[Athen] one handed keyboarding

Ron Stewart ron at ahead.org
Wed Feb 17 08:12:34 PST 2010

Here is the link to the website that I use:



From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Robert Beach
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:58 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] one handed keyboarding

Hi all,

It seems like I posted this question a couple of weeks ago, but I can't find
any copy of it in my sent items, nor have I received any answers. So, here
goes, possibly again.

I have a student who needs to type one handed. Word prediction software
won't work as he is going to be taking a keyboarding class which records
every keystroke for points.

I remember several years ago there was a program that would allow a person
to type on a standard keyboard using either the left or right hand. To get
the keys typically pressed by the opposite hand, you simply held down the
spacebar while typing the matching key. For example, if you are typing
left-handed and need the letter j, you would hold down the spacebar and
press f.

I cannot seem to find the software now. However, I have found a keyboard (a
very pricy keyboard) that does the same thing. I would prefer the software
approach as the student will be more likely to afford that at home. The
keyboard is over $500. If I remember correctly, the software was less than
$100 back then.

Does anybody have any idea where I can find this software? If not, does
anybody have another suggestion?


Robert Lee Beach

Assistive Technology Specialist

Kansas City Kansas Community College

7250 State Avenue

Kansas City, KS 66112

Phone: 913-288-7671

Fax: 913-288-7678

E-Mail: rbeach at kckcc.edu

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