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 AskAzTAP@nau.edu.
If you would like to try one or more of these apps:
- Note the name(s) of the app(s) you are interested in
- Go to the AzTAP Lending Library
- Search our inventory and select your device (either an iPad or Android tablet), then press the “add to my cart” button
- Complete the inquiry request form
- 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 Apps – This 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.
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.
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
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.
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.