Keep modifier keys active until another key is pressed (StickyKeys)
This feature allows the user to press a modifier key, such as Shift, Ctrl, or Alt, and have it remain active until another key is pressed. This eliminates the need for simultaneous key presses.
Discussion by Disabilities
Users with tremors or muscle weakness may need settings that are drastically different from the defaults in order to be successful.
Cognitive, Language, Learning Disabilities & Low Literacy
Adjustable keyboard settings can be set to match the user’s expectations, reducing incorrect keypresses and confusion.
Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
This feature is available on most operating systems.
Commercial, no free trial
These products must be purchased to be used, and did not offer free trials at the time of posting.
- WebAdapt2Me – IBM
Related Research and Papers
- Automating accessibility: the dynamic keyboard – IBM – Trewin, S. (2004)
- Thirty-Something Million: Should They Be Exceptions?- Gregg C. Vanderheiden
- Advantages of assembly lines in Sheltered Work Centres for Disabled. A case study- Cristóbal Miralles, Jose Pedro García-Sabater, Carlos Andrés, Manuel Cardos
- Access to Educational and Instructional Computer Technologies for Post‐secondary Students with Disabilities: lessons from three empirical studies-Catherine S. Fichten, Jennison V. Asuncion, Maria Barile, Myrtis Fossey, Christina De Simone
- Accessible computer interaction for people with disabilities: the case of quadriplegics- Kotzé, Paula; Eloff, M.M.; Adesina-Ojo, Ayodele
- Assistive and Adaptive Technology Resources- Edward O. Cummings
- What Teacher-Librarians Should Know about Universal Design- Heidi Neumann
- Assisting Individuals with Down Syndrome to Access Information Technology- An overview- Frank Buckley
- A Comparison of Two Computer Access Systems for Functional Text Entry- Rietta Campbell DeVries, Jean Deitz, Denis Anson
- Computer Access for People After Stroke- Ed Hitchcock
- A Study of Two Keyboard Aids to Accessibility- Shari Trewin, Helen Pain
- Home adaptation: Helping older people age in place- Sandra B. Fielo, Susan A.Warren