An Israeli NGO launched an application last week designed to assist children and adults with learning disabilities to learn how to type. The NGO, Beit Issie Shapiro, which develops and provides innovative therapies and services for children with disabilities and their families, collaborated with SAP developers to create the application following an innovation competition held by the development company.
The application is a new keyboard called IssieBoard, which serves as an adaptive Hebrew iPad keyboard with special features making typing easier for children and adults with learning disabilities, visual impairments, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. It can even assist immigrants who wish to learn Hebrew as well.
Beit Issie Shapiro Technology Consulting Center Director Yael Elstein told Tazpit Press Service (TPS) that while such technology does exist in English, there is no equivalent in Hebrew.