Gesture mapping software to help children with disabilities access touchscreen activated software.


  • Hi all,

    We have a problem with our touch screens throughout school in that, they will only recognise a single digit touch in order to operate our educational software.

    For example, in order to obtain a sound and picture reward a pupil is required to touch the screen but, it will only work with a single finger touch.

    This causes a problem for many of our pupils for whom isolating one finger is physically or cognitively difficult.

    We did find a way around this by installing some gesture mapping software called GestureKey.


    However this software is now obsolete and we are struggling to find a replacement.

    There are some gesture mapping software available but they are either very complex or specific to phones or iPad.

    What we need is a simple gesture mapping application which works with windows 8 – 10 across a range of programmes and which will recognise any number of simultaneous touches, i.e. 1 – 10 fingers as either a single touch, single mouse click and/or space/enter.

    Does anyone know of any existing software or anyone who may be able to create some software or an app which we could use?

    If it helps, most of our educational software  has been produced by Inclusive Technology.

    I have put this question out to the Special Educational Needs teaching community in the UK and it seems that this is a common issue in special schools.



    Thursday, March 8, 2018 9:17 AM

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