Smart Keyboard for learning to type


There are many ways to communicate with people 

Speech, texts, body language, touch

There are many reasons to interact with people

Those who have difficulty speaking and communicating, like children with autism, have very limited options for expressing themselves

Children with autism and children who cannot speak due to various disabilities

communicate with those around them through a communication board. Even if their cognitive level is higher, they cannot always express it in writing so they do so by pointing at different images

The Keydo app teachers the user to type by utilizing a Smart Keyboard

Communication boards are built with many symbols and enable a dialogue between the user and the staff, but the number of images in the clipboard is limited. Therefore, when the user wants to request something a little more complex, they are unable to do so.

The Challenge
Our Solution

The Keyboard app teaches the user to type by utilizing a Smart Keyboard that matches its’ letters to the user level.

Categories and interests are defined for each child on the app.

When the child wants to get or do something they will choose a category and activity that they want to do.

As a result, a custom keyboard will appear on the screen, with several letters depending on the child's level.

The child will type their request on the keyboard and receive a positive indication and encouragement when successful.

As the child's typing skills improve, the keyboard will become more complex and display more letters.

Constant use of the app will move the child through a range of different degrees of difficulty, where they can eventually complete sentences independently.


At the most basic level, the child chose a picture of Bamba.

Level 1:

On the screen, you will see a picture of Bamba with the caption: “Bamba” and a keyboard with 3-4 characters. When the letter B is highlighted, clicking it will active a positive indicator. The  letter “B “in the caption recieves a check mark, and the process continues for next letter of the word, (“A”) and so on.
At the end of the  typing activity, the kid will receive a significant positive indicator of success.
The therapist or the parent will give the kid Bamba.

Level 2:

More letters on the keyboard, less room for mistakes.

Level 3:

All letters will appear on the keyboard, no signs and hints on where to click.

Level 4:

Creating complex sentences using pictures

Level 5:

Creating complex sentences without pictures

Our Partner
The Ilanot School serves students with cerebral palsy, up until the age of 21. All students have significant motor disabilities that affect their ability to function on a day-to-day basis, impacting everything from self-care to leisure activities.