November 5, 2014 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Westport, Connecticut - Assistive Technology specialist Crick Software has announced the launch of an innovative new accessible keyboard for iPad and iPhone. The SuperKeys Assistive Keyboard has been created to support users who have difficulty targeting small keys; the unique design of SuperKeys gives users just seven large keys to target instead of more than 30 small ones. There are significant benefits for people with low vision too; all the keys are in the standard qwerty layout, and use a large, accessible font.
Keys are grouped into clusters containing up to seven characters. The user taps a cluster to enlarge it, and then chooses a letter from the cluster. Intelligent word prediction and the ability to create customised keyboard shortcuts speed up the writing process.
Crick Software's developers have used their 20+ years of accessible software expertise to create this unique approach to keyboard accessibility: "Until now the only option for people with physical challenges was switch access; SuperKeys offers a powerful alternative to users with mild to moderate challenges, with only two taps required for each key input." says the company's CEO John Crick. "There's also lots of support built in for the many people who, whether due to a medical condition or simply old age, have real trouble seeing the keys on their device. It has so much potential!"
Pricing and Availability:
SuperKeys Assistive Keyboard 1.0.0 is available for GBP6.99/$9.99 as a standalone keyboard for the iPad and iPhone. For more information contact Crick Software on 01604 671691, email, or visit them online.
Crick Software develops innovative software for students of all ages and abilities. Established in 1993 by teachers John and Ann Crick, the company has earned an excellent reputation for quality. Many of our staff are qualified and experienced teachers, including the majority of our content developers, education sales consultants, and trainers. Our products cross the artificial divide that exists between "regular students" and those who need extra support. Universal Design for Learning is fundamental to everything we do; we design software for learners of all abilities and with differing educational needs, including struggling readers and writers, students with learning or physical disabilities, and English language learners. Our software is used on well over half a million computers in elementary, middle, and high schools, and has won numerous awards. Every day, thousands of our free online resources are downloaded by educators to use with our software in all curriculum areas. Copyright (C) 2014 Crick Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.