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Bluetooth Switch Interface (BSI)
(click pic for larger image)
and works with any iPad, and now works with Camera
& Music apps!
Click here for iOS Switch Control
here for the
instructions if you have my BSI with NO red power button)
for the instructions if you have my BSI with a
red power button)
That's right. Switch access to iPads and
tablets like my Auggies and Android tablets! For iPad,
plug any switch(es) into it for cause/effect, switch timing
practice, AAC auto-scan and step-scan, spelling, and any other
apps on the horizon!
NEW: And now you can use
it to snap pictures in the Camera App, and for
Play/Pause (and Next-Song with a second switch) in the
Music App, and even to turn the page in
some e-book apps (like iBooks and others).
It works through Bluetooth 2.1 for simple
pairing and range of over 50 ft.
For iPad, any app that has been programmed for switch
access allows access via switch(es). Many
special needs/AAC app developers *are* incorporating switch
access and these will work with my devices.
It has a lithium-ion battery that recharges
through your USB port or USB AC charger (like for your
for a list of switch-friendly apps and notes about my
Bluetooth switch devices
Please note that in
the UK, the iPad Switch Interface is handled by Therapy Box
H-66 - Bluetooth Cordless
(still less than any competition!)
iOS Switch Control
Yes, my Bluetooth devices are fully iOS Switch Control
- AutoScan ON, you're good to go with my device as
- If you want to Step-Scan, for older versions of my
devices, you'll need to set up my device for space/enter
as per the last section of my instructions.
- Set your Accessibility Shortcut for Switch Control
only, never anything else with it. This way you'll
be able to triple click your Home button to turn Switch
Control on/off within an app, without any iOS menu
- User Recipes to have the screen swiped upon switch
click for turning pages.
to read the *full* story on iOS Switch Control and
my suggested Settings
and Notes About my
First, I have discovered that my Bluetooth
Super-Switch or a switch into my Bluetooth
Switch Interface *will* turn on your iPad 1, get
past the Slide to Unlock, and you'll be in your
AAC app (or any app) that you were in when the
iPad went to sleep. With the iPad 2 or 3,
you must have Settings/General/iPad Cover
Lock/Unlock enabled to be able to accomplish
Next, for AAC apps that you want to
"scan", you will need to check with each app
developer as to whether it has the
features/options for, what I consider, to be
necessary or desired, in 'switch-friendliness':
Auto-Scan, where switch #1 starts the
scanning and also 'selects' the highlited
Step-Scan, where switch #2 'steps' and
highlites through the choices, and switch #1
selects (or vice versa).
Auditory Scan, where you can hear the
'label' of each choice as it gets
highlited. Different apps might call
this something else, but I think it's very
Scan Speed in seconds.
A 'selected sound', that is, a very obvious
sound when a choice is actually selected.
An *obvious* visual indication that a choice
has been made.
A Text to Speech (TTS) and a Recording
option for both label and speech that a
'cell' yields (some call each 'button' on
the screen a "cell").
And most of all, FUN!
Adapted Play Books (4 of them) &
MyOwnBooks2Go - <http://creativecommunicating.com>
- The famous Patti King-DeBaun's series
of simple apps work with switches.
Alexicom (AAC) - Karen Suhm
states: "Alexicom AAC version
1.0.1 [with switch access] has been
approved and is now available in the App
Computerade Products -
<http://computerade.com> - Catch
the Cow, Sentence
Key and Sentence Match (Jana,
developer, wrote Catch the Cow, one of
the very first single switch games in
history, back in the mid-80's).
GoTalk Now (AAC) (Free trial
version available) - 10-21-11 - A
favorite of mine, lots of features
The Grid (AAC) - They offer a
'player' that can play boards you
edit/create on a PC.
Inclusive Technology (a BUNCH of
simple apps) - <http://www.inclusivetlc.com/Apps.aspx>
of Nov. 5, 2012, their apps adhere to
the standard I created and should all
work with my Bluetooth devices.
Light Box (cause/effet), PhotoVOCA
(AAC), and others - <http://www.cognable.com>
Simon generously makes his apps
available for free
Marblesoft makes a BUNCH of early
learning apps -
MyTalk (AAC) - <http://mytalktools.com>
PicBoard (AAC) - According to Dan
Herlihy, this open
source (public/free) app is
Predictable - Text-oriented AAC
word prediction app
Proloquo2Go - the 'gold standard'
of AAC apps, the first one and still the
most popular, although it's also the
most expensive and comprehensive
Scan To Pictures (early AAC)
- MY apps!
Sensory Software - These
great guys are kind enough
to provide a BUNCH of free
cause/effect apps at
Scene & Heard - "Scene
& Heard... is a context
based communication and
learning tool taking the
visual scene display
SoundingBoard (AAC) - the first
switch-friendly app and now is free -
(I think most of the apps on that page
Accessible Puzzles - Judy
Lynn Software -
- 10-3-12 - Switch
Accessible Puzzles is an
exciting 3D puzzle matching app
modeled after the popular wooden
puzzles with cutouts. The user
is presented with a board that
can be customized to have 2, 3,
4, or 5 cutouts in it.
TalkBoard (AAC) -
TalkRocket Go (AAC) -
TalkTablet - 1/7/13 - Gordon
Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
just uploaded TalkTablet v6.7 to Apple
and with this version, we've included 1
and 2 switch scanning using either the
touchscreen or conventional switches.
TalkTablet v6.7 is compatible with
your iPad switch interface as well."
TapSpeak: Choice (AAC)
- also one of the first to incorporate
Tapikeo HD - 3-24-12 - Jeoud
writes: - "I'm about to release a major
update in a few days.... but I think
I'll wait for the next one to integrate
TapToTalk (AAC) - one of the first
to incorporate scanning
TouchChat - iOS 7 Switch Control
actually does a nice job with this app -
I *beg* you to
contact other developers if you are
interested in 'pushing them
along'. They are usually very nice
and open to suggestion. Google the name
of the app, followed by "app" and find
their actual home page, not the App
Store page, and then find the Contact or
About or Company link to find an email
address. Offer my help, no charge.
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