[games_access] Dasher SW - Dasher Project

AudioGames.net richard at audiogames.net
Tue Aug 16 18:16:45 EDT 2005

Hi Damon,

Yes, I know about this. I've been into ZUI's (zoomable user interfaces) myself ever since last years ICCHP where I visited a key lecture by the late Jeff Raskin (one of the creators of the desktop interface, who spend the last years of his life trying to create new interfaces without folder structures). I'm very interested in using ZUI's in audio-only environments and in game environments. Unfortunately, my attempts to gather more info on this topic from both audio designers and game designers were fruitless.
This is a very good example of how a ZUI can be used by people with a physical disability. Also check out:




  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Damon Trim 
  To: games_access at igda.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 8:27 PM
  Subject: [games_access] Dasher SW - Dasher Project


  I'm not sure how many have seen this or if a thread has gone around, but this is very cool.  

  "Dasher is highly appropriate for computer users who are unable to use a two-handed keyboard. One-handed users and users with no hands love Dasher. The only ability that is required is sight. 

  Dasher can be driven using a mouse, a trackpad, a touchscreen, a rollerball, or a joystick - any two-dimensional pointing device that can take over the role of a mouse. A foot mouse and a head mouse are additional options. 

  It can also be driven using an eyetracker, giving a completely-hands-free writing system. After one hour's practice, some users are able to write at more than 20 words per minute using Dasher with an eyetracker "

  Follow the link for more info, movies and a downloadable demo version.  



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