Notetaker: Cyndy E.
Aldona is a software engineer at Google working with the accessibility team. 2 years ago she was diagnosed with ALS. She currently cannot walk or talk. Originally when she lost the ability to use her left hand, she used the Half-Keyboard software.
When she lost use of her right hand, she used a trackball with her feet.
She currently uses the software Dasher, a software created 15 years ago for speaking. She uses a headMouse (infrared technology that works in both daylight and in the dark). Development on the Dasher application was abandoned 5 years ago.
The code is available on github. Aldona cloned it and hacked it with a friend. A new version of Dasher for Windows and Linux should be available shortly.
She would love an iOS version to be released, but needs iOS engineers.
It took Aldona about a half an hour to learn to write using Dasher.
Dasher is written mostly in C++
She knows of at least 5 other people using it.
You can use Dasher with a normal mouse or touchpad.
On a phone, you can tilt to steer.
Another useful program that she uses is Autoclicker.