An Accessible and Usable Soft Keyboard

  • Alexandros Mourouzis
  • Evangelos Boutsakis
  • Stavroula Ntoa
  • Margherita Antona
  • Constantine Stephanidis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4555)


AUK is a 3x3 multi-tier onscreen keyboard. It supports various entry modes, including 1 to 10-key and joystick modes, allowing text entry with a remarkable range of devices. This paper presents the menu structure of AUK, the alternative entry modes, and several layouts for novice, moderate and expert users. The potential of AUK, as a text entry solution both for disabled and able-bodied users, is discussed. Overall, the work presented here is considered as a contribution to Universal Access and towards ambient text entry.


Text entry soft keyboard Universal Access Ambient Intelligence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandros Mourouzis
    • 1
  • Evangelos Boutsakis
    • 1
  • Stavroula Ntoa
    • 1
  • Margherita Antona
    • 1
  • Constantine Stephanidis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), Institute of Computer Science, Heraklion, GR-70013Greece
  2. 2.University of Crete, Department of Computer Science 

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