AssistiveWare releases major new versions of flagship products

Amsterdam – AssistiveWare(R) today announced the release of new versions of
its flagship products: KeyStrokes(R) 4, SwitchXS(R) 2.5 and
LayoutKitchen(R) 2.

KeyStrokes 4, the latest version of AssistiveWare’s award-winning on-screen
keyboard with multilingual word prediction, adds LayoutKitchen, which
allows users to design their own virtual keyboards. Such virtual keyboards
can be used not only for typing, but also to launch applications, speak,
run AppleScripts and much more. This makes KeyStrokes more than ever the
hub that gives users who cannot use a physical keyboard or who prefer a
graphic tablet or touch screen full access to their computer. KeyStrokes 4
also adds Spanish and Russian word prediction dictionaries. KeyStrokes 4.0
runs on Mac OS X 10.3 and later (including Leopard). The suggested retail
price for KeyStrokes is 249 Euro excluding VAT (299 USD in North America).
Registered KeyStrokes 3 users can use the new version, but to use
LayoutKitchen and design their own keyboards an upgrade to a KeyStrokes 4
activation code is required. An upgrade from KeyStrokes 3 to KeyStrokes 4
(including LayoutKitchen) costs 99 euro excluding VAT (129 USD in North
America). This upgrade is free for anyone who purchased KeyStrokes 3 in
2007 or 2008. For more info they should contact

SwitchXS 2.5, which provides universal access to Mac OS X for users who
cannot use a physical keyboard and mouse is now Universal Binary, ads full
Leopard support, as well as many internal enhancements, and also includes
the new LayoutKitchen 2. With SwitchXS 2.5, a user who cannot use a
physical keyboard or mouse has full access to Mac OS X with just a single
switch. SwitchXS 2.5 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later and is a free update
for all registered SwitchXS users. The suggested retail price for SwitchXS
is 249 Euro excluding VAT (299 USD in North America).

LayoutKitchen 2 makes designing on-screen keyboards for KeyStrokes and scan
panels for SwitchXS much easier and faster with a new drag and drop button
browser, SmartSnap and many other productivity enhancing features. The
image browser is now searchable and includes over 600 images. LayoutKitchen
2.0 runs on Mac OS X 10.3 and later (including Leopard) and is a free
update for all registered SwitchXS and LayoutKitchen users.

KeyStrokes 4.0 and LayoutKitchen 2.0 are the last versions supporting Mac
OS X 10.3. Universal binary versions requiring at least Mac OS X 10.4 are
currently in beta and will be released as free updates shortly.

For more information and fully-functional downloadable demos consult
the product pages:

For more information contact AssistiveWare directly or one of our
distributors such as Origin Instruments Corporation ( for
North America or ordiTICE ( for France.

AssistiveWare ( is the worldwide leader in
innovative assistive technology software for Mac OS X that gives people
back their lives. This includes award-winning KeyStrokes(R) and
TouchStrokes(R) virtual keyboards, SwitchXS(R) scanning on-screen keyboard,
LayoutKitchen(R) panel editor, Proloquo(R) multi-purpose speech solution,
and VisioVoice(R), the award-winning solution for vision impaired Mac
users. The ConvenienceWare product line (
makes the advanced technologies developed by AssistiveWare available in
cool and convenient applications that can make the life of Mac users easier.