Keyboard control of mouse pointer

This feature operates the on-screen pointer through the keyboard alone, usually by using the arrow keys or the number pad on the keyboard.

Discussion by Disabilities (Benefits & Preferred Behaviors)

Physical Disabilities

This feature allows people with physical disabilities to use the keyboard instead of the mouse, which may be easier to control with limited mobility.

Existing Products

These products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.

  • This feature is built into most common operating systems.

Learn more about physical disabilities.

The development of an under $1000 pen that can scan 270 to 360 degrees and detect all text in the environment, its distance and size, and present it to a blind user in a cogent fashion.  It can also locate text the user specifies and provide direction and distance for any text specified.