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Maltron Expanded Keyboard

Maltron Expanded Keyboard


The MALTRON EXPANDED keyboard has been robustly designed with a strong steel construction to withstand heavy use, and a nylon coating for a smooth wipe-clean surface. Originally designed to help those with cerebral palsy (CP), it provides enhanced access for the physically disabled and visually impaired users. The integral keyguard goes a long way towards preventing accidental key presses, and also protects the keys from impact damage.

Maltron Expanded Keyboard


The large keyboard surface area (63cm x 25cm) and the built in keyguard are designed to reduce keyboard errors, enabling a higher work rate.

It has large, clear characters, black on white for alphanumeric and cursor keys, black on pink for function keys and black on yellow for control keys (alternative options are available if required).

This is a big keyboard that may also be placed on the floor or fixed at the foot of a bed to be used by toes.

It has a USB connector with an in-line 5-pin DIN type snap-connector. The snap-connector is designed to separate if the connector cable is accidentally pulled tight, thereby helping to prevent damage to the keyboard or computer.

We now offer an audio-visual feedback system for the Expanded Keyboard which can be selected as a purchase option. This will enable the Maltron Expanded Keyboard to "beep" and flash a light whenever a key is correctly pressed. The feature may be turned on or off as desired and may be particularly useful for people with cerebral palsy (CP) who will not need to focus on the keyboard to confirm if a key has been pressed correctly.



  • QWERTY and FOU (Frequency of use) Letter layouts. The FOU layout, which reduces hand or foot movement to a minimum, may be selected by a button on the rear and the key tops relocated by taking off the top cover. Layout diagrams are included in the handbook. Supplied set up with QWERTY (Default) or FOU layout as requested.
  • Extra SPACE keys and large keyboard layout for easier access.
  • Sticky shift keys - these keys remain active until another key is pressed, eliminating the need to use two hands.
  • Indicator LED's - All Control, Alt, Shift and Lock keys have lights to inform the user of status.
  • A Shift Lock key - this key is provided to allow the shift function to be locked on.
  • Variable repeat rate - allows the repeat rate to be turned off, or set at one of three speeds via the keyboard, subject to software.
  • Extra keyboard socket - allows a standard keyboard to be connected to the expanded keyboard, and then used alongside simply by toggling a switch.
  • Angle Adjustment. The front slope angle can be changed from 13 to 53 degrees in 10 degree steps, by fitting the end plates supplied to give the preferred angle.

Available to order via our online shop.



Width 63cm
Depth 25cm
Height (lowest position) 8cm
Height (highest position) 20cm
Weight 6.25kg
Connectivity USB
Cable Length 2.2m (approx)
Compatability PC


Maltron Expanded Keyboard in use

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