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A man in a wheelchair typing.
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Title: Tips On Typing
Original caption: Hints for Parals
The illustration above shows a patient with sub-normal arms and hands using the electric typewriter donated to the National Patients' Committee by the Woodstock Typewriter Company.
With this electric typewriter it is necessary only to slightly depress the keys after the motor is turned on, the motor furnishing the power for the impression. It is practically the same in operation as the standard typewriter, but enables patients whose hands have been partially paralyzed to type.
You might say this typewriter has an organ touch rather than a piano touch. This is a very real advantage to those with a hand disability.
Creator: n/a
Date: September 1932
Format: Photograph
Publication: The Polio Chronicle
Source: Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation Archives
Location: p.3
Keywords: Assistive Technology; Disease; Georgia; Institutions; National Patients Committee Of Warm Springs; Physical Disability; Polio; Rehabilitation; Self Help; Social Welfare & Communities; Typewriters; Warm Springs Foundation; Wheelchair
Topics: Physical Environment; Social Movements & Advocacy
Funding Support Provided By: NEC Foundation of America

Objects From This Artifact:
- Spring Suspension For Typing (still)
- Tips On Typing (still)