Design for all involves a synergy between usability and accessibility combined with the appropriate user dependent assistive technology.
Grateful to Carol Allen @caroljallen for her contribution to this page. Important to consider how generic, every day devices are now surpassing the need for specialist technology.
Useful resources from CALL Scotland
Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning
Using Tobii Dynavox products, or want to learn more about how to use them to their best advantage? This lively and supportive Facebook page will not only offer information on products and events such as seminars and webinars, it will also answer support queries.
Painting with sound? Making music using gesture alone? A really creative and accessible app to explore. Useful across the age ranges as it supports early awareness and cause/effect but can be used to create more complex compositions.
Hardware to support app use:
The APPlicator from Pretorian offers comprehensive scanning switch access to Apps, Music, iBooks, internet, and photography, using the iPad, iPad mini, iPod, and iPhone devices. Easy to set up and get started.
This Multiplication website is proving very popular with parents choosing to home school their children who have Dyslexia. Games-based learning combined with memorable rhymes support multi-sensory learning of multiplication tables.
The AssistiveWare Core Word Classroom is a real one-stop shop for all things AAC that follow a core word format. Full of resources and ideas to consider, it is ideal both for those new to the field and for those who wish to gather new ideas to refresh their practice.