Daily Archives: December 9, 2005
The ability to manipulate the computer cursor using a mouse or other pointing Peripheral can allow computer access for individuals who do not have sufficient control to use a standard keyboard. By moving the mouse pointer over a visual representation of a keyboard that appears on the computer screen, a character may be selected by producing a simple button click or alternative selection method. The character is then placed onto a running programme as if it had come from the computers own keyboard. Using an on-screen keyboard to bypass the standard keyboard is not a new solution. However, recent products offer options that can accommodate for a wide range of Motor, perceptual and cognitive limitations.