iPad

Handheld computer with touchscreen – easy to use for people with disabilities

User writes with a mouth stick and iPad
User writes with a mouth stick and iPad

Description
A thin, lightweight handheld computer (0.68 kg and 1.34 cm thin); used for e-mail, surfing on the Internet, as a calendar, for Skype, to draw and write, listen to music and look at photos, video, play games, etc.
There is no top or bottom. It is designed to display the content depending on how whether it is hold vertically or horizontally.

Users comments
It was difficult for the user to control the iPad with his fingers, so he developed a specially adapted mouth stick that works very well for him, see associated tip. He always has the iPad with him and uses it a lot. It stands on a table easel or a book holder on the wheelchair table.

Made by
Apple

Purchased from
Computer stores

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2010

User sends e-mail with mouth stick and iPad
User sends e-mail with mouth stick and iPad

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Table easel
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Tipsare: Ilias

I. is an artist and works for MFPA (Mouth foot painting artists). He has a high tetraplegia (C 4/5).