Eye Shell

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General idea: use iSight to drive dasher with a tcsh-complete alphabet piped live into a pseudoterminal on Linux and OS X.

Google yields:

Macintosh Development Experience: ... Dasher A keyboard replacement for quadriplegics. Ported from Linux/Unix to a full Cocoa application. Project Description: ... enlargement software for note taking. iView will offer a portable system based on an iSight coupled with a 17� Powerbook ( so that vision impaired users may employ zoom features ), custom software that will work with iChat AV and also leverage Quicktime technology to enhance and enlarge text. One advantage of this system is that the user may point the iSight at the whiteboard and read the text or swivel the camera toward the desktop ...


author = {Iain Murray and Helen Armstrong},
title = {A computing education vision for the sight impaired},
booktitle = {CRPIT '30: Proceedings of the sixth conference on Australian computing education},
year = {2004},
pages = {201--206},
location = {Dunedin, New Zealand},
publisher = {Australian Computer Society, Inc.},
address = {Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia},

-- Ian Holmes - 03 Apr 2005