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Special Stylus solutions by shapedad on Etsy

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:40:29 +0000

Shapedad is an outlet on Etsy that provides custom solutions for stylus’ for touch screens in many formats. Shapedad says: “It all started when the wife of a quad (quadriplegic) patient ordered a regular Stylus Socks stylus from our Etsy shop.” Some examples below:                        […]

Commodity Environmental Control – The Smart Home and Accessibility | TechCrunch

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:53:08 +0000

Techcrunch feature an good article on the smart home and accessibility. For over thirty years I’ve been kludging ways to control what I can around me.  There’s a whole field of rehabilitation technology centred around what’s termed “environmental control”. All this time I’ve dreamed of the day when this stuff – what you could call ‘lazy-man’ tech. […]

Whamberry Handsized Keyboard/Trackpad

Mon, 22 Mar 2010 06:09:26 +0000

The Whamberry is great mini keyboard/input pad that connects to your computer simply with a USB plug-in dongle. It is wireless and can be used more than 30 feet (10m) away from your computer. You can control the cursor using the touch-pad that is built-in or type with the full keyboard. The size of the […]

Resistive Multitouch Touchscreen tech

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 05:17:21 +0000

Touchco was a New York company that, according to it’s now closed website title, was developing “IFSR* multi-touch resistive sensors”.  It has now reportedly ben bought by Amazon. The impressive thing about this technology is this. “Unlike the more common and more expensive capacitive touchscreens, Touchco-equipped screens can be used with a stylus as easily […]

Adesso compact wireless keyboard

Tue, 25 Aug 2009 04:13:56 +0000

Nice compact, wi-fi keyboard, useful for limited reach. And no cords. Non-multi touch pad is a positive in my opinion. Would love to test the pad. [via engadget ]

Ergodex customisable input system now for Mac

Sat, 11 Apr 2009 22:56:46 +0000

  When I heard about this Ergodex customisable keyboard on a podcast I immediately thought it would have uses in Assistive Technology circles and yes, they do already have information on such application of the device. As it happens, this device has been around a while but only for Windows computers. Just recently has it […]

Voice Activated iPod Controller

Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:44:52 +0000

I once had one of these ‘fat nano’ ipods. Had to sell it as I couldn’t use it due to the touch nature of the ipod control wheel. Now if I’d had one of these devices that controls the basic functions of the ipod by voice I would’ve been set. [Voice Activated iPod Controller] via […]

Will Apple’s 10-inch touchscreens still need skin?

Thu, 09 Apr 2009 13:48:13 +0000

Reuters reported last month on Apple ordering larger touch screens: Taiwan touchscreen specialist Wintek already makes small screens for Apple iPhones, and has received orders for the larger ones that are roughly the same size as those used in mini PCs – [] I bet you’ll still need skin! Source [Apple orders 10-inch touchscreens for […]

A myriad of relay controls for Makers incl USB

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:21:18 +0000

There’s been discussion previously on the blog about some off the shelf, usb controlled power outlets that a few readers were chasing. I recently received the below email from a reader, Tom Stephenson, about USB control of devices using relays. Thanks Tom. Hello Dave – Lifekludger, I think you might have interest in a USB […]

Clarifi iPhone Case with Macro Lens for Low Vision?

Tue, 10 Feb 2009 01:06:16 +0000

Great idea for people with low vision to read small print. Which is an interesting point. Just what ‘Universal Access’ (to use Mac OSX parlance) does the iPhone have? Anyone? [ThinkGeek :: Clarifi iPhone Case with Macro Lens]

Mobi Grips – Extra ways to secure devices

Sat, 07 Feb 2009 02:05:34 +0000

Came across these neat little Mobi Grip things. You stick them on your devices and has a elastic loop. Would be great for extra security when holding things, or even adding a way to hang things on a lanyard if there’s no inbuilt securing point. Mobi Grips : [via Popgadget] Technorati Tags: mobile, securing

The Touch Barrier – Testing the pogo stylus

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 07:29:10 +0000

pogo no go After writing an article about my concerns over the pervasive use of touch I was alerted via a comment to the pogo stylus [thanks @garthk] . The Touch Barrier pogo stylus I thought it might’ve been a solution so I wrote to “Ten One Design” outlining why I’m so interested. The response […]