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Tekla (formerly mEADL) Open Source Wireless Switch Access to Android

Tekla (formerly mEADL) is a collection of open hardware and open source applications that may be used to enable access to mobile devices for people with motor impairments. The idea for Tekla was the brainchild of the mobile accessibility team at the Inclusive Design Institute (IDI), which became a new mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code in 2010.

The video above shows Eric using “sip and puff” switches attached to his wheelchair to send commands to his Android handset in order to start the phone’s SMS app and compose a text message – all without ever touching the phone!


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