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JAKARTA (JP): Personal computers are supposed to help us maximize our productivity. They are supposed to make it easier for us to access, process, store and retrieve information. They should also serve as enablers, and therefore they should also help people with different kinds of physical disability realize their potential.
We all know that people with disabilities may have hidden potential that could be realized if they had the right tools. In many cases, a personal computer with the right hardware and software is what they need to accomplish things that even non-handicapped people cannot accomplish.
As we move from one version of Windows to the next, I have been looking at different ways the operating system can help people who cannot see very well, cannot use the keyboard and the mouse, or cannot hear. There have been some advancements here and there, although not as much as we would like to …