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:
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
Make Back Support
Computing on Back
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
Reading and writing
stand for the standing
Music keyboard raiser
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
The Comfort Keyboard is very special as well. It is split into three separate sections with cables in between, and you can turn them into stilt keyboards as needed. You can remap them, except for the Esc. I used KeyTweak for putting Esc on the stilt. The program is very good at remapping.
If you are touch typing, you don't need remapping, but you'll use all three Comfort Keyboard sections, and you'll make one or both alphabet sections into stilts, depending on whether or not you plan to switch sides.
If you are a hunt-and-peck typist, you need only the Comfort Keyboard numeric keypad section (but you'll need the other sections for remapping), which you'll make into a stilt, and one of the keyboards listed to the right.
The special keyboards which you'll find will help you the most if you type with one hand or have hand mobility issues are Comfort Keyboards and the keyboards listed to the right. We also like LittleFingers keyboards and Zippy slim mini-keyboard wk 610 but they're no longer being made, so get something else from the list to the right. These have smaller keys that require less finger stretching, or closer together keys, or both.
If you have no hand use/mobility issues, just get a normal bigger keyboard, but if you do have issues, use these keyboards to minimize your problems.
If you lie on one side, the stilt keyboard is a great help. For that you need the Comfort Ergonomic keyboard. Again, if you type with one hand or have hand mobility issues the smaller keyboards at right are best. Just imagine the shoulder and wrist stresses if you have to move hand or wrist or forearm sideways in between letters!
You may also need a Marble Mouse trackball. This is important if you'll have no room to operate a mouse, so that your only choices are trackballs like Marble Mouse, Touchpads (see list at right), built-in pointing devices (see list at right) and MouseKeys (the keyboard keys move and click the mouse). For a good Microsoft MouseKeys primer, search for MouseKeys at Microsoft.
WHEN YOU GET FRUSTRATED WITH CLEANING ANY TRACKBALL (THAT IS BUILT INTO A KEYBOARD) A LOT, YOU CAN GET ONE OF THE KEYBOARDS TO THE RIGHT WITH A TOUCHPAD, OR JUST ADD A MARBLE MOUSE! IT IS BY FAR THE BEST ONE WE KNOW.
LIST OF KEYBOARDS WITH SMALLER OR CLOSELY SPACED KEYS
(see widths here)
2.4 GHz RF Wireless Super Mini Keyboard with Touchpad
iOne Scorpius V6 Ultra Slim Mini Keyboard
Mini Keyboard Backlit with LED -- with Pointing Device -- USB
Mini Keyboard Illuminated
Mini Keyboard Laptop Style Keys -- USB
Perixx Periboard 510 Super Mini Keyboard with Touchpad
Super Mini Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard
Zippy slim mini-keyboard wk 610 (good but no longer being made)
(good but no longer being made)