REACH is not only an on-screen keyboard but a tool chest, loaded with features to help you write, access information, communicate, access the Internet, learn, and and dynamically interact with others as easy and efficiently as possible.
REACH also has add-ons that enhance its already amazing capabilities. Read more...
Communicating with family and friends is easy with REACH. REACH speaks as you type or after you're finished typing. You can highlight text virtually anywhere on the screen and have it read back to you.
What's more, you can use REACH's new Smart Speech add-on to use the ultimate in augmentative communication.
Using REACH's on-screen keyboards, you can use Twitter®, Facebook®, blog, email, or instant messaging!
Using current social media tools is easier with REACH and can help you stay connected with friends and family!
REACH is adaptive technology. REACH adapts to how you use the mouse or pointer. Can't click? Do you tend to make extra clicks? No problem, REACH can help!
REACH can help you click by using a feature called Dwell. Or, you can filter out unwanted clicks and reduce missed targets by using our ClickAssist.
REACH comes with many keyboard layouts including some game keyboards. In addition, you can customize almost every REACH keyboard or make your own.
REACH makes customization quick and easy with Hot Authoring. In addition, the keyboard authoring tool in REACH allows you to customize keyboards for the ultimate in personalization.
There are so many REACH features to learn about. REACH's comprehensive set of features means you don't have to buy multiple products to meet your assistive technology needs.
REACH's newest add-on feature is Smart Speech. This product includes a set of special keyboards and dictionaries that are targeted for users who need a comprehensive speech augmentation system. By utilizing Smart Lists technology, Smart Speech can deliver an unprecedented number speech options quickly, reducing the number of clicks to create conversational sentences. REACH Smart Speech also can be used as a writing tool, because you can type your sentences into any word processor, spreadsheet, email, etc.
REACH's add-on features can help you become more efficient and productive. Most of these optional add-ons were developed through research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health. Our research led to these innovative solutions which increase typing speed and accuracy, and for most of these options, we have data showing their effectiveness.
REACH's Click Assist™ Feature
Get control of your mouse. Click Assist can help you click a mouse or other switch more accurately.
- You have trouble double-clicking or dragging?
- You have trouble making clear, well-defined clicks.
- You make extra clicks when trying to click
- You sometimes miss your target but you can accurately lift your mouse button when on the target.
How it Works
Click Assist™ allows you to "filter" out unwanted clicks. This feature makes it possible to point & click where you might not have been able to before. To use this feature, simply tell REACH what kinds of extra clicks you make. For example, if you tend to make extra unintended clicks before you get to the click you really want, you can tell REACH to only count clicks that last a certain amount of time. So, if you're "extra" clicks occur rapidly, you can set REACH to only generate a click when the time between the "down-stroke" and "up-stroke" is 0.5 seconds or longer (you can set the best time).
Some people tend to push the mouse down prematurely but can accurately release the mouse switch. If this is your situation, no problem, you can tell REACH to "throw away" the "down-stroke", and send the click when you release the switch.
Finally, some people tend to make extra clicks after a "good click". If that describes your clicking, you can tell REACH to throw away any clicks that occur after a "good" click for some period of time, and you can set the time that works best for your clicks.
REACH Mouse Assist™
If you have trouble double-clicking, dragging, or performing other kinds of clicks, REACH Mouse Assist is for you! REACH provides a way for individuals to perform clicks, double-clicks and drags using a single click. This can greatly help users who need a little assistance in clicking their mouse.
The buttons displayed to the right are on the REACH button bar. You single-click on a button and then click-again at your target. REACH then will simulate double clicks, drags, or right-clicks, depending on which mouse operation your choose.