14 tech tools that enhance computing for the disabled

Getting work done on a computer is easily within reach of the blind and physically disabled with the help of these new and updated tools

Best foot forward: NoHands Mouse

Hunter Digital NoHands Mouse
Mouse substitutes that use foot pedals are nothing new for carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers or others looking to control a computer with their feet. However, Hunter Digital's NoHands Mouse takes this technology to new heights by redesigning it with the user's feet in mind. Unlike the usual blocky rectangular pedals that lack the sensitivity required to precisely move the pointer, NoHands' pedals are oval-shaped with a thin foot platform that senses 360 degrees of movement and varying amounts of pressure.

One pedal handles the pointer's movement, while the other does the clicking. Unlike older designs where the two pedals are mounted on a board, NoHands pedals can be independently set up for the comfort and efficiency of the user. Priced at $350, NoHands Mouse works with Windows 95/XP/Vista, Mac OS X and Linux.

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