writing with the shakes
July 21, 2014 6:26 PM Subscribe
My father has essential tremor, and it's gotten to the point where he can't write legibly, or even type. How can I help him?
posted by wearyaswater to Technology (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
He is almost 70, and mentioned to my mom that he would like to find a way to create documents and type emails. He's a PC user (windows 7), and I know Nuance Dragon might fit the bill. Does it still require a ton of training? (I'm not sure he has the patience for that).
The other thing I'd thought about is getting him an iPad, and having him use Siri to control it. But, I'm not sure of the apps he would need to dictate emails or documents.
Also, if anyone has ideas on how to enable him to play solitaire with shaky hands (on any device currently available), that would be awesome. He misses that the most, I think.
He is not interested in seeing an occupational therapist, or discussing assistive devices with his doctors. I am trying to help from 2000 miles away, so any ideas the hive mind has are much appreciated.