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Alternative Keyboards

Alternative Keyboards

How to pronounce:
əˈlɜːtɪŋ ˈkiːbɔːdz

Alternative Keyboards
Definition:

Alternative keyboards that are different in size, shape, layout, or function. They offer individuals with special needs greater efficiency, control, and comfort. For example, a traditional QWERTY Keyboard may be confusing to a child with a developmental disability and can be replaced with a keyboard that lists letters A-Z in big, bold letters and doesn’t contain a lot of “extra” keys. This makes focusing on spelling and typing words a lot easier.