Delay time before repeat (RepeatKeys)
This feature allows the user to adjust the delay time/repeat rate – this is how quickly letters repeat if the user is holding down a key.
Discussion by Disabilities
Users with tremors or muscle weakness may need settings that are drastically different from the defaults in order to be successful.
Cognitive, Language, Learning Disabilities & Low Literacy
Adjustable keyboard settings can be set to match the user’s expectations, reducing incorrect keypresses and confusion.
Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
Most operating systems include a set of accessibility keyboard features.
Commercial, no free trial
These products must be purchased to be used, and did not offer free trials at the time of posting.
- WebAdapt2Me – IBM
Related Research and Papers
- Automating accessibility: the dynamic keyboard – IBM – Trewin, S. (2004)
- Troubleshooting Your PC For Dummies- Dan Gookin
- Adjust Windows Key Repeat Rate- Better Living through Technology
- Automating accessibility: the dynamic keyboard- Shari Trewin
- Toward automatic adjustment of keyboard settings for people with physical impairments- Heidi Horstmann Koester, Edmund Lopresti, Richard C. Simpson
- Computer Assistive Technology for People who Have Disabilities: Computer Adaptations and Modifications- Martin G Brodwin, Tristen Star, Elizabeth Cardoso
- Assisting Individuals with Down Syndrome to Access Information Technology- An Overview- Frank Buckley
- IntelliKeys: The Smart Keyboard- Arjan S. Khalsa