Tag Archives: onscreen keyboards

“Touch typing” with an on-screen keyboard: Virtual Keyboard meets Window Eyes

Note: The following will not work for typing in scan mode–only for a pointing device and a switch assigned to clicking. However, if your pointing device emulates a mouse using switches, that will work. I posted before that I had … Continue reading

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Onscreen keyboards and word prediction with screen readers: incompatibilities

Someone asked me about onscreen keyboards and keystroke or word echo software. There’s something about onscreen keyboards that screen readers don’t seem to like, at least if the onscreen keyboard includes word prediction or word completion. The common feature of … Continue reading

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Use mouse movement as a switch action: AutoHotkey

This is a script that enables you to use your mouse or trackball as a switch, turning the movement into a click. If you move the mouse cursor anywhere on the screen, the movement will send a switch action. You … Continue reading

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Use mouse wheel for switch scanning: AutoHotkey

If you’re able to turn a scroll ring on a trackball or roll a mouse wheel, you can use it as a switch. You can alter the keys and clicks to suit yourself; for instance, for 2-switch scanning, the other … Continue reading

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Replace Segoe with visible fonts in Windows 7: Tiresias

Virtual Keyboard has become my default onscreen keyboard at work and is working quite well, especially since I perpetually tweak the dictionary. However, owing to my eyestrain, I like bold letters on my keyboard even if I shrink it, which … Continue reading

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Acer A100 review, part 1: accessibility and input

A friend of mine sent me an Acer Iconia A100 tablet (16 GB) and stand for Christmas hoping I could use it; he’s a big Android fan. (Also, he felt bad that the Lilliput touchscreen didn’t last very long.) I’ve … Continue reading

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Multilingual word prediction: Virtual Keyboard Review

Post edited slightly to reflect program updates. After Google Scribe went, so did a source of free multilingual word prediction. So I went looking for another one. I forget how I found it, but I did find one: Virtual Keyboard.

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