(Beta) Using External Keyboard and Input Devices
Overview and Getting Started
Some Enabled Play Controllers allow you to plug in external input devices into the USB ports such as Keyboards, Switch interfaces like the Makers Making Change Enabled Controller, or one-handed keyboards like the Razer Tartarus. You can then re-map any of these external device buttons in an Enabled Play Profile. For example, you may want to turn the space bar into a mouse click, turn the arrow keys into moving the mouse, add a custom switch to press a button, or use any other keyboard button into a full macro.
To get started, follow these steps:
Re-mapping Inputs in the Enabled Play App
External keyboard inputs can be added to your profile just like every other input such as voice commands, face expressions, etc. This means you can have the keyboard be used for pressing other buttons, running a macro, playing audio / using talkback, and more.
You can add external keyboard button inputs in the Command Builder, in the Keys and Button settings, in the Macro settings, and in the TalkBack settings.
Select that you want to use an external keyboard input, then select the key you want to press.
Learn more about adding inputs to profiles here: Creating Controller Profiles
Checkout the video on this page to see more!
Use cases and best practices
Here are a couple things that are important to note with this feature:
Here are some of our favorite ways that people have used the external keyboard re-mapping!