Thousand Oaks, CA, March 29, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- As National Disability Awareness Month comes to an end, startup Qwertyfree presents their “try before you buy” custom keyboard extension for the iPhone and iPad that uses short slide gestures to type. With no buttons to push, users can literally type anywhere on the keyboard by feel alone with accurate and reproducible results. Letters, numbers, punctuation, and the complete character set are now a simple slide away. “We had our share of challenges designing a full-feature keyboard for anyone to use, including people with visual impairments,” says Founder & CEO Peter Tooch, “But we nailed it! Anyone wanting to type without looking will definitely want to learn more about 5-Key™.”
5-Key™ Light is a free download on the App Store and is a limited version of 5-Key™ Shift (also on the App Store, introductory price of $4.99). 5-Key™ is the first “no-look” touchscreen keyboard to make typing on mobile devices fun, fast and intuitive. The alphabetical layout makes memorizing the keyboard much easier than learning the traditional “qwerty” keyboard. And the layout for numbers and characters is so logical that mastering dozens of gestures is much easier than one might expect. 5-Key™ Light also contains standard functionality including case, cursor, and menu controls that are easy to master. This innovative keyboard features visual and audio feedback designed to ease the learning curve for beginners and to be a reassuring aid for proficient users. And the unique haptic feedback built into every gesture makes 5-Key™ the premier touchscreen keyboard for low vision and blind typists.
5-Key™ represents a paradigm shift in mobile computing and has received a large amount of interest throughout various industries. “We’ve been approached by major players in the fields of public transit, aerospace, VR/AR, automotive, and education,” says Tooch, “While our short-term plans are to keep improving on our keyboard to make it even easier and faster for anyone to type without looking, we recognize the greater implications in many other areas and look forward to working with others via our Retouch with 5-Key™ partnership program.”
Requirements: iOS 10.2 or later.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch