Today I was instructed by my university to download SPSS from their server so I could complete a practical statistics activity for my course. […]

Downloading Large Files Slowly

Windows 8 On Screen Keyboard
  Although it is possible to buy keyboards of alternative shapes and sizes, access can often be improved by use of Windows’ Accessibility Options […]

Solutions for keyboard difficulties

World OT Day Logo
Celebrate the role that OTs have in helping people lead fulfilling and meaningful lives around the world. Yesterday I joined forces with Sidra Medical […]

World OT Day 2015

Windows 8 Mouse Properties 2
Windows Snap To Snap To is an accessibility option in Windows that automatically moves the cursor to the default button (usually “OK”) in any dialog box. […]

Snapping the mouse pointer to buttons

Mouse tremor
Hardware Ten years ago IBM created a box that you could plug into your computer that would reduce the effect of tremors on the movement of […]

Solutions for Mouse Tremors

The Soli chip
I work with a number of people who benefit from the Micro Light switch to access computers, phones and tablets. The switch is suitable […]

Project Soli captures tiny gestures

Dasher Screenshot
The Inference Group at Cambridge University originally intended to create a method of entering text into PDAs and other mobile devices. The result, however, […]

Hands-free computer access using Dasher

Pointer trails can make the mouse pointer much easier to see and follow. This tutorial shows how to set them up. This tutorial applies […]

Enabling pointer trails

It’s possible to download free software that allows people to use a mouse, or mouse alternative such as a rollerball or headpointer, without needing […]

Using mouse dwell (instead of clicking)

Windows 8 Explorer Options
Double-clicks are used to open folders and launch applications in Windows explorer (including on the desktop). They are used to open emails in Outlook. […]

Removing the need to double-click

Windows 8 Double-Clicking Speed
A double-click should be performed in pretty much exactly half a second. If you find this difficult to achieve then you can change the setting […]

Slow double-click speed