clearer keyboard

use a laptop but am finding it very difficult because I keep missing the keys. I've seen larger keyboards that I could add - on but for that my screen would be further away. My eyesight is dreadful, I need the screen fairly close. If I put it through the tv I can't see it clearly enough either. Does anyone know of a disabled friendly laptop or some other cunning idea? I'm stumped x

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  • I use dragon naturally speaking as my input method for most typing, severe arthritis in my hands/fingers makes typing extremely painful - I've use this app for years but I'm sure there are probably cheaper/free speech recognition ones out there as Dragon is about £80 unless you find a promo

  • Morning cobweb,most laptops have a disability setting where you can set it to listen to your voice and will dictate for you,you should find it in settings,I have used it sometimes but it doesn't always spell the right word,but apparently if works on voice recognition so you need to follow the instructions and talk to it first so it recognises how you pronounce things which I haven't done yet,you should have it on there...xx

  • I use an iPad, can't sit at pc or laptop any, more keys are big and only use two fingers to type

    Though if you need all the functions of a pc it's not as good, but it's set up to the house printer so is pretty good. Only thing I can't do on this old model is upload pictures onto here and some games are now not compatible...

  • Betterwear have large type stick on letters etc for keyboards. I think they are about £4 a pack

  • Can't help on keyboard front but an amusing story... ex's cousin had carpel tunnel in the days before they believed it existed. Anyways... she had a speach recognition app and one day was working from home and doorbell rang - postman with package. Dog goes ape. Julie eventually settled dog down, got parcel and returns to laptop to find her text runs *blah blah blah roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof roof....* You get the idea.

    This is therefore definitive proof that dogs do NOT say woof - they say ROOF! Pmsl

    (Sorry cobby, but reckoned you'd appreciate the giggles!)

    Mwah

    Spirit x x x

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