Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Better Computer Mouse Cursor for the Disabled

VOA Special English Technology Report: A Better Computer Mouse Cursor for the Disabled

Using a computer mouse or trackball can be a little tricky. You choose the object you want and move it to where you want it, only to have it end up in a different position. This happens to all of us sometimes, and we think little of it. But for people who have a difficult time controlling their movements, this little navigational issue can be a really big problem.

Now, researchers at the University of Washington have developed new cursors that make activating objects easier for people with motor disabilities. (download mp3)

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