WiViK 2 v2.5 on-screen keyboard
WiViK 2 enables people with physical disabilities to access ANY application within Microsoft Windows 3.1/95/98. WiViK for NT will be available as an update through this web site for WiViK owners by May 1, 1999.
WiViK 2 shows a representation of a keyboard directly on the computer screen. Using any pointing device you can 'press' the keys on the screen. All keys work just as they would if you were typing on a physical keyboard. Select a key and WiViK sends it to a word processor, e-mail message, web page or other text based application you may be using.
Keyboards are available in 22 languages, can contain any keys you want, can be moved anywhere on the screen and be any size. WiViK 2 also has a unique expanding quadrant keyboard for those with limited pointing abilities.
WiViK is currently available in English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, and Dutch. Additional language translations are in development.
key access features - the WiViK advantage!
WiViK 2 enables users to select keys using two primary methods with any pointing device such as a joystick, trackball, touchpad, or headpointer: Click or Dwell selection.
Click selection enables you to to select a key by clicking the button associated with your pointing device. There are several optional ways of using this selection method. You can select the key that first point at while clicking, or you can hold the button down while dragging across the keyboard—a useful technique for touchscreen users. Other options include quick shifting a character without using the Shift key by double-clicking a letter; using the right button to quickly perform an Undo action; and selecting a key on pressing the button down rather than waiting for the button to be released.
Dwell selection allows you to select a key by dwelling or pausing over a key for an adjustable time. There are several optional ways of using this selection method. You can turn on averaging so that if you move off the key while dwelling, you do not have to start the dwelling time over again. The key that you are over most of the time will be the one that is selected. This is very useful if you have difficulty holding the pointing device perfectly still or have imprecise pointing ability. You can also choose to have keys auto repeat or not. Associated with auto repeating is an option to automatically stop repeating if the motion of the pointing device is absolutely still (as in the case of you taking your hand off the device).
Sticky keys are standard with the Shift, Caps Lock, Alt and Ctrl keys which automatically latch with a single selection, or latch on with a double selection.
Expanding quadrant selection is a WiViK innovation which involves a special keyboard for selecting keys which has been developed for people with imprecise pointing abilities. Quadrants of a keyboard are expanded to provide larger target areas for selection.
Easy-to-view keys with customizable fonts that automatically size to the keys. Reverse image feedback of selected keys ensures that you are certain which keys are selected. You can also have keys highlighted as you pass over them with the pointer. 3D keys are specifically not implemented because they are so difficult to see a selection!
Intelligent always on top is a WiViK innovation that was first introduced in 1991. In fact WiViK was the first commercial application with the menu setting "Always on top." You have the choice of having the keyboard always remain on top of all application windows, OR you can let WiViK automatically display itself on top when you need to type. In the latter case, WiViK allows menus and dialogs to display on top of the keyboard when you point to them, thus allowing unobstructed viewing of what you need to see! No other on-screen keyboard has this capability.
Automatic key re-sizing is a standard feature only available with WiViK. Keys automatically re-size and text adjusts to fit when WiViK is re-sized. You also have the option of locking the keyboard size and/or position.
Hidden menu and title bars is an option that maximizes the keyboard area once options are properly set-up for you.
Adjustable inter-key spacing is a key feature to accommodate individual resolution of pointing control.
Multiple WiViK keyboards may be displayed and used simultaneously; the one in use automatically comes on top.
Extensive customization capability permits you to re-design WiViK keyboards and customize number and arrangement of keys, key size and shape, key labels and functions, fonts and colours.
Macro keys may be defined for any key including any keystroke or embedded WiViK function. Multiple pages of macro keys may be defined with hypertext-like links between pages.
WiViK can access any standard Windows 3.1/95/98 application, and most DOS-based applications displayed in a window. Languages that use Unicode type are not yet supported.
WiVik 2 Package $595