Erie Insurance and eSSENTIAL Accessibility
If you’re having difficulty typing, moving a mouse or reading Erie Insurance’s Web site, download eSSENTIAL Accessibility™. This free app, provided by eSSENTIAL Accessibility Inc., helps site visitors who have physical disabilities navigate Web pages more easily.
The app features an array of keyboard and mouse replacement solutions (i.e. alternative input methods) that help users overcome physical limitations to access the Web. It also includes a page-reader system and is fully compatible with Microsoft Speech Recognition 6.1 or greater.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ benefits individuals with dexterity limitations that arise from a variety of conditions, including stroke, paralysis, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease among others. It also helps those who have difficulty reading because of literacy deficiencies, limited English proficiency, dyslexia or mild visual impairment.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility Inc. is leading this initiative to connect with and empower the disabled community. The free app is part of the Disability Community Involvement Initiative, which is bridging the digital divide for those with physical disabilities.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ can be installed on any computer that meets the following minimum requirements:
- Windows XP Pro, Windows Media Center 2005, Windows Vista, or later
- Pentium III processor or equivalent, 600 MHz or better (Pentium IV or better recommended)
- 256 MB RAM (512 MB or more recommended)
- 20 MB of free space on hard drive
- Webcam (optional for hands-free operation/RGB or I420 format)
- Text-to-speech (TTS) engine (optional for page reading)
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Features include a hands-free movement tracking system, onscreen keyboard with word prediction, a page reader and other customization options.
The software is provided by eSSENTIAL Accessibility Inc. Erie Insurance makes no warranty and assumes no liability for the app or its function.