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    Drag and drop for disabled student

    We have a year 7 student who has extremely limited movement, being able to operate her laptop touchpad with a finger of her left hand and click the mouse button. She uses a keypad for text input, much like writing a text message, with software that offers predictive text. This seems to be working successfully. We are having difficulties with image manipulation, such as adding clipart to Word, as she can't drag an image around. She hasn't the dexterity to enable the use of a mouse.
    Can anyone suggest any software she can use that will enable the mouse to capture an image, and hold onto it until she clicks a second time to set it down? Her mum says she's seen something similar but can't remember what it's called.

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    Clicklock inbuilt into windows under mouse settings?

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    I have found Microsoft's Accessibility pages useful for this sort of thing.

    Windows XP Accessibility Tips and How-to Articles

    Vista - Using the Ease of Access Center

    Accessibility in Windows 7
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    I suggested a trackball, but she is unable to use one. I'll suggest the Microsoft tools, but I'm unsure whether she can maintain a click for long enough to turn it on.

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    Maybe a graphics tablet, if she is able to use a pen?

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    She definitely can't use a pen - her motor skills means she can't hold one. I have found Point N Click which is freeware. I'll put it on her machine and let her try it for a while, see if it meets her needs.

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    We have a student with pretty much the same kind of thing - She uses something called Eyegaze which tracks her eyes and she clicks by blinking - its not cheap tho the machine and all the software was just under 20k i believe.

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