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Is mousing so difficult that it is hard to enjoy the computer?
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff




Mouse moving can be a very difficult task for a child with a physical impairment, and can be confusing for a cognitively young child. There are many adapted mice available to fit different needs. One great low cost choice is the Touch Screen. It lets users do their dragging, clicking, and double clicking by touching the screen with their fingers! If the child has trouble reaching up to the screen, try placing the Touch Screen on a table or wheelchair tray so that a child can comfortably control the cursor.
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High contrast for low vision.

High visual contrast helps children with low vision or cortical blindness find and visually track toys. Use backgrounds to create contrast. Three tablecloths (black, white, yellow) and a bright light will help almost any toy to visually pop out! Spread a black cloth on the floor and shine a light on it. Now send the Musical Turtle on a trek across the cloth. It is so much easier to track now! Pick the appropriate colour background for each new toy, and turn up the contrast!

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