ChatterVox is a portable voice amplifier that can boost your volume by as much as 18 decibels. Be sure to inquire about reimbursement because some health insurance and Medicare plans may cover or partially cover the cost of the device.
Your Guide to Parkinson's Resources
An online symptom tracker, the Parkinson's Well-Being Map™ can be completed and saved to your personal computer. The Map is a tool to help you to prepare for consultations with your healthcare team, so that you can help them to understand how living with Parkinson’s disease affects you.
Fire Vox is an open source, freely available talking browser extension for the Firefox web browser. Think of it as a screen reader that is designed especially for Firefox.
In addition to the basic features that are expected of screen readers, such as being able to identify headings, links, images, etc. and providing navigational assistance, Fire Vox provides support for MathML and CSS speech module properties. It also works on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.
Camera Mouse is a free program that enables you to control the mouse pointer on your Windows computer just by moving your head.Clicking can be done by making the mouse pointer dwell over a spot on the screen. The main audience for this program is people who do not have reliable control of a hand but who can move their head.
Microsoft Office Word 2007 includes features that make the software accessible to a wider range of users, including those who have limited dexterity, low vision, or other disabilities. Features include using keyboard shortcuts, setting size and zoom options, copying and pasting short cuts, adding shortcuts to the Quick Access toolbar and more.
This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of adjusting the settings on your Microsoft products to be more user friendly for those with dexterity or mobility issues. Topics include Windows 7, Microsoft Office Products and Internet Explorer.
Read about the latest solutions for adapting your favorite Apple product (iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac) to be more user friendly for those with tremors associated Parkinson's disease. Some solutions include Mouse Keys, Slow Keys and Sticky Keys or using a stylus with touch screen devices for more control.
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