The phrase “hand to mouth” means several things. I fit all of these things. The most common meaning is that you get by day-to-day. This is usually in a financial sense, as in living paycheck to paycheck, but can also be physical.
My real reason for using that expression for my blog, though, is literal. I am hemiplegic by birth. My favorite method of communication for a long time was to write, either by pen or keyboard. I didn’t know there was assistive technology for one-handedness or spasticity that could have provided a better fit — no doctor or teacher told me anything. And I didn’t know that just going about my daily activities for long enough would hurt me sooner or later. It happened sooner, changing my ability to write or communicate in the ways I had been used to. So, my title reflects my transition from spelling with my fingers to stringing whole words with my mouth, gradually accepting using my voice with Dragon NaturallySpeaking. (See Help from the world, or typing vs. speech for background.)
My main purpose for this blog is to review assistive technology products, and general musings on disability or accessibility will find their way in here by default. Most things that I review here are things that I own, though occasionally they may be trial downloads or devices I borrowed from friends. I try not to mention things I have not used, but occasionally I’ll post an interesting article that mentions something out of my league. Assistive technology fascinates me, and I’m always amazed at what people come up with. I think it’s turning into a hobby. 🙂
If you want to suggest a tech-related item or otherwise contact me, email hand2mouthtech AT gmail DOT com.