WiVik - a software alternative keyboard
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Who can benefit from WiVik
WiViK can help
individuals of all ages who are unable to use a keyboard, such as
those with spinal cord injuries, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),
muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy. Any pointing device or one through
six discrete switches may be used as input. There are many alternative
pointing devices and switches available in the assistive technology field
that work with WiViK
All on-screen (virtual keyboard) keys work just as
they would if you were typing on a standard computer keyboard. Select a
key and WiViK sends it to a word processor, e-mail message, web page or
other text-based application you may be using. Keyboards can contain any
keys you want, can be moved anywhere on the screen and can be any size.
all-inclusive access in one package:
switch-based scanning (automatic, inverse/step and directed scanning
with 1-6 switches); a USB switch connection box is available
- helps you spell, write faster with less fatigue.
output - lets you hear what you type as you
type and helps you proofread.
- Point and click/dwell
selection of on-screen keyboard (virtual keyboard) keys with any
- Unique expanding
WiViK offers a unique and innovative
solution that addresses the issue of desktop manipulation for scanning
users. In this method, buttons, menus, scroll bars, and other objects
are sequentially highlighted and then selected. We call this a “task
WiViK includes several keyboard layouts
that are appropriate for various scanning strategies. They include
commands to scroll, resize and move windows, scan menus, position the
text cursor, and emulate mouse movements. The keyboard crnfreq.kbm is
the most commonly used scanning keyboard. It has been designed for
row/column scanning with letters arranged so that frequently used
letters are close to the upper left-hand corner.
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Switch Interface Box (USB connection)
You will need to choose a switch interface if you
plan to use WiVik with a switch. There are two types - USB and
Cable. The USB Switch Interface
Box is used along with the WIVIK 3 on-screen keyboard to provide switch
scanning for an individual. It is connected through the USB port and
provides up to six single switch connections, two dual switch
connections and a joystick connection.
Cable is used with the WIVIK 3 on-screen keyboard to provide switch scanning
for an individual. Provides two single switch connections.
In either case (USB or
Cable) you will need to choose an appropriate switch. For switch
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