Thanks so much for offering help with Acat. I recently volunteered to help a man who wants to learn biology and maths but his current small screen switch-and-scan system doesn't seem to be adequate for web browsing etc. Once I've found a suitable computer and large screen I'll set up an Acat system for him.
Two questions though:
- I gather that Stephen Hawking found Swiftkey text prediction extremely helpful but the open source version of Acat seems to use Presage, which works differently. Presage may for all I know be better but if it's not is there any way to plug Swiftkey into Acat somehow, perhaps at a cost?
- What's the best way to navigate web browser links? I was thinking that setting up Chrome or Firefox with the Vimium extension would be the way to go.
your 2 questions
1. we include Presage for free. swiftkeys may be an option. i will investigate how to change the word predictions procedure and get back to you
2. there is mouse, a contextual menu for internet explorer, or just tabbing
hope that helps
You may find some licence clashing with things like swiftkey. But fear not - there is a lot of work going on in this area at the moment. I'll try and remember to post here when we have something to share.
(As an aside - we used presage in MorseWriter - and built a Python set of classes to work with it - may be of use to people stumbling over this on the net: https://github.com/AceCentre/MorseWriter/blob/master/MorseCodeGUI.py#L40 )
But also - there are other prediction engines you may want to use - check out https://openassistive.org/awesome-assistivetech#word-prediction