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Keyboards

Keyboards are available with a number of accessibility features to make typing easier. Features such as the colour and size of the keys may make it easier to enter in text on a keyboard. Windows and Mac computers also have settings you can adjust to make you keyboard easier to use. This includes adjusting the sensitivity of the keys to accommodate a tremor or impaired sensation.

Factors to consider

  • What type of computer is the keyboard compatible with?
  • Do you need a wireless keyboard?
  • Will a coloured keyboard assist with vision?
  • Is a keyguard needed to separate out the keys on the keyboard?
  • Are accessories needed to increase comfort such as a stand or a wrist support?