On-Screen Keyboard Utility To Debut Wednesday

Niemeijer Consult will be debuting KeyStrokes at the "Technology and Persons with Disabilities" Conference in Los Angeles on March 20th. KeyStrokes is an on-screen keyboard utility designed for persons with disabilities who cannot type on a standard keyboard. According to Niemeijer Consult:

Niemeijer Consult today announced that on March 20, KeyStrokes, its popular on-screen keyboard software for the Macintosh, will make its public debut on Mac OS X at CSUNis 17th Annual International Conference "Technology and Persons with Disabilities" in Los Angeles.

KeyStrokes for Mac OS X, will be the first fully functional on-screen keyboard to run natively on Appleis next generation operating system and one of the first accessibility solutions bringing the power of Mac OS X to people with disabilities. Origin Instruments Corporation, our North American distributor, will demonstrate the software in their booth (number 303, Marriott) during the CSUN conference.

An on-screen keyboard is typically used by a person who because of illness or injury cannot use a standard keyboard. KeyStrokes for Mac OS X works by drawing a keyboard image on the display and using a mouse, trackball, head pointer or other mouse emulator to type characters into any standard Macintosh application. For those who can position the pointer, but not click the mouse buttons, an integrated and system-wide dwell-based utility allows mouse button clicks to be entered by simply holding the cursor motionless for a programmable period of time. With KeyStrokes for Mac OS X a person who can only use a mouse or mouse emulator can have complete access to the Macintosh, the Internet and by extension the World.

You can find more information about the KeyStrokes release at the Niemeijer Consult Web site. KeyStrokes will be available for US$95.00.