What is Envoy?
Envoy is the latest in access software for the Mac OS X. It is keyboard and mouse replacement software designed to work with the IntelliSwitch wireless switch interface. Envoy is designed for individuals with physical disabilities, and those who are not able to access the Macintosh with the tradition keyboard or mouse. How does it work? Pointing Setups (On-Screen Keyboards or OSK):
Envoy will allow users of alternative pointing devices, such as the Tracker from Madentec, access to an on-screen keyboard. All keyboard functions can be controlled from these “virtual” keyboards, as well as many scripted computer functions, like launching an application.
“Great software – the best.”
Scanning Setups (Automatic Scanning): Envoy also gives one switch automatic scanning and two switch step scanning access to the computer through scanning on-screen Setups. Activation of the switch will bring up a scan array and advance the “scan hilite” to move from one item to the next. Each switch activation selects the hilited item. In this manner, all keyboard and mouse functions can be accessed through the use of a single switch.
– Dr. George Gancayco MD and parent of a child with Cerebral Palsy NOTE:
For the latest version of the Mac OS – 10.6 Snow Leopard this is the fix that needs to be installed in order for the IntelliSwich device to be detected on the USB ports, this includes Envoy, IntelliSwich and IntelliKeys.