The Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe 17.0 is a software touch-typing tutorial program providing users with easy to use interfaces for different age groups and abilities. There are over 221 lessons and 103 custom lessons included in the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe 17.0 program and ergonomic evaluation videos are included. Users who can already find their way around their keyboards benefit from learning touch typing skills to bring up their speed and for youngsters, there are 14 arcade style games that make practicing a more enjoyable experience. For copy typing practice, young users can select excerpts from favorite stories such as Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and Dracula. The program also features text messaging practice with emoticons, and HTML code practice. Tutorials can be customized to suit the needs of the users and lessons can be downloaded to Palm Pilots for convenience. The Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe 17.0 meets the demands of businesses and corporations as well as schools and Home Offices. An Adaptive Response Technology included in the program adjusts the lessons featured according to each users age, skill level and progress. Core drills featured enable users to overcome habits, encouraging focus with more than 350 skill-building exercises.