Disabilities & Computers...Dealing with it...Adjusting a mouse-pen...
September 5, 2008 8:24am CST
Any myLotters with disabilities requiring alternate solutions for keyboards and mice? How do you deal with it and what solutions have you found to work the best? I have problems with both my wrists due to a form of osteo-arthritis, so I wear carpul-braces on a permanent basis to avoid further injury. The problem with that is that I can't properly grip a mouse with these things. I started using a pen & tablett and it works great accept for on two screens. The thing is so sensitive that the cursor shakes while I hover over something, making right-clicking difficult. I have even written an e-mail to the manufacturers, asking them how to adjust it and they just say...go to the control-panel... Ummm the control panel doesn't allow you to change the sensitivity of the pen and changing the mouse sensitivity doesn't help either. Any of you have any suggestions as to how to adjust the sensitivity?
5 Sep 08
From over use of the mouse I got severe pain in my wrist. An occupational therapist set me up with a touchpad mouse like a laptop, built into a special keyboard. I have to say I haven't had any problems with wrist pain since. Have you tried a touchpad?