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Compact Keyboard

Cherry Compact KeyboardThis range of keyboards are about the size of those found on laptop computers. The keys are actually around the same size as found on a standard keyboard as its compactness is achieved through the omitting of certain keys - most notably the numeric keypad.

Who could benefit?

The compact keyboard is great for users who have limited arm, hand or finger movement as it can be positioned to suit your pupil rather than the desk. It usually is a lot more appropriate to place on a wheelchair tray, though you may need a PS/2 extension cable to ensure that it will reach.

Because the keyboard does not extend to the right it also allows right-handed users to operate the mouse or rollerball closer to their body. This usually permits more comfortable and accurate control, as well reducing the risk of causing pain in the right shoulder.

Compact keyboard with guardThe keyboard is incredibly slim and lightweight, so it can easily be carried around school and as it follows the protocols of a standard keyboard it will plug into an existing USB or PS/2 keyboard socket at the rear of your computer or laptop.

There are keyguards available for this keyboard and some firms also sell a wireless version.


The following suppliers can provide the compact keyboard. Appearance on this list does not indicate an endorsement by this site or the author of this site. If you are a supplier and are not on this list then please contact me.

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Inclusive Technology

01457 819790 |

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02380 584314 |