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Device Helps Children With Disabilities Access Tablets

December 10, 2012

Access4Kids device Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it difficult for them to perform the common pinch and swipe gestures required to control the devices. Full Story

Georgia Institute of Technology

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