Assistive Technology for Android

The eSSENTIAL ACCESSIBILITY Android application makes it easier for people with physical disabilities to use touch-screen smartphones.

Hands-free Mode

The Viewfinder feature detects a user’s face. A simple swipe of the head up, down, left or right can control the cursor. Users can also tap, swipe and scroll using hands-free mode.

XY Mode

This features allows users with limited dexterity to control the device using on-screen coordinates. Each point on the screen has latitude and longitude coordinates, similar to points on a map. When a user taps the button, a horizontal line will move down until the button is tapped again. Then, users wait for the vertical line to move across until it intersects with the horizontal line at the point where they want to click.

Easy Grid Mode

In this mode, customers use voice commands to navigate web pages. A transparent grid appears on the screen, with the columns and rows labeled with numbers and letters respectively. Users can move the cursor to a cell by saying, “Go to C4.”

Tag Mode

This mode is also voice controlled, similar to Easy Grid. All clickable points are highlighted and labeled with a number and letter. The user simply says the letter and the corresponding number to navigate through the page.

Who does it help?

The assistive technology app is ideal for people with conditions such as:

  • Age Related Factors
  • Stroke
  • Paralysis
  • Arthritis
  • Dyslexia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Parkinson’s Disease