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 Sound-It-Out Add-On
REACH's Sound-It-Out is a collection of specialized keyboards and dictionaries designed help you spell phonetically yet accurately.
How It Works
If you have real trouble spelling, word prediction sometimes can't help too much. Moreover, even if word prediction could use "phonetic" spelling, there are situations where this can't even help.
Sound-It-Out can help! The Sound-It-Out add-on feature is a keyboard and dictionary pack that helps you spell words phonetically. Using the same technology from our "Sounds Like" - Spell, Write! product you spell more accurately. Point at the "Buh" key which shows a picture of a bus, and it says "buh - bus." Click on the "Buh" key and Smart Keys removes all the phoneme keys for sounds that do not follow an initial "buh" sound - just like Smart keys, but with sounds. This product also helps with homophones like for, four, and four, by providing spoken "homophone hints," which are short examples of that word used in a phrase.
Try out the Sound-It-Out keyboard pack while using our demo software. Click on the "Home" button on the REACH Button bar. Click on "My Favorite Keyboards" and then click on "Sound It Out: Pictures" or "Sound It Out: Star." Give it a try!