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Adaptive Software: Mouse Emulators,Mouse Assists, and Cursor Enhancements

Mouse Emulators and Mouse Assists

Software, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

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ClickAid

Polital Interprises
$ Free
http://www.
polital.com/pnc/

ClickAid is a FREE stand-alone on-screen mouse aid designed for anyone who has difficulty switching between mouse buttons or double clicking on a physical computer mouse. It will work with all mouse systems including head mouse and touch screen devices. ClickAid functions can be accessed by clicking on the form or optionally by using AutoSelect dwelling to enable the functions to be selected by hovering the mouse pointer over the buttons.  ClickAid was designed with ease of use foremost in mind. The main form is icon based and does not require reading skills or language translation. Even a young child can use it. 

Yes, it's FREE. No charge and no strings attached. 

CrossScanner

RJ Cooper

$109

http://www.rjcooper.
com/index.html

CrossScanner
1-2 switch mouse emulator
with new Inverse & 2 switch Step Scan
CrossScanner is a universal way to run *any* software by 1 or 2 switch(es). With the switch(es) plugged into any switch interface , the user is able to perform mouse moves and clicks, double clicks, drags, operate menu's and even enter text (with optional OnScreen keyboard). The user interface is incredibly intuitive. All operation is supervisor-controllable to fine tune CrossScanner to the needs of the user.
    Auto-scan operation: the first click starts the lineScan down the screen. The next click stops the line when it gets to the user's desired vertical point. If DoubleClick, Drag, or Text Entry is active, an iconWindow pops up for the user to select between with the fingerScan. The final click tells the computer to move the cursor to that point and perform the chosen function.

A NEW alternate scan mode is Inverse Scan, where the line/finger moves for the time you are holding the switch down, and then release for a certain time, to stop the line/finger.  You can press/release repeatedly, within the time period, to advance the line finger, until it gets where you'd like). 

A second NEW alternate scan mode is 2 Switch Step Scan, where your right-click (switch plugged into an interface than can emulate a mouse right-click) will 'step' the line/finger down/forward, and the click (or switch plugged into an interface that can emulate a left-click) will *select* the current position (stop the line/finger).

Dragger 32

Origin Instruments
$95

Dragger is a utility for manipulating the left and right mouse buttons of a standard mouse or mouse emulator. Dragger can be used to enter mouse clicks by movement and dwell of the on-screen mouse pointer. This dwell selection function is known as AutoClick™. When enabled, AutoClick watches the pointer and clicks the left mouse button when the pointer is brought to rest for the programmable dwell time. If the pointer remains motionless it will not click again. Using the Dragger toolbar this single left click can be turned into a Double Click, Right Click, or Left and Right Drag.

Gus! Dwell Cursor

Gus Communications
$125
http://www.gusinc.com/

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Gus! Dwell Cursor provides a practical method of activating mouse button clicks (click, double click etc.) for users who have difficulty accessing standard mouse buttons, or someone who uses one of the new "head pointing devices" that remotely control the cursor. 

Simply move the cursor over top of the item you want to "click", and Gus! Dwell Cursor automatically does
the mouse clicking for you!

Gus! Scanning Cursor

Gus Communications
$195
http://www.gusinc.com/

The Gus! Scanning Cursor is the only application of its kind that offers switch/scan users a way to move the cursor around the screen and perform mouse clicks. This is a popular product for switch/scanning users on the Windows platform.

Joystick-To-Mouse

EnableMart

$49.95

http://www.enable
mart.com/

Joystick-To-Mouse has been widely acclaimed in the Assistive Technology community because it provides computer access and control via joystick to physically challenged users on a Windows platform. Joystick-To-Mouse has been widely accepted by children, recreational users, and other users who prefer the joystick over the mouse or trackball.

Joystick-To-Mouse acts just like a mouse, trackball, or any other pointing device. The program can:

-Run in Absolute or Relative modes
-Assign keystrokes macros to buttons
-Be used with up to 4 joystick buttons at one time
-Work concurrently with any mouse, trackball, pointing device, or switch.

Point-N-Click

Virtual Mouse

Polital Interprises
$ Free
http://www.
polital.com/pnc/

Point-N-Click is a FREE stand-alone on-screen virtual mouse designed for anyone with a disability that makes it difficult or impossible to click a physical computer mouse. As long as they can move a mouse, trackball or other pointing device, they can send mouse clicks to virtually any Windows application or DOS application that can run within a window and even many that are full screen.

Point-N-Click also acts as a companion product to Lake Software’s Click-N-Type.  It uses AutoMouse,a feature similar to AutoClick, for those who find clicking the mouse button difficult or impossible.  Point-N-Click was designed with ease of use foremost in mind.

Yes, it's FREE. No charge and no strings attached. 

SmartClick

RJ Cooper

$119

http://www.rjcooper.
com/index.html

SmartClick is a utility that permits a person, that can operate a pointing device, but cannot click any buttons,  to perform all button functions. Using the dwell principle, whereby you 'hover' over something long enough, you can accomplish all the functions on the floating palette (pictured above), within any software.     
SmartClick was also designed for those that can only click 1 button or switch.
    The SmartClick palette (like an artist's palette) contains buttons for functions. The user simply select their function, and then dwells, or single clicks, over their target. The function turns itself off after use.

SS-ACCESS

Academic Software, Inc.

$90

http://www.
acsw.com/

SS-ACCESS is a single-function, single-switch interface solution for your PC. Easy to install, simple to use, and compatible with the widest range of computers and application programs. You choose a keystroke, function key, combination key command, or mouse click to be sent to the single-switch application program each time the user presses the switch.

WinSCAN

Academic Software, Inc.

$349

http://www.
acsw.com/

WinSCAN, v2.0, is a multi-function, single-switch interface for Windows, offering a flexible and powerful means of computer access for PC users rivaling those available for the Macintosh and providing new ways to access and operate independently the next generation of PowerPC and Pentium computers, new operating systems, and high-performance software in the home, at school, and on-the-job.

     
     

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Cursor Enhancements

Software, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

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Gus! Big Cursor

Gus Communications
$ Free
http://www.gusinc.com/

Download the file from the link below.
Save it to C:/Windows/Cursors

Click Start > Settings > Control Panel, > Mouse > Pointers > Browse

Then select the Gusarrow file > Open > OK

 

Click HERE to the download Gusarrow.cur file

 

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