All About Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive strain injury, or RSI, is a general term for pain in the muscles, tendons, and nerves from repetitive overuse. RSI typically affects the upper limbs, but can also appear in areas such as the lower back. Commonly affected areas include arms, hands, neck, and shoulders. The injury affects humans as well as animals. Assistive […]

Deciphering Dyslexia: The Paradox of the Differently-Wired Brain

By Daria Costello Dyslexia has long been a generic term, even a terminological catch-all, encompassing a range of classifications, symptoms, and diagnoses. It’s remarkable how much disparity there is in understanding dyslexia and its causes and treatments, despite having been first identified and labeled by doctors in Europe over a century ago.[i] Generally recognized at its […]

All about writing disabilities and dysgraphia: The truth about scrawling and scribbling

Humankind underwent an unimaginable transformation in the last millennium. The Science Museum of London, England estimates that we communicated using language as much as 100,000 years ago. Historians posit that prior to the development of language, humans communicated through writing. Yet, many brilliant people over the centuries with dysgraphia and writing disabilities prospered, succeeded, and showed […]

A comprehensive, by-the-book review of Grammarly Software

Anyone who writes has unpleasant run-ins with word processors. Most have built-in grammar or spell checking software, but they’re often more a courtesy than a useful tool. Relying solely on their edits is ill-advised. Sure, it helps us catch typos, but even then the suggestions are strictly limited to what is prepackaged into the in-program […]

Top Six Pen Scanners to Take You From Primers to Proust

Imagine a highlighter pen that not only underscores critical information, but also captures important text and digitally transmits it to your computer instantaneously, sort of like an advanced “cut and paste” function. That tool actually exists! It’s called a digital scanner pen, and uses a technology called optical character recognition (OCR) to digitize printed text […]

Best Adjustable Slant Boards For Writing: Penmanship Shouldn’t Be A Pain In The Neck

If you write for extended periods of time and find yourself with aches and pains as a result, you may benefit from an adjustable slant board for writing. Helping you achieve better posture while you work, reducing strain on your eyes and minimizing cramping in hands or are all benefits to a slanted board for […]

Review Of The Penpower Junior

Penpower Junior is the Chinese expert software that helps you learn Mandarin from a variety of sources including Chinese websites, newspapers, books, magazines and more. Penpower combines learning through award-winning technologies in phrase segmentation, speech recognition, text to speech software and handwriting analysis to give you the very best chances of learning and understanding Mandarin […]

Review of Ectaco C-pen Handheld Scanner Tool: 238 languages recognized!

The Ectaco C-Pen is a multilingual handheld OCR Scanner Pen that replaces fixed desktop scanners and makes your life infinitely easier. Scan over 238 languages from foreign books, documents or articles straight to your computer. Phonetic pronunciation of phrases or entire paragraphs helps you speed up your translation of simplified Chinese, Italian, Latin and many […]

Best Weighted Pens and Pencils For Tremors: Let’s Get You Writing Again!

The use of our muscles is something that many of us take for granted. For those afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease or other neurological or physical ailments that cause loss of muscle control and motor functions, finding a way to ease those impacts is invaluable. For many, the use of a weighted pen has proven to […]