is a state of the art text input system specifically designed for people with visual impairments.
It is set to revolutionize the way people think about accessibility on mobile devices.
For the first time ever, blind and visually impaired people can quickly and easily type text on the iPhone, almost the same way as sighted people do.
“It felt like it was reading your mind. Absolutely brilliant.” - Mike May, blind Paralympic champion.
“This is truly amazing and I never thought I could type so fast on a onscreen keyboard. This app is a game changer.” - David W.
You will soon be able to type at 25 words per minute or even more, including punctuation. It is a new experience and a leap forward in accessibility for iPhone.
You can use the text you type with Fleksy
to send directly to an email or message, or to Twitter. You can also copy and paste into any other App in your iPhone.
Please excuse any hiccups! We already have updates to the app lined up including new features and improvements. However, due to popular demand, we release this version and will continue to update with new features on a very regular basis.
Fleksy is complementary to Apple`s VoiceOver technology. You need to make sure you have enabled the correct settings for VoiceOver for the application to work as intended. Please make sure you follow the setup instructions below before trying to use the application for the first time.
Also please note the application is for blind and visually-impaired users only and will not work if your iPhone is not set up with the correct accessibility settings.
You need to configure the Triple-click Home function of your device. To do this, go to Settings, General, Accessibility. The Triple-click Home setting is at the bottom of the Accessibility settings and should be set to "Toggle VoiceOver".
Once you`ve launched the app, triple click the home button to start typing. Fleksy
is a revolutionary way to type, specifically designed for the visually impaired.
To type, tap once lightly where you think each letter of the word roughly is - don`t wait for the letter to be read back to you, just keep typing each letter of the word.
To type "bananas" for example, first tap approximately where you think the letter B is. That should be near the middle and bottom part of the screen, and you only need to do a single tap. Don`t worry about being too accurate. You will hear a clicking sound to indicate that a keypress has been registered. Next tap where you think the letter A is. That should be on the left part of the screen, and somewhat higher than your previous tap. Continue tapping the rest of the letters N A N A S to form the word "bananas". Once you are done, perform a right swipe gesture to indicate a space. The system will automatically correct your input and read out the word that you typed.
To type your next word, you simply start tapping on the next letters as described. Make sure to spell words correctly and try to avoid accidental taps.
If the suggestion was not right first time, you can swipe up and down to navigate between some alternative suggestions. Or swipe left to delete the last word you entered and enter a different one.
Fleksy has more functions for entering punctuation marks, typing custom words (such as names), and includes innovative ways to help you type easily. Make sure you read the instructions contained within the app.
The App currently supports English input, with more languages planned soon.
Finally, if you are posting a review, please consider that Fleksy
is optimized to be used by blind people. Some functionality is therefore going to seem unusual if you are a sighted user.