Sounds and Keys

In Any Key Goes, categories of sounds/images are made to correspond with categories of keys in order to support young children who are blind or have low vision in their efforts to 'map' the computer keyboard without sight, and to discover a structure in the keys.

The categories are:

  1. Numbers = stories and songs
  2. Letters = sounds from in and around the house
  3. Punctuation = animals
  4. F keys (F1 – F12) = musical instruments
  5. Other Function keys = human sounds
  6. Special keys (Spacebar, Escape, Enter and the right Arrow and left Arrow keys (special sounds) = Five Ballylanders

Please note that Ballyland was designed for use with a standard English language QWERTY keyboard. Other keyboard types and language versions, as well as extra and alternative keys or control buttons, may respond differently and produce different sounds than listed below, produce no sound at all, or execute an action. Sonokids strongly advises users of different keyboards to check the keys' responses before the child starts to play.

NUMBERS

LETTERS

PUNCTUATION

F-KEYS

OTHER FUNCTION KEYS

SPECIAL KEYS

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