Device Controls Laptop Without Keyboard, MouseBy Shifrin, Tash ; PC World,
Publication Date: April 2007
Article focuses on the BT Balance from British Telecom, which was designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to control laptop computers without using a mouse or keyboard. The device is a small adaptor that utilizes movement sensors, which work in conjunction with software that translates movement of the laptop into actions on the computer screen. The software allows users to move a cursor, turn the pages of a virtual book, or make a Voice over IP phone call by tilting or moving their laptop. The BT Balance can be plugged into any standard laptop or tablet PC. The author contends that the device could be used by employers to help meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, which requires businesses to make reasonable adjustments in order to provide people with disabilities with the same rights to work as people who are non-disabled.
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