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    Oversize keyboard

    Yesterday a lady from my electronic assistive technology team fitted me up with Chester Creek oversize keyboard. They’re primarily aids for visual impairment, but the ca. 2 cm square keys are a huge help to failing fingers.

    https://www.newegg.com/p/0GA-0017-00...9SIAE87APW6075

    Doug

    #2
    Smashing Doug x
    ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my balance.

    I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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      #3
      That looks good. Are those keys luminous? Why we have black keyboards and very dull alphabet etc I don't know? I'm a touch typist but sometimes I have to play hunt the key. Probably just need to give it another scrub. Took all the keys off and gave them a good clean. It's ok just a few hiccups 😉

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        #4
        Glad it works for you Doug. You don't find it too high to bring your arms up to use it, do you?

        Love Ellie.
        ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
        Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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          #5
          Denise- I think so.

          Ellie - good question. at the moment I'm using it stretched out in my riser/reclinerchair, Head tilted up. it is fixed to the end of arm that holds it about 8 cm above my ribs.it's angled about 45 degrees. i rest my elbows on the arms of the chair and my hands swing across fairly naturally. The most tiring thing is
          reaching to use the touch screen.

          I need to experiment.

          Doug x

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            #6
            Originally posted by Doug Carpenter View Post
            The most tiring thing is reaching to use the touch screen.
            Sorry if this is a silly question... Why do you need to use the touch screen when you have a keyboard connected? Just trying to figure things out! xx

            ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
            Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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              #7
              Because I haven't yet got a paw-friendly mouse with which to click certain icons or boxes
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                #8
                OK, they can give you mouse alternatives if necessary, e.g. big buttons for left and right clicks. You shouldn't have to struggle 😩

                It's seems a rather piecemeal approach is being taken to improving your computer accessibility, if you don't mind me saying Doug - I just know there is so much available without you needing to struggle. 🤗🤗 😘
                ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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