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Click for other popular layouts Supported on 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP Vista compatible Windows 7 compatible
UpdatedVersion 3.03.414 is now available.  Click here for what'sNew.
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 computer 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 application or DOS application that can run within a window. The Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard requires Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win-7 or later.  There are other onscreen virtual keyboards around but you'll find Click-N-Type the easiest to use for getting text into problematic applications.  Try them all.  You'll see they all work fine while typing into Notepad or WordPad, but when you attempt to do some real work, with all but the expensive ones, you'll get really annoyed really fast. The Click-N-Type Soft  Keyboard was designed 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 Bridget 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.
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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  was written:
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 enough to operate a Trackball and click her way through Internet browser links.  When it came time to type anything in, she was stuck.  Well, I spent more than a week searching for "On Screen Virtual Keyboards."  After all, someone had to have written one that suited her needs.  Sure -  There were free ones, Shareware ones of all prices, and some commercial "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 all had one thing in common.  Under most situations, they just didn't work!  After investigating a little more about how Win32 really worked, 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 wasn't targeted to people who really needed it.
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Click-N-Type Freeware License:
Now having said all that, you can read our obligatory Legal Notice by clicking here.
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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 commercially.
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 moderate donation to help us continue.

New
Click-N-Type
Version 3.03
Revision [414]
Download Click-N-Type v3.03
CNTzip.exe
1.35 MB
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Word Prediction List
Download Word Prediction
Words.exe
(English)
260 KB

This is the latest Click-N-Type Virtual keyboard Version 3.03 Revision [414].   It is a Self Extracting WinZip file that that contains a wItem Installer setup that uses Microsoft Windows Installer technology.  If you have a very old system that doesn't have the Windows Installer, it will be downloaded and installed for you before proceeding.
NOTE Vista and Windows 7 users may want to consult our Special Vista and Windows 7 Considerations page.
NOTE: This Vista 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 installing.  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 reinstall.

An English Word Prediction List that may be used with the Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard is available here.  Simply download the Words.exe installation program to the left, and run it to install the Word ListNote: this only works in conjunction with Click-N-Type and not a physical keyboard.
Portable Flash Drive 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.
Installation:
Just download the CNTzip.exe installation 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 your Windows Desktop.
In the unlikely event of problems finding the Windows Installer:
  • For Windows 95/98/ME - InstMsiA.exe
  • For Windows 2000/NT - InstMsiW.exe
  • The Windows Installer is part of all Windows XP systems and newer.
Word Prediction installation:
If you want to use English Word Prediction and Completion, download the Words.exe installation program and run 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" buttons.
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Looking for foreign language Language Packs?  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 translate from English to another language, have at least some understanding of configuring computers and are willing to donate your efforts to help others, we would be glad to hear from you.  Click here to see the part we are seeking help with.  Just Email us.
Available Language Packs: for Click-N-Type V3.03
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