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IntelliKeys USB


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IntelliKeys USB

  1. 2. <ul><li>This adaptive technology can be used for those with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Impairments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Synapse Adaptive) </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Without this special keyboard, people affected by these disabilities may have difficulty: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>typing with a regular keyboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>entering numbers and functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>working with on-screen displays and menus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Synapse Adaptive; Sacco, 2002) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Enlarged Keyboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large and colorful keys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keys are easily altered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>with interchangeable </li></ul><ul><li>keyboard overlays </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keyboard overlays are used to cover the keyboard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Different overlays have different functions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Synapse Adaptive) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Plug the USB cord into the keyboard port </li></ul><ul><li>Choose which overlay to use </li></ul><ul><li>(Champion, 1993) </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Keys are easier to see </li></ul><ul><li>Keys are better spaced apart </li></ul><ul><li>Can still have access to regular keyboard and mouse, if desired </li></ul><ul><li>Can have multiple users </li></ul><ul><li>Settings can be saved for each user </li></ul><ul><ul><li> (Synapse Adaptive) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Whole words instead of individual letters, if desired, can be used, depending on the overlay (Erickson, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable keyboard response and repeat rate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows administrator to set how long a key must be held down before the key functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good for those who have poor motor abilities (Synapse Adaptive) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Can be used at anytime </li></ul><ul><li>Practically anywhere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Synapse Adaptive) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>IntelliKeys USB ® is compatible with any computer that has: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows: Win 98, ME, 2000, or XP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macintosh: OS 8.6, 9.x, 10.1 or higher via a USB cord. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Synapse Adaptive; Champion, 1993) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>IntelliKeys USB ® can be purchased online directly from Cambium Learning Technologies Company at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The suggested retail price is $395 </li></ul><ul><li>(Champion, 1993; Sacco, 2002; Synapse Adaptive) </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>This price includes: The IntelliKeys keyboard, 4 keyboard overlays, a USB cord, carrying case, and Overlay Maker 3 Trial version. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional keyboard overlays and software can be purchased, as well. </li></ul><ul><li>(Champion, 1993; Synapse Adaptive) </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Champion, J. (1993). Smart keyboards for kids. Compute! , 15 (6), 42. </li></ul><ul><li>Erickson, V. (2004). Spotlight on assistive technology. Media & Methods , 40 (5), 4. </li></ul><ul><li>Sacco, J. (2002). Special-needs solutions. Instructor , 112 (4), 16. </li></ul><ul><li>IntelliKeys USB . Retrieved October 15, 2008, from Synapse Adaptive Access & Productivity Tools Web site: </li></ul>