Niemeijer Conult may have a new version of
KeyStrokes available, but there’s another onscreen software application available for the Mac and it’s also being updated.
Mouseki produces an onscreen keyboard for Mac OS and Mac OS X and is designed to enable text input in situations where it’s not possible to use a keyboard, such as kiosk installations. The software is also suitable for users with physical impairments like repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) or disabilities.
The upcoming version of Mouseki will have localization, which will allow international keyboard layouts to work correctly, according to James Savage of
Black Cat Software. They’re also in the “very early stages” of developing a kid’s version with alternative key layouts more suitable for kids with no typing skills, he told MacCentral.
Mouseki, now at version 2.0, needs no drivers or special software to work. It can be downloaded from Black Cat’s Web site and costs US$15 to register.