This feature will allow users to control by gesture with any body part(s) (hand, facial, posture, etc.). By recognizing gestures that originates from any bodily motion or state, the feature enables a user to interact with the system naturally without manipulating any mechanical devices.
Discussion by Disabilities
- Blind users will find it easy to control by gesture since it doesn’t require accurate pointing and locating.
Cognitive, Language, and Learning
- Control by gesture can simplify complex actions and make interactions easier for people with cognitive impairments.
- People with physical limitations may not be able to use conventional mouse, keyboard, joystick, or other mechanical controls. Gesture control will allow them to use any body parts with motion to interact.
This listing includes a wide range of products, from screen readers, to simple text-to-speech utilities, to large literacy suites that include a text-to-speech application. Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
Many operating systems, including Windows Vista and Mac OS X, include limited built-in screen reading ability as well.
Commercial, with free trial
These products are free to try for a limited period of time or with limited functionality. They must be purchased for full functionality.
- FaceMOUSE – AIDA
Commercial, no free trial
These products must be purchased to be used, and did not offer free trials at the time of posting.
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