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Apple II and accessibility
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Nicola
2017-08-13 18:40:39 UTC
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Hello,
today on Hacker News, related to this thread:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15002570

a user has posted this comment:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15003348
About 40 years ago a University of Houston and University of Texas
Medical School Professor of Psychology, Dr. Daniel E. Sheer, developed
[...] an Apple II game system for use by patients with brain damage or
dysfunction to retrain the fine control of their hands. [...]
The system was adjustable to the user's tremors and had a number of
parameters to adjust the "smoothness" and responsiveness of the cursor.
It worked with both joystick and mouse [...]
Apparently, this was in use in some hospitals. I wonder whether it has
been preserved.

Also, what other Apple II programs exist targeted at users with
disabilities?

Nicola
g***@sasktel.net
2017-08-13 20:10:14 UTC
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The Echo II had a voice synthesizer to read a text file for the blind
I have software that prints braille on the old dot matrix printers
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