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Re: What kinds of technologies do motor impaired people often use?


From: Jared Smith
Date: Feb 21, 2014 8:29AM

We provide a summary of the most common types, most of which you've
noted, at http://webaim.org/articles/motor/assistive

The types and effects of motor disabilities are extremely diverse, and
so are the types of assistive technologies. But for the most part, for
web accessibility, it really boils down to ensuring that your site
functionality is available to mouse and touch screen users and to
keyboard users. There are also a few unique issues for users of voice
control software.


On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 8:22 AM, Ann Wawrose < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hey Guys!
> I'm trying to write an "intro to accessibility" talk for our company's internal conference and I wanted to describe some assistive technologies that some people use besides screen readers. For example, people who can see but maybe use a keyboard or other input device to manipulate their computers.
> I know of a few things, like eye tracking software that allows people to type by following eye movements and some people use dictation software but surely these can't be the only things people use.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Ann
> > >