Creating Switch Recipes in IOS 9: Step-By-Step

Switch Recipes IOS9

Apple made a few changes with IOS 9 including adding ‘switch recipes’ to the long line of accessibility features on their mobile devices. Switch Recipes has huge potential for special education, enabling us to make bespoke switch actions for specific apps or students. This will open up even more iPad apps to our switch users. I’ve put together an example using the app ‘Drawing with Stars’. The two minute video below shows the process and there’s also a step-by-step PDF if you need it.

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Appy Days: Autorap

Appy Days in ChristchurchIf you have ever attended one of Ian’s workshops or training days, you’ll know that we like to have fun while we are learning new skills. Recently Ian delivered training on the use of iPads and apps to support the needs of students with special needs at a school in Christchurch, New Zealand. One of the apps he showed was ‘Autorap’ from Smule.

Our students use the app to create simple ‘rap’ songs simply by speaking into the iPad’s microphone. We’ve made raps about Henry VIII, about counting, about crossing the road safely, and even about importance of brushing our teeth. (more…)

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