Using A Smart Phone With No Finger Movement

10.8.2015
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Written by
Brittany Déjean
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Written by
Brittany Déjean

Eric, a tetraplegic, lost the mobility in his fingers, but has no trouble using a smart phone, texting and taking photos.

Eric recommends getting a plastic phone cover that helps with better grip and he opts for a bigger phone that is easier to hold. He uses his middle finger to text as his phone rests on his palm. “It helps keeping my finger nails short,” Eric shares. Short nails helps with scrolling and texting. When he needs to take pictures, he holds his phone with his thumb and index finger on one hand and the other to press the capture button.

“The size of the phone and the texture of the cover really helps a lot when it comes to stability."

Know someone unsure about using a smart phone? Share Eric’s great tips on how he does it!

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