These touch typing games will take learners from the home keys to mastery of the whole keyboard and typing sentences. Each activithas a range of accessibility options.
We are proud to announce Text Type, the final version of our touch typing activity. We have made numerous changes to Text Type to make it more accessible:
- Enhanced speech feedback echoing all keypresses and on-screen text. This makes Text Type accessible to leaners with extremely low vision, with some support.
- We have increased the size of the target text to make TextType more accessible to visually impaired learners.
- As far as possible, Text Type can be navigated by keypresses. These are the standard keys to navigate web browsers. TAB, Enter, the Up and Down Arrow Keys.
For more information about Text Type, along with full documentation, see the article here.
Older versions of Text Type
An older version of the touch typing tutor for visually impaired learners that should suit anyone learning to touch type.
The new features are aimed at learners with very low vision:
- Text to Speech is available for almost all on-screen text
- TAB, Space and Enter can be used to access most functions
- Newly recorded female and male voices are used to prompt the next keypress and warn of an incorrect keypress.
- Single-Handed Typing is now included in Text Type 3
An older version of the popular touch typing tutor, designed specifically for visually impaired (VI) learners. It is being updated to in order to be compatible with all devices, and to provide additional VI support, including larger text and text to speech. For details, see the news item Text Type 3 – Phase 2 is released.