Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Comcast Xfinity X1 control for people with disabilities

Xfinity X1 eye control is a web-based remote for tablets and computers. 

I think it's great! I access my computer with a sip and puff to move the mouse and input text. I found this easy to use in Edge. Before this was available I was using an Android emulator in Windows 10 and the Android Xfinity app. I like being able to type voice commands. This is a great feature! I was able to type "netflix" and "prime video" and navigate those as well. So much quicker to use than navigating the Xfinity menu

With the phone app, I experienced more delay. This web-based app is more responsive. The phone app you need swipe between screens to access commands. The Harmony app has the same problem. This has everything one screen. I really like the "type voice command" box. I can type "game of thrones" and it takes me directly to the on-demand page for it.

Here is the article when launched:

Xfinity customers visit and use their credentials to pair the web-based remote with their set-top-box. 

Infrared (IR) Remote from Windows laptop

On my Windows 10 laptop, I use:
  • IRCommand2 Universal Remote Control Software for the PC
  • USB-UIRT to both Receive and Transmit infrared signals.
to operate my TV, BluRay Player, Speaker Bar, and Roku. You can customize the remote buttons for each remote. Just use a mouse to point and click on the buttons.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

On-Screen Keyboard and Mouse Assistance for Windows OS using a mouse, trackball or another pointing device

Once someone has the ability to move a mouse on a Windows computer these are some useful program:

    • Click-N-Type virtual keyboard (FREE!) an on-screen virtual keyboard designed to provide computer accessibility to anyone with a disability that prevents him or her from typing on a physical computer keyboard. As long as the physically challenged person can control a mouse, trackball, touch screen or other pointing devices, this adaptive software keyboard allows you to send keystrokes to virtually any Windows application or DOS application that can run within a window.
    • ClickAid mouse helper a FREE stand-alone on-screen mouse aid designed for anyone who has difficulty switching between mouse buttons or double-clicking on a physical computer mouse. It will work with all mouse systems including head mouse and touchscreen devices. ClickAid functions can be accessed by clicking on the form or optionally by using AutoSelect dwelling to enable the functions to be selected by hovering the mouse pointer over the buttons.
    • Point-N-Click virtual mouse a FREE stand-alone on-screen virtual mouse designed for anyone with a disability that makes it difficult or impossible to click a physical computer mouse. As long as they can move a mouse, trackball or another pointing device, they can send mouse clicks to virtually any Windows application or DOS application that can run within a window and even many that are full screen.

    Control Android by voice with Voice Access

    The Voice Access app for Android lets you control your device with spoken commands. Use your voice to open apps, navigate, and edit text hands-free.

    Get started with Voice Access

    Open Sesame - Operate any mobile Android device simply using head movements.

    Using the front-facing camera of any Android device, Open Sesame tracks head movement. Once activated, the cursor will follow your head movements. So, if you turn right, the cursor will go right, or left and up and down.

    Convert Your IR Remote to RF Remote