SwitchXS Updated With Multiple Switch Support

Niemeijer Consult has released an update for SwitchXS, bringing it to version 1.1. SwitchXS is a one-click cursor utility designed for mobility and motor impaired users. The update ships with several enhancements including multiple switch support and automated menu scanning. According to Niemeijer Consult:

Niemeijer Consult today announced the release of version 1.1 of SwitchXS(R), the first switch access software for Mac OS X.

SwitchXS provides virtually complete access to Mac OS X and all standard Mac applications for people who can only use a single switch. It offers full mouse and keyboard emulation by means of a so-called scanning mode. With each click on the switch the user selects an action, such as "move the cursor up" or "type B", from a "scanning" menu.

Version 1.1 represents a major update with the following main new features:

  • Now supports multiple switches with user configurable scanning methods
  • Now provides auto-stepping and auto-selecting single switch scanning methods
  • Now provides automatic menu scanning
  • Improved responsiveness and scanning accuracy
  • Much reduced processor load
  • Fixes some problems when using a keyboard as a switch or a keyboard-emulating switch interface

You can find more information about the SwitchXS update at the Niemeijer Consult Web site. The SwitchXS update is free for registered users, while the full version is available for US$150.00.