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@Mattt on NSHipster.com writes about creating an accessible keyboard for macOS.

For many of us, a physical keyboard is the defining trait that makes a computer a “desktop” computer in the traditional sense; when you purchase an external keyboard for your iPad, you do so to make it “desktop”-like. But for many others — including those of us with a physical disability — a typewriter-like keyboard is but one of many input methods available to desktop users.

This week on NSHipster, we’re taking a look at the macOS Accessibility Keyboard. Beyond its immediate usefulness as an assistive technology, the Accessibility Keyboard challenges us to think differently about the nature of input methods and any remaining distinction between mobile and desktop computers.

macOS includes Panel Editor, a built-in app that lets you edit Accessibility Keyboard panels.

Accessibility Keyboard Panel Editor window and icon

See the article about accessibility keyboards and how to customize them.


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