Keyboards are the transitional way we access the computer, but what if physical limitations due to disability of any sort prevented it?
This post evolved out of a conversation with a friend about accessible online media and finding tools that would make the computer in a general sense accessible.
A lot of the things in the fore-mentioned list were of a hardware nature I wanted to add things some of which are software and some of which are a blend of both.
- Kurzweil 3000 is program that reads text back in a computer synthized voice there is highlighting and study tools that all use the audio feedback this is useful for print disabled people. There is also kurzweil 1000 for blind and visually impaired user.
- Dragon Naturally Speaking is a voice recognition software it literally allows you talk and see the words on the screen
- Eye Gaze is a mouse alternative for people with physically limited arm movement
The barriers of disability aren’t just structural in nature this post proves that there are other barriers in the world- can you think any other forms of barriers I may have missed
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