SwitchXS

2.5.2b1 04 Aug 2011

Keyboard & mouse emulator for disabled users.

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Developer website: AssistiveWare

SwitchXS provides virtually complete access to Mac OS X and all standard Mac applications for people who can only use one or more switches. It offers full mouse and keyboard emulation by means of a so-called scanning mode. With each click on the switch the user selects an action, such as "move the cursor up" or "type B", from a "scanning" menu. SwitchXS is typically used by people who are, for example, quadriplegic due to an accident, or suffering from neuromotor diseases such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) with very limited limb movement.

SwitchXS provides a number of predefined scanning panels that the user can choose to move the cursor, click, and type into all standard Mac applications. It also allows the user to set scanning speed and cycling, mouse speed, and SmartTransparency?, which makes the scanning panel partially or fully transparent when no scan is taking place to enjoy optimum use of screen real-estate. SwitchXS works with any HID compliant USB gamepad, joystick and keyboard, and also with any HID compliant USB mouse or trackball. SwitchXS also works with USB switch interfaces emulating any of the above devices.

SwitchXS is localized in english, French and Japanese, but also works with most other languages.

What's New

Version 2.5.2b1:
  • Added compatibility with OS X 10.7.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Details

Downloads
5,117
Version Downloads
1,649
Type
Education / Teaching Tools
License
Demo
Date
04 Aug 2011
Platform
OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price
$299.00