Make all functionality available with a limited number of input switches or a reduced keypad
Some people with physical disabilities might find it easier to use a limited keypad or single switch than to use a traditional keyboard and mouse. This features makes all functionality available with a limited number of input switches, such as a single switch or a reduced keypad.
Discussion by Disabilities (Benefits & Preferred Behaviors)
Gives people with severe impairments or paralysis to use a computer via a single switch or small keypad.
Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
Open Source and free
These products are free and their source code may be modified with few restrictions.
- AAC Keys
- Hawking Toolbar – UNC (Gary Bishop), U. of Michigan (Brett Clippingdale)
- SAW5 (Special Access to Windows) – ACE Centre
Free, not necessarily open source
These products are free to use, but may have strict restrictions on viewing and modifying source code.
Commercial, with free trial
These products offer free, limited trials.
- AccessMaths – ACE Centre
- ClickIt – IntelliTools
- CrossScanner – RJ Cooper
- Discover Envoy – Madentec
- ScanBuddy – AHF (Applied Human Factors)
- SwitchXS – AssistiveWare
Commercial, no free trial
These products must be purchased to be used, and did not offer free trials at the time of posting.
- ONE SWITCH MOUSE – CLARO