Planck EZ: A Powerful, Backlit, Open-Source, 40% Mechanical Keyboard | Planck EZ

RGB Backlight? Check. Powerful open-source firmware? Check. Graphical configurator? Check. This keyboard has it all — 47 keys is all you are going to need. This compact keyboard impressed me as a possible good condidate for me or others who use a mouthstick or others who have a limited field of movement. Would love toContinue reading “Planck EZ: A Powerful, Backlit, Open-Source, 40% Mechanical Keyboard | Planck EZ”

Touch and Eye-Tracking in Ultrabook Prototype

 Tobii-Synaptics Windows 8 prototype From an interesting article on Wired: “… even with touch as an input option, accessibility remains an issue for people with limited mobility, or those who suffer from long-term repetitive stress injuries. A prototype ultrabook from Tobii and Synaptics shows what the solution to those problems looks like: a notebook thatContinue reading “Touch and Eye-Tracking in Ultrabook Prototype”

The MaKey MaKey configurable input system

It’s amazing how many times some creative, fun thing gets invented for basically ‘play’ that can be used in an alternate scenario for such real world benefit. Such it is with this MaKey MaKey system that allows anything to be an input device. This really got my brain whirring as to how many ways thisContinue reading “The MaKey MaKey configurable input system”

Windows 8 & Metro Accessibility

  Great article outlining Windows 8 & Metro Accessibility: “Our accessibility goals in Windows 8 are to: Improve the assistive technologies that are components of Windows, and provide a good experience with the Metro style UI. Provide developer tools that have baseline accessibility built in, so that accessible Metro style apps are available in the Store.Continue reading “Windows 8 & Metro Accessibility”

Wireless Foot Mouse

Flip Flop Mouse “The Toe Mouse is especially designed for those who have upper limbs disability and cannot use their hands to move the mouse. This ergonomically designed gadget uses our natural ability to grip between the toes, for manipulating the Mouse. You need to slip it on, between the big toe and second, justContinue reading “Wireless Foot Mouse”

Readability plugins for your browser

If you don’t use Safari and it’s built-in “Reader” functionality these web browser plugins could be just the ticket. Readability Redux extension for Chrome Readability addon for Firefox “Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the cluter around what you’re reading.”

Apple keyboard & touch pad tray

The Combine collective is a group of like minded artists working together to achieve a common goal. They have come out with these stylish keyboard trays, designed to combine the mac wireless keyboard and trackpad into one clean unit. It occurred to me that this idea could be good for people requiring a way ofContinue reading “Apple keyboard & touch pad tray”

iPhone/iPod Touch as touchpad plus – ATMac

Over on ATMac blog, Blake Watson has a great review of the HippoRemote app for iPhone/iPod Touch that turns your device into a multi-touch touchpad, as well as many other things… HippoRemote will connect to your computer and hand the reins over to you. Your iPhone is now a fully-featured multi-touch trackpad. Tap the keyboardContinue reading “iPhone/iPod Touch as touchpad plus – ATMac”