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Accessibility hack for keyboard and trackpad

Posted at — Sep 24, 2021 by Abishek Muthian

I keep my soft RPi keyboard rested at angle on the close laptop which itself is at an angle on a laptop stand. This helps me to rest my wrists rest flat on the table while typing on the keyboard.

But the trackpad (wacom) sits flat on the table causing me to reach out a bit and strain my wrists after a long use. The trackpad by itself cannot rest at an angle on the laptop like the keyboard due to the lack of surface area and grips at required places.

I performed a quick hack to join the keyboard and the trackpad with a double sided tape from 3M and added a metal scale to the bottom with the same tape for added structural rigidity.

Read Aloud browser extension compromise

Now I can use both my keyboard and the trackpad at an comfortable angle.

Read Aloud browser extension compromise

A better way to do this would be to 3D print a bracket to hold the keyboard and the trackpad together. Even better would be affordable accessibility devices for input.


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