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New Head Pointer Assistive Feature Coming to Mac OS

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

The beta was released on February 5th and includes a feature called Head Pointer. 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 feature is always a cause for celebration. You can find out more information about beta releases by visiting Apples Beta program website.

Shaun Preece View All

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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