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eSSENTIAL App by eSSENTIAL Accessibility

Helping users navigate their phones and computers, hands free!

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What is eSSENTIAL App?

The eSSENTIAL App was made to allow users with difficulty using touchscreens or navigating their cursors to effectively use their smartphones and computers. Users suffering from cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, paralysis, or other health factors that impair precision movement no longer need to worry about navigating their phones.

How can eSSENTIAL App help?

The app has 4 major modes, each helping users navigate their smartphones or computer cursors without having to resort to precision movements. The Hands-Free Mode allows the phone or computer camera to detect the user’s head movements, such as an upward movement, and translate that into a command, such as a swipe up. This allows users to use their heads to move cursors or even tap different objects. XY Mode allows users to use horizontal and vertical lines to hone in on a specific area of their screen. One tap sends a horizontal line down the screen, another sends the vertical line across, converging on the users preference. Easy Grid Mode allows users to speak voice commands, navigating their cursor to certain areas on the screen. Finally, Tag Mode labels all the interactable points on the screen, allowing users to speak aloud which tag they wish to navigate to. Each of these modes allow the flexibility and precision for users to effectively navigate their screens without needing precise taps or swipes. 

Where can I find eSSENTIAL App?

eSSENTIAL App can be downloaded for free from this link,  for Windows tablets and computers, Mac computers, and Android devices. The application is recommended for Windows 10, Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra, or Android 7.0 or higher. 


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