Pebbles Assistive Research History
Ten-year old Jennifer Rossman of New York
has found the Remote Commander and
Shortcutter programs to be very
valuable as a replacement for the keyboard and mouse. Jennifer has a form
of Muscular Dystrophy known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II.
Jennifer's father, Drew Rossman
set up a
web page to help explain how to use these programs.
See his letter below.
There is a nice article about this use of the Pebbles software in the February,
2001 issue of Quest magazine from the Muscular Dystrophy Association
- USA :
Jennie Borodko Stack, "Palm Pilot
Connects Girl with Classroom," QUEST, Volume 8, Number
1, February 2001
Also mentioned in the Pittsburgh area MDA
"Using Palm Pilots to Help Control
Computers," MDA Messenger, (serving Southwestern and Midwestern
PA), Winter, 2001, p. 7
Also mentioned in articles at:
Letter From Drew Rossman
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 09:22:24 -0500
From: "Drew Rossman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am the father of a handicapped child. She has a form of Muscular Dystrophy
know as "Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II." I would, first,
like to let you know how valuable a tool the remote commander has been
to her. The range of motion she possesses is limited and we have found
this Palm application to be of the greatest assistance.
Secondly, I would like with your permission to possibly expand the use
of this software, to what I am sure is a group of folks out there, who
unknown to them, an alternative to expensive assistive devices is available.
I would like to via the Muscular Dystrophy Association, possibly let others
know that they to can partake of this, what I view as, an extremely important
tool to those less fortunate.
Have a Great Day!
(see more about their use of RemoteCommander)