We have a web app for brain injured stroke survivors to teach them typing.
We are able (with some effort :) make the onscreen keyboard appear. But sometimes it goes away when they touch the Enter button on the keyboard. (Our developer has some logic to detect browser size change to detect the appearance/disappearance of the Onscreen keyboard, but obviously, this isn't foolproof.
It seems like the most elegant solution is, after maybe 5 seconds or so, to show some graphic to encourage them to touch the textbox.
A secondary (much less important) benefit is that if they don't type for 5 seconds (even if they have an external keyboard) this would indicate they should type.
I am also considering making the icon blink several times after another 5 seconds (so a total of 10 seconds without typing).
- How does this seem?
- Any better suggestions?