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Stewart Lind
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Keyboard

I just gave my son and new IPAD pro with a 12" screen. He has been using the IPAD Air One for 3 years so I figured it was time for an upgrade.

He's been using Proloque2go for 6 years and loves it. It's his only form of communication since having a major stroke in 2009.

Anyhow, he doesn't like the new qwerty keyboard with the numbers across the top line. He wants the old style keyboard back that only had the letters and short phrases above them. The old style keyboard had a numbers key at the bottom key if he needed it.

How can I change the settings to do that for him?

Thanks,
Stu

Anne Verhulp
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Hi Stu,

Hi Stu,

Is your son using Apple's built-in keyboard? Please know that Apple added this numbers row to the keyboard on iPad Pro. We have no influence on that. I tried googling if it's possible to remove the numbers, but I couldn't find anything. You may want to contact Apple as I'm sure they'll have an answer for you. Here's their contact form: http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/contact/

If it's not possible to remove the numbers row from the Apple keyboard, you may want to check out our keyboards. Depending on your son's needs, you could check out:
- Keyboard with word prediction: Keedogo Plus (http://www.assistiveware.com/product/keedogo)
- Keyboard with word prediction and many additional accessibility features: Keeble (http://www.assistiveware.com/product/keeble)
For both keyboards we offer both a layout with and without the numbers row on iPad Pro.

There are probably also other simplified keyboards out there. You could have a look on the App Store.

On a separate note, is your son mostly using Proloquo2Go's Typing View, or does he also use the symbol support? If he's mostly typing his messages, you may want to check out Proloquo4Text (http://www.assistiveware.com/product/proloquo4text). Proloquo4Text is designed for literate users, and offers tons of features that speed-up and facilitate typing.

Lastly, in case you haven't done so already, please consider joining closed Facebook Family of Users Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/241684205905600/), or for your son our closed Facebook Group for Users (https://www.facebook.com/groups/192898234141275/). Both are very active groups that are used to share experiences and ask questions among peers.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

Anne

Stewart Lind
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Thanks Anne for the quick

Thanks Anne for the quick response. I will check out all your suggestions. My son uses both the keyboard function as well as the symbol support. It to a long time to get him to start using the symbols. He is going to classes at the University of Arizona Speech School and is getting a lot of help there. BTW, my son is 42. As for joining the FB group, I doubt he will do that. He is a very private person. But I will heck out the group for parents to see if there's something I can lean. Stu

Anne Verhulp
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Hi Stu,

Hi Stu,

Sure, whatever you guys prefer - just want to make sure you're aware :)

Do let me know if there's anything else I can do. You can also reach us 24/7 at support@assistiveware.com.

All the best!

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