This module discusses computer keyboard options for students who
have difficulty using a standard keyboard to access the computer.
We review commercially available "Plug and Play" keyboards
that require little time to set-up and may be more accessible for
students with disabilities. Information on many of these keyboards
is provided in our handout on Keyboard
Vendors. Other information includes portable notetakers, various
keyboard layouts and typing tutorials.
For students who have difficulty using a standard keyboard, we
offer a variety of alternatives. These are often available at local
computer stores or through the resources provided. However, they
may not provide a complete solution for some students. For other
keyboard and mouse access options, see our Module on Specialized