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.


SuperKeys is our innovative on-screen keyboard for people with mild to moderate physical challenges and those with low vision. The app version for the 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.

As you make you selections, Clicker’s word predictor will generate a list of likely words that begin with those letters, or words that would make sense to come after those you have already typed, helping to minimise key presses. If you select the ‘Qwerty top prediction’ keyboard option, the suggestions will be displayed on large buttons to make selection really easy, and up to five suggestions are shown.

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 to use on a touch screen 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 optimize this for your learner by adjusting the dwell time. 

If your student 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 student stays focussed on a particular cell or button, further streamlining the selection process. As with Mouse Dwell, all these settings can be customized to meet your students’ needs.

Clicker 7 will work with whichever eye gaze system your student 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 optimize access for individual users, fine-tune the timing settings and customize 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 customizable exactly to the student's abilities, so that they only have the options they can manage.

Touch screen friendly

Touch screen devices are becoming an increasingly integral part of schools’ technology toolkits. We have optimized 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.