Category Archives: Physical Disability Tool

SimplyWorks for iPad Part 2: Joystick and Keyboard Access | Jane’s Blog

See on Scoop.it – Apps for Special Education More of Jane’s expertise on alternative access methods to the iPad. Again, my gratitude to Jane for your her time and willingness to share her  information. Her information is invaluable to help sift and … Continue reading

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SimplyWorks for iPad Part 1: Switch Access | Jane’s Blog

See on Scoop.it – Apps for Special Education Jane Farrall offers her expertise on another switch access device for the iPad and explicit instructions for it’s use (I find this type of information hard to come by and Jane does … Continue reading

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New Features for Assistive Touch – Video by Luis Perez

Here is another video by Luis Perez reviewing what new in Assistive Touch features in the new iOS 6 for iPad. Features Luis Perez reviews are: enabling Siri, using the task switcher for multitasking and making a screenshot  with a single tap with assistive … Continue reading

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More Stylus Suggestions for Special Needs ….

Responses from experienced readers provided some more great stylus suggestions: Cosmonaut Stylus Leann T. commented that she loves the Cosmonaut: Wide-Grip Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens.  Here are images of the Cosmonaut:  Information from websites indicates the Cosmonaut is made to feel like … Continue reading

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OT iTool Kit Tip and Trick #5 – Reducing Accidental Hits on the iPad

As easy as it is to activate a capacitative touch screen sometimes that ease can make it difficult, causing accidental hits or activation for individuals or students who have difficulty with finger isolation.  Causing additional hits and activation can be frustrating, … Continue reading

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iPad and iPod Accessories and Settings for Access and Aging in Place

Integration of the iPad and iPod Touch devices for students as well as staff continues to increase in the school I work at with steady questions of how apps work, what apps to use and access methods. Questions arise about student … Continue reading

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More iPad Stylus Choices

More iPad stylus choices?? I thought I had done a thorough job of researching styluses – well I guess not! Research on note taking apps featured a video about  the “best iPad stylus ever” and peaked my attention – always in search … Continue reading

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