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IntelliKeys

IntelliKeys

Provides access for anyone with physical, visual, or cognitive disabilities who has difficulty using a standard keyboard.

IntelliKeys Keyguards

Designed to clip on top of the standard overlays that come with IntelliKeys as well as on your own custom overlays.

Manufacturer:

Cambium Learning

http://www.intellitools.com

Approx. Price:

IntelliKeys:  $395

Keyguards:  $50 each

Big Keys Plus Keyboard

BigKeys Plus

BigKeys Plus is for Early Learners and others with basic keyboard needs who would benefit from the simple keyboard layout and large keys. Shift key, backspace key, F1-F10 keys, and limited puncuation.

QWERTY or ABC Layout

Manufacturer:

BigKeys Company

http://bigkeys.com

Approx. Price: $160

Big Keys LX

BigKeys LX

BigKeys LX is for users who want a full-featured keyboard, but who need large keys in order to locate and operate the keys. Includes all special characters found on a standard keyboard, with the exception of the numeric keypad, Scroll Lock, and Pause/Break.

BigKeys Keyguards

Attaches easily to keyboard and helps to stabilize fingers on the right key while minimizing errors.

Manufacturer:

BigKeys Company

http://bigkeys.com

Approx. Price:

Keyboard: $160

Keyguard:  $80

visionBoard

VisionBoard

Created for anyone who struggles with vision or dexterity issues.  It has oversized keys for better control and contact, large-print letters and numbers to improve readability, and high-contrast lettering.

Current Model is VisionBoard2

Manufacturer:

Chester Creek Technologies

http://chestercreektech.com/

Approx. Price: $100

MyBoard Keyboard

MyBoard

Features color-coded consonants, vowels, numbers and punctuation marks to help pre-school children learn their character sets.  It is an excellent first keyboard with 1" oversized keys and easy-to-read numbers and letters.

Manufacturer:

Chester Creek Technologies

http://chestercreektech.com/

Approx. Price: $80

ZoomText Keyboard

ZoomText Keyboard

Large Print Keyboard provides large, high-contrast lettering that’s easy to see, even in low light conditions. The ZoomText Keyboard also includes 16 programmable feature keys, allowing you to access your favorite ZoomText, Internet and multimedia commands with a touch of a button.

Manufacturer:

Ai Squared

www.aisquared.com

Approx. Price: $100

If purchased with ZoomText Software price is only $80

Keys U See Keyboard

Keys U See


The perfect replacement keyboards for anyone who has a hard time seeing the letters on their computer keyboard. The large print keyboards are also great for anyone working in low light conditions or are learning to type.


Vendor:
AbleNet
www.ablenetinc.com

 

Approx. Price: $35

black Goldtouch ergonomic Keyboard

GoldTouch

The Adjustable Ergonomic Keyboard allows you to adjust the two alphanumeric sections both horizontally and vertically to suit your individual body requirements. This helps you assume a more natural posture that is conducive to improving comfort and productivity while using your computer.

Manufacturer:

Goldtouch

www.goldtouch.com

Approx. Price: $150

maxim keyboard

Maxim Keyboard

The Maxim Keyboard's split design and full customization options make it an excellent device. The keyboard's two halves can be set to a variety of angles and will therefore feel comfortable to anyone.

Vendor:

Kenesis Corporation

www.kenesis-ergo.com

Approx. Price: $140

Comfort keyboard

Comfort Keyboard

Literally infinite positioning options for each of the three sections: tilt, rotate, bend, flex, twist, flatten, you name it. What's more, the three sections can themselves be moved farther apart or closer together rapidly.

Manufacturer:

Comfort Keyboard

www.comfortkeyboard.com

Approx Price: $300

little fingers keyboard

LittleFingers

Reduced, a fully functioning keyboard to enhance your students' ability to learn proper computing and keyboarding skills.  The first and only keyboard designed especially for small hands.

Manufacturer:

Datadesk

www.datadesktech.com

Approx. Price: $90-$100

TG3 Low Profile with Touchpad keyboard

TG3 Low Profile w/Touchpad

Sealed rubber keyboard with sleek, modern styling - no 'chunky' rubber keys.  Excellent tactile feel for true touch typists.  Standard red LED backlighting.

Vendor:

Enablemart

www.enablemart.com

Approx. Price: $110-$150

Mini Touch

Mini Touch

Keyboard provides a built-in touchpad technology, in a small compact size. The keyboard’s integrated touchpad is conveniently located in a central position on the built-in wrist rest for additional comfort and mini wrist strain.

Manufacturer:

Adesso

www.adesso.com

 

              Approx. Cost: $47.35
Slim Touch Mini

Slim Touch Mini

Keyboard is perfect for tight spaces, including living rooms, stations, conference rooms, mobile and workgroup project environments.

Manufacturer:

Adesso

www.adesso.com

 

              Approx. Price: $78.91

Space saver keyboard

Space Saver

Space Saver Keyboard is a 100 key keyboard that measures 10.80" x 6.10", 40% less desk space used than a standard keyboard. Space Saver compresses row spacing eliminating wide borders and rearranging key clusters.

Vendor:

Infogrip

www.infogrip.com

Approx. Price:   $150

New Standard Keyboard in Rainbow color

New Standard Keyboard

USB connection, no drivers needed.  Alphabetical key arrangement so seniors and other first-time typists can easily find keys.  53 keys - about half that of a normal keyboard.  Smaller than standard keyboards for portability and easy use without a wide range of motion.

Vendor:

Enablemart

http://www.enablemart.com/

Approx. Price: $70

FrogPad in black

FrogPad

FrogPad is a one-handed keyboard that works with all USB compatible devices. This includes all desktops, laptops, tablets, wearable PC's, and gaming applications.  Comes in left-hand and right-hand.

Manufacturer:

FrogPad

http://www.frogpad.com/

Approx. Price:  $140

half keyboard

Half Keyboard

Allows you to type with just one hand, leaving your other hand free for other things.  Consists of a half-keyboard with dual key characters imprinted on the keyboard.  Each hand uses “normal” fingering to type keys.

Manufacturer:

Matias Corporation

http://www.halfkeyboard.com/

Approx. Price: $595

Half Qwerty keyboard

Half QWERTY

The hand is placed like on a normal keyboard.  For letters of the other hand, simply hold down the space bar and do the finger movement the other hand would have done.  Tapping the space bar still types a space.  Current Model is Half QWERTY 508

Manufacturer:

Matias Corporation

http://www.halfkeyboard.com/

Approx. Price: $595

Chester Keypad

Chester Keypad

1” keys and bold, easy-to-read lettering for increased visibility and contrast. Can be used with other high contrast keyboards or stand alone. USB compatible with PC or Mac.

 

Manufacturer:

Chester Creek

http://www.chestercreek.com/

 

Approx. Price: $30

Big Blue-Tooth Keyboard

Big Blue-Tooth Keyboard

Large blue tooth keyboard compatible with the iPad or any blue tooth compatible device. Letters are ½ inch in size on contrasting colors. Comes in black on yellow or multicolor. Keyguard available upon request.

 

 

Manufacturer:

RJCooper

Rjcooper.com

Approx. Price: $199

Ergorest Forearm Supports

Ergorest Forearm Supports


An articulating ergonomic support for elbows, forearms, and wrists while computing. It is made from aluminum alloys and tough polyamide nylon fibers. The arm support pad is upholstered with genuine leather for maximum comfort and durability

Vendor:
NanoPac
www.nanopac.com

Approx. Price: $95

Dragon Naturally Speaking software

Dragon Naturally Speaking

You can speak to your computer at a normal pace of up to 160 words per minute. Create, edit and format documents.  Also lets you create and send e-mail by voice or listen to your messages read aloud.

Manufacturer:

Nuance

www.nuance.com

Approx. Price:

Home - $100

Premier - $200

MacSpeech Dictate

Mac Speech Dictate

Provides amazing speech recognition accuracy and easily works with the applications you already have, including Apple apps like Mail, iChat, iPhoto, and more.  It controls your Mac; just speak a command and MacSpeech Dictate executes it for you.

Manufacturer:

Nuance

www.nuance.com

Approx. Price:  $200

REACH interface author

REACH Interface Author

A talking on screen keyboard. It lets you create your own custom keyboard or modify any of the 140 plus keyboards included. The size of the keyboard or keys can be adjusted with the Key Size Button. Keys can speak, type, load other keyboards and perform "macro functions". Other features include built in word prediction, word usage learning, dwelling, a zoom feature, and scanning.

Manufacturer:

Applied Human Factors

www.ahf-net.com

Approx. Price: $330

Picture of an on-screen keyboard by WiVik

WiVik On-Screen Keyboard

WiVik can help individuals of all ages who are unable to use a physical keyboard.  Keys work just as they would if you were typing on a standard computer keyboard.  Keyboards can contain any keys you want, can be moved anywhere on the screen and can be any size.

Vendor:

Prentke Romich Company

www.prentrom.com

Approx. Price: $350

OnScreen Keyboard screen shot of QWERTY keybard and word prediction

On Screen


OnScreen is used by individuals who need an alternative computer access method than the physical keyboard, can use any pointing device or switch, and need an onscreen keyboard as their primary text input device.


Manufacturer:
Innovations Management Group
www.imgpresents.com

 

Approx. Price: $120

 

 

Pointing Alternatives

 
Tiny Mouse

Tiny Mouse

About half the size of a standard mouse and just right for smaller hands, the Tiny Mouse has optical tracking and colored dotes on the buttons to help those who haven’t quite mastered their left from their right.

Vendor:

Chester Creek

www.chestercreektechnologies.com

                          Approx. Price: $25
Evoluent Vertical Mouse

Evoluent Vertical Mouse

The patented shape supports your hand in a fully upright handshake position that eliminates forearm twisting.  The grip is the same as an ordinary mouse, just turned sideways into a handshake position.  5 buttons are each programmable with different functions in different applications.

Manufacturer:

Evoluent

www.evoluent.com

                       Approx. Price: $100
Expert Mouse

Expert Mouse

Has four programmable buttons to handle repetitive mouse tasks such as double click or drag lock with a single click. Surrounding the ball is Kensington's Scroll Ring® that puts scrolling right at your fingertips.

Manufacturer:

Kensington

www.us.kensington.com

                       Approx. Price: $100
BIGtrack Trackball

BIGtrack Trackball

The BIGtrack has a 3-inch trackball which makes it the largest trackball available. The large ball requires less fine motor control than a standard trackball. It has a left and a right mouse click button located behind the trackball to avoid unwanted mouse clicks.

Vendor:

InfoGrip

www.infogrip.com

                Approx. Price: $80-$170
KidTRAC

KidTRAC

The low profile case acts as a hand rest and minimizes the wrist angle by mirroring the natural contour of the hand. Great 'drag lock' feature - simply press the drag button and the button stays 'locked' until you press a second time.  Microspeed KidTRAC is suitable for USB and PS2.

Vendor:

Enablemart

www.enablemart.com

                          Approx. Price: $75
Roller II Trackball

Roller II Trackball

A large 2.5" trackball. They have separate buttons for left click, right click and drag lock with color corresponding switch ports on the back of the units. A flashing light indicates the drag button has been activated. The Roller II products include a keyguard to help users isolate on the buttons.

Vendor:

InfoGrip

www.infogrip.com

EnableMart

www.enablemart.com

                        Approx. Price: $165
Orbit Optical Trackball

Orbit Optical Trackball

Hand-hugging design encourages natural finger motion.  Fits both large and small hands and works for either right or left handed users.

Manufacturer:

Kensington

www.us.kensington.com

                          Approx. Price: $30
Trackman Marble

Trackman Marble

Left handed? Right handed? When you're working on your computer day and night, and you want more flexibility, the Logitech Trackman Marble will help increase your comfort level.

Manufacturer:

Logitech

www.logitech.com

 

                     Approx. Price: $29.99
Wave Roller Trackball

Wave Roller Trackball

Precise tracking and cursor control;  Free running ball requiring only the lightest touch;  Large footprint for stable operation;  Color coded buttons mounted sub-flush to prevent accidental activation;  Easy ‘plug and play’ installation.

Vendor:

EnableMart

www.enablemart.com

                Approx. Price: $45-$360
Roller II Joystick

Roller II Joystick

The Roller II products include a keyguard to help users isolate on the buttons. The Joystick comes with two alternative handles to accommodate different input needs, T-Bar and Soft Sponge Ball.

Vendor:

InfoGrip

www.infogrip.com

EnableMart

www.enablemart.com

                        Approx. Price: $295
Rock Adapted Joystick

Rock Adapted Joystick

Has all the functionality of a traditional mouse, including left/right click and double-click, but uses a joystick that requires minimal hand movement for precise cursor control without fatigue. Comes with three interchangeable handles, including a straight stem,  a t-bar and a large softball.

Vendor:

Ablenet

www.ablenetinc.com

             Approx. Price: $600
Zero Tension Mouse

Zero Tension Mouse

Optical mouse allows all of the muscles of the hand, arm and shoulder to relax while hand remains in a vertical position allowing the muscles of the hand, arm and shoulder to relax.  A wide scroll wheel on top of the mouse is accessed by the thumb.

Vendor:

Ergo Express

www.ergoexpress.com

                         Approx. Price: $80
Ergonomic Mouse

Ergonomic Mouse

An optical mouse that looks like a joystick yet it functions like a mouse. You rest the back of your hand at the base of the mouse and your thumb on the switch at the top of the stick for easy right and left clicks. A third button is located on the handle and can be used as an auto scroll button in Windows or as a standard third programmable button.

Vendor:

3M

www.solutions.3m.com

                          Approx. Price: $65
Smart Cat Touch Pad

Smart Cat Touch Pad

One-touch scroll and zoom in most applications, distinctive sounds for each operation, and more makes the Cirque Smart Cat the most precise, easy-to-use pointing device in its class. Smart Cat measures 4" x 4" x .0375". It has four buttons.

Manufacturer:

Cirque

www.cirque.com

                  Approx. Price: $60-$65
RollerMouse Pro2

RollerMouse Pro2

RollerMouse Pro2 from Contour Design provides a high degree of fast, accurate cursor movement across the width of one or more screens. Use with an existing keyboard.

Manufacturer:

Contour

www.contour-design.com

 

                   Approx.Price: $239.95
Smart Nav

Smart Nav

Mouse alternative gives you hands free control of a computer cursor. With a reflective dot on your forehead, it provides precise cursor control through simple head movements. Mouse clicks can be accomplished through a built-in dwell clicking program or external switches.

Manufacturer:

Natural Point

www.naturalpoint.com

                        Approx. Price: $500
Tracker Pro

Tracker Pro

A computer input device that takes the place of a mouse for people with little or no hand movement. Simply plug it in and it works just like a mouse.  It tracks a small dot that you can place on your forehead, glasses or the rim of a hat.

Manufacturer:

Madentec

www.madentec.com

                       Approx. Price: $995
HeadMouse Extreme

HeadMouse Extreme

Replaces the standard computer mouse for people who cannot use or have limited use of their hands when controlling a computer or augmentative communication device.  Has a wireless optical sensor which tracks a tiny disposable target that is conveniently placed on the users forehead, glasses, hat, etc.

Manufacturer:

Origin Instruments

www.orin.com

                        Approx. Price: $995
Ergorest Forearm Supports

Ergorest Forearm Supports

An articulating ergonomic support for elbows, forearms, and wrists while computing. It is made from aluminum alloys and tough polyamide nylon fibers. The arm support pad is upholstered with genuine leather for maximum comfort and durability

Vendor:
NanoPac
www.nanopac.com

 

                        Approx. Price:  $95
Trackbar

   Trackbar

This mouse has an unconventional design with a central mouse bar and scroll wheel that keeps your arms, hands and wrists in the appropriate position to avoid carpal tunnel and repetitive strain injury.  

Manufacturer:

Enablemart

www.enablemart.com

                   Approx. Price:  $99.49
Mouse Button Box

Mouse Button Box

This switch-type Mac and Windows compatible USB computer mouse can also be used as a foot mouse.

Manufacturer:

Enablemart

www.enablemart.com

                   Approx. Price:  $99.00
Noise Canceling Headphones

Noise Canceling Headphones

Active noise canceling headphones reduce outside ambient noise by 87.4%.

Manufacturer:

Enablemart

www.enablemart.com

                   Approx. Price:  $67.96
TurboBall TurboBall

www.amazon.com

Approx. Price: $25

Orbit Mouse Orbit Mouse

www.amazon.com

Approx. Price: $45

Vertical Ergo Mouse Vertical Ergo Mouse

www.amazon.com

Approx. Price: $20

Cruise Cat Track Pad Cruise Cat Track Pad

www.amazon.com

Approx. Price: $55

Glidepoint Track Pad Glidepoint Track Pad

www.amazon.com

Approx. Price: $60

 

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