Directly touching the screen is a very easy access method for most people, and has many accessibility benefits, but for others it’s brought new accessibility challenges.
To touch the screen you need to be in a close enough position, be able to isolate a finger or thumb to point with, and be able to control your hand and finger well enough to touch where you’re aiming for. People with disabilities may have trouble with one or all of these.
Using a stylus is one way that some disabled iPhone and iPad users can overcome problems with touching the screen. A stylus isn’t a solution for everybody, but for many users it can make the difference between an inaccessible device and a usable device. There are many different types of stylus and pointer options available to users, and this series will cover all of them. Continue readingStylus Options for iPad and iPhone Users: Easy Grip
If the world included a perfectly accessible gesture/multitouch recognition system, what would that system look like? What accessibility features might it have? Here are fifteen user needs which the developer of a hypothetically perfect system should be aware of … Continue readingWhat Would Accessible Gesture Controls Look Like?
Typing can be a fantastic access method for those with Dysgraphia who find handwriting difficult, but how can you type math equations? Here are some OS X applications especially for inputting mathematics. Continue readingHow You Can Type High-School Math With Mac OS X
The TandemMaster Morse-2-USB interface is a fantastic device which converts morse code entered by two switches into keyboard presses and mouse movements. It gives the user complete control of a computer, as much as any regular keyboard/mouse user would have. Continue readingMorse Code For Computer Control: TandemMaster
Siri personal assistant gets more useful with every iOS upgrade – she can probably do more things than you expect she can. She can be useful for everyone but especially useful for people whose disability makes manual use of their iPhone difficult, slow, or painful. Continue readingWhat Can Siri Do For You?
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