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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Does Apple's iPad 2 belong in your school?

Does Apple's iPad 2 belong in your school? - Computerworld Blogs

Take the newly-introduced Scene & Heard app ($49) from TBox Apps. This has been developed to help teach children with augmentative and assistive communication (AAC) needs, particularly for kids with differing degrees of autism. The software is being sold as a Visual Scene Display communication aid. An aid that uses personalized photos, video and other assets to help kids communicate.

"The user uptake of the iPad as a communication device, is growing at an exponential rate, and we wanted to provide a solution that truly integrates the possibilities available from the device," said Swapnil Gadgil, director, TBoxApps, in a statement provided to me.

"The iPad is intuitive, easy for people with complex communication needs to learn and to use, and provides a powerful platform for contextual based communication."

Kids, parents or teachers can use their own photos, images, videos, text and audio to build an interactive scene, enabling AAC children to interact with the device, the image and to communicate -- even to organize their day.


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