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Wireless orbiTouch Now Available

wireless orbiTouch keyboard

orbiTouch Wireless is available in white (not shown).


We are excited to announce the availability of the Wireless orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard

OrbiTouch Wireless resembles it’s predecessor, the original orbiTouch, on all levels except one–we’ve eliminated the cord. Through customer feedback, we’ve been able to create an orbiTouch that is wireless, efficient, and powerful. The orbiTouch Wireless is battery powered and works with a wireless USB receiver. If you would like to know more about orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard, you are invited to read Testimonials, Research and Reviews.

Features and benefits of orbiTouch Wireless:

Increased flexibility and mobility

Users are no longer confined to cord length. The new orbiTouch wireless can be conveniently mounted onto a wheelchair.

Increased comfort

Not only does orbiTouch’s unique design take the pain out of typing, but the user can now recline in their favorite chair and use a computer comfortably from anywhere in the room.

Works with a variety of special needs

OrbiTouch Keyless Keyboard has a broad range of applications, such as hand and finger injury, arthritis, carpal tunnel, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, muscular dystrophy, and autism.

The team at orbiTouch would love to connect with you. To order your Wireless orbiTouch today, please visit our Products page. If you would like to get in touch, please contact us via the form below or call today at 1.888.385.1936.


Free orbiTouch Keyless Keyboards Available to Wounded Veterans

The makers of orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard are proud to support wounded veterans. Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation of Winter Park, Florida, has donated 35 orbiTouch Keyless Keyboards to Orlando VA Medical Center to help wounded veterans become more productive and independent.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, please fill out the “Try orbiTouch Risk Free Today” form at the bottom of the page and indicate you would like a donated orbiTouch keyboard for a wounded veteran. Donation recipients will receive a free orbiTouch and free training. Units are awarded upon a first come, first served basis, so please contact us today if you would like one. Veterans will need a referral from a case worker. The generous donation made by Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation is a welcome addition to 15 orbiTouch units donated by Veteran Corps of America.

 How orbiTouch Helps Wounded Veterans

By eliminating hand and wrist motion, orbiTouch is able to help wounded veterans with the following conditions painlessly use a computer keyboard:

  • Hand and Finger Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Prosthetics
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

We would like to thank Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and Veterans Corps of America for their generosity and compassion toward our heroes in the United States Armed Forces.

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation donates 35 orbiTouch units to Orlando VA Medical Center

Units will be used for multi-year initiative to help wounded veterans become entrepreneurs.

WINTER PARK, FLORIDA–Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation of Winter Park, Florida, has donated 35 orbiTouch Keyless Keyboards toward a program helping wounded veterans become entrepreneurs. The program is based in a three year Small Business Innovation Research grant awarded to Blue Orb, Inc., parent company of orbiTouch, by National Science Foundation in a partnership with Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce.

This initiative, named Project Mercury, has already attracted other partnerships in the Central Florida area including Orlando VA Medical Center, who will be the recipient of the 35 orbiTouch devices. Orlando VA Medical Center will in turn recommend service-disabled participants for the program and provide space for training and orientation on the donated orbiTouch Keyless Keyboards.

Project Mercury gives persons with disabilities tools to become more independent and pursue their business passions. One of these tools will be 35 orbiTouch Keyless Keyboards generously donated by Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. This donation is a welcome addition to15 units donated earlier this year by Veteran Corps of America.

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation has an extensive history of combining philanthropy, tradition, and compassion for worthy and charitable causes. According to the foundation’s website, the mission of EBCF is to “create innovative civic solutions helping people help themselves.”

The fulfillment of this mission is evident in the orbiTouch donation. Lack of opportunity is a common reason for underrepresentation of service-disabled veterans in today’s workforce. By providing tools and education for service-disabled veterans, organizations like Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation continue to fight the good fight against veteran and disabled unemployment. Such issues were examined by an Orlando Sentinel article featuring orbiTouch, which can be accessed here.

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, Orlando VA Medical Center, and orbiTouch invite wounded veterans to participate in this exciting program. If you or a friend or family member could benefit from this initiative, please contact elizabeth@orbiTouch.com 

Blue Orb awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Multi-year award will help provide online entrepreneurial opportunities to persons with disabilities.

MAITLAND, FLORIDA–Blue Orb, Inc., parent company of the assistive technology keyboard orbiTouch, was awarded a three year Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation in partnership with Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce. This grant focuses on providing persons with disabilities an opportunity to independently develop their own ideas as entrepreneurs. Service-disabled veterans also fall into the scope of this project.

The goal of the most recent NSF grant is to develop an online environment that allows persons with disabilities to participate more fully in the process of becoming and being an entrepreneur.

In addition to providing individuals with disabilities a tool set to improve and enhance entrepreneurship among them, the proposed collaborative environment will be a very powerful research tool to test hypotheses about the cognitive, affective, and inter-personal constructs and mechanisms involved in entrepreneurship and among persons with disabilities.

This is the second grant awarded to Blue Orb. In 2008, Blue Orb received a grant dedicated to studying communication constructs of children with autism and developing a program using assistive technology to compliment lesson plans and help children with autism achieve higher in school. This initiative, called Project Blue Skies, proved successful in helping autistic children communicate their thoughts more clearly, leading to better student-teacher understanding and higher grades.

Director of Social Media Elizabeth Rissman commented, “This endeavor will promote learning and independence among persons with special needs who want to start their own businesses. Individuals with disabilities are highly underrepresented in the national workforce, and programs like these will hopefully alleviate some of the challenges they regularly encounter.”

Blue Orb invites people with special needs to participate in this exciting program. If you or a friend or family member could benefit from this initiative, please contact elizabeth@orbiTouch.com

OrbiTouch to release new products

MAITLAND, FLORIDA–OrbiTouch, makers of the original keyless keyboard, are known for innovative design in assistive technology. We are extremely excited to announce the availability of two new products:  orbiTouch Wireless and orbiTouch for tablets. These products will be available first quarter of 2012.

OrbiTouch Wireless

OrbiTouch Wireless resembles it’s predecessor, the original orbiTouch, on all levels except one–we’ve eliminated the cord. Through listening to customer feedback, we’ve been able to create an orbiTouch that is wireless, efficient, and powerful.  orbiTouch Wireless is battery powered and works with a wireless USB receiver.

Benefits of orbiTouch wireless

Increased flexibility and mobility: Users are no longer confined to cord length.  The new orbiTouch wireless can even be mounted onto a wheelchair.

Increased comfort:  Not only does orbiTouch’s unique design take the pain out of typing, but the user can now recline in their favorite chair and use a computer comfortably from anywhere in the room.

OrbiTouch for Tablets

Within recent years, tablets from Apple and Motorola have increased in popularity due to their convenient size and practicality.  To adapt to growing consumer demand, orbiTouch has developed software that allows the consumer to use orbiTouch typing on their tablet screen.

Once the software is downloaded onto the tablet, typing is accomplished by using thumbs on the far left and right sides of the tablet screen and moving them in the same direction combinations as with the original orbiTouch. Because this typing method requires the user to use only their thumbs, one never has to put the tablet down to type.  He or she can hold their tablet in their hands at all times, which makes surfing the web and note taking easier than ever.  An orbiTouch application for Android will be debuted first, followed by an iPad application in the second quarter of 2012.

By specializing in products that make technology more accessible and user-friendly for all, orbiTouch has been able to help persons with disabilities become more connected, productive, and engaged.  We hope by offering alternatives to the standard keyboard, more people will have access to technology and hopefully, a better quality of life.

Veteran Corps purchases 15 orbiTouches for donation to wounded veterans

ORLANDO, FLORIDA–If you are a service-disabled veteran who’s always wanted to try orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard, this may be your chance.  Veteran Corps of America, a diversified technology and services provider for the U.S. Government, has recently bought 15 brand new, in the box orbiTouch units to donate to wounded veterans.

“We could not be more excited about this new initiative,” says Elizabeth Rissman, Director of Social Media for orbiTouch. “Veteran Corps and orbiTouch working together to help service-disabled veterans regain independence through computer use is a match made in heaven.”

Veteran Corps, located out of O’Fallon, Illinois, seems to be on a roll.  Vet Corps has enjoyed a three-year growth rate of a staggering 726%, gaining recognition from such publications as Inc. Magazine who bestowed a highly coveted spot on their fastest growing companies list for the second consecutive year.

Additionally, Veteran Corps scored a double win by capturing two spots on the GSA Stars II roster, a highly prestigious honor that makes it easier to sell IT to federal programs helping wounded veterans.

OrbiTouch, an American-made typing solution for persons with low finger and hand dexterity due to injury or disability, seems to fit into Veteran Corps agenda perfectly.  According to the Veteran Corps website, Veteran Corps “is a premier provider of high quality Information Technology, Homeland Security, and Office-Related services” that can be used to support service disabled veterans in the workplace or home to be more productive.

If you are a service-disabled veteran who is interested in being a part of this initiative, please email elizabeth@orbiTouch.com.  You will receive a free orbiTouch unit, normally a $399 value, and training for free.  All that we ask in return is feedback and perhaps a testimonial.  Also, make sure to check out our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/orbitouch

OrbiTouch to donate arcade game to Easter Seals Camp Challenge

ORLANDO, FLORIDA–OrbiTouch will donate an arcade game equipped with an orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard and the highly popular Bubbles Blaster tutorial software to Camp Challenge, a summer camp for children and adults for special needs directed by Easter Seals of Central Florida.

“We are really excited about this,” says Director of Social Media Elizabeth Rissman. “We think combining the appeal of arcade games with the communicating power of orbiTouch will be a hit with the campers.  Easter Seals’ Camp Challenge is a place where kids with disabilities can play outdoors in a stigma-free setting, and we hope the addition of an arcade cabinet will add to the fun.”

Arcade games like Pac-Man, Galaga, and Centipede got their start in the early 1980s, but orbiTouch has given this fun pastime a new twist by adding an orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard to the control panel so campers can play the child-friendly Bubble Blaster game, which teaches typing with orbiTouch.

OrbiTouch Keyless Keyboard is an ergonomic keyboard that requires no hand or wrist motion to operate.  It helps those who experience limited mobility their hands, such as individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, autism, low vision or blindness, and an array of other physiological and cognitive challenges.  For people who experience discomfort when using standard keyboards, the orbiTouch is a great alternative.

The OrbiTouch arcade game is the first of its kind, and will primarily be used during registration on the first day of camp.  Camp sessions are one week long with starting dates on June 12, June 19, June 26, and July 3.  For more information on Camp Challenge, please visit the Camp Challenge Official Website

OrbiTouch to hold event benefitting wounded veterans

ORLANDO, FLORIDA—Blue Orb, Inc., the makers of orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard and Joystix Pro gaming software, announced they will be holding an event to benefit wounded veterans.

This low-key gathering will be held on June 3 from 6 to 9 PM.  The local community is invited to enjoy drinks and 4Rivers Smokehouse Barbeque.

The event, titled Red, White, and Blue Orb, will be held at Swanson’s Ivanhoe Row, located on beautiful Lake Ivanhoe in Downtown Orlando.  Catered barbeque by local favorite 4Rivers Smokehouse will be provided.  So far, 4Rivers’ award winning beef brisket is on the menu, as is pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, and corn.

Says Director of Social Media Elizabeth Rissman, “We invite the community to come out, have a couple of drinks, and eat some good food for a great cause.  We make a great piece of technology that has the potential to help a lot of people, and supporting wounded veterans by providing the technology they need to effectively transition to civilian life after they come home is a huge deal to us.”

Suggested donation to attend the event is $25, and all proceeds will be donated to a wounded veterans organization.  Veterans, however, are welcomed to attend this event for free.