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Free Software Makes Computer Mouse Easier for People With Disabilities

April 7, 2011

The Pointing Magnifier As the population ages, more people are having trouble with motor control. Now a University of Washington team has invented two mouse cursors that make clicking targets a whole lot easier. Full Story

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