Tweet: Two Twitter Items

Two items crossed our desks today:

Accessify tweeted about an interview with the developer of Accessible Twitter. NARIC staffers who tweet headed over to http://www.accessibletwitter.com and logged in. We found the interface clean, clear, easy to use, and downright fun! We love the audio cues (countdown of characters, timout function, perm tweets) and the fact that it runs with our without Javascript.

Next was a piece on CNN about a U of Wisconsin researcher who developed a direct brain interface for Twitter:

That’s right, no keyboards, just a red cap fitted with electrodes that monitor brain activity, hooked up to a computer flashing letters on a screen. Wilson sent the messages by concentrating on the letters he wanted to “type,” then focusing on the word “twit” at the bottom of the screen to post the message.

The development could be a lifeline for people with “locked-in syndrome” — whose brains function normally but who cannot speak or move because of injury or disease.

See the whole story, and a demo of the equipment, at http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/04/22/twitter.locked.in/

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