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Hello there. I'm new at this... seriously, I delivered my first lesson on the 1st of March. I teach senior citizens/older adults how to use the computer ... starting from switching it on if necessary! I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place but question ...

There is a student, who we will call P who is very sweet but is having trouble learning to double click. I've tried using skilful seniors, I've tried using Solitaire, I've tried physically taking her hand and guiding her through the motions, I've tried telling her how to do it, I've tried showing her how to do it. P is very sweet and wants to learn, but if you will excuse the terrible pun, it just isn't clicking for P.

Any suggestions of other resources I could use?

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Is it that she doesn't understand how, or her fingers just can't move that fast?

Either way, with many/most scenarios involving the double-click, she could either change the Windows setting so that double clicking isn't necessary, or just single-click it and then press Enter.

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Hmmm ... I'll have to see... I'll get her to double-click as fast as she can and make a judgement from that....

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You can also change the double-click speed. Or, with a mouse with an additional button, program it for double-click.

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True, I could. Just trying to figure out how to make it so that she can double-click on, for example, library computers where you generally can't change the permissions. I suppose I could keep adjusting the speed so it's a more gradual learning curve?

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That might work. If it doesn't, most libraries should support accessibility features for people with disabilities.

For example (found this on google):

Santa Monica Public Library: Accessibility Services
http://smpl.org/Accessibility_Services.aspx
Joystick. The Roller Plus Joystick is an adaptable mouse substitute with a joystick. It has six buttons that support left and right click, double click, drag lock, horizontal and vertical lock and cursor speed control. This device can be checked out for use in the Main Library by presenting a valid Santa Monica Public Library card to staff at the 2nd floor Computer Commons desk.

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It's worth a try though, right?

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Definitely.

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Egads! She's got it!

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Yay! How did that happen?

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I um... I may have told her to play solitaire and called it her homework. She did so and well, EGADS! Maybe she was trying too hard in front of me or something?

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Haha, Solitaire did something useful!

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Oh, yes, it's a mouse tutorial. Well, no but it is in my class!

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