Physically Challenged Can Surf the Web

WinSCAN, a new general- purpose, single-switch interface for Windows PCs gives the physically challenged and children with learning disabilities access to virtually any application in Windows. Using the unique interface, which superimposes scanning control displays in front of application programs, users can navigate through Windows; choose program icons and run application programs; play games and CDs; and even surf the Web. WinSCAN works with most external adaptive switches and the popular single-switch interface cable SS-ACCESS! (included). The program moves an onscreen scanning selector and refreshes the display in real time while monitoring the state of the external switch. Academic Software, Inc., Lexington, KY, (800) 842-2357. W

This article originally appeared in the 05/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.