Magda Paskimada

Magda Paskimada

  • Age: 29
  • Media use at home – Type: Smartphone
  • Media use at home – Frequency: ★★★★★
  • Current use assistive technology: Nuance’s Dragon Naturally Speaking Speech Recognition Software
  • Diagnose: Arthritis – Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Magda is from Athens, Greece, and she was diagnosed with systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when she was 18 months old. She also has significant speech impairment as a result of her mother’s mild congenital deafness. Magda’s arthritis affected her entire body, causing stiffness in all of her limbs. Magda was relegated to a wheelchair after a larger number of joints became weakened over time.Her upper and lower limb mobility is both extremely impaired.

Capacities to support

Magda’s arthritis affected her entire body, causing stiffness in all of her limbs. Magda was confined to a wheelchair after a higher number of joints were affected over time. Her upper and lower limb movement is also heavily limited.

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 […]