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Questions about amateur radio for operators with disabilities, especially how to adapt radios and other equipment to suit operators' capabilities.

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WTB: dual band HT that can adapt to assistive hearing devices

I am returning to ham radio after many decades away and Iʻm looking for an HT that will mimic my iPhone. My cellphone, via bluetooth, connects to both of my hearing aids (via a branded hearing aid app)...
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Could keying cw with your mouth using a sip-n-puff be as efficient as doing it by hand?

I know Morse code is sometimes used by people with limited use of their hands to interact with their computer. One way is by using a straw connected to a pressure sensor, a so-called sip-n-puff or SNP....
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how do you tune blind? [duplicate]

I'm about to axe the display on my radio in pursuit of cheapness. However, I need to know, how do blind hams with older rigs tune to a station?
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How do blind hams operate?

In an earlier question, there seemed to be some surprise when I (indirectly) asked about radio modes accessible to a blind operator. First question: So how do blind hams operate? If I were to be ...
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Testing blind license applicants

My friend is blind and would like to take the amateur radio license exam. I understand that the question and the four possible answers can be read to them, and that is fine. The one question that we ...
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Do volunteer exam coordinators provide accommodations for applicants with visual impairments?

I am a prospective HAM, and I recently began reading the ARRL's third edition of their Ham License Manual, published in 2014. Anyhow, under WHO CAN BE A HAM ...
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