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    Does anyone produce online or anywhere a keyboard that has extra large buttons? It's bad enough having to type without constantly hitting the back button. 😠

    #2
    HelloMatthew
    have a look at

    https://www.techsilver.co.uk/product...rd-large-keys/

    Shaun


    As long as there’s golf and beer I’m happy

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      #3
      The problem with the larger on-screen keyboard is they can take up too much screen space, leaving you without a view of the page on which you’re working. Have you tried to enlarge your own on-screen keyboard? Hot Virtual Keyboard is one option (cost about $30) but I’m not sure how easy it is to customise it.

      You could try a plug-in keyboard with extra large keys? Have you seen any that might be suitable for your abilities? What about Shaun's suggestion?

      I am of course going to suggest that you contact your assistive technology service to see what they can offer, but I know that’s unlikely to happen, which is a shame as that’s what they're there for. Hopefully you’ll prove me wrong 😁
      ​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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        #4
        Matthew, why won’t you get assistive tech in they will probably have something in their van and you don’t have to pay
        shaun
        As long as there’s golf and beer I’m happy

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          #5
          And they are not medical people just techies
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          As long as there’s golf and beer I’m happy

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            #6
            Thank you very much guys I will investigate 👍x

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              #7
              Matthew, just a thought; have you got the predictive text turned on - it saves a lot of keystrokes.

              And what are you using - phone or laptop/tablet?

              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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                #8
                iPhone and tablet. I never listened when we were taught about computers. Something about train yards. 😄x

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                  #9
                  iPad or a Windows tablet?

                  Needless to say, train yards has me stumped!
                  ​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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                    #10
                    Both. 😄

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                      #11
                      Matthew have you tried this. This message was written using voice control on my iPad

                      https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208343

                      Sorry I can’t remember if you still have voice
                      but others might not be aware of this iPad functionality , it takes a little practise and you will have to speak with your posh voice
                      shaun
                      As long as there’s golf and beer I’m happy

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                        #12
                        I can't even make Alexa work. My best friend was the last to understand me until he couldn't. Happy Days 😄

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by matthew55 View Post
                          I can't even make Alexa work. My best friend was the last to understand me until he couldn't. Happy Days 😄
                          I talk to Alexa through Text to speech, my speech is almost zilch now 😢 Janette x
                          Janette x

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                            #14
                            We’ve always struggled with Alexa and no speech issues apart from slight west.country accent, my wife would often row with it, turned off now not worth the stress
                            have a look at accessibility in setttings on your iPad, there may be some other functions in there that might help
                            summary of stuff can be found on

                            https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guid...a2465f9/ipados


                            your android device will have similar features

                            Ellie , i guess Matthew was a train spotter in his youth, either that or he was nicking lead 😂😂😂
                            As long as there’s golf and beer I’m happy

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                              #15
                              Lol I was a terror but if you want a laugh watch the film The Wild Geese and when you see little boys playing rugby I'm one of the blonde kids. I was 11.😄

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