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    Created on Wednesday, 20 June 2012. Posted by 

    The Proloquo2Go app for iPad, iPod and iPhone must be the most hyped communication aid ever. Seriously over-hyped, in my view, with the danger that parental expectations could be unrealistically raised, and potentially more suitable alternative AAC solutions ignored. But moving on - the good ne...

    Created on Wednesday, 14 March 2012. Posted by Craig Mill

    iPad Accessibility Options iPads have a range of built-in Accessibility options such as text-to-speech (VoiceOver) and screen magnification (Zoom) which are particularly useful for learners with a visual difficulty. For example VoiceOver will read information on the iPad's screen including icons, ...

    Created on Friday, 17 February 2012. Posted by 

     Here's a first! Lee Ridley is a young chap with CP and severe motor speech impairment using an iPad as an AAC system, to deliver his stand-up comedy routine. Brilliant, good luck to him! ...

    Created on Friday, 20 January 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Yesterday Apple launched iBooks 2, a new version of the iBooks app for iThingys; iBooks Author, a program for the Mac which is for writing and designing iBooks, and a range of interactive textbooks. The video about the interactive textbooks video a well worth a look - very promotional but also ins...

    Created on Tuesday, 17 January 2012. Posted by 

    Well - the iPad is truly everywhere these days. Watch these fascinating videos - turns out that orangutans also like iPads! They like to watch videos, paint, play kids' Apps, watch other orang utans via Skype, ebooks etc. I have always been very interested in primate language studies and...

    Created on Tuesday, 06 December 2011. Posted by Robert Stewart

    A question I was asked recently is how many iPads (or iPod Touch and iPhone) can you put an App on? The answer to that would be as many as you want. However, that doesn't mean that these devices can then be used by a clasroom of pupils at the same time if only 1 licence for that App has been purc...

    Created on Thursday, 17 November 2011. Posted by 

    Words of wisdom from the wonderful Jane Farrall, SLT at Spectronics in Oz. Everyone needs to read this. Keep reading into the second half of this short article. In summary, the iPad is fabulous but it is NOT necessarily the miracle answer to every aspect of all children's communication needs. Than...

    Created on Thursday, 17 November 2011. Posted by 

    Jane Farrall in Melbourne Australia has just published on her blog a really useful step by step instructions for how to get a free book from the Tarheel Reader site into an iPad. Good way to make appropriate materials available without having to make them yourself. (You could also run the book on...

    Created on Wednesday, 25 May 2011. Posted by 

    This is an interesting newsletter (from the USA) that draws together a rich list of resources and provides a useful set of iPad/iPod/iPhone App links but also offers some very sensible words of caution about the risk of being 'swept away' by an unrealistic expectation that iPad Apps can meet every...