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Brought to you by:
Carol Magliocco, Amy Norton, Stacey Fulton, Ann Bedard, and JoAnne Lambert, EASTCONN’s Assistive Technology Team

EASTCONN Consortium Member districts can borrow this device to try with students by contacting any member of the EASTCONN AT Team or by emailing Carol Magliocco.

The EASTCONN AT Library is located at 10 Commerce Drive, Columbia, CT 06237. Browse more library items at www.eastconn.org/at/

February 2019

Photo of Bubble Mania

Bubble Mania
by Enabling Devices

Bubble Mania is a switch-adapted bubble machine that can be activated by touching a switch such as the one shown here. Also included is a “switch modifier” that allows the user to touch the switch as an on/off button (latch) instead of having to hold it down (momentary). A third setting called “Time” allows the educator to preset the bubble machine to stop after up to 2 minutes, which will entice the student to activate the switch again. Bubble Mania and accompanying switch and switch modifier were added to the AT Lending Library through support from the CT Tech Act.

October 2018

Photo of Sonocent Audio Notetaker

Sonocent Audio Notetaker
by Sonocent LLC.

Sonocent is a new type of audio notetaking software for Mac and PC laptop and Windows tablets. Research shows that capturing information is only one aspect of effective note taking. Truly effective learning is active learning, so synthesizing lecture material is the beneficial aspect of note taking. Engaging with the lecture content and summarizing it in note form creates connections in the brain, which aid with understanding and recall. Sonocent was added to the AT Lending Library through support from the CT Tech Act.

May 2018

Photo of Adjustable Pressure Saucer Switch

Adjustable Pressure Saucer Switch
by Enabling Devices

Since the discontinuation of the Joggle Switch, this version of the Saucer Switch is now the only capability switch on the market that can be customized to require just the right pressure from the individual to activate. Adjusting the pressure sensitivity can eliminate either accidental activations or unnecessary fatigue. This Saucer Switch was added to the AT Lending Library through support from the CT Tech Act.

December 2017

Photo of Bluebee Pals

Bluebee Pals
by Kayle Concepts LLC

The Bluebee Pal is a huggable plush learning tool that connects to a speech generating device (SGD) via Bluetooth and turns it into a motivating voice output source, supporting imitation. The Bluebee Pal’s mouth moves to provide a motivating experience. The Bluebee Pal was added to the AT Lending Library through support from the CT Tech Act.

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