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#1 Stand

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:44 PM

Kindle Fire Or Ipad - Reviews - Which is Best?

 

Does anyone without use of their hands have either of these products? Could you give some insight as to how you use them and if it is efficient? I really appreciate it!

 

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:50 PM

Hi Stand, we have both my son is a c5 quad, and he uses the ipad with and without adaptive devices to stiffen his fingers but most of the time he positions his index fingers and rags and pokes them as well as his thumbs the bigger screen seem to help also the use of a folding case which cane be used to prop up the ipad at different angles with out being able to hold it in position. Hope this helps

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:57 PM

i have no experience but i can imagine the ipad being a lot easier as the screen is pretty big on the new 2. anything other than the ipad the screens don't seem to be as sensitive such as the blackberry play. i say go for the ipad!

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:58 AM

That's the problem though. I have absolutely no use of my hands or fingers.
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:00 AM

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:52 AM

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Thanks a lot Grey, but this seems to be directed at people that are able to use a device for the touchscreen. Unless I miss something?
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:47 AM

Hi,

I have an iPhone and can use it with no finger function.

If you can stretch your index finger straight, then it's not difficult at all, however, you can't really use the pinch feature, but that's no big loss.

If you can't stretch your finger straight, then use a strap with a stylus on it to work the screen, much like a typing stick. The stylus needs to be suitable for a touch screen though, due to it's conductivity.

Best way to find out is to go to a store, and see if you can use the device, that's what I do, I'm always playing on the iPad in our local Apple Store!

When you test it, make sure you don't try and work the screen with your finger nail, as the screen needs to be in contact with skin for it to work!

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:49 PM

That's the problem though. I have absolutely no use of my hands or fingers.


neither does my son, by using his wrists and arms and adaptive devices he can drag and tap
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 02:12 PM

yeah, go to the apple store and just have a play around with the ipads and see if you can use them,might surprise your self and they might be easier to use than you thought.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:18 PM

I say iPad. I don't have fingers and I'm able to use the touch screen to type.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:01 PM


That's the problem though. I have absolutely no use of my hands or fingers.


neither does my son, by using his wrists and arms and adaptive devices he can drag and tap



I guess I should have been more specific. I have no productive movement below my shoulders. I would solely have to rely on speech recognition or some other kind of technology that does not require me to physically move any part of my body.

Edited by Stand117711, 02 January 2012 - 10:03 PM.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:54 AM



That's the problem though. I have absolutely no use of my hands or fingers.


neither does my son, by using his wrists and arms and adaptive devices he can drag and tap



I guess I should have been more specific. I have no productive movement below my shoulders. I would solely have to rely on speech recognition or some other kind of technology that does not require me to physically move any part of my body.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:03 AM

That's the problem though. I have absolutely no use of my hands or fingers.

I have a friend who is a C4 with no hand function. He found that mylar plastic wrapped around the tip of his mouthstick worked as a stylus on his ipad. Also a wet baby carrot, a 3 muskateers wrapper and the plastic that come around cd cases. I think he was bored that day. LOL Hope that helps.

Edited by Kayak Girl, 03 January 2012 - 10:05 AM.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:33 PM


That's the problem though. I have absolutely no use of my hands or fingers.

I have a friend who is a C4 with no hand function. He found that mylar plastic wrapped around the tip of his mouthstick worked as a stylus on his ipad. Also a wet baby carrot, a 3 muskateers wrapper and the plastic that come around cd cases. I think he was bored that day. LOL Hope that helps.


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