Use of phone assisted by computer and modem

– allows people with extensive disabilities to use a telephone independently

Helena with her wireless phone and headset.
Helena with her wireless phone and headset.

Description
A cordless phone with headset is connected by modem to the computer. The modem dials phone numbers and has functions corresponding with lifting or hanging up the receiver. The computer has software that controls the modem.

Users comments
Helena’s husband thought of this solution for her workplace which has an analog phone via a switchboard. IP telephony does not work there. The computer is only used to control the modem. Software that controls the modem is not available for purchase.

Made by
Helena’s husband

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
Helena’s husband’s

This tip is from 2009

Helena with telephone headset
Helena with telephone headset
Software to control phone
Software to control phone
Modem connected to telephone base station and computer
Modem connected to telephone base station and computer

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Tipsare: Helena

Helena lives together with her husband and two teenage children in a house. She is working part time (75%). Since birth she has a muscular disease with symtoms similar to a high spinal cord lesion. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day.