A motor disability affects the way an individual physically functions. Their fine motor control is often limited, which affects the way they utilize computer equipment and operate in their environment. They can use the following assistive technologies to assist in meeting their academic and personal goals:
A Trackball mouse is an alternative to the traditional mouse. It is helpful to individuals who have difficulty with mobility and difficulty with fine motor functions.
A Joystick mouse is another alternative to the traditional mouse. It is helpful to individuals who have difficulty with mobility and difficulty with fine motor functions.
Dragon Naturally Speaking lets users dictate to the computer instead of typing. As one speaks, the words are transcribed onto the screen. This program can be used with many other computer applications and on the internet. Individuals who have learning and cognitive disabilities benefit from using Dragon Naturally Speaking.
The Livescribe pen is a smart pen that uses unique micro dot paper to record lecture audio that is synced with the student’s handwritten notes. It allows the student to go back and review the recording of incomplete or missed notes by simply tapping on the notes with the pen.
Individuals with motor disabilities can use a tablet to organize and store information and materials in one central place, preventing the need to carry unnecessary heavy books that can cause strain and fatigue.