December 8, 2022

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Microsoft offers computer accessories for people with disabilities

Microsoft offers computer accessories for people with disabilities

Microsoft suggested a set of extensions. Adaptive accessories can help people with disabilities.

Series The accessories are designed for and through people with disabilities, according to Microsoft. Among the products there is a mouse, various types of buttons, and a hub for connecting buttons. The mouse itself is a flat square, but it can be adjusted by adding a wrist rest or a thumb rest. The thumb support can be placed on either side of the mouse, making it suitable for both right- and left-handed users.

There are three different types of buttons in the product range. One has a joystick, one has a button with two share buttons and the third has a d-pad or a four-point push button. All buttons are wireless and connected to the Adaptive Hub, which can also be used for non-Microsoft PC accessories accessible via 3.5mm connections. There are eight types of input for each button that you can program by yourself for the most convenient user experience.

Additions by 3D printing

An interesting addition to Microsoft’s range of accessories is that additional modifications to the mouse and buttons can be obtained through 3D printing. You can print additional parts via the Shapeways 3D printing service, such as adding a different mouse or a different type of joystick. It’s easy to replace buttons with 3D alternatives. Microsoft Business or Education customers can also purchase accessible 3D add-ons for the Business Pen or Classroom Pen 2. This way, third-party button designs can also become available in the future.

Microsoft Accessories will be released on October 25th. Prices range from $40 to $60. It is not currently certain when it will go on sale in the Benelux due to EU directives. they are on Microsoft Dutch website Already to see.