This web browser makes it easier for people with hand tremors to use the web

In recent years, accessibility has become a key focus area for firms developing software and hardware. Twitter has alternate text for images, Forza Horizon 5 has support for American and British Sign Language, and Windows 11 has voice typing, among many other examples. Now, a free app has emerged that enables people with hand tremors to use iPads with relative ease.

Graphics of Staybl web browser for iPad

As detailed by The Verge, Staybl is a web browser that empowers people experiencing hand tremors due to motor disorders such as Parkinson's and Huntington's disease to use iPads with more ease. It's a pretty smart solution that uses existing technologies. Basically, Staybl uses the iPad's accelerometer to determine the involuntary shaking of the device and then shakes the screen in the other direction for a net stabilizing effect. Other UI elements for ease-of-use include large buttons, high-contrast color schemes, and configurable settings.

The browser was developed by Havas Creative through continuous consultation with medical experts in the U.S. and Germany. As of now, it is only available for the iPad provided that you have iPadOS 14 or above, but the company intends to bring its solution to other platforms and hardware too. Havas Germany's chief creative officer Eric Schoeffler had the following to say about the endeavor:

We always talk about how technology should improve our lives, but we don’t naturally include everyone in those benefits. Staybl is not a medicine, nor is it a cure. However, it’s a technological solution that can provide easier access to the digital world for all people with Parkinson’s and tremors.

You can check out Staybl on the App Store here and can download it for free.

Source: The Verge

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