DSA/Workplace - Neurodiverse touch typing software

Developed with advice and guidance from the Dyslexia Research and the Thomas Pocklington Trusts.

Accelerated Learning

  • Specialised ‘preference screen’ addressing visual disturbances

  • Proven Accelerated Learning teaching method increasing efficiency & productivity

  • Dedicated module aiding short working memory

  • VI option compatible with JAWS & most other screen readers

  • Text edition suitable for the hearing impaired

Equipped with the correct tools, neurodivergent students stand a far greater chance of reaching their full potential.

What do research and feedback suggest

Research findings and feedback from assessors suggest that touch typing and using a computer can be formidable and life-changing tools that can open doors for neurodivergent students, as it presents a new and powerful medium for learning and communicating.

The transferable skill can benefit them at university, and through to the workplace, for example, in nursing, where dictation on a daily basis is impractical.

How Does it Work?

When students type with just two fingers or dictate using a scribe or speech recognition software, they use their conscious minds. They think as they work. This can create additional mental load.

However, when they learn to touch type using all digits, the skill is automatised and moves to their subconscious, leaving their conscious mind free to think and concentrate on more important tasks such as:

Planning, composing, processing, proofreading and editing.

It reduces mental load and increases efficiency, productivity & workflow.

The Subconscious Skill also:

Levels the playing field

Instils confidence

Reduces anxiety

Used in exams & in the workplace

Are your students experiencing the following challenges?

Teaching them to touch type with KAZ’s specialised neurodiverse typing software can help address their challenges. The software can be recommended stand-alone or alongside speech-to-text software, depending on the student’s needs.

KAZ Neurodiverse Edition

Suitable for students with the following differences: Dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, ASD, ADHD, Tourette’s, Mears-Irlen, VI and hearing impairment, amongst others.

Available editions:
International pricing see below or click here

Following extensive trials, the Open University produced a white paper on the effectiveness of KAZ and subsequently provided KAZ to all its 90,000+ students each year for 14 years. LearnDirect has provided KAZ to over 100,000 students and Scottish LearnDirect to over 30,000 students.

Unique ‘Preference Screen’ - especially effective for students with visual disturbance

Incorporating a multi-sensory approach throughout, KAZ’s Neurodiverse edition teaches typing skills whilst minimising visual disturbances by means of a unique 'preference screen', offering a choice of preferences.

Once the student has chosen their preferences and can read the sample text comfortably, their options are saved and applied throughout the course.

Visually impaired users will benefit from KAZ’s audio descriptive version, which includes ‘speaking keys’ and spoken instruction.

Deaf and hearing impaired users will benefit from KAZ’s text only version, with written and visual instruction.

This is why so many special needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) and assessors recommend KAZ.

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Open Awards Badge of Excellence

This new edition was designed to incentivise students to complete their training. It consists of KAZ's Neurodiverse course, with an online assessment module incorporating a Multiple Choice Paper and Typing Test.

On completing the 6th and final assessment module, students will receive a digital Badge of Excellence to showcase on their social media profiles, CVs and job application forms.

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