A keyguard is a thin plate that sits over top of a keyboard or an Alternate and Augmentative Communication (AAC) device. A keyguard may help a user use the keyboard or AAC device more easily and more effectively by helping them press buttons more accurately and helping support their hand or finger to reduce fatigue. Keyguards can also be used with a stylus.
Keyguards may assist individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person’s ability to use natural speech.
A variety of designs are currently available via the Github link below. The designs are for a specific combination of device, case, app, and app configuration. We will continue to add designs and welcome help from other as well. We are working on a system that makes it easier to submit a request for a custom keyguard, and for skilled makers to complete the design for a custom request.