...
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    Most tablets will pair through Bluetooth with a...

    Most tablets will pair through Bluetooth with a remote keyboard. A device holder secured into a position that gives the user a good view relieves loads on the hands and arms, the keyboard is used on...
  12. Thanks Dude, its great to be here after the last...

    Thanks Dude, its great to be here after the last three weeks.
  13. Early iPads can be picked up from eBay or friends...

    Early iPads can be picked up from eBay or friends upgrading relatively cheaply. Predictable is pricey viewed one way, looked at after some research it looks fair. It's probably the best app available...
  14. Thanks guys, being under the aegis of the NHS you...

    Thanks guys, being under the aegis of the NHS you would think that policy would be fairly consistant. From my home visit with my local council social worker (impressively helpful chap) it seems...
  15. Hi Joycie, CHC...

    Hi Joycie,

    CHC is comparatively new and as I understand it, not means tested.

    There is a checklist which provides guidance on eligibility etc.

    We had a consult and the application's been...
  16. Continuing Health Care (CHC): anyone have any feedack?

    I'm in the system and awaiting results of the consultation. It seems to be an enlightened and effective system, but it took a knock in the press recently. Any end-user advice or feedback on this NHS...
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    I agree, it would be something but a bit of a...

    I agree, it would be something but a bit of a faff to set up. I think I'll continue doing what the Romans did for the time being though the minute a proper loo comes back on the horizon I'll be on to...
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    Thanks Steve. I'm using a Stand Aid to get me...

    Thanks Steve. I'm using a Stand Aid to get me clear of the bed then put me onto a commode (lovely word: commode>commodium> Imodium>Komodo Dragon> Soup Dragon). It would be a Rolls-Royce device with a...
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    That sounds like a plan Steve, thanks, I will...

    That sounds like a plan Steve, thanks, I will look in to it. :)

    Something like this?
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    Learning all the time here. Given the chance I'd...

    Learning all the time here. Given the chance I'd squeeze a lamb chop down the thing but I guess that was never on the cards (not sarcasm). I was half hoping that well zipped up juices could do it,...
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    Approaching the time when a PEG gets fitted makes...

    Approaching the time when a PEG gets fitted makes you curious doesn't it? I haven't done any detailed research but broadly understand the process and some of the issues. Reading Eric Valor's post...
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    'Liquid Hope' - PEG and nutrition

    Here is a post from a blog I found interesting and thought provoking.

    In Liquid Hope Eric discusses something that strikes at the heart of life, nutrition. He had problems with the liquids being...
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    Fab! Good Luck. Have a wonderful day Mags.

    Fab! Good Luck. Have a wonderful day Mags.
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    Sheepskin has wonderful properties. I use it...

    Sheepskin has wonderful properties. I use it beneath me in bed or chair. It provides a breathable surface which regulates temperature, relieves pressure points and helps prevent sores, Fingers...
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