Part 3: Physical and Motor Skills
- For anyone with significantly impaired physical and motor skills.
- Use a variety of adaptive devices such as a switch, a joystick, a keyboard space bar, or even a single tap on the Multi-Touch trackpad for easy control.
- Navigate onscreen keyboards, menus, and the Dock using a system commonly referred to as scanning.
- Adjusts the sensitivity of the keyboard to process only the keystrokes you mean to make.
- Builds in a delay between when a key is pressed and when it’s entered.
- Adjust the delay and choose to have a sound play when a key is entered.
- Press keys one at a time, instead of simultaneously, to enter commands.
- Enter a key combination — such as Command-S (for Save)
- Each pressed key is displayed, accompanied by a sound effect, so you can make sure the right keys are entered.
More than 50 editing and formatting commands.
Tell your Mac to:
- bold a paragraph
- delete a sentence
- replace a word
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For individuals who experience difficulty using a mouse or keypad.
- Control the cursor with a numeric keypad.
- Press a number key as the mouse button.
- Use other number keys to move around the screen or to drag and drop items.
Use a pointing device instead of a keyboard.
- A keyboard image floats above other applications
- “Type” using a mouse or other pointing device.
- Turn on Sticky Keys to enter keyboard shortcuts via the onscreen keyboard.
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