XO Accessibility

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Introduction

This is an ILXO project. If you'd like to participate, please contact Mel Chua - collaborators and contributors welcome!

How can the XO be used by children with various learning and physical disabilities as a tool that they build themselves in order to differently interact with the learning environment that surrounds them? This research project will explore the usability of the XO and its various activities and modes from the perspectives of various types of "differently-abled" users. We will also be creating inventions and adaptations to make the set of core activities more usable by children with special needs. Universal design will be used rather than creating separate solutions for disabled and non-disabled users.

The list below is a series of Activities that might be used frequently in classrooms (G1G1 build + a few commonly mentioned programs like Speak and Squeak), along with inputs/outputs on the XO. We're looking at what inputs and outputs are used by various activities and what alternatives might be available for users who have a harder time making use of certain input/output streams. We're looking for a better way to organize this list - a table was too large to fit on a screen. This is an experimental and slightly unorthodox approach (as far as we know) and we're not sure whether focusing on the XO's I/O rather than specific disabilities will work yet, but we'll find out shortly.

Upcoming

Project temporarily on hold - we're working on a Voltage regulator, and also think that accessibility testing will be much better done if we're making things for specific users rather than a generic hypothetical model.

List of activities

General

  • Charging (inserting/removing power plug)
  • Carrying
  • Replacing a battery
  • Disassembly/repair
  • Opening and closing the XO

Journal

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Browse

Find more broadly-applicable solutions for

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • speakers/headphones

Display

Testing screenreaders now...

Read

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Write

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Newsreader

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Paint

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Record

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

TamTam

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Pippy

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Etoys

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

TurtleArt

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Calculate

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Measure

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Distance

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Terminal

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Log

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Analyze

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Chat

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

XOIRC

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Scratch

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones

Speak

  • keyboard
  • touchpad
  • camera
  • analog-in
  • microphone
  • tablet-mode/rotate-screen
  • rocker/d-pad
  • USB
  • display
  • speakers/headphones
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