[Athen] Remote for powering on computer?

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Fri Apr 18 15:31:19 PDT 2008

Hi Shawn!

Maybe I'm missing something, but if there is ability use the lower body,
couldn't you just rig a knee or foot switch for her?

Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
High Tech Center Training Unit of the
California Community Colleges
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Shawn Foster
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 2:23 PM
To: 'Access Technologists in Higher Education Network'
Subject: [Athen] Remote for powering on computer?

I have a student with limited mobility in her upper body and arms. She'd
really like to find a remote control that can turn her computer off and on
at home (she has an assistant while in classes or labs). I thought of using
a simple remote switch, but that only works when the device can be left in
the "on" position and the power source connected or disconnected (like a
lamp). She uses a Mac, so using a scheduled start up/shut down sequence is
certainly possible... but not quite what she's looking for. She'd like to
minimize power usage when she's not using the computer, and her schedule
isn't always predictable, so really a remote would be ideal.

I've been running through the web and still haven't found what I'm looking
for (with a nod to Bono)...

Anyone know of such a thing?

Thanks, all.

Shawn Foster
Assistive Technology Specialist

Disability Services for Students
Southern Oregon University
V/TTY: (541)552-6213

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