Learning Touchscreen Use: Part II – Tap and Hold

Learning Touchscreen Use: Part II – Tap and Hold

Welcome back! As you may recall, we started a series on touch screen use for older adults (or anyone else who might need a little help). Our introductory post to the series is here. In this post, we are going to focus on the ‘Tap and Hold’ movement, which you might also see called a […]

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European Seating Symposium 2013 Highlights

I had the great fortune last week to be able to travel to Dublin for the European Seating Symposium  with a colleague. A presentation we developed on mounting AAC devices (and others) without compromising line of sight for power wheelchair users was accepted to the conference, and we had some great interest. The conference was […]

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Innovative WheelchairsYou May Have Missed!

Innovative WheelchairsYou May Have Missed!

We often see new and exciting wheelchair designs either in the media or, if we’re lucky, in person! Here are a few of the innovative wheelchairs being developed or produced that you might have missed! ICON Wheelchair: Canadian Paralympian Jeff Adams has teamed up with Christian Bagg to produce this great manual wheelchair, taking some […]

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Learning Touchscreen Use: Part I – The Tap

Learning Touchscreen Use: Part I – The Tap

Welcome to the first ‘official’ part of our series – Learning Touchscreen Use for Older Adults. You can find our first post explaining the series here. This post provides some hints and suggestions on teaching (or learning) the action that is the simplest, and most widely used – the tap. First, you may need to […]

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Capacitive v. Resisitive Screens – What’s the Difference?

In the lead up to our series on teaching touchscreen use, we need a quick exploration of the difference between capacitive and resistive screens. I wanted to keep this separate from the first post, as you’re likely only reading this if you need to understand it better. (If you already have a technical knowledge, this […]

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Learning touchscreen use for older adults

I often encounter older adults who are having difficulty using a new tablet or device that their child or grandchild has placed in their hands. For those who haven’t used a computer before, the technology can seem daunting and strange. For those who have used computers before, moving from the mouse based system to a […]

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Keyguards for Tablets

I am always looking for exciting keyguard options for iPad and Android tablets. For AAC users with limited physical dexterity, keyguards are often a saving grace – especially when working with a touch screen. They reduce the effort needed to access the screen by giving a bit of physical guidance, while also minimizing the risk […]

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App Review: Picturebook – A Great Social Story App!

App Review: Picturebook – A Great Social Story App!

For those who haven’t used social stories before, these are stories that are targeted to specific situations that a child or adult who has difficulty understanding social conventions can use to better understand what they are supposed to do in a social situation.   One of the greatest challenges in social stories is that the […]

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