Accessible for all 

Clicker 7 Accessibility 

Clicker has always been the single most accessible educational software tool. Clicker 7 has more accessibility options than ever before, opening the door to an even wider group of learners.

Touch screen friendly

Touch screen devices  are becoming an increasingly integral part of schools’ technology toolkits. We have optimised touch screen functionality across Clicker 7, and updated our selection of on-screen keyboards to give them an even more intuitive look and feel for touch screen users.


SuperKeys is our innovative on-screen keyboard for people with mild to moderate physical challenges and those with low vision. The app version for iPad has been incredibly well received by the special needs community, so we decided to make this a built-in feature for Clicker 7!
The unique design of SuperKeys gives you just seven large keys to target instead of more than 30 small ones! Just tap the cluster containing the letter you want, and then tap the letter in the enlarged cluster to send it into your document.

SuperKeys will also enlarge the content of Sentence Sets, Connect Sets and Word Banks, enabling every child to benefit from the support of Clicker grids  as they work.

Try combining SuperKeys with switch or eye gaze control to make Clicker even more accessible for your learners – it also makes Clicker much easier for those who struggle with fine motor control.



Eye gaze compatibility 

Eye gaze technology is a life-changing accessibility method for many children with physical disabilities. In Clicker 7, you can now select this option via our Accessibility menu.

Clicker’s Eye Gaze setting enables children to focus on a particular cell or button for a set period of time to select it – it’s easy to optimise this for your learner by adjusting the dwell time.

If your pupil struggles with eye gaze control, the Wobble Distance feature, which locks onto particular areas so that the wobble isn’t visible, will really help to develop their confidence. Clicker also won’t repeatedly select an item if a pupil stays focussed on a particular cell or button, further streamlining the selection process. As with Mouse Dwell, all these settings can be customised to meet your pupils’ needs.

Clicker 7 will work with whichever eye gaze system your pupil happens to be using.

Switch access

All Clicker activities are fully accessible with switches, connected via the Crick USB Switch Box. Clicker grids are scanned either automatically (if you are using a single switch scan) or by pressing a second switch. We think about scanning at the design stage of all our ready-made Clicker materials, so our Clicker 7 templates, grids and talking books scan in an intuitive way.

To optimise access for individual users, fine-tune the timing settings and customise how the scan is displayed. For further reinforcement, choose an auditory scan. All functions are accessible to switch users, including moving between grids and opening pop-up grids and keyboards. Everything is customisable exactly to the pupil’s abilities, so that they only have the options they can manage.