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motor impairment

a loss or limitation of function in muscle control or movement or a limitation in mobility. This may include hands that are too large or small for a keyboard, shakiness, arthritis, paralysis, and limb loss, among other difficulties.

The wide variety of aids available include:

  • software such as Sticky Keys that make difficult keystrokes more accessible
  • voice recognition systems
  • pointers controlled by mouth or head movements
  • text entry systems to help enter messages with fewer keystrokes