mobility-impaired

Yesterday, I posted an article on my blog about software which tracks an user’s eyes as they look at websites on a computer browser. Incredible as it may seem, the capability of a webcam to track eye movements may have gotten cheaper and more widely available. Earlier this week, Lenovo, a leading PC computer maker, debuted a laptop prototype that gives users the ability to control the computer with his or her eyes.

Read More Eye Tracking, Revisited

One of the buzz phrases of the Internet has always been “How many eyeballs can my website get?” Since the dawn of the mass Internet, countless companies have attempted to measure user behavior by counting, tracking and analyzing consumers’ visits to their websites. Lately, it is no longer the number of eyeballs, but what the eyeballs are looking at on a website. This provides a powerful tool for designing websites to be more accessible.

Read More You. Yes, You!

Raul Krauthausen, a German wheelchair user, has developed an innovative application which enables wheelchair users to locate accessible places, and even report on locations that are not accessible. The application, Wheelmap, is primarily focused on German cities, but includes locations around the world overlaid on a global world map.

Read More Wheelmap: A Search for Accessibility

For many people, videogames are a luxury, a guilt trip, like eating a piece of sinful chocolate. It is not always looked on favorably, usually by parents, if videogames are played more than a few hours each day. For people with disabilities, the perspective is refreshingly different. Video games have been an effective way for…

Read More Making Videogames Accessible for Disabled Gamers: The Value of Brand Equity