[Athen] Tablet PC question

Heidi Scher hascher at asub.edu
Mon Jan 22 13:13:00 PST 2007

Hi Mary,

I don't know about a Table PC, but I can share with you my personal experience. I have carpal tunnel and have for over 10 years. I have a Wacom tablet. Yes, one does have to touch the tablet in order to click, but as long as I sit in an ergonomically correct position, I have NO problems. And I've used it for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for several weeks on a multimedia project which included lots of graphics work.

Don't know if that would be a solution, but the Wacom tablet can be positioned about anywhere since it's connected via USB cable.

Hope that helps!


Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Counselor/Coordinator of Disability Services
Arkansas State University - Beebe
501-882-8263 V/T

Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 12:50:19 -0500
From: "Mary J. Ziegler" <maryz at MIT.EDU>
Subject: [Athen] Tablet PC question
To: "Access Technologists in Higher Education Network"
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I have a client that, due to a Repetitive Strain Injury, would like to use a
Tablet PC with a pen that activates the mouse without having to touch the
screen, i.e., by hovering. Most of the tablets allow you to move the
mouse by hovering, but to actually click and/or write, the pen must be
touching and you must use some pressure.

Does anyone know of
- a Tablet PC that allows you to write/click by hovering and not touching
- software that would add more sensitivity to the pen so that it would
activate with barely any pressure?


Mary J. Ziegler
Team Leader, Adaptive Technology
MIT Information Services and Technology (IS&T)
ATIC Lab Room 7-143
maryz at mit.edu


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