Type of Assistive Technology: Low-tech
Level of Ability: The child must be able to type for this to be a useful device.
How It Works: A rigid keyguard is sturdy plastic template that is placed over a keyboard to prevent multiple buttons from being pressed simultaneously if a hand is dragged across the keyboard.
Possible Uses: With this piece of technology, the user of a keyboard can selectively press keys while not having extra keys being pressed while hands are resting or being moved over the keyboard. It is great for use at home or in school.
Notes: This piece of technology is specifically for those who struggle to stabilize their hands while using a keyboard and it helps to minimize errors. Specific keyguards can be purchased for different types of keyboards, including some adaptive keyboards.