[Athen] Recommendations of on-screen keyboards?

Roll,Marla mcroll at CAHS.Colostate.edu
Tue Nov 3 10:55:51 PST 2009

At Colorado State University, we provide WIVIK. It utilizes Word Q for Word prediction. Our users seem to really like it.



Marla C. Roll, MS, OTR
Director, Assistive Technology Resource Center
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
304 Occupational Therapy Building
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
mcroll at cahs.colostate.edu

From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On Behalf Of Shelley Haven
Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 11:35 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Recommendations of on-screen keyboards?

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<mailto: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

Kenneth Elkind
Adaptive Technology Specialist
University of Massachusetts - Boston
IT-ED Tech Operations
Healey Library /UL/ 032
Kenneth.Elkind at umb.edu<mailto:Kenneth.Elkind at umb.edu>

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