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    A keyboard for old people

    I'm looking to buy my elderly father a new PC system as his current system is five years old now. He's fairly old and infirm and uses his computer a lot. I'll be re-using the 19" TFT screen and want to replace the keyboard as its very old and knackered.

    His eyesight is not 20:20 so a good tactile keyboard with slightly larger keys, clearly marked, would be ideal. Does anyone know of a suitable keyboard?

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    Re: A keyboard for old people

    saitek eclipse is back lit,

    the old old ps2 dell ones had great big keys and were a great shape, got a couple in my garage black writing on beige keys

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    Re: A keyboard for old people

    the jumbo xl is aimed at kids, but perfect for poor eyesight and 1" keys as well.



    Aidis Trust: Disability Computing - Jumbo XL Keyboard in Keyboard Alternatives

    they also do it with white keys and black letters if he doesnt fancy the coloured keys. not cheap at about £50

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    Re: A keyboard for old people

    A (very) quick Google search came up with this

    Large Key Keyboards | Large Print Keyboards

    They aren't cheap - you may find something lower cost, but they seem to fit the requirement.
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    Re: A keyboard for old people

    ohhhh yeeeee old skool the typewriter-keyboard conversion

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    Re: A keyboard for old people

    some of those are beerproof

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    Re: A keyboard for old people

    They do look like cool keyboards.

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    Re: A keyboard for old people

    Yes, that would be a good one. Thanks for that.

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    Re: A keyboard for old people

    nice find for a tenner

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    Re: A keyboard for old people

    Quote Originally Posted by Ommid View Post
    saitek eclipse is back lit,

    the old old ps2 dell ones had great big keys and were a great shape, got a couple in my garage black writing on beige keys
    Not exactly ideal for someone of the more mature persuasion though is it????

    A basic Logitech/Microsft keyboard would be more than enough as they arent over complicated and the keys are laid out very well.

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    Re: A keyboard for old people

    The backlit Eclipse is the last thing you want if your eyesight isn't 100% especially with the blue lighting.
    Blue lights are very difficult to focus on (think of those blue Christmas lights people have on their houses)
    I had an Eclipse and I always had to turn the lights off.

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