For over 20 years, Ian's accessible activities have proved to be an important tool in helping to motivate and engage young people with additional needs who are accessing learning and communication through assistive technology including switches, touch-screens, pointing devices and eye gaze. He spends many hours each week developing new activities for the website and for individual learners in schools and centres. The activities are presented on web pages without advertising or other external links to ensure your learner's online safety and are provided completely free of charge to the many thousands of teachers, therapists, parents around the world who use them every day. Our server costs to host these free activities currently run to over £80 ($100) per month.

Can you help support the cost of hosting these free activities?

Donate button


All of our online activities are delivered on web pages which are free from advertisements and links to other web sites. We present them this way to ensure that your learners are able to use our site to practice their access skills in a safe online environment, free from distractions. Our activities are also available to download and use directly from your computer or network.
You can download PECS choosing cards and other free resources to support our activities from HERE.
SEN Switcher is a suite of 140 high-contrast activities designed for young people who are learning to use a switch, touch-screen or pointing device. Activities are chosen from a menu which demonstrates skills progression. Sen Switcher was designed by Ian Bean. You can download SEN Switcher as stand-alone files to run on your Windows computer from the download folders below.
Download or listen to our collection of podcasts including workshop presentations and training sessions. We'll be adding more files in the coming weeks. if you have any requests for topics to cover in future podcasts, please let us know.
Use the folders below to download all of our accessible activities to use on your computer. Only registered members are able to download. Registration is free and takes only a minute. Download activities are for PC computers running the Windows operating system. Simply download and copy the activities to a folder on your computer.
Our learners are all individuals with unique interests. One size often only fits one. If you have an idea for an activity you feel will help motivate and engage your learners, please use our Contact Form and share it with us. We'll do our best to make it for you.

SENict Software Online is a unique web site providing over 30 carefully designed, motivating teaching applications for young people with special educational needs who are learning to interact with a computer using assistive technology devices such as switches, touch, mouse and eye gaze.

Each application is linked to 'small steps' skills progression documents and assessment materials. This helps you to assess your learners, set meaningful targets for them, teach them new skills and monitor their progress. You'll also find a range of useful ICT training videos, extension activities and offline tools to support your learners and help them generalise their access skills.

Teaching activities on SENict Software online feature an enhanced version of the access settings used for the activities on this web site. If you have used the free activities here, you already know how to use these full teaching packages. All of the teaching activities at SENict Software can be used online or downloaded and installed on all of the computers in your school. Start a free seven day trial today. SENict Software Online is developed and managed by Ian Bean. Members of this web site can save 5% on an annual school subscription to SENICT Software Online by using this discount code at the checkout. UPGRADE19
Use the folders below to access our growing collection of useful support materials and exciting, relevant web sites. Training course delegates can also access handouts from all of my courses from the 'Handouts' folder below.

Important note for iPad users
Our activities use Flash which under normal circumstances won't work on an iPad. We have recently tested all of the online activities on our web site on an iPad running Puffin Browser and are pleased to say that all of the activities work as expected on this device however there are some issues with using switches. Puffin Browser is free to download and available from the App Store.