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Date: 14.06.2010
From: Lesley

Subject: Laptop computer

Help! can anyone recommend a source or make of laptop that has larger than usual buttons please? Or any help on keyboard use when you have stiff fingers would be welcome. thank you
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Date: 14.06.2010
From: louloubelle

Subject: Re: Laptop computer

Hi lesley. I don't know about the laptop but I use a wavy, split keyboard at work and it helps a ton. The keys are positioned in such a way that you don't have to move your fingers around the keyboard much and you don't have to press down very hard. I could only find a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard but it was 60 and then, by chance, found the same one on amazon for half price.

Can i recommend also you ask to see an Occupational Therapist. They provided me with thumb splints to use when typing as I found my thumbs are affected the most. They can also recommend other things you can do and equipment that you can use (and they can sometimes supply you with these) to help with other day-to-day activities.

Lou x
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Date: 14.06.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: Laptop computer

hi Lesley, I was wondering whether the iPad would be good as it has a touch screen. I tried my friend's out recently and thought you could enlarge various elements of it but can't remember if that included the keypad. Worth checking out I think though it is a bit pricey. But what a lovely thing to have!
tc
xx
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Date: 15.06.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Laptop computer

Hi i have just had a go with the new iPad its brilliant it does enlarge quite a bit like sally says, The keypad is about the same size as a laptop and yes it is pricey starts at 499. I found it very good. tc xx
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