Microsoft and Vendors Unite to Deliver Unprecedented Support for Assistive Technologies via Windows XP; Assistive Technology Vendors Unveil New Products That Take Advantage Of Windows XP, Microsoft's Most Accessible Operating SystemBy PR Newswire,
Publication Date: March 2002
Article discussing the Windows XP operating system, and how Microsoft worked closely with assistive technology (AT) vendors to ensure that software such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, on-screen keyboards, one-handed keyboards, and augmentative communication devices be available to Windows XP users. Mercury is provided as an example of an AT application that is compatible with Windows XP. Mercury is a direct selection communicator designed for use by individuals with communication disabilities. The program allows people with disabilities to perform any task for which they use AT, which includes converting text to speech, controlling household appliances, and surfing the web.
Assistive Products Discussed: MERCURY
MERCURY SPECIAL EDITION (SE)
Published by: United Business Media Plc. (Website:http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)
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