Re: [Sugar-devel] Help needed for childrens with physicals limitations / ayuda para niños con discapacidades

Walter Bender walter.bender at
Thu Sep 22 17:14:06 EDT 2011

2011/9/22 Andres Aguirre <aguirrea at>:
> it will be great! thank you :)
> if someone knows sugar applications that could be used with mouse and
> are simple it will be great to do some tests, now I'm using sokoban
> that has simple interaction and is very interesting.

Maze, Memorize, SliderPuzzle, Implode, ...


> andrés
> 2011/9/21  <kgordon420 at>:
>> Andres:
>> I have a contact at Ryerson University here in Toronto who runs the rather large research program which specifically works in the area of human device interaction for technology  for severely disabled children, but he does not currently work with the XO because of the small form-factor.  Would you still like me to forward this to him as he might have some insight for you.  He's a big open-source advocate.
>> KG
>> KG
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Andres Aguirre <aguirrea at>
>> Sender: sugar-devel-bounces at
>> Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:09:48
>> To: IAEP SugarLabs<iaep at>; <sugar-devel at>; <devel at>; <olpc-open at>; Comunidad ceibalJAM<olpc-uruguay at>; OLPC en castellano para usuarios, docentes,v<olpc-sur at>; Lorena Calvo<lobli182 at>; Guillermo Fernández<gfernandez1985 at>; María Emilia Silveira<mesilveira87 at>
>> Subject: [Sugar-devel] Help needed for childrens with physi
>>        cals limitations / ayuda para niños con discapaci
>>        dades
>> Hi all, I want to show you the first working prototype of mouseCAM
>> activity, wich is design to help childrens with physical limitations.
>> This activity communicates directly with the X server of the
>> GNU/Linux, being able to be use in the XO computer with any activity
>> or with the sugar system as well as any GNU/Linux with the graphic X
>> server system. We are working at Faculty of Engineering, UdelaR,
>> Uruguay in a course called NEXO with the aim of developing solutions
>> for childrens in a special school here in Uruguay and I am working
>> with Lorena, Guillermo and María Emilia to bring solutions to the
>> childrens that nowdays can't use the XO computer. I need help, maybe
>> people in this list knows about activities with very simple mouse or
>> keyboard interaction, that can be used in this context. Also we are
>> working in a turtleart plugin, in this case the children show a image
>> that corresponds with a block and then the corresponding block
>> connects with the last block in the programming area, this will be use
>> to develop very simple programs, like draw geometric figures or to
>> control the butia robot, but is a great improve for them.
>> mouseCAM video:
>> Spanish bellow:
>> Hola a todos, quiero mostrar el primer prototipo funcional de la
>> actividad mouseCAM, esta actividad está diseñada para ayudar a los
>> niños con limitaciones físicas. La actividad se comunica directamente
>> con el servidor X del GNU / Linux, pudiendo ser utilizada en el
>> contexto de la XO con cualquier actividad o con el sistema de azúcar,
>> así como cualquier GNU / Linux con el sistema de ventanas X server.
>> Estamos trabajando en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la UdelaR, Uruguay,
>> en un curso llamado NEXO con el objetivo de desarrollar soluciones
>> para los niños en una escuela especial de aquí y junto con Lorena,
>> Guillermo y María Emilia estoy trabajando para aportar soluciones a
>> los niños que hoy en dia no pueden usar la computadora XO. Necesito
>> ayuda, tal vez la gente en esta lista sabe acerca de actividades que
>> requieran interacción muy simple con el ratón o teclado, y que pueda
>> ser utilizado en este contexto. También estamos trabajando en un
>> plugin turtleart, en este caso los niños muestran una imagen que se
>> corresponde con un bloque y el bloque correspondiente se conecta con
>> el último bloque en el área de programación, esta se utiliza para
>> desarrollar programas muy simples, como sacar geométricas figuras o
>> para controlar el robot butia, pero es una gran mejora para ellos.
>> video de mouseCAM:
>> cheers / saludos
>> --
>> /\ndrés
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