So I’m 24 with Type II, and my arm strength is pretty limited. Given that I’m a writer, I have to make due with what I have. For a while now I’ve been typing primarily on my phone, as it’s too difficult for me to type on a computer or even my iPad at this point.
For those of you who are SMA adults with limited arm strength, what do you use to type/write? I know there are apps out there and voice-activation devices, but I’m curious to know the pros and cons of each. Ideally I’d like to get some strength back through Spinraza so that I can type on my iPad again, but currently it takes up too much energy.
I found normal voice recognition didn’t understand me well enough to be efficient. So I programmed my own specialized voice recognition, and mostly type by spelling with the NATO alphabet. It works well (and quickly with practice), and lets me use the computer from any position.
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