VoiceOver Zoom Features Large text Keyboard with predictive text entry Voice Control – make calls, find music (in 21 languages)
Ross, a 21 year-old student at Treloars College, has been looking at communication aids to assist his intelligibility for 3 years. He just couldn’t accept the kind of device that drew further attention to his disability but this meant that he had difficulty communicating with people who don’t know him, particularly when using the phone. With the arrival of the new Proloquo2Go communication app for the i-phone his search has ended. Ross trialled the app on the i-pod touch initially, and loved it from the outset. He found it easy to use and easy to program and quickly overtook his speech and language therapist in his knowledge of the device! His motivation to use AAC soared and an i-phone with the software was purchased for him. He has demonstrated the device to other students and uses it successfully to make phone calls using a page that he programmed himself. Treloars Speech and Language therapy department now has an assessment device for students to trial and has already supplied 2 students with i-phones. Not only have they proved effective and motivating as communication aids they also have lots of other useful apps to support students such as voice reminders for appointments and GPS.
Using it in a way that others aren’t So many uses within an education environment – art apps - masterpieces Communication difficulties - using Proloquo to go – using as their main communication instead of a specified device Its just not cool – barrier to communication cutting edge cool - it is a brilliant symbols based resource, comparing with a symbols based AAc change to your own symbols – communication and making phone calls Value for money for learners – funding is being cut left right and centre Get this all in Use with Dragon Dictate – Audio books – far outweighs a kindle or e Reader – only do what they do Level English –
This study looked at how the use of Smartphones could enhance the acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills within bus driver training. It was intended to utilise both free applications which could be downloaded from either the Android market or apple&apos;s apps store and then utilise those to engage the students and e-books which were to be created by out ILT team at West Nottinghamshire College. These e-books would be made available via a dedicated web space and the information about them distributed via an RSS feed. There were 10 learners and one Union Learning Rep (ULR) involved in this case study at a learning centre in York. The candidates were all working towards a skills for life literacy or numeracy qualification either at L1 or L2. This case study details the use of the iPhone in recognising different facial expressions and the emotions they imply. The learner was a young man with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (autistic spectrum) and learning difficulties. He finds it difficult to recognise facial expressions and respond appropriately. This case study details the use of the iPhone in recognising different facial expressions and the emotions they imply. The learner was a young man with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (autistic spectrum) and learning difficulties. He finds it difficult to recognise facial expressions and respond appropriately. His difficulties with social skills have led Andrew into difficult situations and conflicts with friends, family and public The aim of the project was to support employability skills, communication and numeracy skills, work based learners, and foster engagement to learning through the use of mobile devices. Teacher’s and learners reported that the mobile technology did support work-based learning, basic skills and ultimately employability. The project increased the learner voice and engagement, which resulted in some changes in teaching methods.
The i phone in education
The iPhone in Education
JISC RSC Scotland South & West
James Clay, Mobile:The State of Play University of Bolton 15 June 2010
Associate Prof David Kennedy. Mobile eLearning for language enhancement (Nov 2010)
There are common themes as people seek to define
It could take place
anywhere and at
any time, and so could
encompass both formal
and informal learning,
where the knowledge is
situated in a context.
Savill-Smith, C., Attewell, J. & Stead, G (2006 )
Mobile Learning in Practice(LSN)
For many learners it is important to
have devices that don’t say
“I have a disability!”
as soon as you walk into a
room with one.
Making weird cool 5 April 2010,
Supporting people with print difficulties
Supporting People with writing or dexterity issues
Supporting People with dexterity issues - Dasher
Keep an eye on
the text box
• Devices for disabled people
• Devices for everyone
• Mainstream not specialist
Supporting users with communication & dexterity
• Proloquo2Go AAC
• Support for people with
• Contains built in
with around 7,000 items
which can be
British Sign Language Apps
• Sign 4 me a signed English translator
• An Introduction to BSL Level 1
Supporting People with Hearing Difficulties
FaceTime on iPhone 4
Using my iPhone at College: A visually
impaired student’s story
Case Study - John
• I work part-time for City Building Glasgow, run
my own consultancy and training business and
last but certainly not least support a charity
which assists people with sight loss.
• Oh yes I am married with two children which
keeps me occupied too!
• I use the Apple iPhone 3GS which is central to a
lot of what I try to achieve and strive to do. The
iPhone includes a screen reader, and other
innovative accessibility features that make it
easier to use for those with impaired vision.
• Using iPhones to support skills for life in driver
training at West Nottinghamshire College
• Using the iPhone with Autism using shake a face
• Using iPhones in music production courses
• Using the iPhone as a Timer - selecting alarm sounds from
the iPhone in order to time brushing their teeth for one
• Using the iPhone to support numeracy skills with deaf
• Using Ice Breaker App during a performing Arts Session
• Using the iPod as a prompt to carry out work
placement tasks independently
• My iPhone has revolutionalised my reading: A
• Blind bloggers feedback on iPhone and VoiceOver
iPhone and Refreshable Braille Display
JISC TechDis Blog
iPads are game changers - why ? Because all the
accessibility features are built- in.
Mobile learning: the great accessibility enabler
• Wonderful range of articles about why and why
not Apple products are making a difference
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