3M is proud to provide — free of charge to all 3M.com visitors globally — innovative accessibility software that enables anyone with a physical disability to more easily navigate the web.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ has developed a stand alone web browser that features an array of keyboard and mouse replacement solutions. This allow users who have difficulty typing, moving a mouse or reading a web page to navigate web pages much easier. These difficulties may be due to physical or dexterity limitations stemming from stroke/paralysis, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or age related factors.
The browser includes:
- Onscreen keyboard with word prediction and layout designer
- Mouse Auto Click
- Manual Scan / Auto Scan
- XY Mouse
- Direction Mouse
- Radar Mouse
- Web cam based hands-free movement tracking
The eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ browser also includes a page reader for individuals who have difficulty reading because of mild visual impairment, dyslexia or similar learning issues, literary deficiencies or limited English proficiency.
This feature can be set to:
- Read the content of any web page out loud
- Read the title of any page frame out loud
- Read the content of a selected page frame out loud
- Read the links on any web page out loud
Download the eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ browser.
By clicking on the eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ icon you will be directed to an independent site where you can download the browser free of charge. Please refer to www.essentialaccessibility.com for download, configuration & support information. The eSSENTIAL Accessibiliy™ browser is currently available in nine languages. Neither www.essentialaccessibilty.com or the eSSENTIAL Accessibility browser are affiliated with 3M.