The Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe 17.0 is a software touch-typing tutorial program supplying users with simple to use interfaces for different age groups and abilities. There are over 221 lessons and 103 custom-made 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 take advantage of discovering touch typing abilities to bring up their speed and for youngsters, there are 14 arcade design video games that make practicing a more enjoyable experience. For copy typing practice, young users can choose excerpts from preferred 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 fit the needs of the users and lessons can be downloaded to Palm Pilots for convenience. The Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe 17.0 satisfies the demands of businesses and corporations in addition to schools and Home Offices. An Adaptive Response Technology included in the program changes the lessons featured according to each users age, skill level and development. Core drills featured make it possible for users to overcome routines, encouraging focus with more than 350 skill-building workouts.