AT Device & Apps Spotlight 2021-02-05T11:09:41-07:00

This “Spotlight” page is designed to draw your attention to new, unique or underutilized devices in AzTAP’s assistive technology inventories and our most current list of Apps.  As with most of our equipment, spotlighted devices and Apps are available for demonstration and/or loan. We are also highlighting new products or information related to the ADE AT Loan Library.

Please note that AzTAP and the ADE AT Loan Library do not sell any products and there is no charge for device loans or demonstrations. Prices and websites are provided for informational purposes only and no endorsement is implied. To view all of the AT products in our inventories, go to the AT Loan Libraries Tab. For more information, contact us at 602.728.9534; 1.800.477.9921; or email us at

– We now have a current list of more than 350 apps  in the AzTAP inventory that can be uploaded onto our mobile iOS or Android devices for loan or demonstration. To see which apps we have in our inventory, click on the category below you are looking for.

Computer and Related

Daily Living

Environmental Adaptations


Learning, Cognitive, and Development

Mobility, Seating, and Positioning

Recreation, Sports, and Leisure

Speech Communication


If you would like to try one or more of these apps:

  1. Note the name(s) of the app(s) you are interested in
  2. Go to the AzTAP Lending Library
  3. Search our inventory and select your device (either an iPad or Android tablet), then press the “add to my cart” button
  4. Complete the inquiry request form
  5. If requesting a demonstration or loan, in the “Additional comments/needs/requests” field at the bottom of the form type in the name(s) of the app(s) you want

Researching and Locating New AppsThis can be an overwhelming task! The Georgia Tools for Life Assistive Technology Program has created “Our Favorite Apps” database that promises to help make your app search much easier. This database is a unique tool that will allow you to search for apps by disability or multiple disabilities as well as by price ranges and device types. Every app housed in this database has been used and/ or tested by one or more members of the Tools for Life team along with many of our peers from across the country…Explore and learn more about Our Favorite Apps App finder.

Tap Strap 2

The Tap Strap 2 is a keyboard that does not need keys.  It works using rings on the fingers and thumb that contain accelerometers and specialized electronics.  Instead, it works by your fingers on a surface.  It connects to the computer by Bluetooth.  The Tap Strap operates in three modes that are automatically activated based on the position of the users hand. The default mode is Keyboard Mode. When the user rests their thumb on a surface, Tap switches to Mouse Mode, and when the thumb is lifted, it switches back into Keyboard Mode. When the hand is turned so that it is perpendicular to the surface, (like shaking hands), then Tap goes into Air Mouse Mode, and when the hand is turned parallel to the surface, (the palm is facing down), it switches back to Keyboard Mode.

Explorer Mini


The Explorer Mini is a medical device that looks like a toy, but has been designed to promote early exploration and self-initiated mobility for children with mobility impairments. It has been rigorously tested and gone through regulatory approval to be considered a medical device.

The Explorer Mini is not intended to be a child’s full-time device.  It is a tool allowing self-initiated mobility and freedom of movement which can help improve trunk and head control, and functional use of the upper extremities. It is not designed simply to get a very young child from point A to point B but is intended to allow them to explore their environment while in an upright posture that helps support milestone achievement. Each component of the Explorer Mini is intentionally designed to address areas of childhood development and is meant to be utilized as early as 12 months of age.

Click here to go to the Explorer Mini inventory page.

New Items!


Goally empowers kids with ADHD or autism

Goally is designed for kids with ADHD, Autism, and SPD, for developmental ages 4-12 the ultimate parent helper. Goally helps bridge the gap between behavioral science techniques and the parents who are tasked with implementing them. It helps promote child independence, routine completion, and reinforces positive behavior. Easily set up and implement science-based behavioral techniques at home with Goally.

Connect 12 with 25x Distance Viewing

Connect 12 with distance camera. The screen shows four apps, time, date, and temperature

The newly redesigned Connect 12 combines a high-performance digital magnifier with the versatility of a tablet, plus ease of use and integrated access to newspapers or magazines from online libraries.

OrCam Read

OrCam Read

The OrCam Read is a personal AI-driven device for people who have mild low vision, reading difficulties, including dyslexia and reading fatigue, and anyone who is consistently exposed to large amounts of text – at work and school, or for leisure.

Long Term Loan Items

Long Term Loan items are items that have been discontinued, but are still in working condition.  These items are available for the school year to districts/schools that have completed the current Loan Agreement Form. If you are interested in any of these items or just have questions, please contact:

Mike Buckley
Program Coordinator
Az-Tech Assistive Technology Short Term Loan Library
Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP)

Additional items will be added as they become available.

Boardmaker Activity Pad
Clicker 7
Classroom Suite
DynaVox DV4
DynaVox Mayer-Johnson Mobile Activity Pad
DynaVox V
Group Take-n-Talk
Intel Reader
Intel Reader Capture Stand
iPad 1 with apps
iPad 2 with apps
iPad 3 with apps
iPad Air 1 with apps
Livescribe Pulse Smartpen
Partner Four
Speaking Homework Wiz
SpringBoard Lite
Take N Talk Go! Board
Talking Dictionaries
Talking Symbols notepad
Tech Four (AMDi)
Vantage Lite