Online Access Help

Reprinted from PN January 2012

Company offers keyboard and mouse replacement solutions for free.

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WellPoint, Inc., has created an alliance with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to offer online help for people who have difficulty typing, moving a mouse or reading a web page.

The partnership helps people with physical disabilities access health plan and benefit information, including an online doctor-finder tool.

Website visitors simply click on an icon to download keyboard and mouse replacement solutions for free, including a webcam-based hands-free movement tracking system, a page reader, predictive typing, and other customizable options.

The online tools can be used on a standard PC by people who have dexterity challenges or reading difficulties arising from a variety of conditions, including stroke, paralysis, arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, dyslexia and other issues.

The program is part of a Disability Community Involvement Initiative ( created by eSSENTIAL Accessibility in partnership with leading advocacy groups for people with disabilities such as The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and March of Dimes of Canada.

eSSENTIAL Accessibility is leading this initiative to bridge the digital divide for those with physical disabilities by bringing WellPoint and other global organizations together to connect with and empower people with disabilities in a meaningful way.

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