Apps for AACWhat Can I Say?                                             V3 September 2011    Will Wade, Kent Communication...
Android•   Android is the name of Google’s “Open”    Operating system•   Open = easier /cheaper to develop on but    can m...
Android Hardware•   A minefield. More choice with more features    which may be good for AT.•   No real iPod touch alternat...
Android Software• Apple devices - you have to use Apple’s input  method (Touch, External Bluetooth  keyboard or Onscreen k...
Alternative keyboards
Plus a Text to Speech         system• = a Wide AAC  choice for Text
15 AAC apps•   But of lower quality      •                              •                                  Voice4U        ...
Alternative Access• Tecla• Not very  everyday  consumer  ready yet• Promising
iPod, iPhone, iPad• 4 Devices to choose from (5 incl iPad)• £189 to £419 for device• £10 - £210 case• Software free to .59...
iPod Touch8GB (£193) , 32GB (£254) or 64GB (£336)NB: Still makes this unique cf Android. No standalone handheld that ISNT ...
iPhone                                    4             3GS                    16GB £510             8GB                  ...
iPad - Its a big iPod       touch!            • Wifi only:            • 16 / 32 / 64 GB            • £399 / £479 / £559    ...
iPad Facts•   10 hr of video / surfing the web / AAC usage (1    month standby)•   600g•   Just over A4•   Front and rear c...
Insurance• Comes with 1 year warranty & 90 days  technical support (Apple Stores or Phone)• Consider Applecare. £60. 2 yea...
Cases / Speakers           • AMDi iAdapter             Speaker / Case           • 10 hr run time           • Covers front ...
Otterbox•   Approx £50. 3 layers;    rubber, hard plastic,    silicone•   (Stand using screen    protector) (Maxess angled...
Cases / SpeakersConsider child and hand grip/function  iMainGo 2 / X•  12 hr battery life• Lion rechargeable battery• Can ...
SpeakersGear 4 BlackboxMiniBluetooth, Loud, Needs abag!                        Veho Portable 360                          ...
Buying• Apple stores, but not everything and will pay  extra for peripherals.• You can hand your cash over to third party ...
For assessment Computer with iTunes                                        equipmentOne account for Assessmente.g:kentasse...
Same Computer with iTunes                                                                         For Children’s          ...
Any Computer with iTunes                                            Alternatively..Authorisekentassessment@kcc.gov.uk iniT...
AAC Software - Stats• 143 AAC Apps (as of Sept 2011, NB: 5th  January : 65, May: 130)• 45 Both (+) iPad/iPod Touch Apps.• ...
AAC Software• Symbol Grid systems• Word predictors• PECS specific• Eye pointing / Photo story systems• Text to speech only ...
Choosing an iDevice - a      reminder•   Language first, Technology second. Don’t focus on    the hardware - focus on the s...
AAC App Decisions•   Three questions to ask:    •   How is language represented? (symbols, photos, words)    •   How words...
Symbol/Grid Systems
Proloquo2go
Proloquo2go• Proloquo = speak out• One purchase - free  updates.• V 1.7 End of September• V 2.0 October• Demo
PQ2G 1.7• More spacing  between cells• Bigger toolbar
PQ2G 1.7• Live  editing of  options
PQ2G 1.7• Options  password  protected
Features / App              Proloquo2Go (iPod)             Proloquo2Go (iPad)               Proloquo2Go v2 (iPad)For Devic...
Tobii Sono Flex•   iPod Touch and iPad. Slightly    different on each•   An attempt at bringing a thought    out vocabular...
Features / App                  Sono Flex (iPod)                               Sono Flex (iPad)For Device                 ...
TouchChat•   Silver kite•   3 options on iTunes.    HD: £84.99 HD with    Wordpower: £179.    For iPod: £84.99•   5 voices...
TouchChat    4 Vocab packages included:•   VocabPC. Gail van Tattenhove designed package. 12 location. Adults    & Adolesc...
TouchChatIn-App purchases available   • iShare - server based     subscription to store     personal vocabs and allows a  ...
TouchChat• Windows Editor. Design on computer and  transfer to device. Transfer from ChatPC or  ALTChat to TouchChat on iP...
Grid Player•   Play Grid 2 Grids•   No editing on device•   Use any communication grids•   All symbol systems•   Includes ...
MyChoicePad• Makaton! Videos!• £74.99• In-App purchase allows you to purchase  extended makaton vocabularies• Can use Drop...
Fixed language• SmallTalk range (demo)• PhraseBoard• LetsTalk• VoiceSymbol
Typ-O (HD)       •   6 Prediction cells.       •   Uses the normal keyboard       •   8 Voices       •   Set vocabularys (...
Prediction• Grid Player, Touch Chat, Proloquo2go all can  do prediction• Apps are hard to compare. Not an easy like  for l...
iMean• Has a Tap & Hold  feature• Full Screen  keyboard• QWERTY or ABC• 3 Prediction cells
Verbally•   Free!•   Nice design•   Core words, Core    phrases•   Learning prediction•   Three different    keyboard layo...
Predictable•   Designed for switch    access•   Switch box £89•   Tap switch action•   Configurable design•   Use of icons ...
Eye Pointing / Photo        Stories• Pictello• My Pictures Talk• iCommunicate• TapSpeak• iComm
Pictello• £8.99• Each page a photo, 5 lines of text, recorded  sound or text to speech.• Share stories with iTunes or usin...
Pictello
iComm• Designed for  eye pointing• But use how  you see fit!• Free to  download.  £4.99 to buy• Will need mic if  using wit...
iComm• Designed for  eye pointing• But use how  you see fit!• Free to  download.  £4.99 to buy• Will need mic if  using wit...
TTS only•   Speak It!       •   Voice                                      •   Speak!                        Generator•   ...
Speak it!• Highlights words as spoken• Copy and paste text in or write directly in• 20 voices to download, 2 British as st...
Speak it!
iPhonic• Bizarre UI• £0.59
Language development,  Screen readers etc•   Dragon Dictation      •   Scene&Heard•   Web Reader HD         •   TapSpeak S...
Text to speech from            photo• Prizmo• £6.99• Acapela  voices in-  app  purchase
Problems!•   Loudness - you often need a speaker•   Documents - remember not a normal computer!    Getting docs on/off it ...
Alternative AccessAccessibilty Options• VoiceOver• Zoom• White on Black / Black on White• Keyboard access
Accessible = Usable for all
Bluetooth Keyboards• A number exist• Fullsize or mini• Rubber, Folding - a large range• Apple Bluetooth keyboard £40-65
Using a keyboard•   NB: Apple supports more than 30 wireless braille    displays•   Voiceover command: Control-Option (alt...
Restrictions• iOS 4.2 brings  restrictions to stop  deletion of apps• Also restrictions to  disable web browsing,  youtube...
Alternative access• iOS does not allow all normal bluetooth  functions (e.g. File sending) but does support  Bluetooth HID...
Switch boxes• RJ Coopers switch box. $99.  Works with a range of software.  2 switches.• RJ Coopers super switch. 5”  diam...
Dynamics iPortal• Control an iPod or iPad  with your wheelchair  joystick.• Gestures been  developed with  joystick. Config...
Supporting Access• Pogo Stylus £5-20• Mobile Arm Supports• Gloves £10-30• Remember Maxess wedges and slanted  writing boar...
Sources of information• Assistiveware forums & email news group• ATMac.org• SENIT email list• CM email list• OT Access Gro...
Thanks• SpeechBubble: http://speechbubble.org.uk/• The ACE Centre Oxford & North• Apple!• Will Wade, willwade@gmail.com or...
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  • Hi there and welcome to what I hope is a rather complete overview of the iPod, iPhone & iPad devices and their role in communication; the software that is available, the options to purchase this for your school or local authority and some of the issues with these devices and software\n
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  • LetsTalk, £1.79\n PictureCanTalk £20\n Talking Cards 21.99\n VocaBeansEn/Lite\n ToucChat, £179\n I Click I talk, £53\n TalkBoard £9.99\n PicBoard £4.99\n\n
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    1. 1. Apps for AACWhat Can I Say? V3 September 2011 Will Wade, Kent Communication & Assistive Technology Service
    2. 2. Android• Android is the name of Google’s “Open” Operating system• Open = easier /cheaper to develop on but can mean questionable quality software (buggier, may not do quite what it says)• Android is more widespread but high quality software not at same stage of Apple devices• Still at an early stage for AAC
    3. 3. Android Hardware• A minefield. More choice with more features which may be good for AT.• No real iPod touch alternative. Phones or Tablets• Phones - good quality.• Tablets - Getting there.• Real problem is software and shelf-life of hardware
    4. 4. Android Software• Apple devices - you have to use Apple’s input method (Touch, External Bluetooth keyboard or Onscreen keyboard)• Android - a software developer can change the input method (e.g. Make a system wide change to the onscreen keyboard)
    5. 5. Alternative keyboards
    6. 6. Plus a Text to Speech system• = a Wide AAC choice for Text
    7. 7. 15 AAC apps• But of lower quality • • Voice4U Alexicom than the big symbol • TapTalker • LetsTalk • Powwow Talk grid systems on iOS • • TapToTalk iAugComm • SpeakingPad• Note also in-tic. • • • TypeAndSpeak TalkAndroid Talkadroid• A free alternative to • Flext9 • Pocket SLP • VocalSlides the grid for tablets • Discover MyVoice • TapTalk
    8. 8. Alternative Access• Tecla• Not very everyday consumer ready yet• Promising
    9. 9. iPod, iPhone, iPad• 4 Devices to choose from (5 incl iPad)• £189 to £419 for device• £10 - £210 case• Software free to .59p to £110.• 135 AAC focused apps• Rough cost:• £340 for full AAC device (£579 on iPad) £230 for additional user devices. Insurance; £40-120/yr
    10. 10. iPod Touch8GB (£193) , 32GB (£254) or 64GB (£336)NB: Still makes this unique cf Android. No standalone handheld that ISNT a phone
    11. 11. iPhone 4 3GS 16GB £510 8GB 32GB £612 £428 “Multitasking” Better camera Retina Display Gorilla Glass Deals available on both, and the 3Gphone on Orange, O2, Vodafone, Three, T-Mobile and 3rd party Telcos (e.g. Tescos, Virgin) from Free (£35-45/ month) on 3G/S to PAYG
    12. 12. iPad - Its a big iPod touch! • Wifi only: • 16 / 32 / 64 GB • £399 / £479 / £559 • Wifi + 3G (with contract): • £499 / £579 / £659
    13. 13. iPad Facts• 10 hr of video / surfing the web / AAC usage (1 month standby)• 600g• Just over A4• Front and rear camera• Speaker and Microphone• Bright - sunshine happy screen• iPad 2 currently on sale - but 1’s are around second-hand and in some shops cheaper. Still suitable for many AAC uses (no camera)
    14. 14. Insurance• Comes with 1 year warranty & 90 days technical support (Apple Stores or Phone)• Consider Applecare. £60. 2 years support• GET Insurance for Breakages! Note you will pay more through the phone company. Try third party insurance cost: £30-80/year (e.g. Protectyourbubble.com)• Note replace broken screen on a 3G will cost approx £40.
    15. 15. Cases / Speakers • AMDi iAdapter Speaker / Case • 10 hr run time • Covers front button • Inclusive and Therapy Box: £158, £208 for iPad 2 case
    16. 16. Otterbox• Approx £50. 3 layers; rubber, hard plastic, silicone• (Stand using screen protector) (Maxess angled rest £20 (Inclusive))• 1cm height difference from screen TIP: Don’t bother with film screen protectors.
    17. 17. Cases / SpeakersConsider child and hand grip/function iMainGo 2 / X• 12 hr battery life• Lion rechargeable battery• Can daisy chain for extra volume• Can use headphones without removing from case• Cut out the plastic screen!• £40-60
    18. 18. SpeakersGear 4 BlackboxMiniBluetooth, Loud, Needs abag! Veho Portable 360 4 hrs of battery life (constant use)SuperTooth Buddy XminiHandsfree Bluetooth Wired, Small, £13Visor Car-Kit20 hrs talktime, 1000 hrsstandby. Clippable.
    19. 19. Buying• Apple stores, but not everything and will pay extra for peripherals.• You can hand your cash over to third party e.g. Therapy Box to do everything for you - added cost involved• 5 Machines can be authorised to one account• You can place purchased software on as many devices as you like
    20. 20. For assessment Computer with iTunes equipmentOne account for Assessmente.g:kentassessment@kcc.gov.ukNo credit card stored!Items purchased (once gonethrough an approval process tomeet purchasing guidelines) You can use “gift cards” for the purchase of apps if youAssessment Devices synced with this struggle to get through aaccount purchasing systemNB: YOU CAN HAVE AS MANYDEVICES AS YOU LIKE USINGAPPS
    21. 21. Same Computer with iTunes For Children’s equipment Create a new iTunes library (hold shift on start up) for student. Create a new iTunes account: iosdevice4@mailnull.com Apps purchased with KCC credit card by authoriser. Credit card details removed. iOSDevice 4 synced with this iTunes library iosdevice4@mailnull.com iTunes account details handed to family/ school Kent CAT Staff member "authorises" iosdevice4@mailnull.com account You can “Gift” items to onto Home iTunes machine. Family can now update app and manage another account too. backups etc.NB: You can only have 5 machines"authorised" to use an account.
    22. 22. Any Computer with iTunes Alternatively..Authorisekentassessment@kcc.gov.uk iniTunes. Login as this user.Re-"purchase" software. (Justdownloads it). Note: If the client’s family go and stick there CCardFamilies original device synced with details in by accident andthis iTunes library as they usually do. you have authorised thisApp added. you can confuse folk! (It’sChild can use it as though it is theirs safe but..).. It can be problematic keeping track of authorised machines..
    23. 23. AAC Software - Stats• 143 AAC Apps (as of Sept 2011, NB: 5th January : 65, May: 130)• 45 Both (+) iPad/iPod Touch Apps.• 61 iPod Touch apps.• 25 iPad only.• 37 free. 43 between .69-£5. 11 > £70.• Approx £1500 to buy everything
    24. 24. AAC Software• Symbol Grid systems• Word predictors• PECS specific• Eye pointing / Photo story systems• Text to speech only / Phrase banks• Misc: Screen readers / Language devpt• See http://appsforaac.net for the full list
    25. 25. Choosing an iDevice - a reminder• Language first, Technology second. Don’t focus on the hardware - focus on the software and an individuals language.• A 3 yr old will have a vocab of 1000 words +. Therefore if a child has language equivalent of a 3 yr old then the vocab system should provide access to the same level as their peers.• Ease of use at first encounter frequently does not lead to effective long term use. Language acquisition is complex - vocabulary, grammar and social language skills all need to be developed
    26. 26. AAC App Decisions• Three questions to ask: • How is language represented? (symbols, photos, words) • How words are selected and organised? (grid, drag & drop, tables) • How are messages generated or constructed to talk? (PECS or Grid like, Synthesised voice etc)• 3 methods of language representation available: Alphabet-based, single-meaning graphic symbols, multiple-meaning graphic symbols.• Core & extended vocabulary.• Spontaneous & Novel utterances Generation (SNUG) & prestored messages. SNUG allows for growth in vocab, grammar and fluency. Prestored messages useful in routine and social environments,
    27. 27. Symbol/Grid Systems
    28. 28. Proloquo2go
    29. 29. Proloquo2go• Proloquo = speak out• One purchase - free updates.• V 1.7 End of September• V 2.0 October• Demo
    30. 30. PQ2G 1.7• More spacing between cells• Bigger toolbar
    31. 31. PQ2G 1.7• Live editing of options
    32. 32. PQ2G 1.7• Options password protected
    33. 33. Features / App Proloquo2Go (iPod) Proloquo2Go (iPad) Proloquo2Go v2 (iPad)For Device Bpth+ Both+ Bpth+Access SIngle Tap or Tap and Hold SIngle Tap or Tap and SIngle Tap or Tap and Hold (0.1-5 (0.1-5 seconds). Can set to Hold (0.1-5 seconds). Can seconds). Can set to ignore ignore multiple taps. Repeat set to ignore multiple taps. multiple taps. Repeat Delay (0.5-15 Delay (0.5-15 seconds). Flick Repeat Delay (0.5-15 seconds). Flick for scrolling (if on). for scrolling (if on) seconds). Flick for Alternative options provided.Accessibility Accessible with VoiceOver. scrolling (if on) VoiceOver. Accessible with Accessible with VoiceOver. Switch Switch access end of 2011 Switch access end of 2011 access end of 2011Portrait Mode Yes Yes YesLandscape Mode Yes Yes YesMinimum Cell size 22mmx11mm (Landscape) 22mmx11mm (Landscape) 27mmx17mm (Portrait) 27mmx17mm (Portrait)Average Cell size Variable. 8 cell sizes. Variable. 8 cell sizes. Medium: Medium: 147mm x 22mm 147mm x 22mm (Landscape) (Landscape) 35mmx35mm 35mmx35mm (Portrait) (Portrait)Grid size Variable. Medium: 4x4, Variable. Medium: 4x4, Ultra small: Ultra small: 8x8, 1x1 8x8, 1x1 (Extreme) (Extreme)Space between cells 1mm VariableSize of message bar 141mmx19mm (Portrait) 141mmx19mm (Portrait) 198mmx19mm 198mmx19mm (Landscape)Restrictions to Options/ No (Landscape) No Yes - with passwordEditingResizable message bar no no YesSwitch off message bar yes yes YesSymbol system SymbolStix SymbolStix SymbolStixEdit cell colour Yes Yes YesEdit message bar color Yes Yes YesSpeech Acapela 2 UK women. 2 UK Acapela 2 UK women. 2 Acapela 2 UK women. 2 UK Men. 1 Men. 1 India Woman. 2 US UK Men. 1 India Woman. 2 India Woman. 2 US Children. 3 US Children. 3 US women. 2 US US Children. 3 US women. women. 2 US Men. Men. 2 US Men.Vocab packages available 1 1 3 (VocaSpace, One core word based and one basic vocabulary for beginners)Prediction in Keyboard Yes Yes YesPrediction anywhere Yes Yes YesAccess to Leisure apps No No NoAccess to device functions No No NoSharing text (socially) No No NoPrinting/saving of writing No No NoVisual scene displays No No No
    34. 34. Tobii Sono Flex• iPod Touch and iPad. Slightly different on each• An attempt at bringing a thought out vocabulary structure to the device• Scalability to C series of devices.• Editable on Communicator• Multiplatform. Growth on and off around vocab devices.
    35. 35. Features / App Sono Flex (iPod) Sono Flex (iPad)For Device Both+ Both+Access Single Tap (Swipe possible for Single Tap (Swipe possible for changing changing pages, Tap and Hold for pages, Tap and Hold for editing), (slow) editing), (slow) Double Tap to access Double Tap to access Caps Lock on Caps Lock on keyboard. keyboard.Accessibility Accessible using Apples iOS API Accessible using Apples iOS APIPortrait Mode Yes NoLandscape Mode No YesMinimum Cell size 51.42mm x 6mm 7mm x 7mmAverage Cell size 11mm x 11mm 26mm x 26mmGrid size 4x4 7x4Space between cells 1mm 1mmSize of message bar 51mmx10mm 81mmx21mmResizable message bar no noSymbol system SymbolStix SymbolStixSpeech Acapela, US Only. 2 Women, 1 Man, Acapela, US Only. 2 Women, 1 Man, 1 1 Boy, 1 Girl Boy, 1 GirlVocab packages available 1 1Access to Leisure apps No NoAccess to device functions No NoSharing text (socially) No NoPrinting/saving of writing (Screengrab only) (Screengrab only)Visual scene displays No NoSupport/Help In-built PDF, Website, Forums In-built PDF, Website, ForumsDesktop Editing Yes - Tobii Communicator Yes - Tobii CommunicatorVocabulary available on other Yes - C Series Yes - C SeriesdevicesCostIn-App CostsPros Lots of predefined vocabulary in easy Lots of predefined vocabulary in easy to to locate and use "Contexts". locate and use "Contexts". Consistent cell Consistent cell size in iPad version. size in iPad version. Fixed location of
    36. 36. TouchChat• Silver kite• 3 options on iTunes. HD: £84.99 HD with Wordpower: £179. For iPod: £84.99• 5 voices• Buttons can be programmed to do more than just speech e.g. volume
    37. 37. TouchChat 4 Vocab packages included:• VocabPC. Gail van Tattenhove designed package. 12 location. Adults & Adolescents.• Multichat 15. School aged children with emerging language. Core and Activities• Spelling. QWERTY keyboard with prediction• Primary. Vocab for school, home & general communication
    38. 38. TouchChatIn-App purchases available • iShare - server based subscription to store personal vocabs and allows a teacher to share vocab to other users. • iEssence - redesigned version of essence on Vantage & Vantage Lite
    39. 39. TouchChat• Windows Editor. Design on computer and transfer to device. Transfer from ChatPC or ALTChat to TouchChat on iPod.• So lets imagine: iPod, MainGoX, TouchChat, WordPower, Windows editor est £490.
    40. 40. Grid Player• Play Grid 2 Grids• No editing on device• Use any communication grids• All symbol systems• Includes word prediction engine• Clever auditory fishing feature• Cost: Free. Require Grid 2 licence.
    41. 41. MyChoicePad• Makaton! Videos!• £74.99• In-App purchase allows you to purchase extended makaton vocabularies• Can use Dropbox to upload/save grids• Demo
    42. 42. Fixed language• SmallTalk range (demo)• PhraseBoard• LetsTalk• VoiceSymbol
    43. 43. Typ-O (HD) • 6 Prediction cells. • Uses the normal keyboard • 8 Voices • Set vocabularys (4 sizes) • Can change font size • Auditory support • Notes • Voice based prediction, homophones, misspelling • iPhone version: 2.99, iPad 8.99
    44. 44. Prediction• Grid Player, Touch Chat, Proloquo2go all can do prediction• Apps are hard to compare. Not an easy like for like.
    45. 45. iMean• Has a Tap & Hold feature• Full Screen keyboard• QWERTY or ABC• 3 Prediction cells
    46. 46. Verbally• Free!• Nice design• Core words, Core phrases• Learning prediction• Three different keyboard layouts• Cant change words or phrases• In-App purchase for high quality voices
    47. 47. Predictable• Designed for switch access• Switch box £89• Tap switch action• Configurable design• Use of icons to support categories• Loquendo
    48. 48. Eye Pointing / Photo Stories• Pictello• My Pictures Talk• iCommunicate• TapSpeak• iComm
    49. 49. Pictello• £8.99• Each page a photo, 5 lines of text, recorded sound or text to speech.• Share stories with iTunes or using central server (free).
    50. 50. Pictello
    51. 51. iComm• Designed for eye pointing• But use how you see fit!• Free to download. £4.99 to buy• Will need mic if using with iPod
    52. 52. iComm• Designed for eye pointing• But use how you see fit!• Free to download. £4.99 to buy• Will need mic if using with iPod
    53. 53. TTS only• Speak It! • Voice • Speak! Generator• Text to • iSayIt • NeoJulie speech Plus • Talk Assist • NeoPaul• TextToSpeech • NeoKate• Text2Speech • HearIt • Iphonic • SynthSpeech• Read it Text• Ispeakit • My Talking • SpeakPad Phone
    54. 54. Speak it!• Highlights words as spoken• Copy and paste text in or write directly in• 20 voices to download, 2 British as standard• Font size can be changed• Phrase bank• £1.19
    55. 55. Speak it!
    56. 56. iPhonic• Bizarre UI• £0.59
    57. 57. Language development, Screen readers etc• Dragon Dictation • Scene&Heard• Web Reader HD • TapSpeak Sequence (demo)• Talking browser for iPad • iSignLite• Knowtilus • iSpeak and Spell HD• Speaking Images • SpelllNSay• iSpeech • iSpeech for iPad
    58. 58. Text to speech from photo• Prizmo• £6.99• Acapela voices in- app purchase
    59. 59. Problems!• Loudness - you often need a speaker• Documents - remember not a normal computer! Getting docs on/off it is “different”• Keyguards. None available.• Software - a lot of it, how do you find it• Software - many have not taken into account many of the lessons learnt about AAC over the past 25 years. e.g. symbol systems• Software - many have not stuck to Apple design guidelines (or any guidelines!) and thus created a confusing hard to use interface for some apps.
    60. 60. Alternative AccessAccessibilty Options• VoiceOver• Zoom• White on Black / Black on White• Keyboard access
    61. 61. Accessible = Usable for all
    62. 62. Bluetooth Keyboards• A number exist• Fullsize or mini• Rubber, Folding - a large range• Apple Bluetooth keyboard £40-65
    63. 63. Using a keyboard• NB: Apple supports more than 30 wireless braille displays• Voiceover command: Control-Option (alt)• See page 243 of iPhone User guide for full shortcuts• VO-H : Home button,VO-Right arrow: Next item, VO-Space: Tap an item• Can speed things up with Quick Nav• Tip: Turn triple click home button into VO on/off
    64. 64. Restrictions• iOS 4.2 brings restrictions to stop deletion of apps• Also restrictions to disable web browsing, youtube, camera, installing apps. BUT NOT MUSIC!
    65. 65. Alternative access• iOS does not allow all normal bluetooth functions (e.g. File sending) but does support Bluetooth HID input. That + good keyboard shortcuts means its fairly easy to develop alternative access devices.• Switch access: Predictable, RJ Coopers Switch Box, ? Proloquo2go• Joystick: iPortal and Dynamics REM550 Wheelchair controller
    66. 66. Switch boxes• RJ Coopers switch box. $99. Works with a range of software. 2 switches.• RJ Coopers super switch. 5” diameter. Chargeable via lion adaptor or USB. $149• Tbox Switch Box. £89. May work with apps other than predictable?• ? Standard keys being sent?
    67. 67. Dynamics iPortal• Control an iPod or iPad with your wheelchair joystick.• Gestures been developed with joystick. Configurable.• Compatible with Shark, DX & DX2.
    68. 68. Supporting Access• Pogo Stylus £5-20• Mobile Arm Supports• Gloves £10-30• Remember Maxess wedges and slanted writing boards!
    69. 69. Sources of information• Assistiveware forums & email news group• ATMac.org• SENIT email list• CM email list• OT Access Group & AAC SIG• http://appsforaac.net
    70. 70. Thanks• SpeechBubble: http://speechbubble.org.uk/• The ACE Centre Oxford & North• Apple!• Will Wade, willwade@gmail.com or will.wade@nhs.net
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