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Top Ten Hot Topics in Assistive Technology!

With the rapid pace of technological change, it is an exciting time for assistive technology (AT)! Fresh from the RESNA (Rehab Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America) conference in Washington, D.C., I’ve pulled together a Top Ten Hot Topics in AT for your reading pleasure! Check out the embedded links to dig deeper […]

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iOS Switch Control Guide

Lately I’ve been working on switch control for the iPad and other iOS devices – and trying to teach clients the system can be tricky. In particular, we were lacking a guide to Switch Control which provided a full picture of the complexity of each of the screens. Switch Control in iOS is certainly a […]

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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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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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