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    Re: students with broken / no arms

    Seems like the perfect use for one of those Asus EEE PCs - portable enough to take around, cheap enough to have a couple on standby.

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    Re: students with broken / no arms

    How does someone with no arms type exactly?

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    Re: students with broken / no arms

    Not sure if that's a serious question or you're joking but there are lots of ways in which you can control a computer without using your hands.

    If you've never done it, then take a look at some of the stuff available for people with a range of disabilities - eg you can have something held in the mouth, you can have a "mirror" worn on the head which points at an on-screen keyboard etc.

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    Re: students with broken / no arms

    Quote Originally Posted by bizzel
    Seems like the perfect use for one of those Asus EEE PCs - portable enough to take around, cheap enough to have a couple on standby.
    Indeed.

    And remember, there is no reason these laptops should be anything other than standalone - if the student was using both arms, pen and paper they wouldn't have Internet or network access from with the classroom, so the same standards can be applied to their pen-and-paper substitute.

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    Re: students with broken / no arms

    Quote Originally Posted by Friez
    How does someone with no arms type exactly?
    You can use your nose. Hurts after awhile but get the job done...

    ;-)

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    Re: students with broken / no arms

    Quote Originally Posted by Friez
    How does someone with no arms type exactly?
    Badly?

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    Re: students with broken / no arms

    Quote Originally Posted by greenfieldsupport
    quite a funny coincidence, we currently have a Viglen, dossier NS. which we hand out.

    Looks like its what they were destined for.

    We also hand it out with no internet and expect it back at start of dinner and end of day.
    There a pile of pony.

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Our only surviving Viglen Dossier doesn't boot up unless it's a full moon and you're wearing odd socks
    lol

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    Re: students with broken / no arms

    Hey im quite impressed with it, some of our higher end laptops dont even have as many usb's or a firewire port like the NS does :P

    not to mention, infra red, a floppy drive + a fully functional printer port :O.
    CD-R + cardslot

    a ps/2 port for mouse / keyboard

    a working PSU after the 5 years and it stood up to two years of being in a classroom and being dropped down the stairs** !!!

    This thing is magic!!!


    ** our school stairs are not soft :P

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