Over the years we've come across some really nice free accessible activities programmed by others.
We've also found many really useful free utilities such as head pointing systems and communication software. You'll find them here:
The arcade classic Space Invaders reprogrammed and made accessible to switch users by Simon Evans, the author of Sensory Light Box. Lots of settings to help you get the speed and access just right for your student switch users.
For more information about this program please visit the SEN Teacher Web Site.
The Eye Harp
The Eye Harp is a gaze controlled music interface. It aims to allow people with physical and cognitive difficulties to learn and play music with their eyes. Although designed for use with eye gaze systems, the program will work with all pointing devices such a head trackers, roller-balls and mouse.
For more information about this program please visit the Eye Harp Web Site.
Cause & Effect Sensory Light Box
Originally developed by Simon Evans for a group of teenagers with complex needs, Light Box is a program for touch-screen users which generates colourful, abstract, interactive scenes when the screen is touched. Flexible settings allow for the use of switches, pointing devices and gesture controllers. Also available as iPad and Android app.
For more information about this program please visit the SEN Teacher web site.
ReacTickles Magic for Windows
Reactickles Magic is a simple cause and effect program which can be operated by touching the screen, making gestures or loud noise into a connected microphone or web cam. The eight different activities offered provide flexibility and opportunities for choice making. To install the program, simply unzip the file to your desktop or hard drive. Also available as a free app.
For more information about ReacTickles Magic, download this information sheet from the University of Birmingham.
Somantics for Windows
Somantics is a simple cause and effect program which can be operated by touching the screen or making gestures towards a connected web cam. Eight different colourful levels and a range of access and personalisation settings will help you tailor the Somantics experience for your student or class. Somatics is also available as a free app.
For more information about Somantics, download this information sheet from Cariad Interactive.