[Wolves] Blind and or impaired sight

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 17:04:27 GMT 2006

On 11/01/06, Peter Cannon <peter at cannon-linux.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi All
> Just been reading about these keyboards for the blind and or impaired sight
> thought I'd post the links.
> http://humanware.com/Products/Notetakers/braillenotepk.asp
> http://www.keytools.com/keyboards/bigkeyslx.asp
> --

Honest question, I'm not trying to be funny or score points.  But, is
there really a market for these keyboards?  Ok, if you are a one
finger typist then on the face of it they look great.  Ask any touch
typist about them and they may well say why?  You don't need to see
the keys if you can touch type - I used to be able to do about 30
words a minute but I'm out of practice now.  It took me al of a couple
of weeks from sitting down in front of my very first PC to touch

There are speech programmes that allow blind/visually impaired people
to learn to recognise the various keys.  Once you have found your home
keys it's plain sailing.  Just feel those 'F' and 'J' keys.  Ever
wondered why they have a raised bit on them?  They are for touch
typists and can be just as easily used by visually impaired computer

I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not deliberate.
Xmas may be over but,  PLEASE DON'T drink and drive you'll make it to
the next one that way.
Kevan Farmer

Linux user #373362

Cheslyn Hay

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