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The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

Eye Gaze technology may provide some people with disabilities with effective access to required communication and computer control functions where other methods prove too difficult or inefficient for them. Current commercially available systems consist of an eye tracking camera plus a software interface, which allows the person to bring their own computer hardware. Speech generating devices with integrated …

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Eye can now use Clicker 6 with Mouse Dwell

Eye can now use Clicker 6 with Mouse Dwell

We have been updating you for a while now about the many improvements to Clicker in the latest version – Clicker 6! But one that we haven’t explained in great detail is the ability to use the new “Mouse Dwell” access option, which allows the Clicker Sets, onscreen keyboard and predictor to be accessed via a mouse or …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, April 2013

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, April 2013

A fantastic offer from Flo Longhorn     Flo Longhorn, world respected trainer and advocate for sensory education is launching her new online magazine ‘Info Exchange‘ in April. The magazine is packed with practical advice for those parents and professionals involved in the education and therapy of those with severe and complex physical and intellectual difficulties. A whole …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, March 2013

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, March 2013

More Free Cause and Effect Activities     This month, we’ve added more, free to download cause and effect activities for your early switch or touch-screen users. Choose from Formula One Racing, Trains, France and Spain. Although made with Inclusive Technology’s ‘Slideshow Maker‘, you don’t need a copy of Slideshow Maker to use them. Don’t forget to use …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, February 2013

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, February 2013

More games coming… So pleased to see that you are finding our free switch games useful. In the last month our online games have been played tens of thousands of times in schools and in children’s homes. In the coming weeks we’ll be adding some new switch and touch screen games and redesigning the starting page to make …

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HelpKidzLearn and Switch Progression

HelpKidzLearn and Switch Progression

Colleagues who are working with schools using the subscription website HelpKidzLearn might be interested to hear that they can download a free document mapping all of the switch accessible activities on the site to the ‘Learning Journeys: Switch Progression Road Map‘ available free from Inclusive TLC. You can download the free mapping document from here: ianbean.co.uk/publications.html … and …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean

Coming soon … When I’m not out and about delivering training and consultancy, I’m busy beavering away writing more new programs for switch and touch screen users. Right now, I’m working on a colouring book that everyone can use. Look out for it on the web site in the next few weeks. Currently these programs are for Windows …

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Free online / download activities for switch and touchscreen users

Free online / download activities for switch and touchscreen users

  Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve written four simple cause and effect programs for switch and touch screen users which can be played online (without outside links) or downloaded without cost and used full screen on your computer. The activities are ‘Space Walk’, ‘Meet the aliens’, ‘Doorstep Ding Dong’ and ‘React: Shapes’. Some feature burping, farting …

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Turn your iPad into a trackpad and much more!

Turn your iPad into a trackpad and much more!

I’ve recently had the pleasure of trying out a fairly new app called Panther Connect. This app turns your iPad into “a super charged trackpad” as described by the developers…. and they’re not wrong! Once you have this app connected to your computer through Wifi using a piece of software called Panther Link for your Mac or PC, …

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Gentle Technology Approach – Implementation of Technology

Gentle Technology Approach – Implementation of Technology

The introduction of Inclusive or Assistive Technologies (AT) will have a definite impact on an individual. Technology can prove to impact positively on people and often can impact negatively. Issues such as abandonment, misuse, underuse and failure often occur due to major factors, including one or more of the following: Poor initial assessment (or lack of assessment) of …

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