iPads as Assistive
Technology:
Apps for Adults
with
Developmental
Disabilities to
Live, Learn,
Work and Play
Kate Ahern, M...
Basics
iPad Options
• Older versions (1, 2) no longer available
except used – limited features
• News versions vary in siz...
Settings
• General
– Text size is adjustable
– Turn on or off multi-tasking
(“flicking” between apps)
– Lock rotation
– Re...
Cases
• ArmourBox Kiddo ($20) • GripCase ($35+)
• Big Grips ($35+) • Lifeproof, OtterBox and
similar ($60+)
Mounts
For wheelchairs, tables
and to prevent “tossing”
• Joy Factory Mount
($170)
• Loc Line Mount ($70-
100)
• Ablenet M...
IPADS FOR ADULTS WITH
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
• Live
• Learn
• Work
• Play
Live
• Photomind
• $2.99
• Use photos to create
reminders
• http://bit.ly/1v7aIa6
Live
• MyShoppi
• free
• Use provided, your own
or Google photos to
shopping lists
• http://bit.ly/WZnvfO
Live
• Weather Wear
• $0.99
• Shows weather
conditions and how to
dress for it.
• http://bit.ly/1sbargN
Learn
• Pictello
• $14.99
• Create your own books
with text-to-speech or
recorded voices, photos
and video clips
• http://...
Learn
• GCF Vocabulary Videos
• Free
• Videos clips illustrating
many English words
• Part of the free GCF free
reading in...
Learn
• Next Dollar Up
• $4.99
• Teaches the “Dollar Up”
method of managing
money while shopping
• http://bit.ly/1npcKsj
Learn
• Shop ‘n’ Pay
• $3.99
• Teaches the “Dollar Up”
method of managing
money while shopping
• http://bit.ly/UScET5
Work
• MasterTask
• Free or $0.99 for
Dropbox Integration
• Use photos and videos
to create step-by-step
directions
• http...
Work
• Time Timer
• $2.99
• Customizable, visual
countdown timer
• http://bit.ly/1kE6HW5
• Picture Prompt Timer
• $3.99
• ...
Work
• Judy Lynn Software
• Sorting – Age Appropriate
• $7.99
• Sequencing – Life Skills
Bundles
• $7.99
http://www.judyly...
Play
• Foov at the Ball Park
• free
• A fitness app for most
abilities – play and learn
about baseball
• http://bit.ly/UZ9...
Play
• Cause and Effect
Sensory Light Box
• free
• Light and sound to
entertain and teach
cause and effct
• http://bit.ly/...
Play
• Video Star
• free
• A music video making
app that is easy and fun
to use plus save your
videos for later
• http://b...
Play
• ChatterPix
• free
• Use any photo, draw a
line for the mouth,
record your voice!
• http://bit.ly/1g5Ul6I
Play
• Niki Play
• free
• Create pages with two
to nine choices of
videos from your video
library or YouTube, easy
access ...
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I pads for adults with dev dis expo 2014

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4. Cases • ArmourBox Kiddo ($20) • GripCase ($35+) • Big Grips ($35+) • Lifeproof, OtterBox and similar ($60+)
  5. 5. Mounts For wheelchairs, tables and to prevent “tossing” • Joy Factory Mount ($170) • Loc Line Mount ($70- 100) • Ablenet Mounts ($200- 350)
  6. 6. IPADS FOR ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES • Live • Learn • Work • Play
  7. 7. Live • Photomind • $2.99 • Use photos to create reminders • http://bit.ly/1v7aIa6
  8. 8. Live • MyShoppi • free • Use provided, your own or Google photos to shopping lists • http://bit.ly/WZnvfO
  9. 9. Live • Weather Wear • $0.99 • Shows weather conditions and how to dress for it. • http://bit.ly/1sbargN
  10. 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. 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. 12. Learn • Next Dollar Up • $4.99 • Teaches the “Dollar Up” method of managing money while shopping • http://bit.ly/1npcKsj
  13. 13. Learn • Shop ‘n’ Pay • $3.99 • Teaches the “Dollar Up” method of managing money while shopping • http://bit.ly/UScET5
  14. 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. 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. 16. Work • Judy Lynn Software • Sorting – Age Appropriate • $7.99 • Sequencing – Life Skills Bundles • $7.99 http://www.judylynn.com /ipad/
  17. 17. Play • Foov at the Ball Park • free • A fitness app for most abilities – play and learn about baseball • http://bit.ly/UZ9VHq
  18. 18. Play • Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box • free • Light and sound to entertain and teach cause and effct • http://bit.ly/1kDY7H4
  19. 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. 20. Play • ChatterPix • free • Use any photo, draw a line for the mouth, record your voice! • http://bit.ly/1g5Ul6I
  21. 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

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