As A-T also affects speech, having IT equipment can help reduce isolation by enabling young people to keep in touch with friends using social media or email. Head movement tracking uses head movement to control the cursor. This can be done with a wearable device like the headset in the picture or using a camera.
- There are several accessible gaming controllers available such as Microsoft’s Xbox adaptive controller.
- Standard keyboards are reliable and durable, ideal for most users.
- You single click with the left mouse button to select things.
These fully ergonomic keyboards require very little movement of the arms and wrists and are designed to reduce the risk of RSI. Similar keyboards (with a non-QWERTY layout) are also available for single-handed users – for either left- or right-handed use. Standard keyboards and mice are functional ways of interacting with your computer and increasingly other devices like tablets.
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Tailored-made gaming keyboards are designed for gamers who use their PC regularly to make their gaming experience better. The ergonomic design is more intuitive for a smoother experience. Gaming keyboards have a variety of functions that aren’t found on conventional keyboards including programmable buttons, mechanical switches, backlit keys and better key durability. Realistically, you only need to worry about switches if you’re looking at a mechanical keyboard and you don’t need to worry about them at all if you want to keep things simple. It’s a rabbit hole one can spend far too long in, as those who’ve searched for the best gaming keyboards will attest to. If you’re using a keyboard for working and typing, a wireless keyboard with a rechargeable battery makes the most sense.
It is important to have your screen positioned at a comfortable level to minimise bad posture and the risk of injury. We recommend your screen is directly in front of you so you do not have to twist your body and should be approximately an arms-length away with the top of the screen roughly level with your eyes. Additional buttons on the joystick can operate left, right and double clicks, as well as other common shortcuts such as cut and paste. Joysticks work in a similar manner to the controls on an electric wheelchair, with the joystick position determining the direction of the mouse pointer.
The controller inputs can be ‘mapped’ to a person’s preferences and used alongside the standard controller allowing disabled and non-disabled gamers to compete at the same level. They tend to be quite ‘chunky’; a similar size to a marker pen. Trackball, trackerball or rollerball mice remain stationary with the cursor controlled by rolling a ball with thumb, fingers or palm. Vertical mice realigning the wrist to a more natural ‘handshake’ position, transferring movement onto the more powerful shoulder muscles. Eye tracking and head tracking systems tend to operate an onscreen keyboard using the mouse so are included in the mouse section below.
Letters can be selected using a touchscreen, a mouse, a switch, or a joystick. With brown mechanical switches, this delightfully compact keyboard is perfect for typing, while colourful backlit keys lend it some delicious rainbow-fuelled style when it’s time to game. If you’re short on space and aren’t fussed about a full number pad, this is a very solid, reasonably-priced choice.