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Pay attention to the special crowd, Sogou releases barrier free input method "point input"

via:凤凰网科技     time:2019/12/19 13:07:12     readed:257

Sogou has released an input tool specially developed for special people, named "point input". Point input is a user-defined input method specially designed for users who are not convenient to use the keyboard and can only type with the help of pure mouse, touchpad and touch screen.According to Sogou, the launch of the product came from a micro blog for help. On November 13, the microblog user "Leng min and Han midnight" released the help microblog, hoping someone could help her crack a special input method software.

The user, whose real name is Fang Yu, suffered from cerebral palsy of hand foot type due to an accident. His whole body can only move with his feet. Over the past decade, she has been using a special input method, using her foot to control the mouse, and has written more than 100000 words of blog. However, because the two people who developed the software have died of cancer one after another, the input tool has not been updated, and Fang Yu cannot continue typing after updating the computer.

"Sogou will continue to develop this software to help more people," Wang Xiaochuan, CEO of Sogou, tweeted to Fang Yu on November 16 After that, Sogou team contacted the developer's family and purchased the patent of this product. After reconstructing the original code and making a new version, it was handed over to Fang Yu for trial use, collecting feedback information and adjusting and optimizing the product. At present, this product has been launched, called "Diandian input".

According to statistics, there are more than 6 million cerebral palsy patients in China, and 46000 new children are born every year. In addition, there are more than 85 million special groups in China. Sogou input team said that they will continue to optimize these products in the future, so that barrier free input can help more and more special people, so that they can input as smoothly as normal people.

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