October 30, 2014 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Amsterdam, Netherlands - Today AssistiveWare announced the release of Keeble, a brand new iOS 8 keyboard that can be used in any iPad app as an alternative to the standard iOS keyboard. Through its accessibility features Keeble allows individuals with fine motor-challenges or vision impairments to type in any iPad app.
Keeble offers self-learning word prediction and automatic capitalization to reduce typing effort, Hold Duration to prevent accidental selections and Select on Release to compensate for motor-challenges. In addition, Keeble's layout can be customized for beginning as well as advanced typers and Keeble provides colored, gray and customizable themes to accommodate users with vision impairments.
Keeble offers a number of options to better accommodate younger students, such as a lowercase letters, colored vowels and a large, school-friendly font. Keeble offers 100% privacy with zero data collection.
"Many users of our communication apps Proloquo2Go and Proloquo4Text also have fine-motor or vision challenges," says David Niemeijer, CEO of AssistiveWare, "Now that Apple introduced support for keyboard extensions in iOS 8, it was only natural that we deliver a keyboard optimized for accessibility that can be used in our own apps as well as all other iPad apps."
After Keedogo and Keedogo Plus, both designed for the educational market, Keeble is the third custom keyboard that AssistiveWare has released for iPad. Keeble is AssistiveWare's top-of-the-line keyboard, offering all features found in the other keyboards plus accessibility features and a high degree of customizability.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 8 or later
* 14.2 MB
Pricing and availability:
Keeble 1.0 is exclusively sold on the App Store (in the Utilities category) at an introductory price of $9.99 (USD). Keeble is currently only available in English.
AssistiveWare(R), a leading innovator of assistive technology software for iOS and Mac OS X with over 125,000 customers worldwide, is committed to collaborating with the global community to make a difference in peoples lives. The company's flagship product, Proloquo2Go(R), is an award-winning Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that provides a "voice" for people who have difficulty speaking or cannot speak at all. Founded in 2000, AssistiveWare was the first company to deliver universal access to Mac OS X with its award-winning KeyStrokes(TM) on-screen keyboard and the first to create genuine children's Text to Speech voices. Focused on its vision to empower people through innovative technology, AssistiveWare offers a wide-range of assistive technology products and services. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 AssistiveWare. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.