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eSSENTIAL Accessibility

A virtual wheelchair for the web

The icon on the right of your screen represents eSSENTIAL Accessibility, an assistive technology for web navigation aimed at helping people who have trouble typing, moving a mouse or reading.

eSSENTIAL Accessibility features a webcam-based hands-free movement tracking system, a page reader, predictive typing and other customizable options to make surfing the web more accessible.

This free assistive technology can be used on a standard PC* by anyone with dexterity challenges arising from a variety of conditions, including:

  • Stroke/paralysis
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Age-related factors

It also helps those with mild visual impairment, limited proficiency in English, literary deficiencies, dyslexia and learning issues.

eSSENTIAL Accessibility lays the foundation for a Disability Community Involvement Initiative launched in association with leading advocacy groups for the disabled. 

Click here to download eSSENTIAL Accessibility free of charge >> 

Using a Mac? Click here to learn about using eSSENTIAL Accessibility on an Apple computer >>

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