[Accessibility] Controlling Linux with breathing tools

David Bolter david.bolter at utoronto.ca
Mon Mar 10 12:22:58 PDT 2008


Thank Janina,

Hi Tom, I'll try to give you all the time I can.  If you have questions 
please fire away (please also put "gok" in the subject line).

cheers,
David

Janina Sajka wrote:
> I think this is covered pretty well in the Gnome Onscreen Keyboard
> (gok):
>
> http://gok.ca
> Gok is frequently used in conjunction with dasher. The Gok maintainer,
> David Bolter:
>
> David Bolter <david.bolter at utoronto.ca>
>
> can provide more specifics.
>
> Basically, Gok creates smart on screen displays based on context aware
> available options. It can be driven by any number of alternative input
> devices, including sip and puff (breathing) switches.
>
> You can simulate gok by not using the ball of a USB mouse. To really
> make sure, one might rip the ball out and use only the clickers. So, any
> device that can provide a click event could do the same. That's the
> principle behind gok.
>
> hth
>
> Janina
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> Thomas Kingg writes:
> ple 
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>> A buddy of mine, Ken Starks, set up a computer for a child that is only
>> able to control her computer with a breathing tube. Ken states the
>> technology (hardware and software) is proprietary but works just fine
>> within Linux. 
>>
>> This piqued my interest and will be writing an article on Linux.com
>> concerning this. However, since it is not FOSS, I also wanted to see
>> what projects are covering this kind of technology in A11y and their
>> status is. 
>>
>> Please direct me to the right person if this is feasible. 
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Tom King
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