Friday, September 28, 2012

iPad 101 Presentation October 9, 2012

Attention Syracuse Readers: There will be an iPad 101 for Special Needs Presentation October 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 at Marcellus Free Library. This workshop is FREE.

Please register by emailing Enabling Tech Foundation with your name and date of this workshop.

 The iPad 101 presentation is an introductory workshop on the iPad for those considering purchasing an iPad for an individual with special needs and those who might have just recently taken the plunge!

 Continuing workshops on more advanced topics will be coming soon.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

App Locking is Here: iOS6 Guided Access

From Apple: See link here for more info
"Guided Access helps students with disabilities such as autism remain on task and focused on content. It allows a parent, teacher, or administrator to limit an iOS device to one app by disabling the Home button, as well as restrict touch input on certain areas of the screen. "

To Enable the Guided Access:
  • Launch Settings, then tap on General.
  • Scroll down and tap on Accessibility, then scroll again to the Learning section.
  • Tap on Guided Access, and toggle it to ON.
  • Tap on Set Passcode to require a code to get out of Guided Access mode.
  • When in the app you want to use with Guided Access, for some children with an ASD this could be their AAC app like Proloquo2go, triple-click the Home button to bring up the Guided Access option.
  • Tap Options to set the Hardware buttons to OFF, and toggle Touch or Motion controls.
  •  Triple click the Home button to disable Guided Access and enter your password if you set one up.

 A video that explains this can be found below

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Publisher Collins makes apps now FREE

Collins Big Cat iPad apps are now FREE to download!

Big Cat iPad Apps
"Collins Big Cat apps help to aid language acquisition with an animated book, containing audio and sound effects.  "These apps are interactive and "children can record their own narration and play it back as they read the book."

These Big Cat iPad apps are available to download for free in the App Store:

It Was a Cold, Dark Night
The Steam Train

In The Garden
My Bike Ride
At the Dump
Playing Story

The Farmer's Lunch

At the Dump

Playing Story

The Farmer's Lunch

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


iLearn with Poko:  Fun Counting and Addition!

 iTunes Link

Monday, September 3, 2012


Timer + Touch HD
By SixAxis LLC

Temporarily free - visual timer.  Works on iPhone too! Check it out!