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    Walking though Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16257 for PC: Eye Control

    Yesterday i told you about the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview, Build 16257. It is the latest and first preview of Windows 10, released in August 2017. Today my download and installation are finished. I can't find anything but Eye Control new in this addition. The Eye Control designed to improve accessibility by adding options to control Windows with eye movement. If you have supported Tobii hardware, you can now setup the control feature that supports mouse movement, keyboard input, shape writing and text to speech. This feature will surely make the accessibility of users with disabilities to Windows 10 easier and efficient. While previously users need have a physical mouse and keyboard for accomplishing the tasks on Window 10, the new ‘Eye Control’ feature will enable the accessibility with virtual keypad and mouse, with eyes only. The experience only needs an attuned eye tracker, just like the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C, and users can quickly unlock the access to the Windows operating system for conducting the tasks.

    How to Set Up Eye Control:

    • Own or purchase a Tobii Eye Tracker 4C
    • Download and update to Tobii’s Core eye tracking hot fix release and run calibration with your own profile
    • Check for Windows Updates; the new Tobii Eye Tracker HIDClass Driver should be found on Windows Update and installed automatically.
    • Make sure your Tobii eye tracker is connected to your PC and turn on Eye Control by going to Settings > Ease of Access > Other Options > Eye control.

    Different Eye Control Features:

    • Eye Control launchpad – When you turn on Eye Control, the launchpad will appear on the screen. This allows you to access the mouse, keyboard, text-to-speech, and to reposition the UI to the opposite side of the screen.
    • Eye Control interaction model – To interact with the UI for Eye Control, simply look at the UI with your eyes until the button activates. A visual affordance will appear around the UI that you are looking at.
    • Eye Control mouse – To control the mouse, select the mouse from the launchpad, position your eyes on the screen where you want the cursor to be placed, fine tune the position, and select what action you want to take (left click, double left click, right click, or cancel).
    • Eye Control keyboard – To use the keyboard, select the keyboard from the launchpad, and dwell at the characters you want to type. You can type numbers and symbols on the &123 page and function keys on the Fn page. We currently support the EN-US keyboard layout.
    • Eye Control shape-writing – Type faster with your eyes by shape-writing on the Eye Control keyboard. To use shape writing, turn it on from the keyboard settings (found on the Fn page). Once it is on, you can form words by dwelling at the first and last character of the word, and simply glancing at letters in between. A hint of the word predicted will appear on the last key of the word. If the prediction was incorrect, you can simply select an alternative prediction provided.
    • Eye Control text-to-speech – Communicate with your family and friends in person by using text-to-speech. To use text-to-speech, select text-to-speech from the launchpad. From here, you can use the keyboard to type sentences and have it spoken aloud. At the top are phrases that are spoken aloud immediately and can be edited to say different words. This uses the default text-to-speech voices, which can be changed in Settings > Time & Language > Speech > Text-to-speech.
    • Eye Control settings – Access settings from the Fn keyboard page to adjust the dwell times, turn on/off shape-writing, and turn on/off the gaze cursor used to test hardware calibration.
    Source: Microsoft Blog

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