(fits any hand)
both pics, I'm showing my Spell-A-Word
app with its unique 1-row-at-a-time
keyboard. It also allows the regular
iOS keyboard as well as an external USB
keyboard, like my BIG
BLUE Colored-Row LARGE key
In this pic, the pointer is emerging from
Paolo's (my shipping mgr) 1st knuckle, very similar
to an index finger. The iPad is mounted on my
Magic Arm with
Tall Tablet Holder.
This time the pointer is rotated so that the
stylus emerges from Paolo's 1st knuckle (the
'bottom' of his hand), which works well when the
iPad is flat or up to a 30 degree angle, on a tray
(Click any pic to see it larger!)
Love the iPad! Love how it's
changed our fields of AT/AAC so radically! But people that
cannot point with a finger cannot access the beautiful
interface and computing experience, from instructional
materials, to web surfing, email, Facebook, Twitter, and
all that able-bodied persons take for granted.
For those that find accessing the iPad
directly ('direct select') to be a challenge, but don't want
to resort to an assistive device (such as my iPad VoiceOver
Controller, or a switch interface that gives 'global'
ipad access), then, if they have fine motor control over their
hand, I can *give* them a pointer finger! ;-)
(Rememeber, you can click a pic to see it
With my spiffy Velcro strap, that secures around the hand
*and* the wrist, and can be cut to need, my HandPointer can be
positioned in many positions.
In this picture, I've
hacksawed about 1.5" off of the stylus,leaving 1" still exposed.
Now you *will* need a mount to hold the iPad/tablet in just
the right position. Consider one my Tablet Mounts,
* A note about skin contact with the stylus: You can see
that skin contact with the stylus is automatic just by the way
the stylus emerges through the fingers. With the stylus
intact, skin contact is actually not even necessary, making
this a 'capacitive' handpointer. When you shorten the
stylus, skin contact is necessary. But it
happens anyway, so you don't need to do anything special at
Click pics for larger images!
showing attachment of Velcro Strap
Step 1 with left hand
- iPad/Tablet HandPointer.....$29