Device makes tablets accessible for the less dexterous

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Just as the Splash range of games employs special controllers to make play easier for young people with disabilities, our latest spotting – Access4Kids – is opening up touchscreen technology to those who have found it previously difficult to use. Developed by researchers at Georgia Tech, the kit consists of three touch-sensitive panels that can either be worn around the forearm or attached to a wheelchair. The device is connected to a touchscreen and takes control of the built-in gestures. Users can then hit the sensors or swipe across the sensors with their fist. Combinations of these gestures are translated…

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