View Full Version : typing methods for disabled children

June 1st, 2008, 03:40 PM
Hello !

i'm a OT working with children with troubles we call "visuo-spatial dyspraxia", they have much difficulties to learn typing because of their sight difficulties
looking down at the keyboard to look for letters and looking up to the screen to read what they typed is difficulte and tiring for them

in france lots of OT are used to teach them typing on a keyboard with hidden letters, to prevent them for "getting lost" with all the letters

i'm not 100% convinced and would like to know what technics you use in this kind of situation

is typing with an on-screnn keyboard is efficient enough in most of the case ?
do you use type/screen-reading softwares ??

thank you for reading me !
i'm waiting for your answers :)


June 3rd, 2008, 06:53 AM
I am a Low Vision Specialist. The assistive tech tools availabe in Ubuntu require a lot of individualized customization. Most peculiar of all is that there is no option for a virtual keyboard at log in, like the ones on mobile devices or tablet pc's. Can grub be configured to include user selection of virtual keyboard, magnification, contrast, etc...? The launchers and automated keystrokes work well but first you have to log in using a hard keypad. not very encouraging. Any ideas???

solar george
June 3rd, 2008, 05:26 PM
Most peculiar of all is that there is no option for a virtual keyboard at log in