I've used a Wacom tablet at home and have had one in
the lab. They provide some neat capabilities that a mouse doesn't for graphics
applications, but they are not the "end-all" digitizing device. Students
generally haven't liked using it. The biggest issue seems to be that people are
so used to picking up a mouse to reposition it, they find the absolute
positioning of the graphics tablet difficult to get used to. I now keep the
tablet on a shelf and hook it up only on request, which hasn't happened in
The tablet acts as a regular mouse, though some
versions have additional buttons that can be programmed for specific tasks.
They typically don't need any special support by the
--Steve Barner, South Burlington
Doos anyone out there have experience with
graphics tablets (Wacom, etc.) as adaptive devices? Is there software that
interfaces with all programs? Any thoughts?
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