Charlie


About Charlie

Charlie is an occupational therapist specialising in assitive technology solutions.


Microsoft Word in-line Spellcheck
For a long time computers can have been able to read aloud text on web pages, documents, PDFs and even scanned images. The computer voices […]

New reading aloud features in MS Word






KidTrack Trackball
BigTrack A really sturdy but very inexpensive rollerball. This rollerball is so robust it can be operated with your foot!   Traxsys Roller Traxsys […]

Rollerball / Trackball mice


About MND Motor Neurone Diseases (MND) are a group of progressive neurological disorders: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Grehig’s disease (ALS) progressive muscular […]

Motor Neurone Disease




This range of keyboards are about the size of those found on laptop computers. The keys are actually around the same size as found […]

Compact Keyboards


BigKeys is a standard push-button keyboard but with bigger keys. The keys are 1″ square and are very clearly marked with text that is […]

BigKeys



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The following is a list of specialist keyboards designed for people with physical, visual or cognitive disabilities. See my Keyboard Access page for information […]

Keyboards for Disabled People


This document looks at the various presentation options for text on modern computers. It can be used as a method for self-assessment or to […]

Font Types and Spacing


Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, frequently known as Meares-Irlen Syndrome, is a visual perceptual disorder which can affect a person’s ability to read. It is often […]

Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome



Reading Computers can provide great benefits for those that have difficulty reading. Here are some ways in which they can help: Optical Character Recognition […]

Dyslexia and Assistive Technology


Word prediction when typing has become common place thanks to the feature built into mobile phones. However long before that word prediction was available […]

Word Prediction





Microsoft Word has a feature called ‘overtype’ which annoys many of the users that I meet through my assistive technology assessments and training sessions. […]

Microsoft Word Overtype Mode








Sticky Keys is a free Windows accessibility features that helps people who find it difficult to hold down two keys at the same time.

Sticky Keys in Windows 10