I’m new in this community and up to now I don’t possess a fairphone. However, I take into consideration to purchase one.
Besides of my interest in sustainable electronics, I’m intrigued in nature , natural sciences , the Star Trek TV-series and in the music of Avril Lavigne. Furthermore I’m engaged in powerchair-hockey, which is a type of sport for people sitting in a wheelchair similar to field-hockey. This sports is popular here in Germany, but it is even more well-known in the Netherlands.
Today, I registered in this community because I have an unusual question. You can find it here: Question about mouse-functionality
Why do I want to operate a smartphone via a mouse?
As I am physically disabled (I’m affected by a kind of muscular atrophy), I cannot use my legs and arms properly and the strength of my hands and fingers is reduced (I’m just missing a wheelchair-emoji :). Hence, it is not possible for me to use a smartphone’s touch-screen. However, I can operate my wheelchair’s joystick very well. Since quite recently, there are remote-mouse-devices available for wheelchairs. One part (the emitter) of the remote-mouse is connected with the wheelchair electronics and the other part (the receiver) is plugged into the smartphone. Via these remote-mouse-devices one can use a wheelchair’s joystick to move a mouse cursor on a smartphone (or tablet or PC), provided that the smartphone supports mouse-functionality. As I just can operate a wheelchair-joystick, this is a unique way for me to control a smartphone.
To summarise, via the wheelchair’s joystick, one can operate a remote-mouse, which again operates the smartphone, and this is a nice way (and in some cases the sole possible way) for disabled people to control a smartphone via a joystick.