On-Screen Keyboards for Tablets & Chromebooks- Customizing Your Screen


October 3, 2016, Online


Access needs for using a tablet or Chromebook vary from student to student. Alternative keyboards provide students with the ability to have color coded keyboards, drag a finger from key to key to type instead of tapping, use voice recognition if they are unable to physically type, type mathematical functions into math worksheets, or even enlarged keys for students with visual impairments. This session will explore all the alternative keyboards available and accessibility issues that they address.


Dan Herlihy, Computer Resource Specialist, Network Admin., Technology Integration Specialist, Professional Development Provider

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will be learn how to activate an on-screen keyboard for Chromebook. 
  2. Participants will be able to Identify 5 alternative on-screen keyboards for iPad.
  3. Participants will be able to identify how to download and activate an alternative on-screen keyboard for Android platform.
  4. Participants will learn how to download and Install an on-screen keyboard for iPad.


This activity is offered for up to 0.2 CEUs (1.5 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:
  1. Download, and complete the following forms.
  2. Save the files names: 161003_CTG_Lastname-Firstname.xls
  3. Send both files to ceus@aacinstitute.org
  4. CEU certificate will be sent after submitting the two forms

Note: If any difficulty is encountered in using this form, write to ceus@aacinstitute.org to request an alternative file format.