This section includes a range of equipment that may help when writing including pens, grip attachments for pens and writing slopes. These items may help if you experience difficulty when writing, perhaps due to tremor or because arthritis makes gripping a pen painful.
Equipment for producing Braille or Moon is also included. Braille is a system of raised dots which blind people read with their fingertips. Moon is a system of raised lines and curves that people read by feeling with their fingertips.
Handwriting is a complex activity, the selection of writing equipment may require individual assessment of your needs and abilities. The ideal pen grip for one person may not suit another. For example, individuals with larger hands often prefer pens with larger grips.3 There may be other factors that require consideration before alternative writing equipment is considered including:1,2
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