Disability
 
Disabilities that we address on this site, including the inability to sit, the inability to bend, and the need to keyboard in bed

Automobile safety for the horizontal passenger

Computer setups for the horizontal:

The Adjustment
Remapping Keybd
The Keyboards
Stilt Keyboards
Leg & Back Rests
Building Arm Slings
Tch Typist Armrest H&P Typist Armrest
Building Stilt Keybd
Building Kbd Holder
Build Laptop Holder
Build Laptop Cover
Build Paper Holder
File Holder
Word Macros
Make Back Support
Pillow Modification
Computing on Back
Recliner Chairs
Building Foam Desk
Build a Book Holder
Recliner with Desk

Computer setups for the back-lying

Computer setups for the reclining


Sleeping and reading
accessories for the
side-lying


Reading and writing
stand for the standing


Music keyboard raiser

Food holder

Tray holder and standing assistance acces- sory

Raised work trays for kitchen or workroom

Raised workbench for garage

Raised massage table

Raised sinks, faucets, and towel racks

Mattresses for TV watching and eating

Using a reacher device for dressing, picking things up, and grabbing things that are too high or low to reach without bending or straining

Toilet seat riser

Living Room Floor-Level Back-Lying Remote Holder

Living Room Back-Lying Remote Holder

Two High-Leverage Shower Knobs

Raised Shower Head

Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Bathroom and Kitchen

Left-Click Microswitch and Switch-Adapted Mouse

Xkeys for Easier Drag and Copy and Paste Functions

Bathtub Saddle Remodel for Safety

Do-It-Yourself Accessibility Wrench for Pool Filters and Valves

Accessibility Pool Steps with Reduced Riser Height

Hot Tub with Safety Rail and Safety Pole

Links
Hunt-and-Peck Typists and Remapping
For word processing, keep your index finger on Space, your middle finger on Shift, your ring finger on Delete, and your pinky on End, Ctrl, or both-depending on the length of the finger. (Your pinky can also stretch over to Page Up and Page Down, which are not remapped.) The ends of your fingers move down for comma, period, Backspace and End, and maybe the keys under these. But the hand shouldn't moveójust the fingers below the knuckles. If you arch the hand, the thumb can get Enter and the side of the hand can get Esc.

The idea behind this approach to word processing is to have one hand do letters and numbers and the other hand do most everything else. Typing a Space between every word is a hassle if you must get all the letters with one hand. Holding down the Shift or Ctrl key at the same time as a letter is an even worse burden if you must do these things with one hand. My approach eliminates all these problems.

For Net browsing, put your middle finger on Alt (which has a raised nub), your index finger on F4, your ring finger on Tab, and your pinky on the corner of Esc. The back command is Alt left arrow (slide the ring finger sideways to the arrow), the close command is Alt F4, and the task change command is Alt Tab.
Mount a chart of these remapped keys on the front of your unused laptop keyboard, along with macro meanings.

remapping an ergoflex comfort keyboard for use as a stilt
Skip this section if you're a touch typist. You hunt-and-peck typists will remap your keyboard. But remapping is a built-in feature of the Comfort Keyboard that you'll need for any stilt, so it's a snap. Look at the pictures of the overturned stilt keyboards. Notice that one of the three is all the keys a touch typist's left hand covers, and one of the three is all the keys a touch typist's right hand covers. These two keyboard sections are for touch typists only: you won't even need them except for remapping your stilt. Look at the numeric keypad part of the third stilt. This you need. Notice where everything is. But now consult the diagram. Everything but Enter has been changed. This is how to remap the keys. (The diagram is reversed since it's the way you'll need to make your diagramóremember that you're typing upside-down.)
ergoflex comfort keyboard fastened to stilts
buy an ergoflex comfort keyboard
ergoflex comfort keyboard
For remapping most keyboards, use the KeyTweak app. It works great for Windows XP/Vista/7 32-Bit and 64-Bit!