[Athen] Athen Digest, Vol 49, Issue 14
ccolaci at yukoncollege.yk.ca
Tue Mar 2 16:40:57 PST 2010
Hi, Robert et al
The device you might be thinking about might be at
Then there is the Frog Pad www.frogpad.com
Another option could be a small keyboard -so the fingers don't have to
travel so far. -Little fingers keyboard is one (there is another one
similar at) http://www.aboutonehandtyping.com/littlefingers.html
We did have a client a couple of years ago taking the Office
Administration program, who had damaged very badly his arms and
shoulders -repetitive movement at work-. We made the request that the
client be allowed to speech-type using Dragon. The client was able to
achieve 120 wpm (when 50 was the passing mark). If you are interested, I
can send you the letter/report I put together for the Dean of Trades &
Business Programs at that time
Have a nice day.
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We used Five Finger Typist software, but it does its own tracking and I
don't know how it would work within another program. There is a demo
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1. one handed keyboarding (Robert Beach)
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 09:58:25 -0600
From: Robert Beach <rbeach at KCKCC.EDU>
Subject: [Athen] one handed keyboarding
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen at athenpro.org>
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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
E-Mail: rbeach at kckcc.edu
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