Gilbert Santos

Gilbert Santos

  • Age: 13
  • Media use at home – Type: Tablet
  • Media use at home – Frequency: ★★★★★
  • Current use assistive technology: Tablet
  • Diagnose: Muscular Dystrophy (MD)

Gilbert was born with muscular dystrophy. He can no longer walk, but he still controls his upper limbs. It has a manual wheelchair to get around. He loves to play video games and listen to music like any boy his age.

Capacities to support

Gilbert uses the manual wheelchair to get around. He needs help moving to bed or couch.

Advice for Assistive Technology:

Chester mouse

Description A small computer mouse with no scroll wheel, about half the size of a standard mouse with one large green button that serves as the left-click. Helps young users or anyone just learning mouse skills understand what the left button does on a mouse without the fear of opening menus, etc. (source: Manuals […]

Spec Switch

Description With a 13/8-in/3.5-cm activation surface, the Specs switch is small enough to be worn, but is most often used as a mounted switch. The Specs switch includes a space saving flush base and a strap base for mounting around items. (source: Manuals – download manual Where to find & pricing Indicative price: […]

Jelly bean

Description The Jelly Bean switch features a 2.5-in/6.4-cm activation surface and is recommended for users who are able to access a smaller target area. Switch tops can be removed and replaced with the color of your choice: Red, Blue, Yellow, or Green. Also includes a clear snap cap for symbol use. It’s all up to […]

The strength of the upper limbs has been decreasing, and it is very difficult to lift them against gravity. He is still able to perform tasks such as eating or using the tablet with well supported members.

Advice for Assistive Technology: 

Big Mack switch

Description The BIGmack is a simple communicator that has lots of uses! Record up to a 2 minute message and press the large activation surface for playback. (source: Manuals – online support Where to find & pricing Indicative price: $ 135.00 Instruction/information video

Permobil Compact Joystick Lite

Description The Compact Joystick Lite provides a light force, reduced throw option in a compact package making it ideal for chin control applications. It also includes ports for remote on/off and mode functions.Windows Speech Recognition makes using a keyboard and mouse optional. You can control your PC with your voice and dictate text instead.(source: […]

Eye control

Description The eye control function makes it possible to control the computer screen with eye gaze. This means, when you are reading, you can move from page to page using the pupils of your eyes. Manuals – online support Where to find & pricing Start Menu > Settings > Ease of Access > Eye control […]

Mini Joystick with Push

Description Four switches are activated by moving the joystick in four directions. The fifth is activated by pressing down on the joystick shaft. Two tips included: flexible rubber and hard plastic. Tactile and auditory feedback. (source: Manuals – no manuals available Where to find & pricing Indicative price: 355 dollar Instruction/information video – […]

Big Red

Description The Big Red switch provides a large 5-in/12.7-cm activation surface that activates with 5.5-oz/156-g of force. When activated, the user experiences tactile and auditory feedback. The Big Red switch is the best choice for individuals with visual impairments and/or physical disabilities that require a larger target area. Included are red, blue, yellow, and green […]