3.03.415 is now available.
Click-N-Type is an on-screen virtual keyboard designed to provide
computer accessibility to anyone
with a disability that prevents him or her from typing on a physical
keyboard. As long as the physically challenged person can control
a mouse, trackball, touch screen or other pointing device, this adaptive software
keyboard allows you to send keystrokes to virtually any Windows
or DOS application that can run within a window. The
Virtual Keyboard requires Windows
or later. There are other onscreen virtual keyboards around but
Click-N-Type the easiest to use for getting text into problematic applications. Try them all. You'll
they all work fine while typing into Notepad or WordPad, but when you
to do some real work, with all but the expensive ones, you'll get
annoyed really fast. The Click-N-Type Soft Keyboard was
with ease of use foremost in mind. Oh yes, it's FREE.
If you need it, you can have it. I've seen too many people trying
to make money off disabled people. Of course, if you'd like to drop
Bob a line at
with any comments, I guess I couldn't stop you. If you do, we can
keep you informed of any fixes and/or future enhancements.
Or, find one of the Download Mirrors at other locations at:
Concise Description of Features:
FREE full featured on-screen virtual keyboard for anyone with a disability
that prevents, or makes it difficult for, him or her from typing on a physical computer keyboard. - Word
prediction and completion - Fully configurable including macros. - AutoClick and
Scanning Modes. - Multilingual with many language/keyboard packs available. Keyboard Designer and
many user designed layouts included - Audible and visible feedback options,
including Spoken Keys. - Designed for anyone who needs help using a physical
keyboard with special consideration for the severely handicapped. - Works with
all pointing devices including head mouse and virtual mouse programs like
Point-N-Click. - Programs to administer user access available. - Requires
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win-7. - Portable version for USB Flash Drives. - A
Win-95 version available.
Why the Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard
A friend has a disabled sister who is a quadriplegic with some very
limited use of her right hand and wrist. That was just about
to operate a Trackball and click her way through Internet browser
When it came time to type anything in, she was stuck. Well, I
more than a week searching for "On Screen Virtual Keyboards."
all, someone had to have written one that suited her needs. Sure
- There were free ones, Shareware ones of all prices, and some
"Buy it now, see if it works later" programs. With the exception
of one Hardware solution that came in at not much less than $1K, they
had one thing in common. Under most situations, they just didn't
work! After investigating a little more about how Win32 really
I decided to just write the darned thing and stop wasting time. I
also found it appalling to see how many people were trying to
Stick-It-To people with a disability for a product that would cost little or nothing if it
targeted to people who really needed it.
Click-N-Type Freeware License:
Now having said all that, you can read our obligatory
Notice by clicking here.
Would you like to help us continue to help others?
Although Click-N-Type is offered free for personal use. Please
consider donating what you can if Click-N-Type is going to be used
We have made this software available as free
downloads, from our website, since 2001, and are committed to
continue doing so. We are determined to continue to help disabled
people with quality software free of charge, to those who
may not be wealthy, to the best of
our ability. As Freeware, many people are now using, and will
continue to use, Click-N-Type and its associated Add-ons, for
commercial applications. Some have kindly offered to donate to our
effort. Until now, we have been totally non-profit, and have been
unable to accept their offers. In fact, we have actually spent
significant money on development software
upgrades, Installer and Packaging software upgrades for every
new version of Windows, and hosting fees. In order to continue providing this
software for disabled people, free of charge, we are now forced to
simply request those who are not disabled to consider making a
donation to help us continue.
Revision  CNTzip.exe
----------- Word Prediction List Words.exe
This is the latest Click-N-Type Virtual keyboard Version 3.03
Revision . It is a Self Extracting WinZip file that that
contains a wItem
Installer setup that uses Microsoft Windows Installer technology.
If you have a
old system that doesn't have the Windows Installer, it will be
and installed for you before proceeding.
and Windows 7 compatible version, and it's add-ons, have a problem installing
on Legacy Win-95 systems. If you are installing on
a Windows-95 system please download and install CNTsetup95.msi
rather than the normal installation. It also contains Word
Prediction, so you won't need to download a separate add-on.
Note: Wherever you install to, that folder should be empty before
If you have installed a previous version of Click-N-Type it is
recommended, although no longer required, to Remove
it first. All your settings will be remembered when you
An English Word Prediction List that may be used with
Virtual Keyboard is available here. Simply download the Words.exe
installation program to the left, and run it to install the Word
List. Note: this only works in conjunction with Click-N-Type and not
a physical keyboard.
For those looking for a stealth PORTABLE version
that can be launched from a USB Flash Drive, or other portable device,
please go to THIS PAGE.
Just download the CNTzip.exe
program, run it and follow the instructions. After accepting the
default installation steps, you will find Click-N-Type on your "Start
| Programs" menu. I suggest you read the Instructions to learn how
to use the "Options" menu to put a Click-N-Type shortcut on
In the unlikely event of problems
finding the Windows Installer:
Installer is part of all Windows XP systems and newer.
Word Prediction installation:
If you want to use English Word Prediction and Completion,
the Words.exe installation program and
it. Allow it to extract its contents to the folder Click-N-Type
is in. If you accepted the default location when installing the Click-N-Type
Virtual Keyboard, this simply means clicking the "Setup" and "Install"
Looking for foreign language Language
You'll find some by clicking here.
Language Packs make the Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard usable
in languages other than English.
Note: Language Packs require Windows-98 or higher
to install. If you need a Language pack on a Win-95 system,
please contact us for instructions.
Help wanted! If you can
from English to another language, have at least some understanding of
computers and are willing to donate your efforts to help others, we
be glad to hear from you. Click here
to see the part we are seeking help with. Just Email us.