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Access4Kids: Tablet Computers and Children with Disabilities

December 10, 2012 — Ayanna Howard, a Georgia Tech professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Hae Won Park, a Georgia Tech graduate student, have developed and created Access4Kids with the goal of helping children with limited mobility, “giving them the ability to use what’s in their mind so they have an outlet to impact the world.” Access4Kids is a wireless input device that utilizes a sensory system to measure pressure, which translates a child’s physical movements into fine-motor gestures that enables them to control and interact with a tablet computer.

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