WriteOnline and Accessibility

At Crick Software, we use Universal Design for Learning principles in all our products, so that all users can access and benefit from what we do.


Onscreen keyboard

Some students may not be able to use a physical keyboard, but can use a mouse or trackerball to access an on-screen keyboard. WriteOnline allows you to choose between several keyboard layouts, and the keyboard can open automatically when the program starts. The keyboard behaves like a special Wordbar, so it's easy to move between this and any Wordbars that you have open.

Mouse Dwell

For students who have difficulty clicking a mouse button, the Mouse Dwell option enables them to enter text by simply hovering over the required cell.

Switch access

Students unable to use a keyboard or mouse can access WriteOnline using switches. Connect between one and four switches via the Crick USB switch box, choose the scanning method, and your students using switches will be ready to start writing.