Peter Vandezande

Peter Vandezande

  • Age: 40
  • Media use at home – Type: Personal computer, Smartphone
  • Media use at home – Frequency: ★★★★★
  • Current use assistive technology: Imperium Sip and Puff Switch
  • Diagnose: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Due to Multiple Sclerosis, Peter has short and long term memory loss, as well as muscle fatigue and spasms in his arms and legs. Because of his medical condition, he was forced to retire at the age of 34. Peter is a single man who lives in a subsidized housing complex in Brugge, Belgium. Peter loves his stay in the sheltered accommodation, which is set in a lush and soothing environment. He enjoys his small talk with the other residents, even while he is not in one of the social places, he is normally looking for answers on one of his many interests. He learns a lot about his illness, but he understands that his mental health will deteriorate with time.

Capacities to support

He has muscle weakness and spasms in his arms and legs due to Multiple Sclerosis.

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 […]

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

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 […]

Clevy keyboard

Description The Clevy Keyboard is an attractively designed keyboard, designed to help teach writing and keyboard skills to young children. Its design also makes the Clevy Keyboard very suitable for keyboard users with a wide array of special needs. (source: Manuals – no manuals available Where to find & pricing Indicative price: 99,5 […]