My latest app review is a slightly different format where I’m making a direct comparison between 6 apps for roughly the same purpose. All of these allow the user to touch symbols on the screen, producing audio from the iPad, as a method of communication. I’ve noted some of my concerns around using AACs, . . . → Read More: AACs and autism: app review and notes
Here we go with another six app reviews: I’ve tried to go beyond my usual pre-school remit but it seems that there are far fewer apps out there being targeted for older children, adolescents and adults with autism. If you want to keep updated with regular app reviews, follow me on Twitter @SueReviews There’ll . . . → Read More: Six more app reviews
I am absolutely delighted to say that our commercial partners, Interface 3, have recently released the full version of the Click-East project app on iTunes, in the form of an update to the original app. This update has new content and features, and is available for both iPhone and iPad. In addition, the licence . . . → Read More: Full Click-East app now available!
A quick post to put up my first five app reviews, which I’m now posting as often as I can on Twitter, @SueReviews. Hopefully with time this will start to be a good resource of app reviews specific to autism using a consistent template to evaluate apps. Any comments on the format of the . . . → Read More: First five app reviews
The time has come when I am beginning to turn my attention to thinking about what projects I’ll be engaged in after the Click-East study comes to an end in July 2013. Luckily, since starting the project, I have been fortunate enough to secure a long-term position here at the University of Edinburgh, so . . . → Read More: Moving on from FindMe: getting some more funding
I recently had the opportunity to be filmed talking about my current research as part of a University of Edinburgh project. If you’re interested in a one minute digest of what we’re doing then check it out here.
During the Click-East project we have engaged in a lot of participatory design and other piloting processes. Participatory design means having the expected end users of a product (in this case an iPad app) contribute to the design process. Obviously, when you’re working with young children severely affected by autism, you have to find . . . → Read More: What is participatory design?
Good Morning on World Autism Awareness Day!
This blog will be pretty brief but I wanted to write a post to mark this important day for the autism community, and to mark my support by Lighting Up Blue! For more about the day and the Light It Up Blue initiative have a look at . . . → Read More: Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day
Since the press coverage of our app last week, I’ve received a huge number of enquiries from parents, teachers and other people who are close to children with autism. Many want my advice on whether an iPad, or an app, would help the young person in their care. This blog is an attempt to . . . → Read More: What to look for in an app for autism