Show pointer location on key press
This feature emphasizes the location of the pointer with highlighting, flashing, circles, or other methods whenever the user presses a specific key.
Discussion by Disabilities
Users with low vision may lose track of the small, hard-to-see mouse cursor, so this method can help them quickly find it again to continue work.
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- This feature is built into most common operating systems.
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- Twenty years of eye typing: systems and design issues- Päivi Majarant, Kari-Jouko Räihä
- A framework of assistive pointers for low vision users- Julie Fraser, Carl Gutwin
- How People with Low Vision Access Computing Devices: Understanding Challenges and Opportunities- Sarit Szpiro, Shafeka Hashash, Yuhang Zhao, Shiri Azenkot
- Assisting people with multiple disabilities to improve computer typing efficiency through a mouse wheel and On-Screen Keyboard software- Ching-HsiangShih
- Developing steady clicks:: a method of cursor assistance for people with motor impairments- Shari Trewin, Simeon Keates, Karyn Moffatt