Whether you want to help ensure that someone you care for always has access to their AAC or if you wish to be able to use an iPad in your wheelchair without worrying about losing it, the right mount is an important consideration.
It needs to be strong and sturdy enough to eliminate the risk of dropping yet flexible enough to be moved to the side when not in use (e.g., when the user needs to get in and out of the wheelchair).
Ergonomics are another significant consideration. Whether the device is accessed via direct touch screen control, switch scanning or head/eye tracking, the correct positioning is crucial to making the system work properly and facilitate quick and effective communication without fatigue or causing pain to the user.
Correct mounting with options to adjust to a very detailed level are not only an ergonomic requirement, but they also play a huge part in increasing users’ quality of life. People with disabilities often face a great deal more daily complications than their able-bodied counterparts, and the right mounts can provide ease of use while also making devices look less obtrusive and stigmatizing.
Fortunately, there are now a variety of mounts on the market specifically made to hold all kinds of tablets from AACs to Apple, Android and Windows tablets.
Mounting solutions for users with special needs, and the people who care for them
If you are in a wheelchair or care for someone who spends most of their time in one, it’s essential to be able to find quality solutions based around the needs of users of wheelchairs. Take a moment to browse our selection, and you’ll see that we have a wide array of quality items in stock to help ensure that our customers and their carers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, etc. find the perfect solution for their unique needs.
Of course, we are also always on hand to answer any questions you might have about which mounts are best suited to different devices and different user needs, disability types, etc.
With the right mount, using a tablet is easy, intuitive and more stress-free!