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Session 3 slides

  1. 1. Session Leader: Fil McIntyre Session Leader: Fil McIntyre Computer Access Solutions vFILS Session 3
  2. 2. Aims and Objectives• Overview of technologies available for alternative physical access to computers.• Discussion of how to assess suitability of technologies
  3. 3. Poll -Which technologies have you used?
  4. 4. Before looking at alternative hardware see if changing settings may help: • Pointer size • Pointer speed • Snap towww.abilitynet.co.uk/myway
  5. 5. • Enables control ofmouse pointer by movinghead• Clicking is achieved by‘dwell’ or a switch
  6. 6. • Way of controllinginput to a computerby moving eyes• Often used forcommunication, butcan be used forcomputer control
  7. 7. As with mice, first look at changing settings: • Key repeat • Sticky Keys • Filter Keyswww.abilitynet.co.uk/myway
  8. 8. • Size• Profile• Positioning• Keyguard
  9. 9. Ergonomic
  10. 10. 1. What sources do you use to findout about Assistive Technologies?2. What sources do you get advicefrom about the suitability ofAssistive Technology?
  11. 11. SENITMailing List @FilMcIntyre
  12. 12. • Borrow Assistive Technology on short term loan to assess if right for student.• Yearly fee covers unlimited loans• Pay As You Go option available• Details at www.brite.ac.uk
  13. 13. Session Leader: Alison Cox Session Leader: Alison Cox vFILS Session 4

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