[laptop-accessibility] Touchpad is not accessible friendly
seth at isforinsects.com
Wed Nov 19 19:47:00 EST 2008
I believe that this is called a capacitance touchpad. I can't imagine
that there isn't some item that a child could use instead of a finger.
In fact, within arm reach: my metal watch band enables me to use my touchpad.
I don't think there is a as-cheap device that will allow pointing on
the XO as a capacitance touchpad.
On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 6:48 PM, Carlos mauro <unimauro at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree.
> For versions of the XO 1.5 or 2.0 would be my suggestion to place the cam
> and the microphone at the top of the screen of the laptop. Use eyetracking
> recognition technologies or the use of touchscreen or something similary to
> gnome speech desktop
> 2008/11/19 David K Parker <davparker at gmail.com>
>> In looking at the laptop specs I noticed the mouse input is a touchpad.
>> This makes the laptop inaccessible for kids with artificial hands. The
>> touchpad technology is not good at all for people who wear prosthesis. This
>> limitation can be addressed by providing a trackpoint type alternative. It's
>> really a shame that technology companies don't think about these unecessary
>> limitations for people with disabilities. I bet there are many kids missing
>> limbs due to landmines that will be affected by this technology hurdle. I
>> know because I'm missing my hands due to an accident. Technology should be
>> used to allow people to overcome disabilities, not adding additional
>> obstacles to oversome. Please pass this info on to the developers of the
>> accessibility mailing list
>> accessibility at lists.laptop.org
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