Amsterdam-based Niemeijer Consult is planning to release
KeyStrokes Lite for Mac OS X in the “near future,” according to company spokesperson David Niemeijer. He said that KeyStrokes Lite is the first on-screen keyboard to run natively on Mac OS and one of the first assistive technologies bringing the power of Mac OS X to physically impaired Mac users.
KeyStrokes Lite for Mac OS X works seamlessly with all applications, allowing users to type with a mouse, trackball, head pointer or other cursor input device anywhere a user wishes, according to
MacTech Magazine. KeyStrokes Lite for Mac OS X is targeted to for special education and server managements markets, touch screens and tablet users, as well as couch surfers.
To receive a one-time notification when KeyStrokes Lite for Mac OS X is released, you’ll need to complete
an online form.
Niemeijer Consult has also announced version 2.2 of their KeyStrokes on-screen keyboard software, which runs on System 7.1 through Mac OS 9.2.2. The update beefs up international support through enhanced handling of dead-keys and non-US keyboard layouts. Plus, it now works in the Classic layer of Mac OS X for use with Classic applications; it requires Mac OS X 10.1.2 and Mac OS 9.2.2. A single user copy of KeyStrokes 2.x is US $45, but a 15-day trial version can be downloaded. It’s a free upgrade for registered users of KeyStrokes 2.