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Switch Accessible Apps for iPad/iPhone

Authors: Jane Farrall & Alex Dunn


A list of switch accessible apps for the iPad and/or iPhone. Switches allow persons who have limited motor and/or intellectual skills to use gross motor movements to indicate a preference. The list is divided into two sections. The first is a listing of switch accessible Apps which aren’t primarily designed for AAC. The second section is a listing of switch accessible Apps which are primarily designed for AAC. Click on the "Web Links" tab above to go the list. Under this tab there are also many interesting articles about the use of switches to control iPads and other small devices.

From Jane Farrall's blog post about the list:
"Firstly, when I talk about switch access, I specifically mean an external switch which someone can press to make a selection in the App running on an iPad or iPhone (or an App which allows me to use the iPad screen as a switch). Switches come in all different shapes and sizes.

Switch access to an iPad is currently limited to specific Apps. Each App developer must include the code that offers switch access as they develop the App. As things stand, it is not possible for you to use a switch to leave an App or to move between Apps – switch access is in-App only. Hopefully this is going to change in the near future.

The resource lists all the apps that we are currently aware of that have switch access, details the type of switch access (e.g. cause and effect, 1 switch scanning, 2 switch scanning, visual scanning, auditory scanning) and also lists which switch interface(s) the App is compatible with."

More information about switch accessible apps and how to use a switch can be found in Jane Farrall's blog listed in the "Web Links" tab above.

-Information taken from Jane Farrall's blog viewed on 2/26/13 (http://www.janefarrall.com/blog/2012/02/27/how-do-i-use-a-switch-with-an-ipad/)

Contact Info:
Name:Jane Farrall
Organization:Jane Farrall Consulting
Address:P.O. Box 4253
Doncaster Heights, Victoria 3109
Phone:011+61+ 0477 660 620

Web Links

Switch Accessible Apps List

How do I use a switch with an iPad? Blog Post

Update to "How do I use a switch with an iPad?"

Update to "How do I use a switch with an iPad?"

Video about using a switch with an iPad

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