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    i still want to type

    i hate all the options i've seen for typing so far. then i found this:

    www.keybowl.com/


    it looks very promising. you would of course have to learn a new way to type. but havn't we all learned new ways to do most things?

    it's a little pricey at $399, but i think i can have dept of voc rehab pay for it.

    what do you think? can this open up the world of typing to some of us again?

    jesse

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    This looks interesting but complicated. Has anyone else tried this?
    Daniel

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    Looks pretty complex. Why can't you type now? If you have any arm movement, you should be able to keyboard. If not, then voice recognition would probably be a better option.

    (KLD)

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    might be nice for quads wanting to play complex pc games with multiple hotkeys. i'll be waiting on the price to drop though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse
    Looks pretty complex. Why can't you type now? If you have any arm movement, you should be able to keyboard. If not, then voice recognition would probably be a better option.

    (KLD)
    i can type with my thumbs, but i have invert my hands so my thumbs point down. this puts my elbows in the air. holding my arms like that gets tiring pretty quick. i mostly type by clicking keys on windows included on-screen keyboard with my mouse. i've gotten good at that but it's still sooo slooow.

    i was thinking that with this i might be able to type normally again, with practice, of course.

    as far as it being complicated, i watched the video and thought it seemed quite simple. basically two palm shaped joysticks that make keys by being moved in different directions.

    i think it's pretty cool. btw, if you're wondering, i have no affiliation with this company. just found it one day.

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    looks really cool, wish i could give it a try

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    I would speak to an Assistive Technology (AT) specialist, who usually has an OT background and most likely understands the restrictions of your disability. Although you want to keep typing, it may not be in your best interest.

    On the other hand an AT may find something that will not only take care of your dilemma in a way that you are now searching but also show you new avenues of thinking, when applying to your level of disability.

    Most state vocational rehabilitation services usually prefer it done this way so they can get a report in writing, not from you but the AT. This way if state pays for something and it does not work out they have a finger to point the blame at…this way it will not be in your direction.
    Dave H

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    Notwoodward,

    I have one of those someone passed onto me-never used it.
    I'll price the amount it'll be to ship it and if you send it to me I'll ship it to you.
    PM me.

    Shannon

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    notwoodward, did u get the keyboard? i'd love to hear feedback

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    Quote Originally Posted by quad79
    Notwoodward,

    I have one of those someone passed onto me-never used it.
    I'll price the amount it'll be to ship it and if you send it to me I'll ship it to you.
    PM me.

    Shannon
    oh wow! that would be awesome, thanks. i'll pm you...

    mimin, i'll let you know what i think. if i like it, i'm going to try to get the state dept of voc rehab to get me one, then i can pass this on to you, if you're interested, and if shannon doesn't mind. what do you think?

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