Keyboard Input

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 (Benefits & Preferred Behaviors)

Physical Disabilities

Simplifies input and navigation for people with certain physical disabilities.

Existing Products

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

Learn more about physical disabilities.

The development of a software robot that can view any webpage or computer screen and create a semantic model of all of the information there sufficient to represent it to a user in a functioning and equivalent interface of another form.   The robot can use keyboard or mouse to explore the screen.