[sw-l] Movement Writer alpha release

Rocha rocha at ATLAS.UCPEL.TCHE.BR
Mon Sep 13 12:50:04 UTC 2004



   Just a few, quick feedbacks:

     - some people may prefer to use only one hand to type; you could
let the SHIFT or CONTROL key select the alternate grid;

     - I personally would prefer to use the keys in the number pad
itself, instead of the letter keys, together with some control keys, but
it's a personal preference; perhaps it could be made available, together
with the letter keys?

   Anyway, great idea!

   All the best,

   Antônio Carlos

> Hi List,
> I need some feedback.  I have a new application that I'm working on.  It's
> called Movement Writer, written in Javascript.
> It uses the IMWA and supports keyboard entry along with the mouse.
> I never learned to type with SignWriter, so I made up my own system of
> typing.  Only the US keyboard is currently supported, but I can support any
> keyboard if you are willing to give me a few minutes of your time.  I will
> also be able to support subsets of the IMWA when they are defined.
> http://www.oculog.net/mw/movementwriter.html
> Opening the page, you'll notice two 3x3 grids.  One for the left hand and
> one for the right hand.  The hand position is the same as touch typing.  The
> left index finger is placed on the "F" and the right index finger is placed
> on the "J".  The pinky is not used for typing.  The middle fingers represent
> the middle for each grid.  If you are familiar with using a number pad, the
> idea is the same.
> It takes up to 5 keystrokes to select each symbol.  After the symbol is
> selected, the symbol must be placed.  The arrows represent the direction of
> placement in the sign box.  The first arrow selection is a gross placement:
> top, bottom, left, or right.  The middle key can also be used to represent
> the center.  The second arrow selection is a fine placement. Try is a few
> times and you should get the hang of it.
> After the symbols are placed in the sign box, you can use drag and drop to
> move the symbols around.
> This is just a proof of concept.  I will be adding some of this
> functionality to Sign Puddle.
> Movement Writer does have several limitation.  Only one sign can be created
> at a time and it can not be saved.  Some handshapes have more than 16
> variations; only the first 16 can currently be selected.
> If anyone is feeling adventurous, I'd love some feedback.
> Thanks for your time,
> -Stephen Slevinski
> www.oculog.net
> ---
> Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> Version: 6.0.757 / Virus Database: 507 - Release Date: 9/9/2004

Antônio Carlos da Rocha Costa
Escola de Informática - UCPel

More information about the Sw-l mailing list