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Addictive little switch friendly game

You’ll either love it or hate it. However, the interface works really well with 4 switches.

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It’s a game that at first looks like a sudoku puzzle, however, it isn’t. You slide tiles either left, right, up or down and if any adjacent cells have the same number in them, then they merge. If none are merged, then you’re fed a ‘2’ in a cell.

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Remembering Your Passwords

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Remember back in the day when a password was something memorable – yes, possibly cryptic, but memorable. Life was so straight forward back then.

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Assistive Technology support in education

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People say that ‘ignorance is not an excuse’. Well, when it comes to a specialised topic, such as Assistive Technology, I think people can sometimes be excused and should not be vilified.

Let’s look into where support is on offer in the UK for advice on Assistive Technology. This is what I’ve found….

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Targeting touchscreens

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I’ve just been reading about how a San Francisco designer, Matt Krenn, has identified the difficulty of using touchscreens in cars. It seems car manufacturers are starting to use touchscreens rather than nice clunky buttons. This is silly as it’s more difficult to press a button on a touchscreen without taking eyes off the road. Matt’s solution is an interface that doesn’t require the driver’s gaze to move from the road.

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SoundGecko

soundgecko-2Sound Gecko is primarily aimed at people who are on the go and ‘don’t have time to read’. However, as it is text-to-speech output software, I don’t see why it shouldn’t be really useful for those who are dyslexic or visually impaired. 

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