Tactus a Training Device or an Enabling Device?
TACTUS is both a training device and an enabling device. With
TACTUS the student will learn to touch keyboard much faster
than a standard keyboard. Speed and accuracy will decline
when the student uses a standard keyboard. Over time, this
decline becomes less noticeable as the fingers of the hand
get trained to travel a specific distance to each key.
You offer a complimentary
TACTUS keyboard to any teacher wishing to evaluate the keyboard
in her/his school. What is the catch?
There is no catch. TACTUS is so revolutionary that unless
you touch and use it, even once, you will not be able to appreciate
its benefit. Therefore we offer a complimentary keyboard to
any teacher in a position to order more for the school. We
are confident that you will be so happy with the keyboard
that you will want to order them for your school.
if the student learns to type with TACTUS and then uses a
Speed and accuracy will decline when the student
uses a standard keyboard. However, depending on how long the
student has been using TACTUS, this decline will be less noticeable
because the fingers of the hand get trained to travel a specific
distance to each key.
At what age can
a student start using TACTUS?
TACTUS can be used as a standard QWERTY keyboard. However,
the ridges on the TACTUS keys make TACTUS suitable for use
at an even younger age. This is particularly useful for those
teachers who believe that children should start learning touch
keyboarding before they are exposed to an application.
available in a smaller size for younger children?
According to most teachers, the earliest age for elementary
school children to receive touch keyboarding tuition is 8
years. Prior to that, children do not have the psychomotorial
maturity required to learn touch keyboarding. Assuming, for
the moment, this to be true, at age 8, the fingers can reach
all keys of the standard keyboard with the exception (perhaps)
of the numerical row, that is the row above the QWERTY row
(see the postscript for more information about this point).
This has been verified by a researcher at the University of
Michigan who is about to start a study with the TACTUS keyboard
with elementary school children of 8 years of age. A similar
verification was carried out at a school in Australia where
another study with the TACTUS keyboard with children of 8
years of age was conducted in September-December 2001.
A smaller keyboard would also create another issue. If the
child learns to touch keyboard on a smaller keyboard, the
child will then have to "retrain" the fingers on
a regular keyboard later on. The reason for this is that touch
keyboarding works on the principle of training the muscles
of each finger to travel a precise distance to reach each
key. If the fingers get trained on a smaller keyboard, they
will need to be retrained on a bigger keyboard later.
In summary therefore, if children need to be at least 8 years
of age before they can be taught touch keyboarding, then the
size of the keyboard does not matter and, on the other hand,
having a keyboard of the same size that the child will use
in high school, is very valuable.
Do you offer
a Money Back Guarantee?
Yes. We have not received a single complaint that
TACTUS has not met or exceeded expectations. However, in the
unlikely event of this being the case, we offer an Unconditional
Money Back Guarantee. No other typing program, product
or course, offers this guarantee, only TACTUS does!
How much does TACTUS
Please check the Price List
for pricing and freight information.
require a special touch keyboarding program?
No. TACTUS will work with any touch keyboarding program. Students
will learn faster however if they learn the position of the
alphabetical keys before they start on the touch typing program.
here to review an easy way to do this.
What do I
do with the old keyboards when I purchase TACTUS for the school
Unfortunately, the old keyboards have very little value. However,
if your computer system is less than two years old, you will
receive an additional discount when you purchase TACTUS.