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A girl with cerebral palsy seeks help from Sogou to launch a new input method: she can type with her feet

via:快科技     time:2022/1/14 17:00:42     readed:87

On January 13, guided by the China Assistive Devices Center for Disabled Persons under the China Disabled Persons' Federation,Sogou Input, a subsidiary of Tencent, Shenzhen Information Accessibility Research Association, and The National Supplies Development and Supply Station for the Disabled jointly launched the "Voices" barrier-free input public welfare project:

It will build an open platform for barrier-free input based on the accumulation of barrier-free technology from Sogou input method and Tencent Technology public welfare.Open to the whole industry for free visual input, physical input, elders input, OCR picture reading, AI sign language translation and other technical solutionsAnd jointly with Vivo, TobiiDynavox Hear Technology, Hannicon Technology and other industry forces to jointly help disabled people in the digital world input expression.

At the same time, Tencent introduced the origin of its "Diandian input method", this input method only needs to use a finger (or foot) click operation, there are two input modes: one is radical input, spelling rules, not pinyin users can be very convenient spelling; One is pinyin input, according to the rules of initials and finals, as long as two clicks, you can output a character. Sogou also has its own associative words, which will make typing faster for people with disabilities.

脑瘫女孩求输入法“破解” 搜狗果断出手:用脚就能打字

Originally, Fang Yu (micro blog ID: @ Cold cold midnight) is a child suffered from cerebral palsy girl, did not go to school, but she does not give up learning, self-study Internet, code word, but typing can only rely on feet to complete", which led to one of her less popular input methods, Mouse-typing & Middot; Advanced Edition III.

The software was released in 2008, and the serial number fang bought was no longer usable", and the developer died many years ago, it is no longer possible to buy the typing software through normal channels.

脑瘫女孩求输入法“破解” 搜狗果断出手:用脚就能打字

In 2019, she asked for help online, and a kindly tech geek offered to give her a cracked version to use. But fang Yu refused, she worried that in case which day can not be used, more worried about the same situation with her people can not crack.

So she continued to ask for help online. Sogou input method team saw this information, and took over the input method. After communicating deeply with Fang Yu for many times, the input method was improved and finally changed its name to dot input method.

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