Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tech For Hand-Function Limitations

This is not new for Apple, but it was a new discovery for me this past school year.

Apple has a product called the Magic Trackpad. Here's the link:

In trying to make students with impairments more self reliant, I worked with case workers and therapists for a student who has difficulty using a mouse. The trackpad on a laptop worked great, but the student had a hard time lifting the MacBook. I saw this and tried it on the student, it worked!

If you don't have bluetooth (required for the Magic Trackpad to work), you can purchase a Rocketfish Micro Bluetooth Adaptor and it works great on Macs with Snow Leopard (even though the packaging only shows Windows).

Link to Rocketfish:

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