Keyboards and Mice

Last updated: October 26, 2023

Various devices provide alternate means of input for users who have trouble with standard keyboards and mice.

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Alternative Keyboards

The ATC offers a wide range of keyboards and keyboard substitutes to assist persons with mobility restrictions and other disabilities.

BigKeysLX keyboard

Comfort Keyboard

Goldtouch keyboard

Goldtouch 10-Key keyboard

  • Silicon Spill-Proof Keyboard (Many Vendors): Flexible keyboard designed for portability and resistance to liquid damage.

Silicone spill-proof keyboard

EZ Reach keyboard

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Adesso keyboard

Microsoft Natural 4000 Ergonomic keyboard

  • Dvorak Keyboard, Right or Left-Handed (NA): The ATC makes its own Dvorak keyboards, using a keyboard label kit and system software modifications to a used standard keyboard.

A right-handed DVORAK keyboard

Keyboard Accessories

Various products ease the use of keyboards for persons with disabilities, increasing contrast and reducing key selection error.

  • KeySpots (KeySpots): Color-coded laptop keyboard labels for low-vision users and others who benefit by dividing the keyboard into color groups.

KeySpots keyboard labls

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Pointer/Mouse Alternatives

The following devices give disabled users alternatives to conventional mouse use, or expand mouse functionality.

Kensington Expert Mouse trackball mouse alternative

Cirque Smart Cat Touchpad mouse alternative

Switch-Adapted Mouse Trackball by RJ Cooper

Joystick Plus mouse alternative by Traxsys


Roller Mouse Free 2 mouse alternative

Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcuts can ease keyboard use for people with various disabilities and are an excellent alternative for anyone experiencing pain/discomfort from using a typical mouse or trackpad.


Chairs and desks can greatly impact comfort and physical stress when using a computer. The ATC provides a showroom for adjustable chair and desk options as well as some keyboard trays and footrests. Current information about furniture is maintained by UW’s Environmental Health & Safety office and can be found at their relevant web page.