For some of us chatting online is the only contact we get with other people with Ataxia and so therefore is an important thing we don’t want to lose because we cant type or control the mouse without great difficulty.
As most of our Ataxia’s are progressive and most of us will need some kind of adaption in future, if not now, I thought what about trying to find set ups that are particuarly effective for ataxians?
When I was looking for a solution that worked for me it took months, I didn’t know some places will let you try some systems for free trial to see if it works for you before you part with hundreds of pounds and when you look at trackballs and other alternative input options they often don’t say specifically what conditions they work best with.
As I mentioned in my blog (http://www.livingwithataxia.org/profiles/blogs/adapting-to-living-with) it cost me a great deal to find a system that worked for me and since starting the ‘More than Words’ site I have found cheaper options which may also have worked for me on PC without changing my whole system, though I’m not sure for how long.
Is anyone else interested in finding programs that may help them with typing or controlling the cursor better?
Would it help if I did a discussion post or blog on my findings so far?