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Empower Accessible and Inclusive Learning – for All

Creating a Custom Fit For Success: Finding assistive technology that serves the individual needs of multiple individuals with a variety of special needs is challenging.

 

Meet Bre, a bright and witty 11-year-old with congenital limb deficiencies and her extraordinary sense of courage and determination. Whether she is using her motorized wheelchair or modeling new prosthetic legs, the Touch Accessible Platform for Interactive Technology (TAP-it®) with its wide base uses the power assisted screen tilts (vertical to horizontal and any angle in between) and power assisted height adjustment capabilities accommodates her immediate individual needs.

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Hearing Impaired

Finger touch input keeps hands free of pen tools that interfere with signing. Interactive media keeps users engaged. They can read from the board and sign at the same time, increasing opportunities for communication.

Visually Challenged

The TAPit platform works with any software on your computer allowing teachers and therapists to resize text and graphics, adjust brightness or contrast controls, and enlarge images or change background colors within seconds. The low-glare, matte finish display is shadow-free, providing optimal viewing for low-vision users.

Developmental Delays

The TAPit platform offers ongoing visual reinforcement to complement lessons and improve functional capabilities. While their eye movement increases, users with ASD, ADD, etc, can track content with greater ease. The physical interaction and visual stimulus offers an additional sensory channel to help process information.

Fine Motor Delays

Anyone can operate the screen using a finger, assistive device, or reach stick. Large icons help them select the correct target to make their choices. This helps to accommodate their lack of precision and accuracy in directing the mouse pointer, also aiding with involuntary arm movements. The work area is designed to ensure that the majority of users are able to reach the entire surface.