Posts with tag: motor impaired
Flexible keyboards like this, this and this are super cheap and readily available. I wonder if we could use them to make an alternative keyboard for people with physical, visual, or cognitive disabilities?
In this game the player moves to music. Their score depends on how well their movement is synchronized with the music and on how many different moves they made. A more advanced version allows them to play along with the music though various delays will have to be overcome to enable their sounds to be sync'ed with the music. The system keeps track of their score and rewards improvement. Perhaps new tunes get unlocked like in DDR.
An interesting story over at ScienceDaily about an RPI student's camera-based head-tracker music system . This will be very popular if they make it freely available.
Detects vowel sounds in audio input to control the cursor . Nice use of commodity technology. I hope they make the software available for free.
Firefox is the only browser I use, so when things don't work, I get worried. We're looking at Flash as a delivery vehicle for some of our applications for people with disabilities and ran into two potential show stoppers:
- Flash doesn't get focus unless you click on it with the mouse; many of our potential users don't use mice!
- Flash doesn't allow access to right click; many switch interfaces generate left and right click events to signal the user pressing the mover or chooser switch.
I surfed around a bit expecting to find some quick solution and only found despair. It seems that lots of people have encountered these problems in various forms and haven't found a solution.
Gretchen pointed out these videos at AssitiveWare , very interesting.
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