The Adesso Tru-Form Media - Contoured Ergonomic Keyboard with Hotkeys, model PCK-208B, is an expanded keyboard designed for use by individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome and other disabilities of the hand or wrist. This ergonomically designed split keyboard features a split-key and sloped 3-D design that conforms to natural arm and hands positions intended to reduce tension in shoulders, arms and wrists. It has built-in wrist supports, 8 multi-media hot keys for one-touch access to multimedia f
The AlphaBoard is a modified keyboard designed for use by individuals with memory or cognitive disabilities. This keyboard has letter keys arranged in alphabetical order rather than the traditional "QWERTY" layout, making it easier for individuals with memory disabilities and new keyboard users to find keys. The keyboard has a 104-key layout and comes with a PS/2 connector. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.25 x 6.61 x 17.95 inches. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Calculator designed with large control keys and display for use by persons with severely involved hands or limited vision. Calculator is modified using a MM5737 calculator chip with additional space made between keys of the keyboard. Calculator display is enlarged to an inch high using a IEE1720 seven segment display. COMMENTS: For further information contact: The Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation, Rehabilitation Engineering Center, P.O. Box 8217, Wic
BigKeys Plus is a modified computer keyboard designed for use by children and adults with manual dexterity disabilities or low vision to locate and hit the keys. This keyboard features a choice of large brightly colored keys with enlarged black labels or white keys with enlarged black labels. The colored keys are color-coded to coincide with the letters; for example, all vowels are in yellow, the "R" is in red, and the "G" is in green, etc. This accelerates recognition of letters and the child's
The Datahand Professional II Ergonomic Keyboard and DataHand Personal Edition are modified keyboard systems designed to reduce or eliminate the discomfort associated with repetitive motion conditions such as Carpal tunnel syndrome, and to increase typing productivity. Both models consist of two separate keypads, one for each hand, that plug into most computers. Each hand rests on an ergonomically shaped and padded palm support. Five keys surround each fingertip and the thumbs. The keypads have
The Discover:Board is a keyboard interface designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity, visual, or cognitive disabilities. This voice output keyboard speaks letters, words, or sentences to provide auditory feedback and can be used with such applications as ClarisWorks, Co:Writer, Write:OutLoud, Speaking Dynamically, and the Internet. The set includes the large membrane keyboard, four keyboard overlays, overlay creation software, support for a variety of programs, text entry capa
The EDACTS Keyboard (Everyone Deserves A Chance To Speak) is an oversized keyboard connected to an internal circuit board from a Commodore 64 computer. Price includes cost of a Commodore 64. The keyboard contains 80 pushbutton keys, each 3/4" square, hinged on the edge furthest away from the user. Keys are color coded by function. Keys are separated horizontally by small vertical dividing walls. The rows are 1" apart and each is 3/8" higher than the preceding one. There are two modes of operatio
The Evoluent Mouse-Friendly Keyboard is a modified ergonomic keyboard that makes it easier to use a keyboard with a mouse. On this keyboard, the numeric keypad is on the left, so the mouse (not included) is closer to the alphabetic keys and, therefore, easier to reach when it is placed to the right of the keyboard. This allows the user's right arm to be in a relaxed neutral position when using the mouse, and reduces the need to remove the right hand from the mouse in order to operate Enter, Del,
The Expanded Keyboard is designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This smooth, flat keyboard has a clear plastic cover that can be peeled back to permit the use of overlays or to clean the keys. The square keys are active over the entire key area and the built-in delay to accept feature enables the time a key is activated for the character to be entered and the time before a key repeats to be adjusted. A hand, foot, or stylus can glide over the keyboard and the key is n
The Flexboard is a modified keyboard designed for use by individuals with limited finger or upper extremity strength. This water-resistant flexible keyboard features keys that are not tactile, so very little strength to activate them. Pressing both control keys for four seconds locks this mat-style keyboard so it can be rolled up when not in use. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers with AT/PS2 connection. SIZES: Standard and short. DIMENSIONS: The standard model is 19.6 x 0.
The Freestyle Solo Keyboard for PC and Freestyle Solo Keyboard for Mac are modified keyboards designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This split keyboard has two modules connected by a linking cable. The left and right modules can be placed in any position allowed by the length of the cable. The keyboard has zero degrees of slope, which minimizes height and reduces wrist extension. Double-wide delete and escape keys on the left module provide bigger targets for the use
The H-78 ‘BIG Blue’-Tooth Keyboard and LARGEKeys Keyboard are large key, large print keyboards designed for use by individuals with motor skill or cognitive disabilities. The ‘BIG Blue’-Tooth Keyboard connects to a tablet, Macintosh, or PC that is Bluetooth-enabled via Bluetooth; and the LARGEKey Keyboard is connected to computer via USB. The user can angle the keyboard at 45 or other angles with a keyboard stand (sold separately). This keyboard is available with key rows of red, blue, yellow an
The Half Keyboard is a compact one-handed keyboard designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation, hand injury, or who have had a stroke. This keyboard allows the user to touch type with one hand, using existing typing skills. The user places a hand on the keyboard, in the standard position. The letters under the hand are exactly the same as on a standard keyboard. To get the other half of the keyboard, the user holds down the space bar. To type a space, the user taps the space
The Half-Qwerty One-Handed and Two-Handed Keyboard is a one-handed keyboard designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, hemiplegia, carpal tunnel syndrome on one side, and other disabilities of the hand. This keyboard can also be used in conjunction with a braille dispaly by people with blindness or low vision. This full keyboard has a standard QWERTY layout that allows one-handed typing with either hand as well as standard two-handed typing. For one-handed typing, the user places
IntelliKeys is a modified and expanded keyboard for children and adults with visual, physical or cognitive disabilities. The standard system includes one cable and six plastic user overlays, (arrows, numbers, alphabet, basic writing, QWERTY, and one setup overlay used to adjust IntelliKeys for specials needs such as keyboard response and repeat rate). The overlays enable users to access standard learning software and are easy to see, touch and understand. They can be used at home or work and rot
IntelliKeys is an alternative keyboard designed to meet the needs of students with physical disabilities. It is a customizable, flat, touch-sensitive device. Unlike standard keyboards with a fixed set of keys, the configuration of IntelliKeys can be easily changed by sliding different overlays onto the touch sensitive area.
The Intellitools Mac Access Pack I and II are sets of programs and/or hardware designed to make Macintosh computers accessible to individuals with physical, cognitive, or visual disabilities. The Mac Access Pack I is a five-item kit that includes a variety of tools to enhance creativity and communication skills. Included are IntelliKeys, Overlay Maker, ClickIt!, IntelliPics, and IntelliTalk (see separate entries). Mac Access Pac II includes all of the above with the exception of IntelliKeys. WAR
The Intellitools Windows Access Pack I and II are sets of programs and/or hardware designed to make IBM and compatible computers equipped with Windows accessible to individuals with physical, cognitive, or visual disabilities. The Windows Access Pack I is a five-item kit that includes a variety of tools to enhance creativity and communication skills. Included are IntelliKeys, Overlay Maker, ClickIt! for Windows, IntelliPics, and IntelliTalk (see separate entries). Windows Access Pac II is design
Key Largo is a modified keyboard designed for use by indivisuals with upper extremity or cognitive disabilities. This membrane keyboard can be set up with as few as two keys for simple choice making or it can be set up with a full 128-key latout for maximum functionality. The flexibility of the keyboard enables the user to have his or her own specific number of keys, keyboard configuration, specific letters, and specific pictures and/or speech feedback for communication and learning needs. Using
The Keyboard with Keyguard is a modified keyboard designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Available in a standard Windows keyboard with Windows keys, a 101-key mini keyboard, or an extended Macintosh keyboard, the keyboard comes with a pre-attached unbreakable Lexan keyguard with smoothly-finished holes properly aligned with each key to eliminate unwanted keystrokes. COMPATIBILITY: Models are available for use with IBM and compatible computers with AT/PS2 connection or
The Kinesis Essential Contoured Keyboard is a modified keyboard designed for use by individuals at risk for repetitive motion injury of the upper extremity. The keyboard has two separate keypads that split the traditional alphanumeric key layout of a QWERTY keyboard into right and left hand configurations. Each of the keypads is concave so that the shorter digits do not have to be stretched to reach their keys, and so that each hand maintains a flat, neutral position. The keypads are also placed
The Large Keys Keyboard - BigKeys LX in White is a modified computer keyboard designed for use by children and adults with manual dexterity disabilities or low vision. This standard-size keyboard features 1-inch-square keys and the complete 97-character keyset with large keys and bold keytop labels. Key order can be configured as standard QWERTY or ABC order. The "No Run-On" feature sends only one keystroke to the computer per key depression, preventing multiple keystrokes if the key is held dow
The Large Print Keyboard is a modified keyboard designed for use by individuals with low vision. This standard Windows keyboard features keytop characters three times the size of standard keyboard markings. The keyboard includes function keys and a numeric keypad. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers with AT/PS2 connection. DIMENSIONS: The keytop labels are 0.5 x 0.25 inch.
The LearningBoard is a modified keyboard designed for use by individuals with learning or cognitive disabilities. Consonants, vowels, punctuation marks, numbers, and computer function keys each have their own vivid color to help users understand their different roles in reading and language. Layout and key selection are the same as that on standard keyboards. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers with a standard P/S2 connection. COLOR: Key are color-coded for function and lett
The Left Handed Computer Keyboard is a modified keyboard designed for use by individuals with right hand or arm upper extremity disabilities. The standard numeric keypad is positioned on the left instead of the traditional right side. Other features include a mechanical switch technology with a key life of 20 million cycles, Windows 95/98 compatibility, and USB connection. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.43 x 6.43 x 18.06 inches. COLOR: Black. WARRANTY: One year.
The LessonBoard is a training keyboard designed for children and adults with cognitive or learning disabilities. This standard-size computer keyboard is color-coded by finger to show correct finger placement. This keyboard includes three months of free software. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers or Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP, or Vista 0r MAC OS 10.1.5 or higherand a USB port (a PS/2 adapter is included for older systems). DIMENSIONS:
The LittleFingers Keyboard - NumberPad is a modified keyboard designed for use by children or individuals with limited finger dexterity or range of motion. This full-featured keyboard has reduced key cap size and spacing to allow persons with smaller hands to reach all of the keys without having to stretch. The keyboard also has a numeric keypad, a built-in wrist rest, and a wide space bar. A dual-mode feature enables a standard full-sized keyboard to be plugged in simultaneously. COMPATIBILITY:
The LittleFingers Keyboard - Track Ball, models LF-2500 and LF-2700, is a modified keyboard designed for use by children or individuals with limited finger dexterity and range of motion. This full-featured keyboard has reduced key cap size and spacing to allow persons with smaller hands to reach all of the keys without having to stretch. A built-in three-button trackball performs click, double click, and click and drag functions. The keyboard also has a built-in wrist rest and a wide space bar.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Modification to a computer keyboard to allow keys that normally must be hit simultaneously to be hit in sequence, permitting persons who type with a headstick or single finger to use the computer. Describes modification for an Apple IIe and most Apple II Plus computer keyboards to allow any key to mechanically latch like a caps-lock key. Lists tools needed and provides general instructions and procedures to follow. Includes diagrams. COMMENTS: For furt
The Magic Wand Keyboard is a mini keyboard with a built-in mouse designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, arthritis of the hand, neurological disabilities, or repetitive motion disabilities. This miniature keyboard allows access to any computer using no strength and only the slightest head or hand movement. The keyboard and mouse work with the touch of a wand, either a mouthstick or a hand-held wand, and require no force to activate, only
The Maltron Dual Hand 2D Keyboard is a modified ergonomic keyboard designed for use by individuals at risk for repetitive motion injury of the upper extremity. This plug-and-play keyboard has two key groups for letters with a central number group that suits both left and right handers. The letter keys are angled to match natural finger movements and the keys for the longer fingers are further away to reduce finger motion and provide small therapeutic actions. This keyboard has all the functions
The Maltron Dual Handed 3D Keyboard is a modified keyboard designed to fit the natural shape of hands and allow the wrists to remain straight during typing, relieve postural stress, and reduce the onset of Repetitive Strain Injury. This Plug-n-Play keyboard has a concave shape to provide tactile feedback which improves accuracy and speed. The keyboard has a standard QWERTY letter layout with an optional advanced Maltron letter layout which gives a ten to one reduction in finger movement. The alp
The Maltron Head / Mouth Stick Keyboard is a 105-key modified keyboard designed specifically for use with a mouth stick or headwand. This Plug-n-Play keyboard has a concave front and a Frequency of Use letter layout with frequently used characters in the central area to reduce head movement for individuals who use a mouth stick or are single finger typists. The unit may be mounted on an articulated arm or positioned flat for single finger operation. The alphabetic keys are positioned in the midd
The Maltron Single Left and Right Handed Keyboards are modified keyboards specifically designed for one-handed operation. These Plug-n-Play keyboards have a sculptured shape to provide key heights suited to finger lengths to reduce fatigue and increase speed and accuracy. The letter layout has been developed to meet the special needs of single-handed operation and incorporates push-on/off keys for Control, Shift, and Alt functions. The alphabet, numeric, and arrow keys are all included in the de
The Microsoft Arc Wireless Keyboard for PC and Xbox 360 is a compact keyboard designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Useful for individuals with limited range of motion, this lightweight, small-sized keyboard has an ergonomic curved design, a stowable Nano Transceiver for wireless connectivity, and four programmable buttons. A storage and carrying case is also included. COMPATIBILITY: For use on persomal computers and X-Box 360 gaming systems. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Mic
My First Keyboard is a modified keyboard designed for use by children with fine motor disabilities. This flat membrane keyboard features a fixed ABC layout, works with most standard software, and includes a Y connector so the keyboard can be used in conjunction with the standard keyboard. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible or Macintosh computers. OPTIONS: USB adapter.
The Natural Keyboard Elite, model A11-00337, is a modified ergonomic keyboard designed to reduce strain while working on a computer. This keyboard has a split, gently sloped shape that encourages a natural hand, wrist, and forearm position. Special keys allow the user to access common tasks, including product information, registration, and settings for devices such as cell phones, cameras, printers, mice, keyboards, and webcams. The keyboard connects through either PS/2 or USB ports. COMPATIBILI
The Orbitouch Keyless Keyboard is an ergonomic keyboard and mouse designed for individuals with limited dexterity and limited finger motion, as well as for the visually impaired, to use a computer more comfortably. It helps people with arm or hand prostheses, injuries, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal injury, burns, stroke, cerebral palsy and many other physical conditions, use the computer. By giving its user adequate wrist support and movability it allows the user to manipulate its tw
Paint Box Snap is a six-key alternative keyboard for Apple IIGS computers that is designed to work with the Adaptive Firmware Card (AFC, see separate entry). Each of the six large keys is a different color. The keyboard may be used with any program that requires use of one to six keys. Paint Box Snap ($110) requires an Apple IIGS keyboard and the AFC Model G32 or G32e. Paint Box Clear Keys, a set of clear plastic snap-on covers for the Paint Box Snap keys, into which pictures may be inserted, is
The Panelkey Dome Series keyboards, models PKD-12,-16,-58,-84 and -101, are IBM compatible flat panel keyboards for indiviudals with an upper extremity disability. They use a sealed, printed graphic overlay to replace keys and metal dome switch technology to replace key switches. Standard Features include: environmentally sealed keytop switch array; crisp snap-action breakover tactile feel for operator accuracy; embossed overlay for optimum comfort; standard PC keyboard layout. Model PKD-84 com
The Proportional Keystroke Scanner is an input device that plugs directly into an electric typewriter for simple communication and text editing, or can be used with a personal computer or terminal for more sophisticated tasks. Keystrokes are generated by manipulating a small display via small pressures generated using a sip and puff mouthpiece. It is operated by scanning characters at a rate that is proportional to user applied vacuum. The system consists of a display module with all the charact
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a computer keyboard with keys that can be arranged according to the user's preferences allowing greater flexibility in using a keyboard for people with upper extremity disabilities or the use of only one hand. The Puzzle Keyboard is composed of keys that can all be separated and rearranged so that it is infinitely adaptable to the design and layout required by each user. Keyboard layouts can be angled for better ergonomics and wrist posi
---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create an inexpensive roll-up keyboard for an individual with disabilities. Using a screwdriver deconstruct a USB keyboard, removing the keyboard’s membrane switch pad and control board. The membrane consists of three separate layers tacked together. Using the rubber pad, plate nuts and bolts reassemble the membrane to the control board, making sure that the traces of the membrane line up with the traces on the control board. If the keyboard had a
The Safetype Keyboard is an ergonomic modified keyboard designed to help prevent repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. To use this vertical keyboard, the user places his or her hands in a handshake position with palms facing each other, with the index fingers on the standard home keys. The keyboard has a standard key layout, allowing the user to touch type. For users who do not touch type, adjustable mirrors enable the user to see the keys while typing. The lettering on the
The SwitchBoard is a switch adapter for computer designed for use by individuals with fine motor and upper extremity disabilities. This product is a modified keyboard with switch ports to replicate the most commonly used keyboard presses for switches. Switches are plugged into the appropriate ports as needed. There are jacks for enter and space, which are used by most available switch software; 0, 1, 2, and 3, which are used by Don Johnston software; left, up, down, and right, which are used by
The Twiddler is a 5-inch long pocket-sized mouse pointer and full-function keyboard in a single unit that can be used with either the right or left hand. The unit is equipped with a 6-foot cord and will work as far as 50 feet away from the computer. This combination unit is good for individuals who do computer work from a bed, one-handed individuals, or individuals with difficulties accessing a keyboard and a mouse. The Twiddler has three rows of keys on the front surface. Each row is designated
VersaKey is an expanded keyboard designed to record, save, and recall up to 14,000 keystrokes (simple to complex) with its 60 special application keys. This independent keyboard can replace the user's existing keyboard. Additional features include sending batch commands to DOS, budgeting instructions to a spreadsheet, and sending standard paragraphs to a word processor. This product allows its users to move from system to system without retraining or duplication. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Apple
The VisionBoard is a large print keyboard with large keys designed for use by individuals with low vision, arthritis, and/or fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. Although the keyboard is standard sized, the keys are double the standard key size. The keys also have extra- large lettering. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers and Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: IBM and compatible computers without a standard PS/2 port require a PS/2 to USB Converter. Mac