Download the latest TypeAbility 4.7.0 for JAWS or Fusion
This version is for new users of TypeAbility, and also for older users of TypeAbility who wish to update to an easier licensing scheme and wish to benefit from the recent bug fixes. For the latter, you can obtain your free Activation Code by clicking the License Conversion button at the bottom of the Pricing and Purchase page. This download is suitable for a 15-Day Trial or Full usage.
Archived TypeAbility 4.4.4
This is for those who purchased TypeAbility prior to 04-20-23 and wish to retain there old licensing scheme that was tied to the JAWS Serial number. This 4.4.4 version however, will never include recent bug fixes.
YesAccessible is devoted to providing the blind and visually impaired with software that will enable them to use computer applications just as well as their sighted peers. The mainstay of our suite of applications is TypeAbility, where students learn to master Keyboarding, Editing, Navigation, and Computer Skills.
David Pinto, the founder of YesAccessible, has spent his teaching and programming career making sure that students are never left in the dark, that instructions are always complete yet easy to understand, and that a graduated approach to learning is provided that never requires knowledge or skills that have not been thoroughly introduced earlier. And, to top it off, the learning process is always enjoyable and fun!
By the time the student has reached the 4th lesson, they are almost always ready to use TypeAbility independently. This is because TypeAbility is run entirely by using the easy to find Function keys in the top row. In fact, those are the first keys that TypeAbility teaches because they are so easy to find. Think of this:
F1 repeats any instructions that may have been spoken;
F2 goes to the next lesson;
F3 opens a list of all 99 lessons and games so that you can choose any one you wish . . . in any order you wish.
And all the other function keys each do particular actions necessary to access all of TypeAbility's features.
INTEGRATION WITH JAWS & FUSION
TypeAbility relies on JAWS for speech. It also teaches the most important JAWS commands for editing and for navigating documents, dialogs and the internet. JAWS is the most popular Windows screen reader and as such, is the first choice for almost all industries when hiring blind workers.
With TypeAbility's integration with JAWS, users are assured not only a thorough education in typing, editing and navigating, but also a smooth entry into the workforce where JAWS is most often the primary Screen Reader.
One of the best ways to learn something new, and to perfect a skill is by playing a game that involves that skill. Whenever a new skill is taught in TypeAbility, an accompanying game is offered too. By playing TypeAbility games, students learn typing, editing and navigation skills without even being aware they're practicing skills. The focus is so totally on the fun of the games, the learning is hardly noticed!
THE ORIGIN OF TYPEABILITY
In 1999, David Pinto developed a program that made recording music with a computer accessible to blind people. He started teaching it to young blind music prodigies. Although only a handful of keyboard shortcuts were necessary to run the program, the children constantly hit the wrong keys because they didn't know how to type. Because of this, it required one teacher for every student to ensure they didn't get in trouble using the computer. So David decided to make a learn-to-type program that would teach blind students how to type so that they could use the computer to record their music. This was the origin of TypeAbility! The program became so enjoyable and useful, it was expanded to teach not only typing, but also editing, navigating and how to use a computer. Teachers of the visually impaired were exposed to the program and suggested releasing it to the public. After numerous updates and improvements, TypeAbility was finally released to the public and is now the most popular Typing and Computer Tutor for the blind and visually impaired in public schools.