The J-Key to success for people with special needs.
Help fund a new mouse & keyboard called the J-Key, for people with special needsAuckland
The J-Key is a communication device which replaces a standard mouse-&-keyboard with a Joystick. The device was developed by Mike Watling to enable children with severe disabilities, access to the world of computers and is currently being field-tested at Central Auckland Specialist School (CASS).
To further test the J-Key concept, Mike's wish is to build 12 J-Key units for students who will benefit from them and test the students over a period of 12 months. The 12 units would be available at the beginning of the 2021 school term and the information gathered during the year will be used to determine any future productions.
The material cost for 1 J-Key unit is approximately $150 nz so $1800 for 12. If extra is raised, it will be put towards the purchase of equipment for the next level in the project.
Labour costs are volunteered and free.
12 J-Key cases have already been made thanks to NOEL at BLACK SAND FURNITURE who donated the wood, the use of his workshop and the building of the cases. A massive thanks to Noel. Please check out his shop on Instagram blacksandnz.
The overlays for the keyboards and indication pods have been designed by Dawn Lodge-Osbourn - DawnDesignLtd and are ready for production when funds are available by Westprint.
Christine Watling's involvement (page creator)
I am Micheals daughter
Use of funds
The construction of 12 J-Key units and if extra money is raised, it will go towards the ongoing development of the J-Key
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We are half way there with the funding. Thank you to all who have donated to help so far with the financing of the J-Key units. 10 units have been completed and will be handed over to Central Auckland Specialist School for distribution at the end of this month.
Please keep supporting this project by share this page with as many people as possible. Thank you again.
Sorry I took so long to reply, but thank you for your donation it is much appreciated.
Thank you Alenka. I hope you and your family are well and safe. Micheal.
Thank you so much. Mike
Thank you, much appreciated. Mike
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This page was created on 27 Oct 2020 and closes on 17 Apr 2021.