Handikey & Handikey Deluxe
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HandiKEY is a scanning communicator software program designed for people with disabilities who cannot access a computer through the standard keyboard. HandiKEY permits selection of desired letters or phrases (from one to 2,000 characters in length) from a user- definable matrix of cells, using a single key interface (single key, mouse, joystick, digitizer tablet, track ball, or switch). Standard matrices, including ones for the PC keyboard, DOS commands, and the numeric keypad, are included; these may be used as they are or modified, or new matrices may be created. The user activates the single key interface when the scanning cursor reaches the desired row in the matrix. The interface is then released when the desired cell is highlighted. HandiKEY will then send the contents of the cell to the application program on the PC. A LEARN facility is included. HandiKEY may be controlled via any key on the PC keyboard, a mouse, a digitizer pad, or any single switch. HandiKEY is $495.00, including one connector. HandiKEY Deluxe, which includes speech output capabilities ( compatible with DECtalk, Votrax, Echo, or Computalker speech synthesizers), an HW-005 connector, and an additional port connector of choice, is $695.00. Contact manufacturer for information on HandiKEY Deluxe compatibility with the Headmaster (extra; see entry). COMPATABILITY: For use on IBM PS/2, IBM PC, NEC (some or all models), Grid, ITT, Toshiba Laptops, Tandy 1000, TRS-80 Model 100, and TRS-80 Model 200 computers.