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Designing Computer Interface For the Blind For School Project. What things would you suggest it has?

For our Engineering Design project we chose to design a Computer Interface device which would allow users to type easier into a computer. We have some ideas in mind but we would greatly like input on what things you would like to have integrated into the solution.

Just ideas in general or just let us know things that do not work well in current solutions.

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what are you wanting to know and what kind of web siteare you trying to do


Re: Designing Computer Interface For the Blind For School Project. What things would you suggest it has?



I actually do not know what you are designing. You say you are "designing a Computer Interface For the Blind" and then go on and talk about making it easier for a blind person to type in input. I am blind. I am touch typing this message. I have typed for over fifty years. Most blind folks type from an early age. Input is not an issue. Well-designed web sites and software which adhere to already existing accessibility standards is very definitely an issue. You can learn about this on the AFB site. Screen readers already exist if you are thinking of inventing a new one as your "interface." You may want to explore this site and others AFB points you to and learn about what already exists before designing your project. It will give you a better idea of what needs already have been met and what still remains to be done. Check out information on the AFB site for information about screen readers, screen enlargers and currently existing technology. Access World is a good resource in this regard.


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