Virtual / On-screen keyboard

Some users with physical disabilities may find it easier to use only the mouse or a similar pointing device instead of a traditional keyboard. To enter text, these users can benefit greatly from a virtual or on-screen keyboard, where they can point to letters or words to enter them as text.

Discussion by Disabilities

An on-screen, virtual keyboard allow people with certain disabilities to enter text more easily and more efficiently than with a traditional keyboard.

Existing Products

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Free, not necessarily open source

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Commercial, with free trial

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Commercial, no free trial

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