If you have good use of one hand, you must first try to learn a system that enables you to work, study, and play on a standard, normal keyboard. This one hand typing system is called One Hand QWERTY.
This method teaches the one hand user to type on a normal keyboard, with one hand, just as fast as he would on an adaptive keyboard. If you are searching for options for a young person with a hand disability, then it is MANDATORY that you do NOT try alternatives to the standard keyboard if the child has full use of one hand. Child typists and Assistive Technology and Adaptive Keyboards
MALTRON SINGLE HANDED KEYBOARDS
Maltron is a good choice if you FIRST have seriously tried One Hand Qwerty
These keyboards have Push-On Push-Off keys for Shift, Control and Alt functions; essential for single hand operation. The switchable dual layout feature of Maltron keyboards has now been developed for single handed keyboards to give an alternative number entry option. For intensive number work the flat number panel alongside the letters is not ergonomic and can lead to fatigue as there is nowhere to rest the hand during pauses. To overcome this problem the number pad numbers are now also grouped on the letters keys. Either letters or numbers may be immediately selected by pressing a separate button. Both Left and Right hand models are designed for "Touch Typing."
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