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New Head Pointer Assistive Feature In Mac OS

Apple have added a new accessibility option in the latest release of Mac OS Catalina.

The feature is called Head Pointer and once enabled, the users head movements are tracked using the built-in camera of the Mac or an attached external webcam and the mouse pointer will move in sync with the head movements.

Other customisable options include how the mouse pointer moves and how fast, configurable alternate actions triggered by facial expressions and the ability to pause or resume the feature via an assigned hot key or switch.

Although this obviously is not a feature for the visually impaired, the addition of any new accessibility option is always a cause for celebration. Steven Scott tried out the Head Pointer feature after updating his version of Mac OS recently and definitely was impressed.

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Co-host & audio producer on the Double Tap Canada radio show. Occasional contributor to Double Tap TV, full time shed resident.

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