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Angle Mouse v2.0.3
Angle Mouse v2.0.3 The Angle Mouse is a pointing facilitation technique that runs quietly in the background and improves the efficiency and ease of mouse pointing, especially for people with motor impairments. The Angle Mouse is a target-agnostic pointing facilitation technique that works by continually adjusting the control-display (C-D) gain based on how coherent (straight) or divergent (angular) the mouse movement is. When the mouse moves straight, the gain is kept high, but when the mouse corrects abruptly, often near targets, the gain is dropped, making targets bigger in motor-space. If you have any questions or comments, contact Jacob O. Wobbrock at The Angle Mouse requires the Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework. Download it here. This software is distributed under the New BSD License agreement. Publications Wobbrock, J.O., Fogarty, J., Liu, S., Kimuro, S. and Harada, S. (2009). The Angle Mouse: Target-agnostic dynamic gain adjustment based on angular deviation. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09). Boston, Massachusetts (April 4-9, 2009). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1401-1410. Acknowledgement This work was supported in part by Microsoft Research, Intel Labs, and the National Science Foundation under grants IIS-0811063 and IIS-0812590. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this work are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of any supporter. Jacob O. Wobbrock James A. Fogarty Shih-Yen (Sean) Liu Shunichi Kimuro Susumu Harada Click here to visit the author's website.
5/5 143 Jan 31, 2020
Dr. Jacob O. Wobbrock
NVDA Screen Reader v2019.2.1
NVDA Screen Reader v2019.2.1 We believe that every Blind + Vision Impaired person Deserves the right to freely & easily access a computer! NVDA allows blind and vision impaired people to access and interact with the Windows operating system and many third party applications. Major highlights include: Support for popular applications including web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, email clients, internet chat software, music players, and office programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel Built-in speech synthesizer supporting over 50 languages, plus support for many other 3rd party voices Reporting of textual formatting where available such as font name and size, style and spelling errors Automatic announcement of text under the mouse and optional audible indication of the mouse position Support for many refreshable braille displays, including input of Braille via braille displays that have a braille keyboard Ability to run entirely from a USB flash drive or other portable media without the need for installation Easy to use talking installer Translated into more than 50 languages Support for modern Windows Operating Systems including both 32 and 64 bit variants Ability to run on Windows logon and other secure screens Announcing controls and text while interacting with gestures on touch screens Affordable 100% free to use globally, so you never have to worry about how youíre going to afford screen reading software again! Simple Quick, simple, no-fuss installation, so you can start using the screen reader faster! Fast Fast, light-weight and small footprint ensures superior stability, reliability and less crashes, so youíre more productive! Intuitive An easy, intuitive and comfortable experience to use, so youíll have a stress-free, enjoyable time using your ...
5/5 145 Jan 31, 2020
NV Access Limited
OptiKey v2.23.0
OptiKey v2.23.0 OptiKey is an assistive on-screen keyboard which runs on Windows. It is designed to be used with a low cost eye-tracking device to bring keyboard control, mouse control and speech to people with motor and speech limitations, such as people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) / Motor Neuron Disease (MND). OptiKey was written to challenge the outrageously expensive, unreliable and difficult to use AAC (alternative and augmentative communication) products on the market. It is, therefore, fully open-source and free. Forever. It works out of the box once you have your eye-tracking device installed and allows selections to be made using dwell selection, as well as physical buttons and assistive devices (such as Glassouse, or assistive switches). If you do not have an eye tracking device you can use OptiKey with a mouse or your webcam. OptiKey can be used as an alternative to a physical keyboard, allowing you to type into any application. OptiKey can automatically insert spaces between words and capitalise letters for you to increase your typing rate. You can even type whole words and phrases in a single selection by "swiping" or using "auto-complete". OptiKey can replace your mouse, allowing you to click, scroll and drag with precision anywhere on screen. To communicate naturally with those around you select the 'Speak' key and OptiKey will convert what you have typed into speech...even if you find it difficult to select keys... If you find OptiKey useful please consider sponsoring this project: Get started instructions here Changes: v2.23.0 New: Georgian - full support including simplified keyboard Adds new fonts, chosen for their readability: Mandatory (all capitals font, used on UK car registration plates), 'B612' and 'B612 Mono' (used in international air traffic control systems) Fixed: Handling for dynamic keyboards which attempt to use more the 95% of ...
5/5 809 Mar 30, 2019
Julius Sweetland
Pointing Magnifier v1.6.2
Pointing Magnifier v1.6.2 The Pointing Magnifier is a two-stage pointing technique. During the first stage the user controls an area cursor of arbitrary size depending on the pointing accuracy of the user. To interact with a target, the user places the area cursor over that target and activates it by clicking any mouse button. This causes everything under the circular cursor to be magnified, and the cursor is pinned in place. While magnified, the user controls a standard mouse pointer inside the magnified area. Upon performing an action (e.g., clicking, dragging) in magnified space, the pointerís location is transposed so that the interaction occurs at the correct position in unmagnified space. After the user performs an action, the Pointing Magnifier returns to its original size and the user resumes control of the area cursor. There are currently a few known issues which we have documented in deploying the Pointing Magnifier to Windows, however most functions are fully supported. Known Issues Mouse-over and hover state are not supported by the Pointing Magnifier because mouse position can only be passed to underlying applications when a click occurs. When activated, the Pointing Magnifier must capture the mouse, removing it from other applications. However, pop-up and dropdown menus close when they lose mouse capture. Therefore, menus must be drawn on top of the Pointing Magnifier, which allows the user to interact with the menu directly, even if magnification is temporarily unavailable. (See the picture at the right.) The Pointing Magnifier does not work with other third-party software such as ZoomText which also magnifies the screen. The Pointing Magnifier requires the Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework. Download it here. This software is distributed under the New BSD License agreement. Publications Jansen, A., Findlater, L. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2011). From the lab to the ...
5/5 147 Jan 31, 2020
Dr. Jacob O. Wobbrock
Sim Daltonism for Mac v2.0.3
Sim Daltonism for Mac v2.0.3 A window to color blindness. From the perspective of a color blind person, some colors are impossible to distinguish. Sim Daltonism lets you visualize colors as they are perceived with various types of color blindness. Move the Sim Daltonism window over something on the screen and see what it looks like with a color blindness. With this app you can check the accessibility of websites and other user interfaces, make your visual designs better for color blind people, or just play around to better understand how various color blindness types affect color perception. The Filter Window The Sim Daltonism window acts as a filter for what is under it. You can click inside and manipulate windows from other apps that are located under it. But you can change this so the filter window follows the mouse pointer, displaying the area around it. This makes it possible to view the filtered image alonside the unfiltered one. Performance Sim Daltonism is fast enough to filter a video in real time or to have many filter windows active simultanously. If needed, you can reduce or increase the refresh speed to save energy or improve responsiveness. Simulated Vision Sim Daltonism can simulate the vision of many forms of color blindness: Red-Green Deuteranopia (no green cones) Deuteranomaly (anomalous green cones) Protanopia (no red cones) Protanomaly (anomalous red cones) Blue-Yellow Tritanopia (no blue cones) Tritanomaly (anomalous blue cones) All colors Monochromacy Partial monochromacy Note that the colors ...
5/5 853 Mar 30, 2019
Michel Fortin
WhatColor v5.00e
WhatColor v5.00e A Must For ColorBlinds Using PC. - Helps Colorblinds to use PC without difficulties caused by colors - *You now know the color of any part of the screen *You can talk about the screen *You can write manuals using color names What is "WhatColor"? WhatColor identifies a color of the pixel on the screen of your PC. There are some similar tools to display RGB values to assist making HTML used in authoring WWW pages. WhatColor is different. It tells you not only RGB values, but also the name of the color of the point. You would say, "Seeing the screen, it's easy to know the name of the color, isn't it?". No, it's not easy for color-blind people to know how other people call the color of characters, lines or background on the PC screen. This software is designed for those people with partial or total color blindness. I am one of those people, so I made this one. WhatColor displays the magnified area around the mouse cursor for the user to easily choose a pixel to inspect its color. This feature may useful not only to colorblinds, but also to aged people who have difficulties in viewing small characters. WhatColor is useful in using software with various colors, in developing software, in instructing usage of a PC or software to other people, as well as in writing your Web pages. *Requires Windows7 Windows8 Windows10
5/5 1,677 Oct 09, 2019
Hikaru Nakahara
Workrave v1.10.1
Workrave v1.10.1 Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. This download is for the Windows version. If you need the Linux version, download here. Workrave 1.10.1 ** Fix uninstall on Windows.
5/5 83 Feb 27, 2020
Rob Caelers & Raymond Penners
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