Past Featured Items
Brought to you by:
Carol Magliocco, Amy Norton, Stacey Fulton, Ann Bedard, and JoAnne Lambert, EASTCONN’s Assistive Technology Team
The GrandPad – Tablet for Seniors
During these uncertain times our reliance on technology to stay connected with family and friends is more important than ever. Designed with seniors in mind, the GrandPad simplifies the interface to the basic features offered in many other tablets. With it’s large buttons and intuitive interface the GrandPad is a functional tablet for seniors. The GrandPad can help seniors to stay connected by easily viewing family photos and videos, playing games, listening to music, checking emails, making phone calls, video chatting, and much more!
Switch Accessible Uno Attack Game
by Adaptable Tech Solutions
Individuals with disabilities who require a switch for access can now play this popular and exciting game with their peers! Switch users participate by hitting the switch to activate the card launcher. (Optional switch is not included). This game is best suited for users who have a clear understanding of switch use; as the launcher is random and will not launch cards every time the switch is pressed. Open the hyperlink for a short video demonstration: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Yhwq-EOHVmUny_tsRgdIreToGNbfgfB/view?usp=sharing
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.
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.