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Using on-screen keyboards

This section explains how to use the inbuilt on-screen keyboard on your computer Some people have a physical condition that means they find using a keyboard difficult. Many of them, however, may be able to use a mouse or mouse equivalent. These people may find using an on-screen keyboard the best way to input information. An on-screen keyboard looks just like a picture of a keyboard on the screen. Letters can be selected from the keyboard using a mouse, a single switch, or a joystick that is plugged into the serial, parallel or game port of the computer.

Chrome OS / Chromebook – Using the on-screen keyboard

Created February 2018 The on-screen keyboard enables you to enter text and activate keyboard shortcuts using your mouse or trackpad. Open the ‘Accessibility Settings’: Click your account photo > Settings > Advanced (at the bottom) > Manage Accessibility Features. (See

Keyboard – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10

Created June 2017 iOS has a several options for making keyboards easier to use with your Apple device. Tap the ‘Settings’ icon on your home screen. Fig 1. Fig 1 Tap on ‘General’. Fig 2. Fig 2 Tap on ‘Accessibility’.

macOS 10.12 Sierra – Using the on-screen keyboard

Created May 2017 Instead of a physical keyboard you can use an on-screen keyboard to interact with your computer. You can use your mouse or pointing device to select the keys. Terminology: ‘Alt’ refers to the ‘Option’ key ( ⌥ )

Windows 10 – Using Windows on-screen keyboard

Some people have a physical condition that means they find using a keyboard difficult. Many of them, however, may be able to use a mouse or mouse equivalent. These people may find using an on-screen keyboard the best way to

Windows 8.1 – Using Windows on-screen keyboard

Some people have a physical condition that means they find using a keyboard difficult. Many of them, however, may be able to use a mouse or mouse equivalent. These people may find using an on-screen keyboard the best way to

Windows 7 and Windows 8 – Using Windows on-screen keyboard

Some people have a physical condition that means they find using a keyboard difficult. Many of them, however, may be able to use a mouse or mouse equivalent. These people may find using an on-screen keyboard the best way to

Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion – Using the on-screen keyboard

Note: Mac key convention: ‘Ctrl’ is used for ‘Control’, ‘Apple’ is used for ‘Command’ and ‘Alt’ is used for the ‘Option’ key. Note: For keyboard access make sure ‘Full keyboard access’ is turned on – you can turn it on

Apple OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard – Using the on-screen keyboard

Note: Mac key convention: ‘Ctrl’ is used for ‘Control’, ‘Apple’ is used for ‘Command’ and ‘Alt’ is used for the ‘Option’ key. Note: For keyboard access make sure ‘Full keyboard access’ is turned on – you can turn it on

Apple OS X – Using the on-screen keyboard

Note: Mac key convention: ‘Ctrl’ is used for ‘Control’, ‘Apple’ is used for ‘Command’ and ‘Alt’ is used for the ‘Option’ key. Note: For keyboard access make sure ‘Full keyboard access’ is turned on – you can turn it on

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