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Microsoft designer creates special mouse for kids and elders

TechFlash reports that Microsoft User Experience Designer, Mike LaManna has designed a computer mouse for those who have problems controlling a mouse. The mouse will help those with cognitive and physical disabilities or elderly computer users to hold the mouse properly.

LaManna who works in Creation and Collaboration team (PC3), along with the help of one of Microsoft's Senior Accessibility Strategist and a former Microsoft User Experience Researcher has created a speciality mouse for people with disbilities, by gluing a plastic ring or loop towards the back edge of the left mouse button. The mouse will help to keep fingers positioned over the mouse buttons. The mouse was prototyped and tested with students in the North Tonawanda and Bellevue school districts. LaManna gives a simple set of DIY instructions for parents and teachers to customize mice themselves by using any material like a plastic party ring, elastic, Velcro or parts of children toys to make a loop/ring that can be glued to the left button of the mouse.

More information about Microsoft's accessibility initiatives can be found here.

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