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by Inclusive Design Research Centre, Version: 0.9-beta , 793 KB  

Package name: ca.idi.tekla , Last Update: 2012-11-26 12:09:32

30 ratings (4.400 average)

1,000-5,000 downloads

What's new in this version (0.9-beta):

Now with Morse input!
Faster error recovery with scanning auto-cancel
Auto-repeat directional keys
Now with integrated volume controls!
Better integration with Voice Search
and more...!


Tecla is a set of open software and hardware tools that facilitate switch access to electronic devices for people with mobility impairments.

IMPORTANT: For instructions on how to install, activate and select the Tecla Access keyboard, please visit:

The Tecla App is an input method that enables external switch access to Android. This is a special kind of application that integrates tightly with the operating system enabling access to most of its functions.

Tecla supports wireless control of Android, via an on-screen keyboard, directly from a powered wheelchair or standard ability switches connected to a Tecla Shield:

Features include:
* Provides access to the whole device, not just to apps written for it.
* It scans in full-color on the built-in on-screen keyboard, so you don’t have to be looking at a separate screen.
* Affordable, end-to-end, standards compliant solution: Use your powered wheelchair or adapted switches to control your Android device!
* Google Voice Actions integrated: Control the device and enter text using your voice!
* Scanning: Step, auto or inverse scanning with fully configurable scan speed.
* Completely usable via a single switch (and up to 4 switches) with auto-scan or reverse-scan. That means, no switch gestures required (e.g., double click, press and hold, timed sequences).
* Any switch event from Tecla Shield wakes up and unlocks the device (no need for someone to swipe the lock for you before being able to use independently).
* Any switch event from Tecla Shield answers an incoming call.
* Full-screen switch mode: Use the entire screen as a single switch.

Tecla is part of the ÆGIS (Ontario) Project ( It is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation ( and supported by the ÆGIS (Europe) Project (

Additional details and installation instructions are available at:

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