Smart device access for those who can't touch. 

Meet Tecla. 

Tecla brings smart device access to all. It connects people with limited physical mobility to technology. Tecla allows interaction with iOS and Android devices via the specialty switches or wheelchair driving controls that are already used.

With Tecla, life changes in many ways: 

  • Send and receive email and text messages
  • Browse the web
  • Watch videos
  • Launch and use apps
  • Read books
  • Change the TV channel or turn the heat up
  • Make (or hang up) phone calls at any time
  • Enter text and commands using Siri
  • Do pretty much anything you can do with a smart device 

Who is Tecla for?

Tecla is for anyone who can’t easily access a touchscreen device on their own, but would like to. This include individuals with upper body mobility limitations resulting from spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis (MS), ALS, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, brain injuries or stroke.

How does Tecla work?

Tecla works with assistive switches ranging from buttons, sip-and-puff controllers, head arrays to joysticks, and your wheelchair driving controls. This means you can use Tecla from your wheelchair during the day, and from your bed at night using switches. No need to choose one way or the other. Tecla adapts to you.


Tecla Shield Infographic


iOS or Android - take your pick:

The Tecla Shield works with both iOS and Android devices. That means your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or any Android smartphone or tablet. With any iOS device, setup is easy - just pair your smart device to the Tecla Shield. And with Android, download the free Tecla Access app from Google Play Store to get started.

Maybe you’d prefer to use a computer? With Tecla, the freedom is yours to choose between a Mac, Windows or Linux computer. You’ll even have full control of the mouse pointer, too.

What are people around the world saying about Tecla?


"My son, 16 yrs old with cerebral palsy, RANG ME for the first time ever, using an iPhone and Tecla Shield. Does anyone have tissues?"

Susan Dickinson
United States
"Love, Love, Love the Tecla Shield! It is incredibly exciting for me to be able to read for the first time in thirteen years."
Amandeep Singh Heer
United Kingdom
"The Tecla Shield has given me the freedom to communicate with friends and family in ways not possible before." 
Marc Duchi
"The Tecla Shield DOS has indeed changed my life . I was looking for some time for a tool to control an ipad with a single button via scanning."


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