The BETT Awards are considered the ‘Oscars’ of Educational Technology, so we’re really excited to have won the 2016 BETT Special Needs Award for SuperKeys.
There are lots of children (and adults too) who have physical difficulty in using a keyboard. A typical computer keyboard has more than 60 keys, an iPad keyboard has 38, and even an iPhone has 33.
For some, this means the keys are too small and too close together for reliable access. One solution is to buy a big keyboard with extra-large keys, but what if you’re using an on-screen keyboard?
That’s the problem we set out to solve, and SuperKeys is what we came up with. We decided to cluster the keys together and then zoom in on the cluster when it’s tapped or clicked. The inclusion of an extra-large, context-sensitive predictor makes this a very accessible and efficient way to write.
SuperKeys is a standalone keyboard app for iPad and iPhone, where you can easily configure the colors, the predictor size, and more to suit an individual’s needs. The SuperKeys access method is also included as an option in Clicker Connect, Clicker Docs, and Clicker Communicator, and in Clicker 7, where SuperKeys works with your grids too.