[Wolves] Blind and or impaired sight

Daniel Jones djones9960 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 17:40:13 GMT 2006

On 1/12/06, Kevanf1 <kevanf1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> typing.
> 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
> users.

I think their main market is people with cerebral palsy and the like.

I would expect another market would be the occasional
partially-sighted user who isn't going to be using it enough to learn
to touch-type, so yeah, it could be a one-finger-typing jobbie.


More information about the Wolves mailing list