Why are keyboard letters arranged the way they are?

Many people assume that the letters are arranged in a strange pattern is because this is the only way typists can touch-type. Wrong!

The keys were arranged in this way to spread the keys so that typewriters wouldn't jam the levers. This system was so difficult to use that typing schools were developed before people could type with any speed or accuracy. 

The Easy Learn keyboard arranges the keys alphabetically and uses both Upper and Lower Case. This logical format makes finding keys much quicker for anybody who is learning to use a keyboard. The lower case letters are much easier to find for pre-school and primary school age children, who are taught in lower case during the formative early learning years. This age finds the format illogical and the Upper Case format makes finding some letters lmpossible. Try looking for something that resembles lower case "a" or "b" and you can see the confusion a child would face.    

 In 1873, Mr Sholes manufactured a typewriter using an ABC Format. He found that when the typists were too quick the levers that hit the type ribbon would jam together, which then required manual manipulation to become free again. The US government had recently commissioned a study which showed the letters most likely to be paired together. Using this study, Mr Sholes developed the basics for a Qwerty keyboard, so-called due to the first six letters on the top line. What Mr Sholes acheived was the typists were much slower using the typewriter as they couldn't find the keys, and hence no longer jammed the levers. Needless to say Mr Sholes didn't sell many of his typewriters with the jumbled letters but five years later he was able to sell his idea to The Remington Arms Company. Remington was the first manufacturer to mass produce typewriters hence making them much cheaper than other competitors, the only downside was the need to develop typing schools before typists could use them properly.  

The Australian designed, Easy Learn Keyboard is a revolution that is both simple and intuitive as it follows an alphabetic key layout, providing instant accessibility to young children, students of English as a second language and anyone uncomfortable or unhappy with the antiquated QWERTY keyboard layout.