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Date: Tue Oct 11 2005 - 19:56:58 EDT

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NIFL-Assessment and NIFL-LD Colleagues,

On Oct 6, 2005, at 2:32 PM, Dianna Baycich wrote (on the NIFL- 
Assessment list):

> I tutor an adult struggling reader who has not used a computer or a
> typwriter. He also has a condition that causes his hands to shake.  
> Asking
> this student to use the computer to take a test would be unkind to  
> say the
> least.

One thing that might help him is a feature built into the Microsoft  
Windows XP operating system called FilterKeys.
It is "an accessibility option that adjusts the keyboard response so  
that inadvertently repeated keystrokes are ignored. Using FilterKeys,  
you can also slow the rate at which a key repeats when you hold it  
down."  For information on how to use it, go to:

David J. Rosen

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