Learn about assistive technology tools called abbreviation expanders.
By Kristin Stanberry , Marshall Raskind, Ph.D.
Used with word processing, these software programs allow a user to create, store, and re-use abbreviations for frequently-used words or phrases. This can save the user keystrokes and ensure proper spelling of words and phrases he has coded as abbreviations.
What type(s) of learning difficulty do these tools address?
This type of tool benefits people who struggle with: writing.
Products to Consider:
- HandiWord, Microsystems Software, Inc. 800-828-2600
- EZ Keys for Windows, Words+, Inc.
- Gus! Access Keyboard, Gus Communications, Inc.
- TypeIt4Me (Shareware)
- Instant Text, Textware Solutions
Resources to help you evaluate assistive technology for your child:
Updated February 2010