LayoutKitchen is an editor for SwitchXS scan panels, KeyStrokes keyboards and Proloquo speech panels. SwitchXS users can use LayoutKitchen to Create their own scan panels (sometimes also referred to as scan keyboards or scan arrays) with just those keys, controls and functions they need, thereby greatly enhancing the power and versatility of SwitchXS. KeyStrokes 4 users can use LayoutKitchen to design custom keyboards with images, colors and fonts to taste and with a variety of keys and functions. Proloquo users can use LayoutKitchen to create their own speech panels for easy access of commonly used phrases or, when images are used on the buttons, to build communication panels for people who cannot read or write. LayoutKitchen is included with SwitchXS and with KeyStrokes 4, while Proloquo users can purchase LayoutKitchen as an add-on.
LayoutKitchen provides many advanced features to create highly customized panels with colored background, labels and buttons, with all kinds of images, and with a variety of powerful functions. Yet, LayoutKitchen is easy to use. Beginners can start by reusing buttons from existing panels and create more complex panels as they become comfortable with LayoutKitchen. To accommodate a variety of users, LayoutKitchen provides both mouse-based (drag and drop) and keyboard-based interfaces (Keyboard Shortcuts) for many actions and also includes functions making it easier for switch users to design their own panels with limited mouse use.