Monday, June 28, 2010


Dwell ClickUsing a dwell program is a way to "click" the mouse and is especially useful for use with mouse emulators, like joysticks and head or eye tracking.

Recently in working with a young adult who has some significant issues with touching a touch screen or clicking a mouse to make choices (it seems to be a psychological issue along the lines of learned helplessness or desire to avoid displeasing others) a dwell option seemed to be a possible way to circumvent the issue.

There are various free options for using dwell to replace a mouse click that can be downloaded:
There are also a variety of paid dwell programs, sometimes these products have extra features to steady the mouse or contain mouse movement:

Finally a number of software programs have built in dwell settings (some programs disable dwell for everything but head and mouse tracking, limiting usefulness):

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