She thinks the application gives her a chance to experience how a disabled person lives, but has her doubts as well.
“In reality, [persons with disabilities] lives are harder than just pressing a button.”
However, Yiu says she has greater respect for the disabled because she never realized how difficult it could be to do even basic things like tying shoelaces.
Josephine Tan Soh-Hoon, a middle-aged housewife, was tasked with making breakfast and writing the address on the envelope with on hand.
It took her more than ten minutes to accomplish the two tasks. “Which hand is disabled makes a difference,” she says.
Tan was incapacitated on her right hand; her stronger hand. “I couldn’t even write; my writing was like a five-year-old,” she added.
“If you are disabled on your stronger hand, that makes everything much harder.”
In the end, both users felt challenged.
The Good Button application has become so popular, even local celebrities are lending their support. Some are willing to take on the challenge and allowing the processes to be video-taped.
Canto pop singer, actress and model Ella Koon appeared in a YouTube video for A Good Button. She attempted to mould plasticine while holding onto the button. Koon tells viewers she did not realize it would be so hard to do with one hand.
A Good Button can be downloaded for free at the iTunes store and is compatible with the iPhone, iTouch and iPad. So what are you waiting for?
Be good, hold the button. Take the challenge and keep holding on.