Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Beginning

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Welcome to The Handicapped Computerist! I'm happy to see you found this! Really!

As it says at the top of the screen, I will be offering hints, tips, and helps that are aimed at helping my fellow handicapped friends in using their computers (PC,Mac, etc.) more easily and become more productive.
A little bit about me. Yes, I am handicapped. I had the experience start Nov. 19, 2004 when I was 'blessed' with a stroke. I lost the use of my left side, some of which has come back. My vision was also affected. With all that, the State of Texas agreed with me that I am disabled.

This Blog is a direct result of my experiences in trying to adapt to my handicap. What I'm going through and how I've managed to succeed could be of interest and help to others, so here it is.

I'm not going to be so arrogant as to say my solutions are the only ones. Some of you have had to go through the same process so I invite you to share your experiences in the comments area. I'll be happy to include your experiences in the next posting of the Blog. If you have a question, let me know. I'll either answer it right away (if I know the answer) or I'll do reasearch and get an answer for you.

I plan to tell you about various tools and applications that will make your computing more pleasent or interesting. A good case in point would be Adobe Reader version 7. Did you know it can READ to you?

Need a word processor or spreadsheet program? A full featured Office Suite? I'll tell you about them and where to get them. I will try to list only FREE software but if there's a specific application that is REALLY useful but isn't free, I tell you what the pricing is. I will also tell you what sites to avoid because of AdWare and SpyWare and how to remove them if you catch a few.

So, stay tuned and keep your eye on us. I plan to update as often as needed (Weekly at a minimum) so I just might be providing a solution for your problem.