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Saturday, November 03, 2007

News: How to Use Blender If You're Physically Disabled

Sometimes, life can be pretty tough. But, that's no reason to give up and settle for less than your heart's desire! You might have to compromise a few things but, maybe you can find new ways to do old things.

If you're physically disabled, there's still the chance that you or a loved one can enjoy the fun and challenge of creating 3D graphics and animation. Here are a few ideas that may help you realize your goals:

  • In addition to accessing Blender's features via the menus, you can add something like Dragon Naturally Speaking to voice any needed keystrokes.
Also, check out these affordable technologies:Most of these devices and technologies cost less than mid-grade commercial 3D software. Plus, you have the benefit of opening up the entire computer experience, not just Blender. So, if 3D doesn't work out for you, there are plenty of other things out there to get involved in with your computer.

Good Luck.

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Wray said...

I've had a wicked hand cramp the past couple of day from repetitive keyboard use. I don't think I'll need a headset - but I think it's worth thanking ton for initially designing blender so that you don't have to hold down the mouse as often. So even though it pains me to write this comment (in the hand) - using blender this afternoon didn't feel too bad! :)

Kernon Dillon said...

yeah, I know what you mean. Have you tried using a touchpad device, similar to those found on laptops. That way, you could "mouse" around with any one finger.

Krish said...

Nice tips. I haven't thought of disabled people while writing about blender tips in my blog. I think I would include such tips from now on.

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