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Posted on October 8, 2018

Brand-new frequency keyboard in Text Talker

Text Talker has a brand-new frequency keyboard, designed to speed up scanning for switch users.

Based on the latest research, this new keyboard layout is optimised for prediction.


How does it work?

Research shows that words are now predicted with such accuracy that 84% of the time you only need to select the first 1 or 2 letters.

This keyboard layout arranges keys by those that appear most frequently in the first 1-2 letters of a word, as well as overall in the English language.

You can see the number of scan steps required for each letter of the alphabet in the diagram below:

We developed this new keyboard with the help of Jess MacRae from our Support team. Jess carried out extensive research examining how text communication can be made faster for switch users.

Read more about high speed AAC for switch users

Where can I try it?

To try this new keyboard you will need to download the latest version of Text Talker (version 2.1) – make sure Grid 3 is up to date.

Select Change keyboard from the Settings grid to select the Frequency keyboard for switch access.

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