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iPads Apps for Adults with Developmental Disability - Live, Learn, Work and Play

iPads Apps for Adults with Developmental Disability - Live, Learn, Work and Play

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  • 1. iPads as Assistive Technology: Apps for Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Live, Learn, Work and Play Kate Ahern, M.S.Ed. Easter Seals Massachusetts
  • 2. Basics iPad Options • Older versions (1, 2) no longer available except used – limited features • News versions vary in size (regular or mini), color (black or white), memory (16, 32, 64, 128 G), data plan capability, and of course price • If you need to store audio or video you will need more memory • If you do not have consistent wifi you will need a data plan
  • 3. Settings • General – Text size is adjustable – Turn on or off multi-tasking (“flicking” between apps) – Lock rotation – Restrictions • Accessibility – Speak selection – Speak auto-text – Large and/or bold text – Button shapes – Contrast – Reduce motion – Labels – Hearing aids and closed captions – Guided access (“child safety mode”) – Switch access – Assistive touch – Home speed click – Accessibility short cut
  • 4. Cases • ArmourBox Kiddo ($20) • GripCase ($35+) • Big Grips ($35+) • Lifeproof, OtterBox and similar ($60+)
  • 5. Mounts For wheelchairs, tables and to prevent “tossing” • Joy Factory Mount ($170) • Loc Line Mount ($70- 100) • Ablenet Mounts ($200- 350)
  • 6. IPADS FOR ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES • Live • Learn • Work • Play
  • 7. Live • Photomind • $2.99 • Use photos to create reminders • http://bit.ly/1v7aIa6
  • 8. Live • MyShoppi • free • Use provided, your own or Google photos to shopping lists • http://bit.ly/WZnvfO
  • 9. Live • Weather Wear • $0.99 • Shows weather conditions and how to dress for it. • http://bit.ly/1sbargN
  • 10. Learn • Pictello • $14.99 • Create your own books with text-to-speech or recorded voices, photos and video clips • http://bit.ly/1dOcAal
  • 11. Learn • GCF Vocabulary Videos • Free • Videos clips illustrating many English words • Part of the free GCF free reading instruction program for Adults • http://bit.ly/1lx0Xsg
  • 12. Learn • Next Dollar Up • $4.99 • Teaches the “Dollar Up” method of managing money while shopping • http://bit.ly/1npcKsj
  • 13. Learn • Shop ‘n’ Pay • $3.99 • Teaches the “Dollar Up” method of managing money while shopping • http://bit.ly/UScET5
  • 14. Work • MasterTask • Free or $0.99 for Dropbox Integration • Use photos and videos to create step-by-step directions • http://bit.ly/1srGv1Q
  • 15. Work • Time Timer • $2.99 • Customizable, visual countdown timer • http://bit.ly/1kE6HW5 • Picture Prompt Timer • $3.99 • First/Next schedule with visual countdown uses your photos • http://bit.ly/1ss1lhw
  • 16. Work • Judy Lynn Software • Sorting – Age Appropriate • $7.99 • Sequencing – Life Skills Bundles • $7.99 http://www.judylynn.com /ipad/
  • 17. Play • Foov at the Ball Park • free • A fitness app for most abilities – play and learn about baseball • http://bit.ly/UZ9VHq
  • 18. Play • Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box • free • Light and sound to entertain and teach cause and effct • http://bit.ly/1kDY7H4
  • 19. Play • Video Star • free • A music video making app that is easy and fun to use plus save your videos for later • http://bit.ly/1mjsXQ0
  • 20. Play • ChatterPix • free • Use any photo, draw a line for the mouth, record your voice! • http://bit.ly/1g5Ul6I
  • 21. Play • Niki Play • free • Create pages with two to nine choices of videos from your video library or YouTube, easy access to favorite videos • http://bit.ly/1s8JNZ6