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Touch Typing Tutor for visually impaired children and young people

Douglas, Graeme and Gamble, Alan
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Touch Typing Tutor is a software programme which was designed to assist teaching touch typing skills to visually impaired children. It was first designed and written in the 1990s by Graeme Douglas and Alan Gamble and then updated in 2000 and is now available as freeware.

The programme was specially designed to meet the needs of visually impaired people (in particular children and young people). For example, it provides the means to set up different colours, dimensions and fonts for the exercise text displayed, and has speech capability. These features make it possible for Touch Typing Tutor to be operated independently by the learner. This program is easy to use, with a full set of touch typing exercises supplied. Additional exercises can easily be created using any text editor which is capable of writing plain ASCII files (e.g. the Windows 'Notepad'), and organised into lessons. This means that you are able to use Touch Typing Tutor to teach according to the scheme of your choice - no particular approach is built into the program itself - even replacing the entire suite of lessons with your own if you wish.

The software has been used extensively in the UK as well as other parts of the world (particularly Africa).

Date :2000 (Publication)
Media of Output :Zipped files
Information :
Please read the user instructions before downloading the software. There are three disk folders for download.
Faculty :
Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Education
Department :School of Education
Subjects : LC Special aspects of education
Funders :The Blatchington Court Trust
Holders :
University of Birmingham
ID Code :173
Submitted :17 Dec 2009 17:05
Last Modified :09 Jul 2011 16:00
JACS/JORUM Subjects :
+ Education


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