Telephone for persons without arm/hand function

Telephone does not work satisfactorily for persons without arm/hand function

User with mobile phone and headset
User with mobile phone and headset

The user mostly uses the mobile phone with headset. Hen can answer the phone indepndently, but he cannot make calls independently. At work the switchboard is linked to mobile phones. Therefore he avoids having two different headsets.

Users comments
The user would really like to have a sensible mobile phone that can be controlled by a device such as the Gewa transmitter. He does not use GEWA’s speaker phone, which he feels is out of date because it only has one-way communication. If the person calling is in a noisy environment the telephone does not let him through. He also does not like the speaker phone function.
He would like to have a wireless headset that works with both the home phone and the mobile phone.

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The user

Editors comments
The user has not tested the new Abilia Tel 200 phone which is more modern and can be controlled via the GEWA infralink system. It can also be used with earphones, but not wirelessly.

Now Abilia, sells a new transmitter ‘Control Omni’ which has a built-in mobile phone, last checked March 2011.

In England there is a mobile phone available that can be completely controlled with the wheelchair joystick, see (last checked March 2011).

This tip is from 2006

Tipsare: Martin

Martin lives together with his wife in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 2000 and has a high tetraplegia (C4). He has personal assistance 24 hours a day.