AureoEyes is a mouse-driven and sound-oriented virtual keyboard. This software application has been specially developed for visually impaired people that will be capable of writing their own texts independently. AureoEyes allows you to enter and save text using the program's innovative and friendly interface coupled with respective sound cues.
AureoEyes was developed by physicians and PhD researchers at AureoSoft (“On-screen sliding keyboard” or OSSK technology).
AureoEyes main concept is that all letters, numbers and symbols can be accessible using a mouse that slides over a logically organized sequence of keys. Whenever the mouse hovers a key (letter, number or symbol), it is spoken aloud clearly. In order to confirm the letter you are over, just click the right mouse button, and the sound is repeated immediately without being entered. In order to enter the desired key in your text just click the left mouse button to confirm.
AureoEyes software runs in full screen mode in order to facilitate user navigation. Vowels are placed on large keys that serve as reference points on the left-side of the screen. Space and Enter keys serve as guideposts and boundaries for different keyboard areas. All letters, diacritical accents, numbers, symbols and editing keys can be easily accessible using those reference points.
AureoEyes allows the user to save text files named according to the current date of edition, so that they can be easily organized and printed later.
In association with clipboard reader applications, AureoEyes allows for reading aloud the edited text.
FRIENDLY AND INNOVATIVE INTERFACE - “ON-SCREEN SLIDING KEYBOARD”
AureoEyes is completely controlled by mouse clicks and movement (mouse-driven application). The user is sound-oriented by hearing cues that help localizing all keys in relation to the vowels and guidepost keys (Space and Enter).
The program is a full screen application. This facilitates the learning of the arrangement of keys on the screen.
On the top region of the screen you can find the text viewing area and below it the most frequently used punctuation marks. The save button is placed on the right-side of this screen region.
SOUND-ORIENTED VIRTUAL KEYBOARD
The main locations on the screen that should be taken as the main guides are constituted both by the arrangement of vowels on the left side of the screen and by the position of the guidepost keys (Space and Enter). The latter keys serve also as boundaries for distinct keyboard areas or regions. After finding the vowels, you can find any letter, number or symbol just by sliding the mouse across the screen.
Consonants are ALWAYS on the right side of the vowels and are sorted out in a top-bottom order from B to Z.
In addition to the vowels, you can use the abovementioned guidepost keys (2 Space keys and 2 Enter keys) to provide boundaries for the number-and-symbol pad (on the right side of the screen).
For latin versions there is an additional space on the central screen region of the AureoEyes’ interface (between 2 guidepost keys “Space” and “Enter”) where you can find diacritical accents used in those languages.
In sum, AureoEyes’ full screen interface allows for the use of more than 60 different characters, as well as their variations in uppercase and lowercase.