Windows 10 will soon be more accessible with new eye tracking feature

Eye Control is demoed by a woman looking at a Surface tablet

Eye Control will also support other models like the Tobii Dynavox PCEye Mini, PCEyePlus, EyeMobile Plus, and I-series in the future, as well as computers that have Tobii's technology built-in.

Eye Control allows you to navigate around the Windows 10 desktop simply by looking to move the cursor, and it's another major step forward on the accessibility front.

Microsoft is now working with Insiders to finalize its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, developed under the codename "Redstone 3", which is expected to begin rolling out in September.

The new feature, which is still in its beta phase and not meant for wide distribution just yet, is part of the latest Windows Insider preview build.

Also new in build 16257 is the company's first update to the Windows Console's default colors in 20 years.

In addition to fixing various issues, Microsoft Edge has also received a "refreshed and more modern look in the browser frame" inspired by the Fluent Design System. Demonstrating the new feature could prove hard as there are not now applications that use the new colors. This is a top priority we are focused on at Microsoft - to deliver streamlined platforms, readily available to all classrooms, so teachers spend less time focused on technology and more time doing what they love: "inspiring students".

"It can help you to select, type and speak entirely hands-free".

Eye Control Mouse: To select it, look at the mouse icon on the launch pad.

For example, when using the keyboard, the user only needs to dwell at the characters they want to type and the software handles the rest. However, it all gets down to the eye-tracking hardware supported. It will also feature predictive text.

Note: The Tobii 4C Eye has magnetic attach points on the back of the device. The command-line utility now supports full 24-bit RGB color, enabling new color schemes that improve legibility on today's displays, said Sarkar.

Exactly when Microsoft plans to publicly roll out Eye Control remains a question, but there's a possibility it could appear very soon, perhaps it could even be included in the March Windows 10 Update next year. As for launching this on stable Windows version has not been decided yet.

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