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Superkeys Assistive Keyboard App

by Allan Wilson

on Thu Oct 16, 2014

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Crick Software have just released an interesting new keyboard app for the iPad, taking advantage of the new iOS 8 feature that allows different keyboards to be used across a range of different apps. Superkeys Assistive Keyboard divides the keyboard up into a series of 'chunks' of keys.

The Superkeys Keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first time you tap on one of these 'chunks' it is enlarged, making it easier to select the key you want with a second tap. Obviously, having to tap twice to select a letter will slow you down, but this could be a very useful tool for a person with poor motor control, or low vision, who finds it hard to reliably tap on the key they want. It could be very useful for an iPhone!

'Chunk of keyboard' enlarged by Superkeys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The keyboard also has a Shortcuts key, allowing access to a few commonly used phrases, which can be edited and added to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately, it is not currently set up or switch users. Someone scanning with the keyboard will still be offered 'Q to Y' as their first option, rather than the letters in the first 'chunk', i.e. 'Q to E' and A to D'.

Tags: Apps, iPad, keyboard

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