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ACCESS Maxi

ACCESS Medi

Zygo Industries

http://www.zygo
-usa.com/

ACCESS Maxi and ACCESS Medi are enlarged-key keyboards that control computers with the same remote infrared (IR) that has made GEWA so world renowned.

ACCESS Keyboard/Mouse Interface
The wireless systems are powerful infrared transmitters that communicate with computers through the ACCESS keyboard/Mouse Interface that is supplied with each keyboard.

The keyboards have two levels, one for the keyboard and one for environmental control. In addition to complete computer control, the keyboards can control everything in the GEWA "Smart House" product realm. Macros can be recorded with things like names, addresses, etc., and transmitted with a single keystroke. Multi-function environmental control commands can be transmitted in the same manner.
The keyboards can be adapted to individual needs by changing settings for keyboard Delay and Repeat rate.

The smaller unit, ACCESS Medi, is direct selection and scanning (12 different scanning methods), while the larger ACCESS Maxi is direct selection only. Both units have integral kayguards. The ACCESS Medi's keys are 1/2" (12.7 mm) in diameter and the ACCESS Maxi's keys are 3/4" (19 mm) in diameter.

AccuKey

AccuCorp
P.O. Box 66,
Christiansburg, VA 24073 USA

$495
703-961-2001

 

AccuKey

Does not use conventional push-keys. Soft rubber keys, which rock forward and backward (each key has three states), make chords for typing keys.

Currently, the thumbs do not do anything, although a thumb-trackball is in the works.

 

BAT Keyboard

Infogrip

Dual $379.00
Left $229.00
Right $229.00
http://www.
infogrip.com/

Infogrip's BAT Keyboard is a one-handed, compact input device that replicates all the functions of a full-size keyboard, but with greater efficiency and convenience. The BAT is easy to learn and use. Letters, numbers, commands and macros are simple key combinations, "chords," that you can master in no time. Best of all the BAT's unique ergonomic design reduces hand strain and fatigue for greater comfort and productivity. The BAT is the ultimate typing solution for persons with physical or visual impairments and is proven to increase productivity when used with graphic or desktop publishing software. Macintosh version is NOT OS X compatible

 

BigKeys Keyboard LX

Greystone Digital

$159
http://www.
bigkeys.com

BigKeys Keyboard by Greystone Digital Inc. is the size of a standard keyboard with 1" square keys, 4 times larger than a standard key. An easily accessible switch allows you to choose the keyboard layout that best fits your needs, QWERTY for standard use or ABC for easy learning. BigKeys is available in two versions Plus and LX. Big Keys Plus has 48 keys and is available in easy to read bright colors or black on white. BigKeys LX has 60 keys and is available in black on white. It also has Assist Mode, a built in sticky key feature, allowing you to enter multiple keyboard functions without simultaneous key presses.

Braille Labels

EnableMart

$19.95
http://www.enable
mart.com/

 

An alternative to the large print keyboard, transform your existing keyboard to large print (Braille), simply by installing these labels.  

Comfort Keyboard

Comfort Keyboard Company

$299

http://www.comfort
keyboard.com/

The CKS Comfort Keyboard has infinite articulation and angle support, rugged, American-made gears.

An extremely comfortable keyboard because it is the most adjustable keyboard — tri-dimensional swivel and yaw allow literally infinite positioning options for each of the three sections: tilt, rotate, bend, flex, twist, and flatten. The three sections can themselves be moved farther apart or closer together rapidly, allowing for shoulder-width extension and travel as recommended by nearly all ergonomics specialty sites.

Contoured Keyboard

Kinesis

Classic Programmable $289.00
Essential Non-programmable $239.00
Professional Programmable $349.00
http://www.kinesis
-ergo.com/

Kinesis' Contoured Keyboard separates the left and right hand sides of the keyboard into two concave sections or key wells. The key wells are designed to accommodate different finger lengths, shortening the reach to distant keys and preventing harmful wrist extension. The keys more frequently used by the weak fingers, such as Backspace and Enter have been located to the center under the thumbs.

The keypad is embedded into the right hand key well, which reduces key travel. Integrated into the keyboard design are palm supports, which provide a resting place for your hands. Some models of the Contoured Keyboard are programmable to reduce keystrokes and/or customize the key layout. All models accept a foot switch, which can emulate anything from the Shift key to a key sequence. (Professional model includes Programmable, Single Action Foot Switch)

DataHand Pro II

Datahand Systems, Inc.

$699
http://www.data
hand.com/

  • Plug Compatible with Any Computer, Operating System, and Software
  • Emulates a Standard Keyboard and Mouse
  • QWERTY Key Layout
  • Includes a 10-Key Number Pad on Right Hand Module
  • Keys Adjust Both Vertically and Horizontally
  • Modules Incline from 0 ° to 10 °
  • Key Actuation Distances 88% Less than Flat Keyboards
  • Key Actuation Forces 50% Less than Flat Keyboards
  • Built-in Programmable Mouse
  • Small and Large Size Palm Pads Available

Discover:Board

Madentec

$499
http://www.
madentec.com/

Discover:Board® by Madentec is the best alternative keyboard for the most needs. It works with any PC or Macintosh software and the Internet. Discover:Board does everything a regular keyboard and mouse can do. Discover:Board talks, so it can be used for learning and communication. It's easy to adapt the Discover:Board to match individual needs, making keys talk, changing sizes and colors of keys or adding pictures or words to make communication easier. Use Discover:Board with pictures, pictures with text or just letters, depending on your needs. Included with Discover:Board are 5 standard overlays (Alphabetical, QWERTY, Numbers, Moving the Mouse and game playing with

Discover:Kenx

Madentec

$899

http://www.
madentec.com/

Discover:Kenx® by Madentec is the all in one access solution. There is just one product to learn and it meets most students computer access needs. Discover:Kenex is a software and hardware combination that offers changeable input options. You can create computer access that's totally customized to each student. Discover:Kenex supports multiple input methods, from direct selection to scanning, so you can move from a mouse to a switch to a head pointer to an alternative keyboard quickly and easily. Its on screen or alternative keyboard layouts have keys for typing text, moving the mouse, clicking hot spots on programs, opening folders and pulling down menus. Discover:Kenex is the access product of choice in educational settings and rehabilitation environments. Also available is the Multiple Switch Box allowing you to connect up to eight switches to your computer.

Discover:Screen

Madentec

$199
http://www.
madentec.com/

Madentec's Discover:Screen is a talking on screen keyboard. It provides point and click access to standard keyboard letters, whole words and communication phrases. The Discover:Screen keyboard can show keys with letters, pictures or words.

Discover:Switch

Madentec

$599
http://www.
madentec.com/

Mandentec's Discover:Switch does everything a regular keyboard and mouse can do. It puts keyboard and mouse layouts on the screen; the keys scan and you press Discover:Switch to select keys. Discover:Switch also takes advantage of speech technology so those who are non-speaking have a communication tool as well as a productivity tool. Discover:Switch has an alternative switch jack if a different type of switch is needed.

DX1 Keyboard

ErgoDex

$189
http://www.
ergodex.com/

* 25 independently movable keys
* Each key is programmable
* USB Tethered, No batteries required
* Design your own backplate and keys

Only works with Windows XP. No Vista or Win7 drivers.

ErgoFlex Keyboard

Comfort Keyboard

$189
http://www.comfort
keyboard.com/

The ComfortT Keyboard is the most adjustable keyboard available. It splits a traditional extended keyboard into three independently moving sections attached to a track, each capable of rotating 360 degrees and tilting 0 to 90 degrees. The order of the three sections can be arranged to meet your needs. You can program Comfort Keyboard: create macros, re-map the keys, adjust the key activation and set rest periods. Comfort Keyboard is also available with out a track, the ErgoMagicT and the ErgoFlexT. The ErgoMagic's three sections each have their own base, allowing you to adjust them in three different angles 20, 30 and 45 degrees, in four different directions and moved up to 6 feet apart. The ErgoFlex has the same qualities of the Comfort Keyboard. However, it has no base or mechanisms. ErgoFlex lays flat on a desktop or can be mounted to a chair. The sections can be separated up to 6 feet apart.

ErgoMagic Keyboard

Comfort Keyboard

$199
http://www.comfort
keyboard.com/

The ComfortT Keyboard is the most adjustable keyboard available. It splits a traditional extended keyboard into three independently moving sections attached to a track, each capable of rotating 360 degrees and tilting 0 to 90 degrees. The order of the three sections can be arranged to meet your needs. You can program Comfort Keyboard: create macros, re-map the keys, adjust the key activation and set rest periods. Comfort Keyboard is also available with out a track, the ErgoMagicT and the ErgoFlexT. The ErgoMagic's three sections each have their own base, allowing you to adjust them in three different angles 20, 30 and 45 degrees, in four different directions and moved up to 6 feet apart. The ErgoFlex has the same qualities of the Comfort Keyboard. However, it has no base or mechanisms. ErgoFlex lays flat on a desktop or can be mounted to a chair. The sections can be separated up to 6 feet apart.

Evolution Keyboard / Chair Mount

Kinesis

$499
http://www.kinesis
-ergo.com/

Evolution Keyboard is a split extended keyboard that can be used on a desktop or mounted to a chair. It separates the left and right hand sides of the keyboard into two separate pieces. Both left and right sides have a Spacebar and a palm rest. A built in touch pad can be located either on the left or right side depending on your preference. When mounted to a chair the Evolution Keyboard has three adjustable planes: wrist rotation, forearm length and keyboard height, which allows an infinite choice in positioning. Evolution Keyboard also allows you to re-map its keys.

Evolution Keyboard / Desktop

Kinesis

$299
http://www.kinesis
-ergo.com/

Evolution Keyboard is a split extended keyboard that can be used on a desktop or mounted to a chair. It separates the left and right hand sides of the keyboard into two separate pieces. Both left and right sides have a Spacebar and a palm rest. A built in touch pad can be located either on the left or right side depending on your preference. When mounted to a chair the Evolution Keyboard has three adjustable planes: wrist rotation, forearm length and keyboard height, which allows an infinite choice in positioning. Evolution Keyboard also allows you to re-map its keys.

Evolution Keyboard / Track Mount

Kinesis

Left or Right $569.00
Right & Left $619.00
http://www.kinesis
-ergo.com/

 

Evolution Keyboard is a split extended keyboard that can be used on a desktop or mounted to a chair. It separates the left and right hand sides of the keyboard into two separate pieces. Both left and right sides have a Spacebar and a palm rest. A built in touch pad can be located either on the left or right side depending on your preference. When mounted to a chair the Evolution Keyboard has three adjustable planes: wrist rotation, forearm length and keyboard height, which allows an infinite choice in positioning. Evolution Keyboard also allows you to re-map its keys.

Expanded Keyboard

EKEG Electronics

$750
http://www.ekeg
electronics.com/

Expanded Keyboard by EKEG Electronics is a flat, smooth keyboard measuring 13" x 24" with a clear waterproof cover. The plastic cover can be peeled back to allow the use of overlays as well as allowing the keyboard surface to be easily cleaned. The keys are 1.5" square and are active over the entire key area. The keyboard uses a feature called "delay to accept", which allows you to adjust the time required for a character to be entered as well as the time before the key repeats. You can glide your hand; foot or a stylus over the keyboard and the key is not entered until you pause on the desired key for a preset amount of time. Once the key is entered a click is generated and a light flashes. A jack is built into the keyboard so that a speaker can be plugged into the keyboard for auditory feedback.

 

 

 

EZ-Reach

InfoGrip, Inc.

$110
http://www.
infogrip.com/

 

manufactured by TypeMatrix

The TypeMatrix EZ-Reach keyboard is compact and nearly flat to help relieve tension in your arms while the split keypad creates proper alignment for your wrists. The key layout has been completely redesigned but feels natural very quickly. Staggered key layouts are a holdover from mechanical typewriters, the TypeMatrix's keys form a grid which reduces the distance your fingers must travel when keyboarding. Important peripheral keys like BACKSPACE and ENTER are moved to the center, shifting stress from your little finger to your stronger forefinger.

Numberpad and arrow keys are integrated into the letter keys where they naturally fall below your right hand.

Folding Keyboard

Matias

http://www.matias.ca/

 

The Matias Folding Keyboard is a full-size keyboard that folds in half for transport.

Flexiboard

Zygo Industries

http://www.zygo
-usa.com/

Flexiboard is an alternative keyboard with a built-in optical overlay-detection method — the keyboard always detects which overlay is placed on top of the keyboard. Because overlays can be changed without commands to the computer, the user can handle a large range of overlays independently! >The Flexiboard does not require any active program in order to work. The computer perceives it as any other keyboard — and it works with any computer, operating system and program that uses an ordinary "IBM-compatible" keyboard. No special programs are needed to move the Flexiboard from computer-to-computer.Flexiloader™ software for creating overlays is included with the Flexiboard. The pressure sensitivity of each overlay is adjustable to accommodate different types of functional disabilities.

Flexible Keyboard

Infogrip

$60
http://www.
infogrip.com/

Flexible Keyboard is water resistant and virtually indestructible. Its keys are not tactile so very little pressure is needed to activate the keys. Flexible Keyboard can be rolled up for storage, a great advantage for portable use or more desktop space. It is available in two sizes, Standard 19.6" X .03" X 6.9" or Short 16.2" X .03" X 6.9".>

FrogPad

IFrog

FrogPad, Inc.

$149
http://www.
frogpad.com/

The Bluetooth wireless iFrog is a keyboard designed for one handed use( left hand or right hand models). Also available in a USB model.

Goldtouch Keyboard

Keytools

$159
http://www.
keytools.com

GoldtouchT Keyboard splits into two sections in the middle allowing you to adjust the sections both horizontally and vertically. It may be adjusted horizontally from 0 to 30 degrees and vertically tented from 0 to 30 degrees. Goldtouch is designed with two large Spacebars allowing for easy thumb use and enhanced editing key layout for more comfortable keyboarding. The keys are full size, full travel, and low noise tactile keys with soft end stop. The small size of the Goldtouch Keyboard promotes synergy and ergonomic benefits for mouse use and comfort. An embedded numeric keypad or an optional external keypad is available.

Goldtouch Keypad

Keytools

$69
http://www.
keytools.com

For number-crunchers, the Goldtouch numeric keypad can be placed where it's most comfortable. This enhances flexibility by allowing you to periodically change arm, hand and shoulder position.
The Goldtouch pad can also add important functionality to laptop computers, eliminating the need to use the 'dual-function' number and mathematical function keys in the built in keyboard.
This low-powered unit features a pass-through 'Y' adapter, allowing simultaneous connection of the main keyboard, without the need for extra cables or expensive adapters.

Half Keyboard

Matias

$295
http://www.half
keyboard.com/

Now you can use your PalmT to do your typing anywhere! The same size as your PalmT, the Half Keyboard allows you to type with just one hand, leaving your other hand free for other things.

The Half Keyboard by Matias is also great for desktop computer applications!

With the Half Keyboard under one hand and your mouse, trackball, or stylus in the other, there's no need to go back and forth between your input devices when working on CAD, desktop publishing, animation, image manipulation, spreadsheets, or even gaming.

Available for PalmT m100, m105, III, V, VII Series, HandspringT Visor, Deluxe, Platinum, Prism, Neo, Visor Pro, IBM WorkPad c3, HandEra, TRGpro, PC (WindowsT and Linux), and MacintoshT (USB).

Half Qwerty Keyboard

Matias

$595
http://www.half
keyboard.com/

Matias Corporation's Half-QWERTY keyboard allows for fast one-handed touch typing with either hand, as well as standard two-handed typing. To type with Half-QWERTY you place your hand on the keyboard, where it would normally be if you were touch typing. 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.

IGesture Mini Keyboard

FingerWorks

$219
http://www.finger
works.com

FingerWork's IGesture Mini Keyboard has zero force keys and measures 6.7" x 5.06". It combines the functions of a standard keyboard, mouse and multi-finger gesture in a single device. The familiar operations of typing, pointing and clicking are combined seamlessly with multi-finger gesture in the same overlapping area of the TouchStream's surface. With a IGesture you never have to reach for the mouse - it's always under your fingertips. Switching between typing, mouse and gesture is effortless and does not require you to move your hand or to input any special commands.

iGesture Pad

FingerWorks

$159
http://www.finger
works.com

The iGesture Pad is an ultra-thin, large-area, superduper touchpad that is both mouse and powerful multi-finger gesture input interface. Mouse operations like point, click, drag, scroll, and zoom are combined seamlessly with multi-finger gesture in the same overlapping area of the iGesture Pad's surface. The iGesture Pad gives you unprecedented control of graphical objects using gestures, and it works equally well with either hand. Anyone can learn the basic gestures in a few minutes! Slips easily into your travel bag as the perfect external USB mouse/gesture interface for your laptop.

IntelliKeys Keyguards

Intellitools

Set of Five $200.00
http://www.intelli
tools.com/

 

Are your students struggling to select the correct keys on overlays? Keyguards are the answer. These plastic frames are designed to clip on top of the standard overlays that come with IntelliKeys as well as on your own custom overlays. They provide physical seperation between keys so students can make more accurate choices.

Keyguards for Standard Overylays:
The clear acrylic keyguards lock onto your IntelliKeys for added sturdiness and ease-of-use. Individual keyguards are available for each of the Standard Overlays that come with IntelliKeys Classic and IntelliKeys USB.

Keyguards for Custom Overlays:
Eight layouts, sold in groups of four, are available. Just snap these onto your custom overlays. The Overlay Maker program provides templates to aid you in designing overlays to fit keyguard layouts.

96-hole Keyguard:
Available in clear acrylic, this versatile keyguard can be used with many of the pre-designed overlays that come with IntelliTools software.

IntelliKeys Keyboard

Intellitools

$395
http://www.intelli
tools.com/

IntelliKeys by IntelliTools is a programmable alternative keyboard that plugs into any Macintosh or Windows computer. It enables students with physical, visual, or cognitive disabilities to easily type, enter numbers, navigate on-screen displays, and execute menu commands.

IntelliKeys was released by IntelliTools in the early 1990's and was based on the Unicorn Keyboard. IntelliKeys is now one of the leading alternative keyboard device in the world with sales of over 55,000 boards. IntelliKeys is available in two flavors: a Classic and a USB version. (The USB model is Windows 2000 compatible.)

IntelliTools has created a keyboard that's flexible enough to meet a wide variety of access and learning needs. Unlike the keyboard normally attached to the computer, the IntelliKeys look and functionality is changeable by sliding in different overlays. The IntelliKeys keyboard comes with six standard overlays plus a setup overlay, that are ready to use with any word processing program or software that has keyboard input. You can also use IntelliKeys with a growing number of commercial software programs made by IntelliTools and other publishers. Each of these programs come with their own custom printed overlays that work automatically when you load the software.

Keyboard Skins

Infogrip

$30
http://www.
infogrip.com/

Keyboard skins are made from a polymer material designed to remain secure and in place at all times, while keeping your keyboard dry and dust free. They secure easily to the base of the keyboard and completely hug each key enabling you to maintain the feel of the keyboard. Keyboard skins are available for a wide number of keyboards. When placing an order for a skin please note the model and FCC number found on the bottom of your keyboard.

Keyboard with Keyguard

Infogrip

Standard $180
Mini $150
Standard+Window Keys $150

http://www.
infogrip.com/

The Keyboard with Keyguard isolates the keys, which helps to stabilize and position fingers or pointers. The keyguard is attached to the keyboard eliminating the guesswork of matching up a keyguard to a keyboard. The keyguard is reinforced for stiffness. It is made of unbreakable, clear, .125 inch thick Lexan (a plastic material). The keyholes are smoothly finished and perfectly aligned with each key.

Key Largo

Madentec

$199
http://www.
madentec.com/

Key Largo® by Madentec is an easy to use, expanded membrane keyboard that is used with Discover:Kenx. It does everything a regular keyboard and mouse can do. Key Largo talks, so it can be used for learning and communication. It's easy to adapt the Key Largo to match individual needs, making keys talk, changing sizes and colors of keys or adding pictures or words to make communication easier. Use Key Largo with pictures, pictures with text or just letters. Included with are 4 overlays included and a clear plastic overlay protector and clip that holds the overlays securely in place.

Kidzkeys

Enabling Devices

$62.95
http://enabling
devices.com/

Standard size keys but rounded to fit a child's hands. Fewer keys than an adult keyboard. Has a fun keyboard shape, flip-out feet to change tilt angle (0 or 7%), and colored keys. Compatible with PC only w/USB adapter.

King Keyboard

Infogrip

Frequency of Use $925.00
WinKing Qwerty $925.00
http://www.
infogrip.com/

The King Keyboard is a giant, 2.5" x 11" x 2.25", alternative keyboard that plugs directly into a computer -- no special interface is required. The keys are 1.25 inches in diameter, slightly recessed, and provide both tactile and auditory feedback. The King has a built-in keyguard so that you can rest on its surface without activating keys. This keyboard allows you to control both keyboard and mouse functions, so it's great for people who also have difficulty maneuvering a standard mouse. All mouse directions, click, double click and drag functions are performed by pressing directly on the keyboard keys while in Mouse Mode.

Large Print / Braille Keyboard Labels

 

Custom Keys
$29
http://www.custom
keys.com/

Key Connection's labels make a standard keyboard more accessible for visually impaired individuals with large print or Braille keyboard labels. The characters on the large print labels are .5" by .25", about 3 times larger than standard keyboard characters. The Braille labels are available as clear labels with Braille dots or large print with Braille. Each set includes all the keys used on a standard Windows keyboard.

Large Print Keyboard

Custom Keys

$130
http://www.custom
keys.com/

Key Connection's Large Print Keyboard is a standard Windows keyboard with large print keys. The keyboard and its keys are the same size as a standard keyboard; however, the print has been enhanced. The characters measure .5" by .25", about 3 times larger than standard keyboard characters.

Left-handed Keyboard

Turning Point Technology
$92
http://www.turningpoint
technology.com/

Designed With The Left-Handed Users In Mind
• Numeric and arrow pads are positioned on the left, with the alpha pad located on the right.
• 12 function keys across the top
• Reduced Strain with Tactile Key Switches
• Dimensions: 18.06" x 6.43" x 1.43"
• IBM (PC) compatible. Just plug-n-play

Left-Handed orientation of both the directional arrow keys and the numeric keypad, means left-handed users can now follow their natural strengths, rather than conforming to designs for right-handed users.

Benefits for right-handed users: With the numeric pad and the directional arrow keys on the left side of the keyboard, the location or the mouse is moved more to the center of the workstation.

Little Fingers Keyboard

Datadesk

Combo $80.00
Standard $60.00
http://www.datadesk
tech.com/

Datadesk's Little FingersT Keyboard is a small 101-style keyboard designed specifically for small hands to easily reach all of the keys. The keys are 20% smaller than traditional keys and the keyboard spacing is more compact. Little Fingers is available in two models: Little Fingers Combo with a built in three-button trackball and Little Fingers has a numeric keypad. The trackball eliminates the need for a separate mouse allowing you to point and click without moving your hands from the keyboard. Little Fingers measures 12.5" x 7" without the wrist rest.

lomak

Infogrip

$1895
http://www.
infogrip.com/

lomak - Light Operated Mouse And Keyboard

lomak allows you to use state-of-the-art light sensor technology to operate a computer. A hand or head pointer controls a beam of light that enters, then confirms, the key or mouse function. By confirming each key, only the correct selection is entered, reducing errors and increasing the speed of operation.

Low Profile Keyboard

Shentech

$85
http://www.
shentech.com

Low Profile Keyboard by Solidtek is a compact 101-style keyboard that is similar in size and feel to a laptop keyboard. It compresses the rows and columns into a compact unit and eliminates wide borders. The keypad and function keys are embedded into the keyboard to cut down on size and key travel. The keyboard is lightweight and has folding feet which when opened give you an elevation of about 1".

Low Profile Wireless Joystick Keyboard

Infogrip

$99
http://www.
infogrip.com/

Low Profile Wireless Joystick Keyboard is a compact 101-style keyboard with a built in joystick that is similar in size and feel to a laptop keyboard. It compresses the rows and columns into a compact unit and eliminates wide borders. The keypad and function keys are embedded into the keyboard to cut down on size and key travel. The keyboard is lightweight and has folding feet which when opened give you an elevation of about 1".

Features
- 2.4GHz RF technology with 8 channels
- Up to 10 meters operation range
- Ultra slim size design
- Omni-directional cursor control
- 2 standard mouse buttons with a joystick
- USB interface

Magic Wand Keyboard

 

In Touch Systems
$1795
http://www.magicwand
keyboard.com/

The Magic Wand Keyboard, with a built-in mouse, lets people
with very limited arm movement and no strength use a computer exactly like everyone else.
This miniature keyboard works with the touch of a wand.
Miniature: typing area less than 6.5" x 3"

  • Easy access to the Internet and email
  • Mouse control that requires no hand dexterity nor strength
  • No strength required, Needs only slight hand movement or head control
  • Offers full mouse and keyboard control at the same time
  • Uses any operating system, including Vista
  • Never needs 2 keys touched at once

 

Maltron Ergonomic

E-type Keyboard

 

PDC Maltron, Ltd.
$495
http://www.
maltron.com/

The fully ergonomic E-Type MALTRON keyboard fits the shape of hands and the different lengths of fingers to reduce movement and tension.
Features:
Split design eliminates wrist twist and allows a central number cluster which can be used by right or left hand as preferred.
Tilted keys and pads minimize palms downward movement (Pronation) to further reduce muscle tension.
Straight vertical key columns eliminate tens of thousands of finger and wrist twists in a day's work.
Thumb keys for Cursors, Return or Enter, Space, Backspace and other frequently used keys reduce hand and arm movement. Versatile thumbs are used far more effectively.
Built in large palm resting pads allow immediate hand and arm relaxation during "Thinking Time", and promote a reduction in arm rotation.
Shift Lock as well as Caps and Num Locks provides more options.

Maltron Mouthstick Keyboard

 

PDC Maltron, Ltd.
$695
http://www.
maltron.com/

MALTRON Single finger or Head/Mouth stick keyboards have a unique shape and keyboard layout.The shape matches natural head movement and the key arrangement minimises finger or stick activity, raising speed and relieving frustration.
Push-On, Push-Off keys are provided for Shift, Control and Alt.

MALTRON keyboards all have the ability to turn off key repeating at the keyboard if it is not wanted. If allowed by the software in use, the repeat rate can be set to SLOW, MEDIUM or FAST at the keyboard. An optional articulated arm holds the keyboard in almost any position to suit the head or mouth stick use.

Maltron Single Handed Keyboard

 

PDC Maltron, Ltd.
$695
http://www.
maltron.com/

Left-Hand and Right-Hand Keyboards

The special shape and letter layout have been very carefully planned, taking into account the limited number of keys that can be accessed quickly and comfortably.


Word-processing input speeds of 85 words per minute have been demonstrated by operators using Maltron single handed keyboards. The fully ergonomic shape ensures freedom from strain and no RSI type problems have been reported in over 10 years, although all the work is done by one hand.

These keyboards have Push-On Push-Off keys for Shift, Control and Alt functions; essential for single hand operation.

maltron left handed

left handed keyboard shown

Maxim

Kinesis
$149
http://www.kinesis
-ergo.com/

Kinesis' Maxim™ Keyboard is a compact split ergonomic keyboard with low force keys that splits into two sections in the middle allowing the sections to be adjusted horizontally and vertically. The two sections can be adjusted laterally at 0, 8 or 14 degrees, which minimizes forearm tension. Removable palm supports have been incorporated into the design of the Maxim. The compact size of the keyboard (15.1" x 6.5" with palm supports, 10.3" x 6.5" without palm supports) reduces the lateral hand and wrist movement and allows a mouse or trackball to be closer to the keyboard. An embedded numeric keypad or an optional external keypad is available.

maxim

orbiTouch® Keyless Ergonomic Keyboard

Blue Orb, Inc.
$399
http://www.
keybowl.com/

 

 

The orbiTouch® is a keyless ergonomic keyboard solution that removes the barrier posed by the traditional keyboard/mouse combination. Persons who benefit include those with repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome , other hand and finger injuries, limited fine motor skills, reduced finger function and other cognitive and physical challenges. The comfortable design of the orbiTouch® keyless ergonomic keyboard makes it the ideal tool for computing and accessing the Internet.

The orbiTouch® Keyless ergonomic Keyboard creates a keystroke when you slide the two domes into one of their eight respective positions. You type the different characters by sliding the domes to create letters and numbers. The orbiTouch® Keyless ergonomic Keyboard  also has an integrated mouse, so moving the domes gives you full mouse and keyboard capability.;

Pace Adjustable

Infogrip$249

http://www.
infogrip.com/

manufactured by Pace Development

Pace Adjustable Keyboard by Pace Development splits a 101-style keyboard into two separate sections. These two sections can be rotated outward 45 degrees to eliminate the "cocked wrist" posture (ulnar deviation), tilted upward in the center into a "tented" position up to 30 degrees to eliminate pronation or rocked away in a negative tilt up to 20 degrees to place your hands and wrist in a truly neutral posture. The sections have self-locking mechanisms, which allow frequent "micro adjustment" for comfort. Each section has an integrated palm rest, Spacebar and Backspace key.

Pace Adjustable

Professional Large Print

EnableMart
$119
http://www.enable
mart.com/

The following professional series Large Print Keyboards are high quality, heavyweight keyboards and are perfect for either business or home office use. These large print keyboards have been designed specifically for those with conditions that cause visual impairment or low vision.

 

Space Saver Keyboard

Datalux
Desk Model $125.00
Desk Model-Touch Pad $169.00
http://www.datalux.com/

Datalux's 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. The keypad, cursor and function keys are located above the alphanumeric, editing and punctuation keys, allowing for eye scan without head movement. The Desk model is weighted to hold it in position and is slightly elevated 2.55" to improve accessibility to the keypad, cursor and function keys. The Flat model is not weighted and has folding feet, which when opened give you an elevation of about .75".

Space Saver

Symbi-Key Computer Interface

$199
http://www.elmetec.dk

Symbi-Key is a PC switch interface capable of handling up to 9 switches. It is simple to program and easy to use. Symbi-Key can be used with an IBM or compatible computer and will work equally well in DOS or Windows. You can quickly program any key, function or series of keystrokes for single switch activation. In addition, Symbi-Key has the ability to hold 27 pre-programmed switch functions. Connection is hassle-free, Symbi-Key plugs into the keyboard port and does not affect keyboard use.

Symbi Key

TouchStream LP Keyboard

FingerWorks
$339
http://www.finger
works.com

The low profile TouchStream LP by FingerWorks is an ST without the tented frame and gel pads. Thanks to the rugged flex cable between the two halves the LP folds up into a small package for easy traveling. You can even place the LP over your notebook's keyboard and instantly transform your notebook into a mobile TouchStream. The LP can also be converted to a Stealth for desktop use with an optional tented metal frame.

Touchstream

TypeMatrix 2030
Keyboard

TypeMatrix
$110
http://www.type
matrix.com


Keys are arranged in columns to reduce finger strain. Promotes a neutral hand and body position.

A centered position and large size make the Enter and Backspace keys easy to reach with the strong index finger of either hand.


Large shift keys are positioned for easy reach and comfort.

X-Keys Foot Pedals

X-Keys
$119
http://www.xkeys.com/

PI Engineering's X-Keys Foot Pedals act as a three-button programmable keyboard in conjunction with your regular keyboard. It lets your feet take over lengthy, awkward or painful repetitive keystrokes or mouse clicks. Key actions like Shift, Enter and Space can be re-mapped and entered with one of the three-foot pedals. Each pedal can also be programmed to handle macros or key sequences of up to 13 characters in length.

X Keys

X-Keys Keypad

X-Keys
20 key $105.00
58 key $160.00
http://www.xkeys.com/

PI Engineering's X-Keys is a compact programmable keypad, designed as an auxiliary keyboard. It makes it easy to save multiple keystroke or complex commands (macros) to a single keystroke. X-Keys is easy to program, using key-to-key programming from the main keyboard. Its key caps are clear and easy to remove allowing you to create, apply and reapply custom legends. There are two models available, a 20 key which stores up to 39 macros or a 58 key, which stores up to 115 macros.

X Key Keypad

USB Mini Keyboard

Tash, Inc.
$775
http://www.tashinc.com

Tash's USB Mini Keyboard is a small QWERTY keyboard measuring 7.25" x 4.5" x 1". The keyboard surface is very sensitive with membrane keys that are less than .5" square and are closely spaced for easy access. Auditory feedback is provided when a key is pressed. The USB Mini also has a Mouse Mode Key, which allows you to move the mouse in all directions and have access to right and left click, double click and drag functions. The keyboards response rate, key repeat rate and mouse tracking speed are all adjustable.

Tash Mini

VisiKey

EnableMart
$29.95

http://www.enable
mart.com/

The VisiKey® Enhanced Visibility Internet Keyboard combines the visibility of large white on black print for increased visibility and contrast, with the wireless convenience along with internet and media center functionality.

VisionBoard2

EnableMart
$79.95

http://www.chester
creek.com/

The VisionBoard2 improves readability and reduces eyestrain with big 1" square keys and large, bold black-on-white letters and numbers. Users with low vision or functional limitations can increase and improve capabilities with greater comfort and control. Also available with black-on-yellow keys.

Keyguard available for $79.95

Keyboard Seal $29.95



ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard


AiSquared$99

http://aisquared.com

The perfect solution for anyone that has a hard time seeing the lettering on their keyboard. The new ZoomText 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 the touch of a button. Used with ZoomText Magnifier or ZoomText Magnifier/Reader, your low-vision computer workstation is complete.
Zoomtext

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