There are some good disability assistive technology products out there in the market. Software and hardware aimed at improving the lives of disabled people are marketed by assistive technology vendors. Sue Center is one such initiative designed to improve the lives of disable people.
Sue Center is the brainchild of an artist called Jon Bjornstad. This person apart from being an artist also writes code. The software application that he has developed is named after a disabled woman who was paralyzed. When Bjornstad met this woman he was deeply inspired to come out with his own version of assistive technology software that will help disabled people immensely.
The software application is written in Perl, and has close to sixteen thousand lines of code. More enhancements are being added in the software application. Continuous efforts are being put to improve the usability of the software application.
Sue Center is an environment for communication. It is free software, since it is freely distributed by Bjornstad. This software application benefits those people who are not able to use the keyboard and mouse. There could be paralyzed people who are not able to move their hands or fingers. There could be people with motor neuron problems. These people can benefit immensely from such a hands-free technology.
Although the software is free, some smart devices have to be bought. Smart devices are hands-free accessories that can be worn on your body. It could be a cap that is worn on the head. By moving the head, the person can simulate the movement of a mouse cursor. A virtual keyboard will assist the user to type into instructions, text, and numbers or anything to the computer.
The Sue Center application lets users do a variety of things. It helps read books. Users can keeps journal entries, use the dictionary, send and receive email, play games, make VoIP calls, use translation capabilities of Sue Center, watch movies on a DVD, and do many more things.