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    Hi Terry,

    Thank you! Your comment about keyboards reminded me that I have a cover and keyboard at home that I could use. Brilliant! My mood has lifted already.

    You certainly know how to please a woman, Terry. But, of course, Kayleigh already knew that, didn't she?
    Dina

    Trying to keep positive, but not always managing.

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    Dina, to my shame, I don't know if you can talk or not, apologies.

    If you can, you could use voice commands and dictation.

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Limb Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellie View Post
    Dina, to my shame, I don't know if you can talk or not, apologies.

    If you can, you could use voice commands and dictation.

    Love Ellie.
    Hi Ellie,

    That's ok, there's no reason why you would know.

    I can still talk, although it's getting weaker every day. As the wifi is so unreliable here, I'll have to see what capabilities my ipad has already included in the operating system.
    Dina

    Trying to keep positive, but not always managing.

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    Hi Dina;

    "You certainly know how to please a woman, Terry." I don't know about that Dina but I can make them laugh one way or another. I quite often try to use sign language for thank you, most people think I'm blowing a kiss.

    I was wondering about voice control as well but not much use for the Chimp or The Cat. They don't understand our grunts, meows or my purring.

    It would be good if you have a fitted keyboard in a case that's quite easy to use. I used to write anything longer out in Word, ( Laptop) and then copy and paste it on the forum.

    Love Terry

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    It would be good if you have a fitted keyboard in a case that's quite easy to use. I used to write anything longer out in Word, ( Laptop) and then copy and paste it on the forum.


    Good thinking, Terry. I think I shall have to start doing that.
    Dina

    Trying to keep positive, but not always managing.

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    Hi Dina,

    Your speech therapist should be able to help you with talking things and apps, etc.

    Love Terry

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    If you have an ipad Dina you can get a key to attach from Amazon. I got one for my ipad air2 and the ipad clips into so looks like a mini laptop. I used it for a couple of weeks but took it out of it. Now I use the touch screen. But if I want a keyboard sometime it's there waiting. Lynne
    ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
    I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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    Hi Lynne,

    Thank you the information. I shall have to try to find it on Amazon.

    Thanks, Terry,

    I'm waiting for a gizmo from Assistive Technology, which I think is supposed to help. I shall also contact my community OT when I finally get home from hospital...
    Dina

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    Hi Dina,

    If you are going to buy a keyboard for your iPad, the ones with raised keys/buttons, tend to be easier to use with weak fingers, rather than those with flat keys/buttons which often need a firm & definite press.

    Hope the gizmo is useful.

    Love Ellie.
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    Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellie View Post
    Hi Dina,

    If you are going to buy a keyboard for your iPad, the ones with raised keys/buttons, tend to be easier to use with weak fingers, rather than those with flat keys/buttons which often need a firm & definite press.

    Hope the gizmo is useful.

    Love Ellie.
    Thanks, Ellie. That really useful to know.

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