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Monday, July 26, 2010

AAC Help for the Visually Impaired

The Nintendo DSi XL and Apple iPad have helped many visually impaired kids use TapToTalk. They still get portable, affordable, socially acceptable AAC, but with larger screens and thus larger pictures.

You can do even more to help a visually impaired child on the iPad. With its zoom feature activated, you just double-tap the screen with three fingers and swipe up to zoom in. Then you can move the screen around with the usual finger gestures, tap things, and so forth. To zoom out, double-tap with three fingers again and swipe down. Zoom only works with three fingers, so your child won't accidentally zoom in and out.

For information about turning on the iPad accessibility features, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4064.

There are similar features on the iPhone and iPod touch, and for Windows and the Mac OS. And remember, you can use your TapToTalk with any or all of pur player apps: the Nintendo App, iPhone/iPad App and/or Web App, and these apps are all free.

Easier accessibility means your child will communicate more. We like that idea!

If you have a TapToTalk idea or story you'd like us to share with other TapToTalk users, please email us at blog@taptotalk.com.

The TapToTalk Team
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