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Faraday Stylus’ new capacities program

Sat, 08 Nov 2014 02:39:56 +0000

Just came across the iFaraday stylus via a blog post on ATMac. All their stylus’ look good and I’m impressed with their “new capacities” program which states Our goal is to enable anyone who wants to use a capacitive touch screen device.  We have three working designs that enable folks to use a capacitive touch […]



DwellClick

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 02:24:10 +0000

DwellClick lets you use your Mac without clicking. You point, it clicks . DwellClick will drag for you. Point at windows and resize areas to auto-drag, and use the control panel  for anything else. Save thousands of clicks per day. Drag hands-free with total control. What is dwell clicking? Dwell clicking enables clickless operation of […]



Azio Large Print LED Keyboard

Sat, 06 Jul 2013 13:32:14 +0000

Azio Large Print LED Keyboard Print on keys is 2x the size of standard keys reducing eyestrain Backlit keys are ideal for low light 3 backlit colours Shortcut keys http://www.aziocorp.com/product/keyboards/wiredkbmain/kb505u.htm



The MaKey MaKey configurable input system

Sun, 25 Nov 2012 01:43:24 +0000

It’s amazing how many times some creative, fun thing gets invented for basically ‘play’ that can be used in an alternate scenario for such real world benefit. Such it is with this MaKey MaKey system that allows anything to be an input device. This really got my brain whirring as to how many ways this […]



Apple keyboard & touch pad tray

Sun, 21 Nov 2010 00:10:27 +0000

The Combine collective is a group of like minded artists working together to achieve a common goal. They have come out with these stylish keyboard trays, designed to combine the mac wireless keyboard and trackpad into one clean unit. It occurred to me that this idea could be good for people requiring a way of […]



Keyboard Navigation extension for Chrome

Thu, 13 May 2010 10:00:14 +0000

Came across an interesting, potentially useful tip on a extension for the Chrome web browser called “Keyboard Navigation“, on the excellent blog makeuseof.com. From the blog: The extension defines a hot key (,) which places a hint next to every link on the page that can be clicked. While the hint is displayed, key in […]



ThinkPad keyboard with TrackPoint

Sun, 03 Jan 2010 03:32:08 +0000

Combining pointing devices with keyboards is great for those with limited reach / movement and mouth stick users. ThinkPad keyboards are fantastic. To have em as a desktop kb would be great. [New ThinkPad keyboard features crowdsourced design, lower price]



Adesso compact wireless keyboard

Tue, 25 Aug 2009 04:13:56 +0000

Nice compact, wi-fi keyboard, useful for limited reach. And no cords. Non-multi touch pad is a positive in my opinion. Would love to test the pad. [via engadget ]



Colour-coded Keyboard & Mouse

Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:19:01 +0000

This keyboard has color coded keys to teach consonants vs. vowels in order to assist kids become better spellers as well as different colors for the control keys and numbers.. I figure the extra visual feedback offered by the colour coding on this keyboard has to have additional application in areas involving cognition. [Via: ThinkGeek […]



Dasher – Single Finger Alternative Text Input

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 06:56:47 +0000

A video demo of Dasher. A single finger interface that allows you to enter text without a keyboard. Dasher is free software, and it works in all languages, and on many platforms.   Keyboards are inefficient for two reasons: they do not exploit the redundancy in normal … all » language; and they waste the fine […]



Ergodex customisable input system now for Mac

Sat, 11 Apr 2009 22:56:46 +0000

  When I heard about this Ergodex customisable keyboard on a podcast I immediately thought it would have uses in Assistive Technology circles and yes, they do already have information on such application of the device. As it happens, this device has been around a while but only for Windows computers. Just recently has it […]



The touch barrier — responses

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 10:49:08 +0000

After my previous post about the “Touch Barrier” as referring to the inherent issues of the pervasive use of touch technologies I had some good responses. @lucychili pointed me to work Peter Hutterer is doing with MPX Laurel wrote a blog post “Disabilities social networks games” pointing to a article DISABLED GAMERS’ COMPRISE 20% OF […]