PANTHER WRITER

keyboards designed expressly for you!

FOUR AMAZING KEYBOARDS.
ALL BUILT FOR ACCESS

The typewriter was designed in the 1800's. For 10 fingers. With mechanical keys. What exactly does that have to do with typing today? And for people with disabilities, that's even more true. So we've completely rethought keyboard layout in four ways - all using Universal Design insights to deliver greater efficiency and amazing new access.

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NEW DESIGNS FOR INNOVATIVE ACCESS

We all type differently. And today’s keyboard isn’t necessarily the best layout for us. For example, why is the Q key (that gets hit so rarely) the same size as the E key, which gets hit so often? We’ve asked ourselves that question – and come up with many great answers. See which one is best for you!

 

Word Prediction To Improve Speed

No one can type as quickly as they think. That’s why many keyboards, from the iPhone on, help out by predicting words. It means you’ll spell better, and writer faster. Each of our accessible keyboard layouts has a word prediction interface designed for that specific keyboard.

Edit Controls are Fully Accessible

Everyone knows how important editing is to the writing process. That’s why we’ve gone to the trouble of creating a different and appropriate editing layout for every one of our keyboards. It’s an incredibly powerful idea, that can result in everything from better writing to increased motivation.

Save or send. Email. Text. And PDF.

Panther Writer doesn’t only provide innovative ways to type. It provides great ways to make your writing meaningful! Save documents. Send as emails or attachments. Even post on Facebook! And the access method you use to type, will also be the one you can use to manage your writing!

WHICH KEYBOARD IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

BASIC PLUS

It looks like a basic keyboard - but when you add thoughtful features based on Universal Design - like dwell times, word prediction, one-touch edit functions, accessible file management, ability to email and post to Facebook - plus many more innovations to promote access and adoption, you get a whole lot more!

TOM'S KEYBOARD

Created for individuals who need bigger keys (including our founder's son) Tom's Keys has a first level that shows the letters that account for about 95% of all keystrokes. And then puts infrequently used letters on a second keyboard. Add word prediction to the mix and, once again, innovation brings about amazing efficiency.

MINI TOUCH

Sometimes a regular sized keyboard is just too large. That makes sense, because it was built for ten finger typing, not one finger typing. The Mini Touch keyboardaddresses that with a single compact keyboard that lets you hit keys by tapping them, or by just keeping your finger on top of them and using hold times.

The app in action.

VERTICAL FALL

Taking access to new heights, this keyboard features vertically stacked letters and function keys which you choose simply by sliding a finger along the base of the iPad - and letting things come to you. A thoughtful way to approach writing for people with very limited motor control. Simply drag - and do!

The app in action.

HIGH CONTRAST VERSIONS

Panther Writer's keyboards are designed to provide diverse support for motoric and cognitive needs. Many of these individuals also have mild visual impairment. So to further help support those users, every one of our keyboards come with a high contrast versions. And you switch back and forth easily - if you'd like to use both.

KID FRIENDLY CHOICES

Panther Writer is a powerful writing and editing program. But that doesn't mean it can't be fun and engaging! You can easily change skins, fonts, sizes, and paper texture. That means Panther Writer can be a great tool for kids to gain skill writing, learn typing, and to really start to develop a love for expression.

EXPLORE THE WORLD OF PANTHER

Panther Writer can be used on its own. Or use it along with other Panther Apps to support the broadest access possible. Check out the following for some great ideas.

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