Our computer lab offers special, bright yellow, large print keyboards, available for use at our senior workstations.
“Keys-U-See” keyboards have been designed specifically for those with conditions that cause visual impairment or low vision, such as: Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts, Age related vision loss. However, these keyboards can be enjoyed by anyone seeking a comfortable typing experience. With a bigger and bolder typeface, the keys are easier to see, even in low light.
There are full-sized, heavier weight keyboards that don’t move too easily, and provide the typical “qwerty” layout, plus some special keys. The feet on the bottom are adjustable, to provide the right typing angle.
Along with the keyboards, investigate our “Logitech Trackman Marble Mice”. These mice provide large finger trackballs and button controls that do all the work, while your hand stays in one place, comfortably supported by the mouse itself.
We keep one keyboard installed on the senior Internet table, but store the others and the mice nearby, so we can plug them is as requested. If you need to use this assistive technology, or just want to try out one of these keyboards or mice, ask us at the Reference Desk, and we’ll get you started.