If the technology continues to evolve and be more and more efficient, a problem remains: that of its accessibility for people with disabilities. In order to find solutions that meet everyone’s needs, Microsoft has launched a collection of adaptive accessories designed specifically for people with disabilities.
Among the products developed by the company, we discover an adaptive mouse in the shape of a square inside which the buttons and sensors have been placed. Can be used by both left and right-handed people, it was designed to also be easily used with an amputated limb.
The teams of the American company have also created an Adaptive Hub which offers the possibility of transforming traditional keyboards into a central hub with wireless buttons. It can also be associated with 4 buttons to simply connect to your computer and also have several USB ports.
The particularity of these gadgets is that they are fully modular and adaptable according to the needs of the user thanks to 3D printed elements that attach to them making them more functional. The entire range of accessories should be marketed from the fall.
This collection pursues Microsoft’s ambition to offer products accessible to as many people as possible and is part of the continuity of the creation of the Microsoft Inclusive Tech Lab, which aims to develop new accessories for the benefit of people with disabilities. And still in the issues of inclusion, the YouTuber Akaki Kuumeri had also created a few months ago an adapter to use a PS5 controller with one hand.
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