Friday, March 18, 2011

Trabasack - Revisited

I last mentioned the Trabasack back in November - Trabasack.  I was extremely impressed with the concept, execution and overall feel of the product and now that I've had some more time to use it, I continue to be impressed with it.

I've had the opportunity to use with 2 students who both have some physical issues, while they are mobile, they need some help while sitting.  One student uses an Intellikeys to practice keyboarding.  He has difficulty reaching a typical table and still seeing the computer screen.  So we wrapped the strap from the Trabasack around his waist, put it on his lap, and have a perfect place to put the Intellikeys!  It's been a great way to make sure access to the computer is accessible to him, and keeps everything within reach.

Another student is learning to navigate the computer using 2 switches.  I was able to put some velcro on the switches and stick them to the surface of the Trabasack (eliminating the fun of pushing the switches around!).  The switches have wires and require a switch interface.  I was able to put the interface inside the pocket as well as the extra cords, making a nice little bundle that can be moved around quite easily.  The switches are accessible and the Trabasack makes the entire thing mobile.

Lastly, I was able to share the Trabasack recently at the ICE conference and it was a big hit.  Many of the participants who saw it immediately had a student or situation that they knew this product would work for.  I really can't say enough about this product.  To see more information about the Trabasack you can head to their website - Trabasack UK.  To purchase a Trabasack in the United States head to Windsor Direct.


Full Disclosure:  I received a Trabasack Connect Curve from the company to use and review.

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