My friend, David Niemeijer of AssistiveWare, sent me a link to an amazing video.
It is a video of an American game reviewer playing Unreal Tournament. I am sure you’d be surprised by it even if you are not into gaming.
Wondering what’s so special about it? See the video, and I am sure you will agree.
David has been telling me about Mike, but it is surprising to see him actually play games, write game reviews and even a novel using only one finger, which is about all that he can move at will.
David’s software SwitchXS helps him do all these things.
SwitchXS is such an excellent program that it can work with almost any software available as-is. That means you don’t have to do anything special with your software to become part of this miracle, but you can optimize the design of your software so it will work better. For example, let’s say your software only works with mouse control. You can make it more accessible to someone like Mike by also supporting keyboard controls.
SwitchXS and most of AssistiveWare’s software is fully functional without any payment. So perhaps you can use that time to test how well your software works with it. Even if you don’t have the intention to optimize, I will assure you that it would be fun to test.
David actually has some more amazing videos.
The latest shows a ten year old girl fluently writing things out on her Mac:
Here, you’ll find directory for more movies:
AssistiveWare videos on computer accessibility