Keyboard - Matias 508 Keyboard

SKU: 3078
Availability: Available for Short Term Loan
Original Purchase Price: $595.00
Manufacturer: Matias Corporation
Rental Terms: $9 maintenance fee for 30 days

The Matias 508 Keyboard is a standard desktop keyboard that has been enhanced to allow both one-handed and two-handed touch-typing.The 508 Keyboard is specifically designed to satisfy the one-handed operability requirement for keyboards.

It offers greater accessibility for disabled users, as well as productivity gains for other office workers. The added convenience of typing with one hand is ideal when using a mouse or telephone with the other hand.

  • Type while talking on the phone.
  • Easier text editing – Scroll, select text, type corrections, or make deletions, without moving your hand back and forth between keyboard and mouse.
  • Hold documents in one hand and type them in with the other hand.
  • Users of Desktop Publishing, CAD, Photoshop and other graphics software can change tools and issue commands on the Half Keyboard, without taking their hand off the mouse or stylus
  • One hand incapacitated? Type with the other!
  • Ideal for multiple worker jobs. Use the same equipment for different workers whether they use one or two hands to type.

How does it work?  Typing with one hand is a lot like typing with two hands...

  1. Place your hand on the keyboard, in the standard position.
  2. The letters under your hand are exactly the same as on a regular keyboard. You already know how to type them – no learning required!
  3. For the other half of the keyboard, you need to hold down the space bar. When you hold down the space bar, the keys under your hand change to the other half of the keyboard.
  4. To type a space, just tap the space bar.
  5. That’s all there is to it! It’s just like regular typing, except you hold down the space bar to get the other half of the keyboard.