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Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
Introduction to Intellikeys
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  • Notes : Welcome the group with the opener described below. In trainings it is important to get the group invested in the first thirty seconds and get them interested in the topic. Be sure to pause after each clue to give them time to guess. After someone guesses the correct answer, give them a piece of candy but continue reading the rest of the clues. Say : To begin, I have a little riddle/quiz for you with candy for the first person to come up with the right answer… What’s the perfect musical instrument no matter what your talent? What is a tool for all ages and disabilities? What brings people together and balances the playing field? What is a switch and an alternate keyboard all in one? What can be a tool for math, science, English, and any other subject you can think of? What comes with 6 or 7 overlays but can be customized for hundreds? Let’s turn to the next slide to see the answer.
  • Say : If you guessed the Intellikeys keyboard, you were correct. This versatile board is what we are going to talk about today. It can be used for a variety of different functions depending upon what software you use it with. The Intellikeys keyboard is an alternate keyboard that can be modified for the needs of the user. It can operate as a single switch or as a sophisticated interface for math and science activities as in the pictures above. Here are examples of how it has been modified to look like a guitar, as well as various overlays that have been produced so that the Intellikeys keyboard can operate activities for various ages and disabilities. Say: So that I can better tailor this training to your needs, I’d like to take a few minutes to find out who you are and what you are hoping to gain from this training. Can I have a couple people volunteer to introduce themselves and share what they are hoping to get out of this training? Notes: Ask for a show of hands from the group, how many people want something similar. Anybody who wants something else? Depending on the size of the group, and the amount of time allowed, you can have everyone share what they want or just a few as in the directions above. Continue this sharing process until you have the needs of the group recorded. Write their needs on a flip chart. Explain your experience/background with AT, the informal structure of the class, and other important details such as restroom locations, break times, etc.
  • Say: This training is designed to take the confusion out of the technology. If you read the slide, you’ll see that our goals are to give an overview and help you gain a basic understanding of the keyboards operation. This training is deigned as an introduction to operating the Intellikeys keyboard. However, for those of you in the group who may already be at that level, we have also included some application ideas and a thorough explanation of some of the more advanced features that come with the keyboard that you may not be aware of. Before we get too much into the details, it is important to know that there are actually two types of Intellikeys keyboards. The classic keyboard which is white and the USB keyboard which is blue. Raise your hand if you are using the white classic? The blue USB? Neither or Don’t know? Now, I’d Like to find out your level of experience with the keyboard. Again, by a show of hands, how many have never seen it, have seen it and turned it on but don’t know too much, know a fair amount but not the more advanced features, or know the advanced features and how to program overlays. Note : By a show of hands find out who is using the white classic keyboard and who is using the blue USB keyboard. If you have both in your group, you’ll need to highlight instructions for both keyboards and point out the differences. If you have all participants wanting information on only one version, you can explain that there are two versions out there but that for the purposes of this group you will tailor the training to their specific needs. Check with the group that this is o.k. By a show of hands, find out their level of experience with the keyboard (never seen it, have seen it and turned it on but don’t know too much, know a fair amount but not the more advanced features, or know the advanced features and how to program overlays). Let the group know that you have a mixture of expertise and that you will try to accommodate everybody. It is also good to mention that those people in the group who have more experience can provide input as you go along.
  • Say : Intellikeys is an alternative keyboard. There are two versions, the white classic keyboard and the blue USB keyboard. The USB is newer and consequently has a few more features and is a little easier to operate but both do essentially the same thing. On the next slide I’ll talk more about the differences. Both can be used with a Macintosh or Windows computer. They offer the ideal solution for individuals who have difficulty using a standard keyboard. The “keys” on the keyboard require very little effort and they can provide a larger target area. Optionally, you can change the size of the keys to a very large target and you can add a key guard which helps individuals who might accidentally depress keys. You can change the way Intellikeys looks and functions by sliding in different overlays between the guides on the front. Intellikeys comes with six standard overlays on the classic and seven on the USB. The overlays are ready to use with any word processing program or software that has keyboard input. The keyboard: can be used with any software that runs on the computer with which it is being used The keyboard requires no memory from the computer because it has 32K of built-in battery supported memory It has endless possible uses when it is used in combination with Overlay Maker and/or other Intellitools software.
  • Say : There are a few key differences between the two keyboards. I’ll try to point them out throughout the presentation but to let you know up front, here are the major differences. Note : Read the slide to them and answer questions as they arise. If you are not sure of an answer, ask the group if there is some one who knows the answer. If not, write the question down and agree to find out. Say : It is important to note that the keyboard overlays used in the Intellikeys Classic Keyboard (Non-USB version) are NOT compatible with the Intellikeys USB Keyboard. – This is only true for the overlays that come with the keyboard; the customized overlays will still work.
  • Say: Who is it the keyboard for? Notes : Encourage the group to respond by allowing silence to urge them. Be sure to reward anyone who contributes. Respond with words like “Yes, and”…then add information that you feel is also important. Say : The Intellikeys keyboard is useful for anyone who would benefit from an adapted keyboard. They may have physical, cognitive, or visual needs which require an alternative keyboard option. Some of the features of the keyboard include switch jacks to plug in switches, ability to set up and go, and key guards to prevent unwanted keystrokes. Notes : Talk about some ways you have used the keyboard with various individuals. If you have a personal story to share, that is ideal but be sure to not use any names of students. If you don’t have an example, there is one included below. Say : I was working with a 13 year old who was having difficulty seeing and accessing the keys on the standard keyboard. We used the Intellikeys keyboard with the QWERTY overlay. The keys were bigger and easier for him to touch and see. We added the key guard (pictured above) so he could slide his hand across the keyboard without activating unwanted keys. Key guards can make a tremendous difference for students with disabilities. They are made of a hard plastic and snap onto the board. We also adjusted the response rate. I’ll tell you more about how to do that later. For now, know that a special set-up overlay allows you to customize settings such as the response or repeat rate to greatly ease access for individuals who tend to press unwanted keys or keep their finger on a key too long.  
  • Say : The overlays assist with entering letters and numbers, navigating on-screen displays, and executing commands. Intellikeys can also be used as an alternative for mouse functions or as a switch. The overlays feature large, well-spaced keys designed with high contrast colors to make it easy for students to locate letters and numbers. Each represents a different keyboard configuration to facilitate physical and cognitive access.  Standard overlays have black magnetic strips on the back which allows the keyboard to recognize them. Standard overlays have their name written on the side and on the classic they indicate if it is specific for Apple or PC. Note : Hold up the overlays as you talk about each one and be sure to turn them over to demonstrate the black magnetic strip and the name of the overlay. If people have detailed questions about the overlays, explain that we will take a closer look at each as the training progresses.
  • Say: Now that you know a little about the keyboard, let’s start at the beginning for those of you who said you know absolutely nothing about it. Note : This slide highlights the first steps with the classic keyboard. If you have no one in your group who wants this information, simply skip this slide. Be sure to explain to them why you are skipping it as audiences do not like it when you skip information they think they may need. Say: Let’s start by learning how to plug the keyboard in. We’ll demonstrate the Classic keyboard first, then the USB since there are some differences. When you open the box you may see a couple of cables depending upon what you ordered. Use the appropriate cable for the platform of your computer (Mac or PC). The cables say Mac or PC on them. The keyboard works with any Macintosh model with a keyboard port (except Mac 512K and Mac Plus) including PowerBooks and Power Macs; and with all PC-compatible computers with a standard keyboard port including most laptops with a keyboard port. Use the iMate USB to ABD Adapter for Macintosh computers with USB ports. (Called an IMate USB to ADB Adapter from Griffin Technology  $49.95). Turn off your computer (this is important as the classic is not hot-swappable). Notice where the computer keyboard plugs into the computer Unplug the standard keyboard Plug the Intellikeys keyboard (A in picture above) into the computer (keyboard port) Plug standard keyboard into Intellikeys (C) Plug Intellikeys cable into Intellikeys keyboard (B) Turn on the computer. You will see the lights on the keyboard blink and hear a series of beeps, the keyboard is ready to use. Note : There are other options for plugging the keyboard in that may be familiar to people in your group. For example, you might try the Daisy chain Option or the I Mac option (I Mate). Say : Is there anybody in the group who has never plugged in an Intellikeys keyboard before? Would you mind helping us out by coming up here and demonstrating just how easy it is to plug it in? Thanks so much! Note : Have a volunteer from the group who has never plugged in the keyboard before, come forward and complete the steps as you read them. Explain that if this person who has never done it before can do it, so can you. Ask the group if there is anyone who feels they could never do this by themselves. Have that person come up and model the process too. Be sure to reward your volunteers for helping.
  • Say: Now we want to take some time to learn how to connect the USB keyboard to a computer. Note : This slide highlights the first steps with the USB keyboard. If you have no one in your group who want this information, simply skip this slide. Be sure to explain to them why you are skipping it as audiences do not like it when you skip information they think they may need. Much of the information on the beginning of this slide is repeated from the previous slide. If you have already covered it, skip it. Say: When you open the box you should see a USB cable. Just to repeat, the USB keyboard works with any Macintosh and PC-compatible computers with a USB port. Plug the USB end of the connector in to the USB port on your computer. Some computers have the USB port in the back of the terminal while others have it in the front or even on the monitor. Plug the other end of the cable into the keyboard. Make sure it is secured into the hole all the way. Do NOT plug in the Intellikeys USB keyboard until after you have installed the software. Once the software is installed, you can connect and disconnect the keyboard as needed. Intellikeys USB also has an On/Off switch. This allows you to turn the keyboard off when it is not in use, without having to disconnect the keyboard from the computer. Locate the On/Off switch on the top edge of the keyboard (the symbol for On is “l” and the symbol for Off is “O”). Intellikeys USB is hot-swappable. This means you can connect and disconnect your keyboard to a computer even when the computer is on. This is not true with the classic keyboard which requires you to shut the computer off to unplug it. Press On. You will hear a tone accompanied by flashing indicator lights. You have finished installing Intellikeys. Swing the slant bar out from the back of the keyboard if you want to position the Intellikeys USB keyboard at an angle. Let’s take a closer look at the keyboard. Notice that it has a flat, grid surface where the overlays are placed. There are indicator lights on the left side of the keyboard. There are two switch ports on the left side of the keyboard and a USB cable port on the back of the keyboard.
  • Say : The set up overlay is used to make changes in the way the keyboard functions. Before we start using the keyboard we will want to reset it to its default settings. Follow the steps on the slide above to reset the keyboard to the standard features. Slide the Setup Overlay onto Intellikeys Listen for the beep Press keyboard reset twice Watch for indicator lights to flash Press display features twice (on USB) Remove the Setup Overlay Now, let’s try out the keyboard and see what it can do. Turn on “name of software (eg: Microsoft Word)” by double-clicking on it. Insert the qwerty overlay and begin typing. Note : It is always best to allow participants to interact with the keyboard to learn more about it. Ideally, each participant will have an Intellikeys and a computer to work with. It is important to clear the keyboard to the default features before you start so that all the keyboards function the same. In this session, have them open a software application and use the keyboard to enter information. Have everyone open the same software so that you can keep the group from getting distracted and off task. Make sure you have them open software that you are familiar with so that you can help them if they get stuck. Work processing software such as Clarisworks or Microsoft Word are good choices for this activity.
  • Say : Intellikeys can be used with any software to enter input. Note : Read the software options on the slide as the group is playing with their QWERTY overlay
  • Say : Let’s explore the QWERTY overlay. Slide in the QWERTY overlay and give it a try while I tell you a little bit about it. The QWERTY overlay is named after the first six letters on the top left of a standard keyboard. Those letters are Q-W-E-R-T & Y. This overlay can be used to run any program and is based on a standard typewriter or computer keyboard. It contains all the standard keys including the number pad, the caps lock, and even allows access to the mouse. This overlay can be used with any program you would need to type with such as Clarisworks or other word processing packages, Microsoft Office, Intellitalk, the Grollier Encyclopedia and others. There are a few differences between the classic qwerty overlay and the USB qwerty overlay. For example, the USB version has a num pad option, mouse keys, and smart typing. The Num Pad – turns numbers the numbers on the right into a numeric keypad. If you press num pad again you can return to the standard keypad. Notice the lights on the left hand side of the keyboard. They will help you be aware of what features you have turned on. We’ll look at smart typing on the next slide and then get to mouse keys in a little bit. Notes : Hold up the QWERTY overlay as you discuss it. Have the group try it out.
  • Say : Intellikeys has a special option I’d like to tell you about called smart typing. With your qwerty overlay still in, type the word queen slowly. Watch the monitor and notice what happens when you type the q, the u is automatically inserted because in English, the q is always followed by a u. Now type a sentence ending in a period. Notice on the monitor that the keyboard automatically puts spaces in after the period. It also automatically capitalizes the beginning word of the next sentence. These features can be turned on or off depending on the needs of the user. To turn it on: Put set-up overlay in and turn smart typing on Replace set-up overlay with Basic Writing Overlay Try it out! Type a sentence with the word queen in it. What if you know a person who tends to press unwanted keys… Let’s see what we can do for them.(next slide)
  • Say : Let’s pretend that we have some motor difficulties. Some individuals are unable to lift their finger after they press a key, this may cause unwanted keystrokes. Try holding your finger on a key and not lifting it up for a little while. What happens? Who might experience this problem? Does any body know someone who might benefit from some help here? To change the repeat feature, slide your setup overlay in. If you are using the USB keyboard, the repeat features are on the top in the middle of the setup overlay. If you are using the classic keyboard, the repeat feature is found in the second row. On a PC computer, use the setup overlay and press the PC Repeat off (also called the IBM repeat on some overlays) to turn off keyboard repeat feature. On a Macintosh computer, access to this option is in the computer so go under Apple menu and locate the Control Panel called Keyboard, turn off the delay until repeat, close the control panel and go back to the program you were working in. Note : On the USB keyboard, it is possible to sign in as a user so that the computer remembers all your changes. On a Windows system – on lower taskbar click on the USB icon, then click on open Intellikeys USB Control Panel On a Mac, from the Apple menu select control panel and Intellikeys USB In group, choose guest, and click on keyboard reset, click done to close. Enter yourself as the user. Notice the options here. Now try typing again…
  • Say : No we are going to explore the alphabet overlay. Let’s open the program Note Pad (PC) by double-clicking on it. It can be found under the start menu in programs, then to accessories, then click on notepad. Slide the alphabet overlay in place (you will hear some beeps) Begin typing anything that you want. Does anyone have any comments? Now, imagine that you can only type with one finger and you want to type your name with a capital letter. Press the shift key and notice the light goes on. This is another feature of smart typing that is deigned for people who only type with one hand. The feature will stay on until you type the next key so that you never need to hold down two keys at a time. Go ahead and practice typing other words and phrases. Let’s look at some other features that can be adjusted by the setup overlays. Note : Hold up the alphabet overlay, read the notes on this slide as they try out their overlay.
  • Say : Next let’s look at the numbers overlay. The numbers overlay is useful with software programs that require use of number keys only such as Math Blaster 1, In Search of Spot, Mighty Math Zoo Zillions (River Deep – Edmark was bought out by River Deep), 2+2 from RJ Cooper, Sticky Bear’s Early Learning Activities, & “Counting” from Optimum Resources. Also notice that the other keys on this overlay are well chosen, they allow you to use more features. The standard keyboard is still working so you could have one student on the standard keyboard and another on the Intellikeys board. You could also have the adult use the standard keyboard to get the program going, etc. Note : Hold up the Numbers overlay or pass it around for them to see. Read the directions on the screen Insert Numbers Overlay Listen for the Beep Type some numbers Discuss different programs they might like to use this overlay with.
  • Say: The basic writing overlay is similar to the alphabet overlay. It contains many common computer keys and is designed to be used with word processing programs. Some applications you might use it with include: Stanley’s Sticker Stories, Intellitalk, Kids Works Deluxe and the Cruncher from Davidson, Read Write & Type, Student Writing Center from the Learning Company, Claris works or any other word processing program. Note the M & K keys on the overlay. These allow you to switch back and forth between the mouse and keyboard features. They are located above the arrows. What if you have a student who types slowly? Can Intellikeys help them? It can, we can change the response rate (next slide) Note : Hold up the basic writing over lay as you talk.
  • Say : Pretend you have a learning or physical difficulty that makes it hard to use the keyboard, think of a letter you want to type or you slowly drag your finger across the keyboard until you get to the desired key? Did you accidentally activate several keys along the way? We can change the response rate of the keyboard to stop this from interfering. The response rate adjusts the time required to activate a key. It is useful if a person tends to press unwanted keys or drags their arm across the keyboard Now let’s change the Response Rate. Follow these steps: Put set-up overlay in Press response rate number 10 (15 is default) Put Basic Writing Overlay back in and try it – drag your fingers across other keys before getting to the one you intended Replace set-up overlay and change the response rate back to 15 1= slow response rate, 15 = rapid response rate Notice the difference by dragging your fingers across the keyboard again. Another adjustment is called the “Difference between repeat” = if key can be repeated And response rate = how fast the keyboard accepts your touch Put in the setup overlay and look at the portion of it that controls response rate. Response rate refers to how long you must hold your finger on a key before the keyboard responds. When might you want to adjust the response time? That’s’ right, it is used for individuals who may need to drag their hand across the keyboard. Slowing the response rate allows an individual to opportunity to rest their arm on the keyboard, slide their hand across until they get to the key they wish to activate without activating every key they touch along the way. Adjusting the response rate changes the amount of time the key must be pressed before the keyboard receives the input Be aware that this feature can be very frustrating for someone who has normal motor controls. We often get phone calls from people who think the keyboard is broken because it does not respond when they touch the keys. Typically, the response rate has been adjusted to a slower rate for a student, requiring you to hold you finger on a key before it activates. As a group activity let’s try adjusting it to the slowest rate and testing it. You can use the test pad on the setup overlay rather than switching back and forth between the setup overlay and a writing overlay.
  • Say : The arrows overlay is useful for software programs that require use of the arrows, spacebar, and return, etc. I have found it helpful for student’s with “busy hands” who tend to press every key they see. It’s a nice starting point to eliminate the options for them. Some of the software that you might use this overlay with include any games that use the arrow keys such as driving software. Normally this kind of software is very difficult for someone with limited motor movements to use. This overlay takes the fine motor control out of the game. Note : Hold up the arrows overlay and demonstrate it. If time permits, allow the group to try this overlay with a program.
  • Say : Several of the overlays have M and K options which allow you to use the keyboard as a mouse or a keyboard. Let’s practice this using the arrows. Put the qwerty overlay in and open a document (have the entire group open the same document). Notice the small symbols on some of the keys. For example on the return key there is a small circle. When you switch to mouse mode this circle represents a mouse click. On the space bar there are two circles. These represent a double click. On the right shift there is a square which represents a locking click. A locking click is used in a dragging procedure with a mouse. It holds the mouse button locked down. Note : If time permits, Have the group practice these mouse procedures with any program.
  • Say : The Mouse Pad is located on the apple qwerty overlay. It gives you freedom to move the mouse in eight different directions. You’ll notice that you can adjust the speed of the mouse, slowing it down or speeding it up. You’ll need the setup overlay to do this. Note : Hold up the setup overlay and demonstrate where the mouse speed function is. Have the group put the set up overlay in and adjust the speed of the mouse. Ask the group when they might use this feature. Discuss how it is an effective tool when teaching mouse skills as well as for someone who has difficulty with motor control or reaction times.
  • Say : There are several other features on the setup overlay that are also very useful and often not utilized. Let’s take a closer look at them. We looked at the response rate a few slides back so we won’t go over that again. The required lift off is another useful feature. This means that you must lift finger off before any other key will respond. When would you use a feature like this? That’s’ right, this feature is useful for students who have difficulty lifting their hand off a key, it prevents the key from repeating until your hand is lifted off the key. The key sound feature gives audio feedback when keys are pressed. This feature is of course useful for someone with low vision but is also very useful for auditory learners and for those of us, who like to have additional feedback. It lets you know when a key has been pressed.
  • Say : Here are three more features of the setup overlay, IBM Repeat Rate, the IBM repeat and the Latching feature.. Let’s take a look at each of these. 1.) On the PC version of overlays for the classic boards, the IBM Repeat Rate sets the speed at which characters will repeat. 2.) The IBM Repeat prevents keys from repeating. This is especially useful for a student who cannot release from a key. 3.) The Repeat latching is useful with mouse movements. The Repeat Latching feature latches the next key until the keyboard is touched anywhere, allows user to watch the screen. Latching means even if you let go, the mouse will keep moving unless you touch the board somewhere else. It is better for students who cannot hold a key down not students who cannot release from a key. Let’s try each of these features. What do you think? Note : Give the group time to practice setting each of these features. Ask them for feedback and opinions. Ask them how they might use these features or if they have any students who might benefit. Adult learners need to be able to immediately apply what they learn. Create an environment for them to think about their current environment and how this technology would be helpful.
  • Say : Two additional features on the setup overlay that are important to understand include the shift key action and the indicator lights. There are three shift key actions available. They include: latching which latches the shift key down for one keystroke, locking which holds the shift key on until it is pressed again, and no latch which turns off the latch feature all together. Notice the indicator lights on the board. There are three places for lights but they light up on both the right and left making a potential of six lights. Note : Demonstrate how the lights change as features are depressed.
  • Say : The setup overlay also allows you to adjust the following features. The Feature Reset – restores factory defaults to their original setting. I use this option a lot when I’m getting the keyboard from another student or when we are starting out with the keyboard in a new classroom. The list features is a great option. It allows you to see what features are currently set for the keyboard. To activate it, open any word processing program such as Microsoft Word or Clarisworks and press list. The mouse arrows allow the arrows to function as a mouse as we demonstrated earlier. The apple mouse speed changes the speed of the mouse on a Macintosh, the smart typing feature makes typing faster. We demonstrated that earlier. It turns on the keyboard’s ability to add the u after a q is pressed, to skip to spaces after a period and capitalize the next sentence and other similar tasks. The custom overlay level is useful for changing switch settings. The Data Send rate is used with custom overlays. It controls the speed at which data is sent to the computer. You won’t need to worry about that today.
  • Say : For those of you using the classic keyboard, there are a couple of other features that are useful to know. Under the troubleshooting section there are three options, keyboard reset, IBM standard attached and AT arrows. The keyboard reset key clears the memory and deletes custom overlays. Often if people are having difficulty with their keyboards “acting funny” I instruct them to reset the keyboard. On the USB keyboard, the troubleshooting section looks a little different. It has a rest feature like the classic, it also has a display features button which causes the computer to show you what features are currently set on your keyboard. It also has a help button and a show control panel button. If you’re having trouble with your keyboard, any of these may help you.
  • Say : Intellikey's can also be used as a switch. There are two jacks on the side of the keyboard that any switch can be plugged into to operate the computer. They work as a mouse click or with software that can be controlled by a switch. Note: If time permits, demonstrate how the keyboard with a switch plugged into the side can run switch software.
  • Say : Now that we know how to use the keyboard, lets look at some creative ways to use it. Remember that the Intellikey's keyboard is just an alternative keyboard with the ability to be adjusted for many different options. The power of the keyboard is intensified when it is paired with other software such as Intellitalk II. Intellitalk II is a talking word processor. It allows the student to hear letter as they are pressed. It also allows the adult to program many creative applications fro the student such as onscreen quizzes, activities, etc… all which talk. Note : If time permits, demonstrate some of the features of Intellitalk III
  • Say : Intellikey's can also be used as a switch. There are two jacks on the side of the keyboard that any switch can be plugged into to operate the computer. They work as a mouse click or with software that can be controlled by a switch. Note: If time permits, demonstrate how the keyboard with a switch plugged into the side can run switch software. (list switch software from the loan bank)
  • Say : The Keyboards can be used with students who are just beginning choice making. You can create custom overlays with the choices available to them. When they select the picture, the computer could say the item. In this way, the keyboard can be used as a communication device.
  • Say : The wonderful feature of Intellikey's is that it can be programmed to do virtually anything. Using software called overlay maker, custom overlays can be designed to work with any software out there. For example, this overlay allows the student to create sentences. They can select “I saw” then add “the bus” or “the train” and then have the computer speak the sentence. Have any of you made custom overlays or used some that others have made? Note : Discuss some of the creative overlays that people have made. Pass around the sample overlays that demonstrate how the keyboard can be customized for any age or subject matter.
  • Say : The Intellikey's keyboard allows a child to make choices when they might not be able to reach the actual items. Here the keyboard is set up with several types of transportation. How could you use this keyboard in the classroom. Right, you might use it to choose what item they want to play with or you might use it to divide the pictures into categories (vehicles that have two wheels verses four) or by the function that they serve. Which vehicle is used to help sick people get to the hospital? Note : You may want to discuss how easy it is to insert custom overlays. Explain that the purpose of today is not to learn to design custom overlays but find out if they have access to them and if they would like to know how to load them.
  • Say : The Intellikey's keyboard allows children who may not otherwise have been able to participate in an activity to have a means of participation. Here the keyboard is programmed with the words to the Happy Birthday song. The little girl pushes it and the computer sings the song. You may want to try the software, Hello kitty. It has tons of tunes that you can program yourself, or use Intellipics, another program that allows you to create activities and have the kids sing it.
  • Say : Intellikey's keyboard is also great for working on reading and writing skills. Here students are using an overlay to create a story together. They are choosing word on the Intellikey's keyboard and then entering them on the computer. Notice how all students can use the keyboard for this activity. You could also have the standard keyboard running as well. Note : Discuss with the group the various applications they are aware of around reading writing and other academic subjects. Taylor the length of this slide to the amount of time you have left as you are near the end of the presentation.
  • Say : We are near the end of the presentation so I just want to review what we covered and see if there are any questions. We said we would give you an overview of the Intellikey's keyboard, both the classic and the USB versions. We wanted you to leave with an understanding of the basic operation and application as well as give you some ideas about how to use it in different environments. Do you have any additional questions? Note : Never close your session with questions, instead insert them here so that you can leave with a catchy cartoon and the resources they need.
  • Say: (Read the cartoon out loud )With any piece of technology, training is often an important part of its success. The same is true with the Intellikeys keyboard. It can be a very useful tool for many individuals of various ages and disabilities. As far as technical support and our cartoon, Intellitools has a good technical support group. For help after this training, contact them at www.intellitools.com 1 (800) 899-6687 (U.S. and Canada) . Note : It is important for people to have resources for people after they finish the training. You may also want to leave them with your contact information if you feel that is appropriate for the group you are working with. See next slide
  • Say : For more information about the Intellikey’s keyboard, feel free to contact your local SWAAAC team. They can be reached at the address and phone listed above. If you have concerns about kids you see who you feel may benefit from this or other technology, contact your SWAAAC team for more information. Thanks you for the opportunity to present to you today. Please let me know if I can be of further help in the future. Note : If you have a written resource describing your SWAAAC teams you could leave it with them now.
  • Transcript

    • 1. Intellikeys for the Beginner Colorado Department of Education Images used with permission of IntelliTools, Inc.
    • 2. The Intellikeys Keyboard Images used with permission of IntelliTools, Inc.
    • 3. Intellikeys for the Beginner <ul><li>Goals of this training… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of Intellikeys/Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classic and USB versions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Operation/Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas for you/Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who you are and what you want… </li></ul>Application Strategies Equipment
    • 4. Intellikeys – Getting Started <ul><li>What is this thing? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternate keyboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seven standard overlays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macintosh, Apple, and PC compatible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customizable with Overlay Maker and Suite </li></ul></ul>
    • 5. Differences at a Glance… <ul><li>Classic </li></ul><ul><li>6 overlays </li></ul><ul><li>Need Mac or PC cable to switch </li></ul><ul><li>Not hot-swappable </li></ul><ul><li>Plugs into keyboard port </li></ul><ul><li>Control panel harder </li></ul><ul><li>Toggles between mouse and keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>USB </li></ul><ul><li>7 overlays (web new) </li></ul><ul><li>Works with MAC/PC </li></ul><ul><li>Turns on/off hot swappable </li></ul><ul><li>Plugs into USB </li></ul><ul><li>Onscreen control panel easier to adjust </li></ul><ul><li>Mouse and keyboard both available always </li></ul><ul><li>More intuitive/easier </li></ul>
    • 6. Intellikeys – What it can do <ul><li>Provides physical, visual and cognitive access to the computer </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Switch jacks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to “set-up” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key guards available </li></ul></ul>
    • 7. Explore the Overlays <ul><li>• Arrows Overlay </li></ul><ul><li>• Numbers Overlay </li></ul><ul><li>• Basic Writing Overlay </li></ul><ul><li>• QWERTY Overlay IBM version </li></ul><ul><li>• QWERTY Overlay MAC version </li></ul><ul><li>• Setup Overlay </li></ul><ul><li>• Alphabet Overlay </li></ul><ul><li>• Math Access Overlay </li></ul><ul><li>• Mouse Access Overlay </li></ul><ul><li>• Basic Writing Overlay </li></ul><ul><li>• Qwerty Overlay </li></ul><ul><li>• Web Access Overlay </li></ul><ul><li>• Setup Overlay </li></ul>
    • 8. Getting Started – Classic board <ul><li>Out of the box </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug it in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IBM = PS2 cable verses AT Cable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mac = ADB </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daisy Chain with a mouse or keyboard port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lights and sounds </li></ul></ul>
    • 9. Getting Started – blue board
    • 10. The Set-up Overlay <ul><li>Allows you to customize for different users </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard reset = default settings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide the Setup Overlay onto Intellikeys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen for the beep </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press keyboard reset twice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch for indicator lights to flash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press display features twice (on USB) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove the Setup Overlay </li></ul></ul>
    • 11. Use Intellikeys with any Software <ul><ul><li>Standard word processor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking Word Processor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep in mind this is separate software, adds the speech feature. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note pad or Simple Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favorite software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>***think of it as your keyboard, it is just an alternate keyboard </li></ul></ul>
    • 12. QWERTY Overlay <ul><li>Standard Keyboard Layout </li></ul><ul><li>Contains all the keys you would find on a standard 101-key keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for comprehensive adult programs </li></ul><ul><li>Contains Features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Num Pad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access Mouse/Keyboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caps Lock/Num Lock Lights </li></ul></ul>
    • 13. Set-up Overlay and Smart Typing <ul><li>Helpful for slow typists </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically types certain characters to speed you up </li></ul><ul><li>To turn it on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put set-up overlay in and turn smart typing on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace set-up overlay with Basic Writing Overlay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try it out! Type a sentence with the word queen in it. </li></ul></ul>
    • 14. Keyboard Repeat Feature <ul><li>If you hold your finger on a key the keyboard repeat feature causes the key to be repeated. </li></ul><ul><li>To shut this feature off: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide Setup Overlay in place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press Repeat Off (for PC only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On Macintosh use the control panel, keyboard, repeat off </li></ul></ul>
    • 15. Alphabet Overlay <ul><li>Arranged in alphabetical order </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to read keys/use of color </li></ul><ul><li>Use it with any word processing program </li></ul><ul><li>Steps to use… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open word processing program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide alphabetical overlay in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen for beep </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin typing </li></ul></ul>
    • 16. Numbers Overlay <ul><li>Insert Numbers Overlay </li></ul><ul><li>Listen for the Beep </li></ul><ul><li>Type some numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul>
    • 17. Basic Writing Overlay <ul><li>Very similar to Alphabet Overlay </li></ul><ul><li>Contains may common computer keys </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to facilitate word processing </li></ul><ul><li>Alt/Command key for Mac and PC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac/Apple = Command or open apple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PC = alt key </li></ul></ul><ul><li>M and K </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Switches between mouse and keyboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( above arrows) </li></ul></ul>
    • 18. Response Rate <ul><li>Adjusts the time required to activate a key </li></ul><ul><li>Useful if a person tends to press unwanted keys or drags their arm across the keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Change the Response Rate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put set-up overlay in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press response rate number 10 (15 is default) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put Basic Writing Overlay back in and try it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace set-up overlay and return to 15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1= slow response rate, 15 = rapid response rate </li></ul></ul>
    • 19. Arrows Overlay <ul><li>Useful for software programs that require use of the arrows, spacebar, and return, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for “busy hands” </li></ul>
    • 20. Mouse Arrows <ul><li>Allows the combination of the keyboard and the mouse with the touch of a finger </li></ul><ul><li>Activated on four Overlays but try with Arrows </li></ul><ul><li>To turn it on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put set-up overlay in place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn mouse arrows on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put arrows overlay in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note small icons on Y and N (drag and click) </li></ul></ul>
    • 21. Mouse Pad <ul><li>Built in on the Apple QWERTY </li></ul><ul><li>Lets you move the mouse in eight different directions </li></ul><ul><li>Can also adjust the speed of the mouse movement by using the set-up overlay </li></ul>                                                                  
    • 22. Set-up Overlay Other Features <ul><li>Touch Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Response rate – slows response time of keyboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required Lift Off – must lift finger off before any other key will respond </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key sound – audio feedback when key is pressed </li></ul></ul>
    • 23. Set-up Overlay Other Features <ul><li>Repeat Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM Repeat Rate – sets speed at which characters repeat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM Repeat – prevents keys from repeating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeat Latching – latches the next key until the keyboard is touched anywhere, allows user to watch the screen </li></ul></ul>
    • 24. Set-up Overlay Other Features <ul><li>Shift Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift Key Action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Latching – latches for one keystroke </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Locking – holds shift key on </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No Latch – turns off latch </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indicator Lights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Three </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>six </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 25. Set-up Overlay Other Features <ul><li>Additional features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feature Reset – restores factory defaults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List Features -open word processor and press list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mouse Arrows – arrows function as a mouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apple Mouse Speed - changes the speed of the mouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Typing – makes typing faster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom Overlay level –useful for changing switch settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Send rate – used with custom overlays </li></ul></ul>
    • 26. Set-up Overlay Other Features <ul><li>Troubleshooting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyboard Reset – deletes custom overlays, clears memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM Standard Keyboard Attached – for older keyboards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AT Arrows – for AT style PC for page up/down, etc </li></ul></ul>
    • 27. Set-up Overlay Other Features <ul><li>Test Pad – allows you to check the effect of a feature once you have set it </li></ul>
    • 28. Applications <ul><li>Intellitalk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking word processor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intellitalk version III has </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>many new features. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep in mind this is separate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>software, adds the speech feature. </li></ul></ul></ul>Images used with permission of IntelliTools, Inc.
    • 29. Using Intellikeys with Switches <ul><li>Useful for individuals with motor difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>Plug in most common switches into the two switch jacks </li></ul><ul><li>Use Intellikeys with Switch driven software </li></ul>Images used with permission of IntelliTools, Inc.
    • 30. Choice Making <ul><li>Use Intellikeys as a choice making activity with young kids </li></ul><ul><li>Use Intellikeys as an early communication tool </li></ul>Images used with permission of IntelliTools, Inc.
    • 31. Custom Overlays <ul><li>Purchase software to custom build overlays </li></ul><ul><li>Overlay Maker </li></ul><ul><li>$check price </li></ul>Images used with permission of IntelliTools, Inc.
    • 32. Physical Adaptations Images used with permission of IntelliTools, Inc.
    • 33. Inclusion <ul><li>Birthday Party Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Party Games </li></ul><ul><li>Singing Songs </li></ul>Images used with permission of IntelliTools, Inc.
    • 34. Reading & Writing <ul><li>Participation with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Custom overlays </li></ul><ul><li>Web site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.intellitools .com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activity exchange </li></ul>Images used with permission of IntelliTools, Inc.
    • 35. Summary <ul><li>Goals of this training… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of Intellikeys/Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classic and USB versions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Operation/Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas for you/Strategies </li></ul></ul>
    • 36. Why we need technology training… “ Hello, this is tech support, I’ll need your serial number located conveniently inside the unit.” “ The sticker says my warranty is void if I open the unit.” “ Well call me if anything changes.”
    • 37. Resources in your community <ul><li>Insert information about your SWAAAC team here. </li></ul>

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