Hot Key Keyboard required for visually impaired employee

Posted on 2011-10-26
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Someone told me earlier today there are hot key keyboards available for people who are visually impaired (virtually no vision in this case).

Apparently this works along side a standard keyboard and has a series of programmable buttons.

It would be good if each button opened up a different software application, then the same or different keys could then carry out functions within the applications.

Does anyone has suggests? I am in the UK.

Please note we already have a few users setup on computers using zoomtext for speech and zoom and they utilise the windows shortcuts quite a lot.  So this additional device would be to enhance the users experiences and try to make things easier.
Question by:auraorange
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Callandor earned 2000 total points
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Try this utility: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/re-program-your-windows-keyboard-keys-simple-utility.htm - it should let you reprogram a standard keyboard.

Dell has some special keyboards with programmable hotkeys.

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Thank you for your response.  I thought there would be more responses to this question.  However, I will speak to our Dell contact as we use Dell equipment supplied via the local council

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