We’ve added another four new programs to our growing collection of free accessible activities for switch, touch screen , mouse and eye gaze users. The Lion King features images from the Disney film set to three short music clips, one of which is chosen to play at random when the student uses their access device.
With Christmas just around the corner we’ve added three new Christmas themed activities. Hush Sleepy Jesus features Christmas images set to a beautiful song performed by the staff and students at my old school, Priory Woods. It’s hard to believe we recorded that song thirteen years ago.
Why not try one of our two Christmas Jukeboxes each packed with festive images and five popular Christmas songs which are chosen at random to play when the student uses their access device.
All of our free activities provide a wide range of access methods to help ensure that everyone in your classroom can use them.
Choose SWITCH to work with a single switch at cause and effect level. Press the switch to trigger the music and animation. Switch interfaces should be set to send [SPACE]. If you don’t have a switch or switch interface at home, you can press the space bar.
Choose TOUCH to work on touch screen targeting skills. Targets will appear in one of five positions on the screen. When touched, the targets will trigger the music and animation.
Choose MOUSE to work with pointing devices such as a mouse, joystick or head pointing systems. Targets appear in one of five locations on the screen. When clicked, they will trigger the music and animation. We’ve added a HUGE mouse pointer to provide additional support.
Choose EYE GAZE to work with eye gaze systems. Targets will appear in one of five positions on the screen. Students use their eyes to move a cross-hair to the target then a dwell click to trigger the music and animation. Do ensure you are using the ‘mouse / Windows control’ setting in your eye gaze system software and that the dwell click timing is set at a rate appropriate to the needs of the student.
If you would rather work offline, you can download free full screen versions of these activities from our ‘Celebrations‘ resource page. Downloads are for Windows PC. If you would like Mac OSX versions, please let us know in a comment here and I’ll try and and add them.