Keyboard Input: Make all functionality available via the keyboard
Some users may prefer to use only the keyboard for navigation due to difficulty in controlling a mouse or other pointing device. The user should be able to efficiently carry out all tasks with a keyboard alone.
Discussion by Disabilities
Simplifies input and navigation for people with certain physical disabilities.
Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
- Many operating systems have a feature (often called “MouseKeys”) that allows navigation and full-functionality through the keyboard.
Related Research and Papers
- Keysurf: a character controlled browser for people with physical disabilities – University of Victoria – Spalteholz, L., Li, K.F., Livingston, N., and Hamidi, F. (2008)
- “Composability”: widening participation in music making for people with disabilities via music software and controller solutions- Tim Anderson, Clare Smith
- Development of a computer assistive input device using Screen-Partitioning and mousekeys method for people with disabilities- Ching-Tien Shih, Ching-Hsiang Shih, Nai Ren Guo