ZAC Browser 2017-2018 Full Free Download
Most of us browse the web many times a day without giving it a second thought, but for people who suffer from disorders in the autistic spectrum, it becomes a much more difficult experience.
With autistic children, the challenge is twofold – protecting them from the dangers of the Internet, as well as providing them with an browsing experience that is in line with their needs. ZAC browser is a tool that aims to meet both requirements.
ZAC Browser is a Internet browser that provides children with a limited and specially designed way to surf the net. Once open, it can only be closed by using the ctrl + L shortcut, and, while is it active, users are only able to access content within the boundaries set by the program.
This content is pre-program and designed to attract the younger eye. The ZAC Browser mouseleaves a trail of stars, fish swim around the screen and butterflies land on open windows. There are roughly five areas to explore within ZAC Browser – drawing, interactive stories, songs, music and games. All of these areas can be explore further, with many more options within each category.
The browser itself is not modifiable – there are no configuration options – and although I looked hard, I couldn’t find a full description of the content. The options I tried seemed very appropriate for children, but as there doesn’t seem to be a definitive list of providers, any prospective parent would have to either trust ZAC Browser or individually check each option, a potentially time-consuming task.
In all, I was impressed, although using it feels more like a computer game than an Internet experience. Although it is specifically for autistic children, I’m sure other young children would enjoy it too. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any children, autistic or not, to test it on. Despite this, it is definitely worth a try. If you do manage to find the right testers, let us know how it goes!!
ZAC Browser, an admirable attempt to make the Internet accessible for autistic children. ZAC Browser (Zone for Autistic Children) is a web browser design specifically for children and teenagers with autism and autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) and PDD-NOS.
Because autistic children display characteristics such as impairments in social interaction, impairments in communication, restricted interests and repetitive behavior, the standard browser experience can often be overwhelming. The ZAC browser reduces the number of user interface controls and removes access to much of the Web in order to simplify the experience for autistic children.