MultiAccess

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MultiAccess is a large onscreen keyboard that is intended to be used with BlueHub and/or BlueTalk. Mobile devices come in a wide range of sizes and often have tiny onscreen keyboards, making them hard to use if you have physical disabilities. MultiAccess uses the entire screen and provides many access options that make typing easier. While you can write into the text box at the top of the app in order to test and optimize access options, the real power of MultiAccess is unleashed when you to use it, optimally positioned for typing and cursor movement, to control other devices -- including smartphones, tablets, or Windows and Mac computers. When combined with BlueHub, MultiAccess can be used to control up to four other smart devices. Or you can use BlueTalk to turn MultiAccess into a communication device for people who struggle to effectively use their natural speech.
 
MultiAccess with gestures enabled

 

MultiAccess has a lot of options for entering text and controlling the mouse cursor on smart devices. MultiAccess letter seelction options include:

  1. Standard letter-by-letter typing with word prediction. MultiAccess includes sophisticated word prediction that predicts new words based on the previous word you typed. It also learns new words as you use them.
  2. Swiping between letters with continuous word prediction (illustrated above with the red lines). As you move through the letters of a word, watch for that word to be highlighted in the word prediction list. When it is (for example, "today" in the image above), just lift your finger off of the keyboard and the word is automatically inserted into your sentence! MultiAccess usually predicts the word you want after you swipe through two or three letters.
  3. Selecting a letter on touch down. If you are good at targeting letters but struggle to get off of a letter without accidentally selecting letters nearby, this is the access method for you!
  4. Selecting a letter on lift off. This is for people who can get to the letter they want, but might accidentally hit a nearby letter on touch down.
  5. Dwelling on the first letter of a word and swiping through the remaining letters. You don't have to be good at hitting the first letter or getting off of the screen after each letter using this approach. Here again, word prediction reduces the number of letters you must target to enter your text.
  6. Dwelling on the first and final letter to be entered (with word prediction) so that you never have to lift your finger off of the tablet surface.
  7. Google speech recognition. As Google recognizes your speech, the text is typed into the selected other device. Internet access is not required to use this function.
  8. Switch access. Use BlueHub or another Bluetooth switch-input device to select letters. Both single-switch automatic and two-switch step scanning are supported.(Note: while devices such as Blue 2 can be used as a switch input device, it doesn't provide the ability to output

MultiAccess lets you seamlessly switch between the typing methods above (with some limitations) so that you can use the method that works best for the task at hand. MultiAccess is also a Bluetooth pointing device. You can choose between using a trackpad or joystick user interface.

If you need an access method that is not included in MultiAccess, please let us know. Contact us

Curious? Try the MultiAccess app for free. It won't type into other devices without BlueHub, but you can test drive the on-screen keyboard access options to see if it will work for you. Call us if you have questions or need help!

The MultiAccess app is available in the Google Play store. There is no cost for this app.

There are five screens within the MultiAccess app. The first screen (top image below) provides the most-used letters and function keys and provides BlueHub status information when a BlueHub is connected. The second screen provides access to lesser-used functions (second image below). MultiAccess also provides cursor control via a joystick interface (third image below), a trackpad interface (the fourth image), or enables scrolling control (fifth image). By switching among these views within the app, complete access to other smart devices is supported when using BlueHub with MultiAccess.

Curious? Try the MultiAccess app for free. It won't type into other devices without BlueHub, but you can test drive the on-screen keyboard to see if it will work for you. Call us if you have questions or need help!

The MultiAccess app is available in the Google Play store. There is no cost for this app.

Main screen of MultiAccess

Second page of keystrokes within MultiAccess

Joystick cursor control within MultiAccess

Trackpad within MultiAccess

Scroll bar control within MultiAccess

MultiAccess is a large, highly configurable onscreen keyboard. When paired with BlueHub, it enables the user to type into -- and move the mouse cursor on -- up to four devices. When paired with BlueTalk it enables a person to communicate via synthesized speech. The app is a free download so it is easy to try it and see if our access options help you. If using MultiAccess is difficult for you, please contact us and let us know. We'll do our best to help.