Ignore short key presses(Delay time before key acceptance - Slowkeys)
This feature ignores any keystrokes that aren’t held down for a certain period of time. This helps to reduce unwanted writing by people with disabilities such as tremors that may cause them to accidentally hit the wrong 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
- A model of keyboard configuration requirements- Shari Trewin, Helen Pain
- Designing for dynamic diversity: interfaces for older people- Peter Gregor, Alan F. Newell, Mary Zajicek
- Text Entry Systems: Mobility, Accessibility, Universality- I. Scott MacKenzie, Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii
- Accessibility designer: visualizing usability for the blind-Hironobu Takagi, Chieko Asakawa, Kentarou Fukuda, Junji Maeda
Related Research and Papers
- Automating accessibility: the dynamic keyboard – IBM – Trewin, S. (2004)
- A study of input device manipulation difficulties- Shari Trewin
- Accessible computer interaction for people with disabilities: the case of quadriplegics- Paula Kotzé, M.M. Eloff, Ayodele Adesina-Ojo
- Advancements in Assistive Technology and AT Laws for the Disabled- Marianne K. Dove
- Learning technologies for people with disabilities- Mohsen Laabidi, Mohamed Jemni, Leila Jemni Ben Ayed, Hejer Ben Brahim, Amal Ben Jemaa