[Athen] Recommendations of on-screen keyboards?

Shelley Haven shelley at techpotential.net
Tue Nov 3 10:34:45 PST 2009

Hi, Kenneth!

On the Mac side, I've used KeyStrokes and SwitchXS (both from
AssistiveWare) with great success.

On the Windows side, I lean toward REACH Interface Author (though it's
been a few years since I've used it).
I've also played around with some simpler (and lower-cost) onscreen
keyboards for WIndows: Touch-It Virtual Keyboard and Click-N-Type
(links below).

When you mention "On-Screen", I assume you're referring to Keyboard
Magic -- is that correct? If not, here's their link:

The primary distinguishing feature I see with all of these is the
degree to which you can customize or program the keyboard to meet the
user's needs -- choices available, physical arrangement of those
choices (size, layout, position), how the choices are represented
(e.g., icon plus text, add custom image), and the complexity of macros
one can associate with a "key" selection".

Have fun!

- Shelley

Shelley Haven ATP, RET
Assistive Technology Consultant
Shelley at TechPotential.net

On Nov 3, 2009, at 5:52 AM, Kenneth Elkind wrote:


> I have some clients that use alternative input devices, we have been

> using a demo of on-screen. I'm looking for recommendations of on-

> screen keyboards?


> What's the pros and cons of

> word plus

> Gus

> on-screen

> Discover


> Kenneth Elkind

> Adaptive Technology Specialist

> University of Massachusetts - Boston

> IT-ED Tech Operations

> Healey Library /UL/ 032

> 617-287-5243

> Kenneth.Elkind at umb.edu


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