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Ablenet announces the release of the new Big Candy Corn Proximity Sensor Switch. It is highly sensitive and does not require a physical touch from the user to activate. Simply wave a hand or move your body within 1 inch of the switch to activate or use a light touch if preferred. New features include larger activation area, an auditory beep and visual feedback that can be turned on or off, internal magnet and two threaded inserts to aid with mounting and includes a replaceable CR2430 battery.
The BIGmack is one of the most widely known and used single message communication solutions. The BIGmack and its counterpart, the LITTLEmack both play a single communication message and are switch accessible for users who need an alternative method of activation. For many therapists and users, the BIGmack is often the starting point for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The BIGmack can be used to make requests, participate in educational activities, and much more. 101 use ideas for BigMack
The BIG Step-by-Step and LITTLE Step-by-Step communication devices give the user the opportunity to communicate with a series of messages. Sequential message communication can be used to count, tell a story, have a conversation, and much more. 101 use ideas for Big Step by Step with levels
AMDi is now shipping their new communication device Let’s Speak 6 & 24
Attainment Company announces the release of the New Go Talk 9+ Lite Touch. This new model is 5x easier to activate than the classic GoTalks.
These comparison charts were developed by Lisa Wright from Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland. As she spent so much time compiling this data we wanted to share it her to hopefully save other people’s precious time.
iOS 12 Accessibility Switch Control – The Missing User Guide
On September 17th, 2018 Apple released iOS 12 for the iPhone and iPad. iOS 12 includes an accessibility feature called Switch Control, which gives individuals with motor impairments the ability to use almost any feature on an iOS device with an alternative access switch. Learn how to use Switch Control and about changes to it in our updated Switch Control – The Missing User Guide.
If you have apps that are critical to the daily use of your iOS device, please check to make sure that the app is compatible with iOS 12 before updating.
To view the guide iOS-12-Switch-Control-User-Guide
Helps scanning users set up their switch and scanning software to maximize communication rate. The wizard guides you through a series of carefully designed tasks and generates individually-tailored recommendations to meet your needs. www.scanningwizard.com
Single Switch Performance Test SSPT
Is software to facilitate measurement of the ability to activate a single switch. SSPT software measures the average time required to activate or release the switch (following visual and/or audio prompts) and also can measure the speed of repetitive activation. To get a free download go to aacinstitute.org and scroll down.
The Communication Matrix
Is a free assessment tool created to help families and professionals easily understand the communication status, progress, and unique needs of anyone functioning at the early stages of communication or using forms of communication other than speaking or writing. Go to www.communicationmatrix.org to learn more.