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Created on Thursday, 27 November 2014. Posted by Craig Mill

The latest iOS, (iOS 8) for iPhones and iPads, features new Accessibility options as well as a few enhancements to existing tools.   These include: QuickType QuickType is a new context-based word prediction feature for the iPad’s built-in on-screen keyboard. To set up QuickType g...

Created on Tuesday, 04 November 2014. Posted by 

Sandra at Logan Technologies (who sell a range of iPad accessories including customised keyguards) challenged me this week by asking if there was an App for AAC assessment. Here is the information that I passed on to her - but if anyone out there knows more about possible AAC assessment tools o...

Created on Monday, 03 November 2014. Posted by 

A quick 'heads-up'... the AAC app 'aacorn AAC ' is offering a 20% off deal this week only (the app's first birthday) As - like other fully featured AAC systems -  this is an expensive app (usually £129.99),  it may be worth your whil...

Created on Thursday, 30 October 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

First it was Rhona in Proloquo2Go and now we have Fiona in Predictable! Another Scottish voice has arrived this week for female AAC users using Predictable text-to-speech app on the iPad. The voice, called Fiona from the company Nuance, comes with a number of other voices to choose from including...

Created on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Having asked for Scottish voices from the AAC app developers some time ago, we are delighted to learn that a female voice has finally become available in Proloquo2Go (P2G). It’s called Rhona and is an adult female voice from the text-to-speech company Acapela.  My immediate re...

Created on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Posted by Allan Wilson

Crick Software have just released an interesting new keyboard app for the iPad, taking advantage of the new iOS 8 feature that allows different keyboards to be used across a range of different apps. Superkeys Assistive Keyboard divides the keyboard up into a series of 'chunks' of keys. ...

Created on Thursday, 02 October 2014. Posted by 

Now - here's an App to cheer your day. SnapType App  It's FREE. It lets a pupil type directly into a work sheet. Here's how it goes -  Take a photo with the iPad of the paper worksheet other kids are completing by hand. Tap the screen, a yellow box appea...

Created on Thursday, 18 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

If you'd like to know more about the great FREE communication app SoundingBoard and how it can be used with pupils who have communication support needs, why not have a look at our recent webinar? It covers simple editing, using digital images on buttons, sharing resources and switch access fo...

Created on Thursday, 18 September 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Until now there have been few, if any options for those looking for a symbol-based communication app for iPad that uses PCS Symbols – Picture Communication Symbols. It has been a while coming, during which we have made much use of SymbolStix and Widgit symbols in particular, but yes PCS is...