Bett Awards finalist Crick Software launches accessible keyboard for iPad and iPhone

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The SuperKeys Assistive Keyboard has been created to support learners who have difficulty targeting small keys; the unique design of SuperKeys gives users just seven large keys to target instead of over 30 small ones. To benefit users with low vision, all the keys are in the standard qwerty layout, and use a large, accessible font.

Keys are grouped into clusters containing up to seven characters. The user taps a cluster to enlarge it, and then chooses a letter from the cluster. Intelligent word prediction and the ability to create customised keyboard shortcuts help to speed up the writing process.

Crick Software SuperKeysThe SuperKeys Assistive Keyboard is designed to support users who find it difficult to target small keys

Utilising over 20 years of accessible software expertise to create this unique approach to keyboard accessibility, Crick Software CEO John Crick comments:

“Until now the only option for learners with physical challenges was switch access; SuperKeys offers a powerful alternative to users with mild to moderate challenges, with only two taps required for each key input. What’s more, it’s so easy to use that pupils will be able to start straight away and just get writing!”

SuperKeys is available as standard in Clicker Docs and Clicker Connect, Crick’s acclaimed literacy support apps for iPad. The SuperKeys app can now be purchased at the special introductory price of £2.49 (usual price £6.99) as a standalone keyboard for the iPad and iPhone. For more information, call 01604 671691, email or click here to visit the website.

Crick Software has recently been revealed as a finalist in two categories for the prestigious Bett Awards. Two of Crick’s popular Clicker literacy apps for the iPad will be vying for success; Clicker Connect in the Educational Apps category, and Clicker Books in the ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions category. The winners will be announced at the Bett Awards ceremony which takes place on Wednesday 21 January, the first day of Bett 2015. Find out more here.

Crick Software will be exhibiting on Stand D210 at Bett 2015, which takes place from 21 to 24 January at ExCeL London.

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