Delivering tech access to the most disabled
Whether through quadriplegia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, brain injury or stroke, millions of Americans have a hard time using modern devices based off of touchscreen tech. Most of these devices could be voice controlled, but this need often goes unmet.
Tecla is a set of open hardware and software tools that lets people with severe mobility impairments control and navigate any app or website via phone or tablet, using their existing adaptive devices: such as wheelchair-driving controls or adapted switches. The tool, which was developed by Toronto not-for-profit start-up Komodo Open Lab, is the only switch interface that works with both iOS and Android.