I finally got around to putting some video onto the computer of Mac learning his morse code.
It shows him on one of his worst days physically – he has that whole ‘pretzel’ thing going on. Despite the poor quality you can see he pretty much does small ‘toe drops’ to activate the switch. He rests his feet on the velcro loops attached to the switches and a very small amount of pressure activates them.
This was only taken about two weeks into us starting to teach him morse – I must take some more footage to see the progression. You can see for the ‘h’ I pretty much left the dash switch out of reach as he had only learnt that letter the day before – it wasn’t an exam LOL.
The computer is plugged into my Dad’s 46″ LCD TV and I think, from memory, that day I had a third switch plugged in for me to use with my foot to tab across the Morse Code program once he completed each letter.
There’s about five minutes of footage – thankfully Mac has got a bit quicker as time has progressed. He still has some pretty dreadful days physically, those days we don’t push things. When he is having a great day physically he makes up for it.