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By plantogo2000 ·
I am working with learning disabled high school students. They must pass a battery of PC proficiency tests. One of the tests is proficiency in using the keyboard.

I once read about a keyboard that was an alpha format compared to the traditional QWERTY format. I would like to get my hands on one and find out if it helps these students in not only keyboard proficiency but in their use of the PC overall.

Can you direct me to infromation including where to get one to begin with?

Gene Gutt

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The keyboard you are referring to is called the dvorak keyboard. Tryu this link for keyboards that can be used as either. It also has some info on the differences and advantages.

http://www.dvortyboards.com/

I believe qwerty boards date backto mechanical arm type writers. Something to do with keeping the arms from getting stuck together.

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Wow, I just checked out Anna's link. They look like they'd be perfect.

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