PC accessibility

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

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 […]


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

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

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

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

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

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