Disability Services

MOTOR DISABILITY

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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 Technology to assist in meeting their academic and personal goals:

Trackball 

The Trackball is an alternative to the traditional mouse. It is helpful for individuals who have difficulty with mobility and difficulty with fine motor functions.

Joystick Mouse

The Joystick mouse is another alternative to the traditional mouse. It is helpful for individuals who have difficulty with mobility and difficulty with fine motor functions.

Dragon Naturally Speaking

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 difficulty with mobility and fine motor functions benefit from using Dragon Naturally Speaking.

Livescribe Pen

The Livescribe pen is a smart pen that uses unique micro dot paper to record audio that is synced with handwritten notes. It allows the user to go back and review incomplete or missed notes.

Tablets

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.