Clicking your mouse requires a muscle contraction, which creates the internal tension needed to perform just one click. The tension needed in one click is added over time. The more often and longer mouse clicks occur, the more likely it is to develop hand/finger pain.
This 5-second video shows a healthy hand using a mouse and scroll wheel. Although only 5 seconds, it demonstrates that he has raised, scrolled and pressed his index finger many times. The strength needed to press may not be huge, but can cause enormous pain. Continue readingDwellClick: You Point, It Clicks
This month’s Dragon Dictate for Mac newsletter from Nuance has some good hints and tips about improving accuracy with your dictation: Continue readingImprove Your Accuracy With Dragon Dictate
Braille Writer Pro was designed to be helpful for sighted people working to learn Braille.
- Handles both Grade 1 and Grade 2 contracted and uncontracted Braille
- Translates Braille to English
- Reads / Writes .DXB files
- Supports emailing and printing files with and without translation
- Dictionary that supports both Braille and English
Braille Writer lets you use six keys from a standard Apple keyboard as if they were a braille keyboard, and displays the resulting braille visually on the screen so that sighted students can practice their braille entry and reading skills on a regular computer.
Mac users, if you need to program your input devices at all – keyboard, mouse, joystick, XKeys, almost any input device – ControllerMate for OS X is the way to go.
ControllerMate gives you the power to do more than ever with your HID controllers. Whether you want to modify the behavior of your keyboard or mouse, or add complex functions to your gaming devices, ControllerMate is the tool for you.
Continue readingControllerMate Lets You Change How Your Input Devices Work
MacWorld have a nice article showing a range of the various types of covers, skins, and cases that are available to protect your MacBook or MacBook Pro. Continue readingHow to protect your MacBook
VoiceOver for Mac OS X is a very helpful assistive technology for blind Mac users – unlike screen readers for Windows, which cost hundreds of dollars, it’s built right into OS X. Unfortunately for sighted users, occasionally people turn in on without meaning to and the results can be confusing … Continue readingHow To Turn Off VoiceOver For Mac OS X
AppleVis are a user-powered website for blind and low-vision Apple users, and they have just announced their winners for their four Golden Apple awards for the past year. This is the second year that AppleVis have awarded Golden Apples, and it’s great to see community members voting on what works best for them. Continue readingAppleVis 2013 Golden Apples Announced