But Wait, There's More

From: SNighthawk@aol.com
Date: Mon Oct 16 2000 - 13:48:09 PDT

Hello Again -

At the risk of jumping out of the context of the current thread, I wanted to
add just a bit of background on where my use of the Magic Lense came from and
what I liked about it.

The very short version is this - both my kids have Learning Disabilities and
perceptual problems, and I've spent most of the past several years
researching the way they visually perceive things, which is quite different
than the "norm". In addition, I've worked on ways to compensate for the
neurological activities that render their visual senses unreliable, along
with the cognitive processes that accompany them.

I latched onto the Magic Lens a few years ago when I was devising exercises
to force hand/eye coordination and other neurological activity. What they
did for my kids was force the eye to track the hand movements a little more
aggressively than the standard mouse/cursor/menu setup. However, I never got
past this initial stage due to the need to deal with real life (pay bills).
However, I liked the concept enough to adapt it to the Hypermail Browser as
an exercise to see how it worked in a practical application.

Thanks for listening!


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