Motor Impairments

Types of Motor Impairment

  • Spinal cord injury.
  • Lost or damaged limb.
  • Cerebral palsy.
  • Muscular dystrophy.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Spina bifida
  • Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Arthritis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Essential tremor

Assistive technologies

  • Mouth stick.
  • Head wand.
  • Single-switch access.
  • Sip and puff switch.
  • Oversized trackball mouse.
  • Adaptive keyboard.
  • Eye tracking.
  • Voice recognition software.

Barriers to Access

  • 40% of people with a motor impairment have difficulty using their hands.
  • Users may not be able to use the mouse.
  • Users may not be able to control the mouse or keyboard well.
  • Users may be using voice-activated software.
  • Users may become easily fatigued.

Example

Contact Us

For assistance or to report accessibility problems please contact:

Andrew Normand
Web Accessibility Lead
Email: anormand@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9035 4867