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Physical Impairment: keyboards, mice and monitors

Keyboards and mice

A wide range of ergonomic keyboards and mice are available. It is often a matter of a student trying some out to find which one(s) works best for them.

Mouse emulation software (keyboard control)

Both Windows and MAC operating systems have a range of keystroke commands that either replace the need to use the mouse for some tasks or provide a quicker ways of moving around the computer. In addition to these “native” accessibility features, mouse emulation software allows the user to move the mouse around the computer screen by means of keystroke commands and might also assist users with fine motor movement issues.

Monitors

Positioning a monitor for the requirements of the individual is made easier with monitor arms and stands. There are a wide range available.