Learning Objects

  • Social skills and creativity desktop game Inca Island
    Inca Island is a desktop game. The game is a first person role-playing multiplayer adventure game. The player works with an artificially intelligent non-player-character (NPC), to solve puzzles leading to an ultimate goal. Each puzzle is in a separate room, where solving the puzzle will allow the players to progress together to the next room. more»
  • Social skills and creativity mobile game INCA’s QUEST
    INCA’s QUEST is an adventure game. The player’s goal is to solve puzzles leading to an ultimate goal. Each puzzle is in a separate game. The puzzles are covering three different areas that address different social competences: Understanding of emotions; Self-esteem; Understanding the point of view of other person. You can download it freely from more»
  • Assistive Technology Learning Through A Unified Curriculum
    The ATLEC project is finalised and offers now access to a range of tools to support the knowledge of ICT based Assistive Technology (ICT-AT). It provides a range of training materials, and also a mobile tool for people with disabilities and people working with people with disabilities, such as teachers, but also family and employers. more»
  • Memobile
    Memobile is an Android application which contains a set of 3 games to both teach skills to and test the skills of students on areas of the ViPi curriculum. The games are have elements to help the students learn the curriculum content, reinforce and memorise curriculum content and also to discover new information. The game uses Memo, a little cartoon more»
  • Alline – Directory of Educational Resources on the Web
    http://www.alline.org/euro/games/archive.html A massive list of games to practice various input technology skills. The Games have been categorized into learning themes and difficulty. This is sub-divided as: COMPUTER SKILL, DETAIL , NAME, SOURCE, THEME, and OBJECTIVE. Each game has been categorised as 1 to 4 (in an unheaded column!) you should consider 1 to be the preschool level and 4 to be more»
  • Primary Games Arena – Games to practice basic ICT input skills
    http://primarygamesarena.com/ICT A list of great fun free games mainly for practicing input technology skills, including both mouse control and typing on a keyboard. Could be particularly useful for students with  intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, or for very young children.
  • CyberSmart.gov.au – Australian resources on being smart online
    http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/ A great set of resources including advice, games and videos to keep you safe online, and to help you deal with any problems arising from your online life.
  • Safety Land – online safety game
    http://www.att.com/Common/images/safety/game.html Help Captain Broadband save Safety Land by answering questions about web and email safety in this game. They might have a very specific set of responsibilities to do, but A fantastic research paper may be a wonderful supply of accomplishment and the pupil can gain affordable-papers.net an advantage in their academic career. among the more»
  • Think U Know – online safety
    http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk Lots of information about staying safe whilst using the internet, mobile devices, social media, instant messaging, gaming etc. It gives simple rules that keep you in control, and allow you to have fun.  
  • Email Safety Game from ThinkUKnow
    Decide which of 6 emails are safe to open in this game… http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/Games/EmailQuiz/    
  • NetSmartz
    http://www.netsmartz.org –  resources for teaching Online safety Mission NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such more»
  • Amóvil accessible mobile search assistant
    Amóvil helps you identify mobile devices that accommodate your personal preferences by selecting your profile. Amóvil will help you identify mobile devices that best suit your needs and preferences. To begin searching, you need to select your profile and the features that best accommodate your specific needs. If a matching device is found, a list more»
  • Amóvil online self-training course on how to test a mobile device for accessibility compliance
    The Amóvil website, in collaboration with the Vodafone Spain Foundation, has made available a free online self-training course to help users learn how to test a mobile device for accessibility compliance. The course provides a set of guidelines that are based on the principles of Universal Accessibility and Design for All. These guidelines describe the more»
  • OpenDyslexic – Free and Open Source Dyslexia Typeface
    A free-to-use font designed to help people with dyslexia is gaining favour. OpenDyslexic’s characters have been given “heavy-weighted bottoms” to prevent them from flipping and swapping around in the minds of their readers. A recent update to the popular app Instapaper has adopted the text format as an option for its users. The font has more»
  • Access Advisor (https://accessadvisr.net/)
    Find or Rate Accessible Places and Transportation at https://accessadvisr.net/ Access Advisr is a website that helps you find out, and rate, how accessible different places, and transport networks are. Unlike other sites, Access Advisr doesn’t rely solely upon static audited information, or the ‘official’ information made available by transport system operators. Uniquely, the site enables people more»
  • Easy games to learn computer skills
    Learning typing is the focus of these keyboarding games. Learning keyboarding skills is vital for today’s learners and tomorrow’s earners. These free typing games are a great way to build typing skills. Keyboarding games teach important skills through a variety of online typing lessons and typing games….. oh yeah, they’re fun! An overview can be more»
  • Proloquo2Go
    iPhone or iPad app Cost £150 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/proloquo2go/id308368164 Description Proloquo2Go® is an award-winning symbol-supported communication app providing a voice to over 75,000 individuals around the world who are unable to speak. From iTunes… Description Proloquo2Go® is an award-winning symbol-supported communication app providing a voice to over 75,000 individuals around the world who are unable to speak. “Users more»
  • Keyboard Shortcuts in iOS 7
    While a keyboard certainly isn’t always useful with your iPhone or iPad, keyboard shortcuts certainly are. With iOS 7, Apple has introduced the possibility for third-party developers to support custom shortcuts with external (Bluetooth) keyboards in their apps. Keyboard shortcuts, longtime favorites of OS X power users, can now be enabled in iOS apps. Apple more»
  • Go On UK (go-on.co.uk) Basic training for going online
    http://www.go-on.co.uk/get-involved/tools/tools-help-you-and-help-others/getting-started/ A list of places to find material to help you learn Basic Online Skills. Go ON UK, aim to make picking up online skills simple. They list tools under the following categories. THE SKILLS Getting started Communicating Finding things Sharing personal info Online safety Accessibility advice
  • ViPi Basic ICT Skills course
    A basic ICT skills course – based on Unit 1 of the ViPi curriculum. The course covers the areas listed below and is aimed at complete beginners. To use the course you must be registered with ViPi (here). Then you will find the course here. There is also a document version of the course here. About Computers more»
  • JABtalk
    JABtalk is a FREE Android speech communication application designed to help non-verbal children and adults communicate. Speech therapists commonly refer to JABtalk as an easy and effective augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) solution. By combining personalized voice and images with an extremely simple user interface, JABtalk provides a speech solution that is both fun to more»
  • See.Touch.Learn.
    It is a Picture Card Learning System that replaces all your physical flash cards. It has been designed by professionals specifically for those with autism and other special needs. It can be used by teachers and parents to provide custom picture card instruction. It includes a starter set of stunning, high-quality images and 60 exercises created more»
  • iComm
    The iComm is an app providing an affordable, custom built and easy to use communication system using pictures and words – both written and spoken. It is ideal for children under three until they are able to express their needs through well formed speech. The iComm is also very useful for children with a broad range more»
  • First Then Visual Schedule
    First-Then visual schedule application is designed for caregivers to provide positive behavior support. Visual schedules serve to increase independence and lower anxiety during transitions through different activities. They provide positive behavior support through the use of images that show daily events (i.e. morning routine or therapy schedule) or steps needed to complete a specific activity, more»
  • Digital Unite Guides
          “This is the place to get up to speed with the technology that can help enrich your life.  Whether you would like to improve your computer skills, emailing, use of the internet or generally to boost your digital confidence, Digital Unite’s simple guides are here to help. They’re free, print-friendly and also more»
  • Memobile
    Memobile is an Android application which contains a set of 3 games to both teach skills to and test the skills of students on areas of the ViPi curriculum. The games are have elements to help the students learn the curriculum content, reinforce and memorise curriculum content and also to discover new information. The game uses Memo, a more»
  • ACE Centre – SpeechBubble
    http://www.speechbubble.org.uk/ If you need help with spoken communication because of a disability, this website can give you an idea of what’s on offer, with details of nearly every communication aid available in the UK – and it’s all searchable! Speechbubble is the result of a three-year ACE Centre project to produce a comparison website containing more»
  • Educational and fun apps for kids by Jannie Teacher
    A series of educational games for Android-based and/or iOS-based (iPAD, iPhone, etc) mobile devices. The games mainly address the learning of reading, writing and identifying animals. Download the apps at: http://jufjannie.nl/apps/
  • BioAid – The Biologically Inspired Hearing Aid
    BioAid is a project that developed a novel hearing aid algorithm, which mimics the biological processes that occur in the ear. Find at: http://bioaid.org.uk/
  • RNIB – Free assistive technology
    Collection of assistive technology products, that are offered free of charge, and that are used mainly for Internet browsing, sending and receiving emails, and writing basic documents.  The collection contains products for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Chrome. The information is classified into the following five sections: Windows magnification Windows speech Mac OS X Linux more»
  • Accessibility Overview
    This object comprises a good high-level overview of statistics about disability, disability types, as well as accessibility and assistive technology. Find at: https://www.ssbbartgroup.com/reference/index.php/Accessibility_Overview
  • Educational Apps for Children with Special Needs
    A portal service that collects and promotes iOS-based applications that can be used for educational purposes, when educating children with special needs. Find and download at: http://t.co/gwNOEVZK
  • Spectronics iPhone/iPad Apps for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    Tips on how to use the several apps that are available for augmentative and alternative communication, for little- or no-speech people. Also list of recommended/promoted apps. Find and download at: http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/iphoneipad-apps-for-aac
  • Pocket Voice Lite
    get your homework donePocket Voice Lite gives a voice to people who are unable to speak but who should be heard. For many different and varied reasons, some people are unable to speak or be understood. Nevertheless, those people have a right to be heard. Pocket Voice Lite aims to facilitate that by giving its users more»
  • Sclera symbols and icons
    A rich repository of accessible symbols that can be used to represent meaning. The content is easily navigate-able with alphabetical and categories’ support. Find at: http://www.sclera.be/en/picto/overview
  • iPads for Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning (iCALL)
    It comprises a (pdf document) guide that aims to offer support to readers who are not necessarily technical specialists and who want to use the iPad with children or adults with some kind of additional support needs, special educational needs or disability. Readers can be parents and carers, teachers and other education staff, speech and more»
  • 20 Quick Tips to get you Started with your First iPhone
    Comprises a list of 20 tips on how to use your iPhone devices. It mainly targets users with vision difficulties. Find at: http://www.applevis.com/guides/ios/20-quick-tips-get-you-started-your-first-iphone
  • EqualEyes
    EqualEyes is an intuitive, accessible and affordable suite of mini-applications that work seamlessly together and sit within a stunning interface. Ideal for people with visual, cognitive and fine motor skill impairments, experiencing the natural signs of aging or who are new to digital technology. Key Features Customisable Interface for different themes & colours Big buttons & more»
  • Felt Board
    It is an app designed for both open ended imaginative play and to be used as a teaching tool and resource by parents and teachers. It has been used effectively by parents, therapists and educators to encourage speech, imaginative play, story retelling, and to discuss feelings / facial expressions.  Fine motor and hand-eye coordination skills more»
  • Dexteria
    The Dexteria app features 3 activities to help improve fine motor skills and get kids ready for handwriting.  It is very popular in the occupational therapy and special needs communities due to the engaging interactivity, ease of use, and reporting features.   Dexteria is a universal app that you buy once and run on all your iOS more»
  • ArtikPix
    ArtikPix is an engaging articulation app with flashcard and matching activities for children with speech sound delays. Since the app includes child friendly language, you don’t have to be a speech-language pathologist to facilitate practice. Children use ArtikPix to practice sounds independently, with a speech-language pathologist or their parents.   Download it at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artikpix/id383022107?mt=8&affId=1822652
  • winPenPack: Portable Software Collection
    winPenPack is a project that aims at collecting the most frequently used and most popular open source applications made portable, so that they can be executed without installation, from any USB Flash Drive or Hard Disk. The winPenPack suites offer a wide range of portable applications like office tools, internet tools, multimedia tools, development tools, more»
  • Aaron
    Aaron is a free Windows Phone app to help profoundly autistic children communicate. It can be found at: http://t.co/E0CX95YUxs
  • BrailleBack
    BrailleBack is an app for the Android Accessibility Service that helps blind users make use of braille devices. It works together with the TalkBack app to give a combined braille and speech experience. This app lets you connect a supported refreshable braille display to your device via Bluetooth. Screen content will be presented on the more»
  • Pointing Magnifier
    get your homework done The Pointing Magnifier is a mouse-activated magnifying glass that enlarges a circular area on the computer monitor. The user first moves a virtual lens with the mouse over the area they wish to enlarge. They then put the cursor within the circle and click any mouse button. Everything inside the circle is magnified; more»
  • Angle Mouse
    The Angle Mouse improves the efficiency and ease of Windows mouse pointing for people with impaired motor skills. The application runs in the background. The Angle Mouse is “target-agnostic:” It continually adjusts the control-display (C-D) gain based on mouse movement. When the mouse moves straight, it moves quickly. But when the mouse corrects abruptly, often near targets, it slows more»
  • DOTCOM: the Disability Online Tool of the Commission
    DOTCOM is constructed from a large database of information about national laws, policies, strategies and initiatives in the Member States of the European Union, its Candidate countries and other associated countries. For each of the 34 countries, and for the EU, it includes summary information on 43 selected policy instruments, organised in eight themes (more than more»
  • Insafe
    Insafe is a European network constituted by 30 national Safer Internet Centres in EU member states and in Iceland, Norway and Russia. Every national Centre implements awareness and educational campaigns, runs a helpline, and works closely with youth to ensure an evidence-based, multi-stakeholder approach to creating a better internet. Insafe is about promoting safe, responsible more»
  • Care for Me – an App for Carers
    Care for Me is an App for iPad and iPhone that can make an enormous difference in the lives of special needs children and adults, their family, carers and their teachers. The App enables recording and storing of all care requirements in video, photo or text format in one central location for quick access to more»
  • ETNA – Assistive Technology Search
    The European search engine on Assistive Technology, working in all languages of the European Union. http://test.etna-project.eu/en-GB/searches/products/index
  • TypeFaster – Typing trainer
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/typefaster/ A typing tutor that teaches you to touch type. It supports French, German, Portuguese, US-Dvorak, US-English, Hebrew, Numeric-keypad and more. Typefaster is accessible for blind users. Full Spanish version also. Includes a 3d game. Teacher class support.
  • Assistive Technology Resource Centers List
    http://webtoolboxes.wikispaces.com/AT A list of Assistive Technology Resource Centers, which may provide tutorials, lesson ideas, reviews of software and devices, and assessment guides.
  • Teach-ICT
    http://www.teach-ict.com/index.html Contains a multitude of teaching resources. Some of the course content is subscription only (a resource subscription licence) but many of the resources, videos and games on the site are free to access. Many of the games require mouse use.      
  • BBC – My Web My Way
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/ A huge list of accessibility guides from the BBC broken down into the following subject areas: I can’t see very well I am blind I can’t hear very well I find words difficult I find a keyboard or mouse hard to use Actual guides include the following include: How to guides: Browse all guides Change more»
  • The ACE Centre – software downloads
    get your homework doneget your homework done The ACE Centre are experts in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT). There is free software available on their site to assist with numeracy, communication, switch access to windows, and visual and perceptual difficulties. Visit: . Details of the downloads follow below: Splash! This is the latest software more»
  • BBC CBeebies – Switch and Special Needs games
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/theme/switch/page/1 A set of games aimed specifically at children with SEN, some of which are switch compatible. These include: Baa Baa Black Sheep Baby Signs Blockabilla Chit Chat Chest Switch Version Movie Time Adventure Mr Tumble in the Jungle Mr Tumble’s Star Game On the Road with Katy Painting Game Peek-a-boo Game Switch Version Photo more»
  • Priory Woods School – Free Learning Games
    A set of free games created to support the general curriculum for children with learning difficulties. http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/page_viewer.asp?page=Free+Program+Resources&pid=161 These programs were designed by Ian Bean to support many areas of the curriculum. They can be used with a range of assistive input devices including switches (emulating the spacebar or left mouse button); touch-screens and pointing devices. more»
  • Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum
    http://www.microsoft.com/About/CorporateCitizenship/Citizenship/giving/programs/UP/digitalliteracy/eng/default.mspx The goal of Microsoft Digital Literacy is to teach and assess basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities. Whether you are entirely new to computing or have some experience, this curriculum will help more»
  • GCF Learn Free (Goodwill Community Foundation International)
    http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computers Free courses available include: Computer Basics Internet Basics Email Basics Social Media Mouse Tutorial Google Google Drive and Docs Apple iPad Basics Mac OS X Mountain Lion Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Office Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Access Tech Savvy Tips and Tricks Information Savvy
  • Free-Ed.net (The Free Education Network)
    A website with a list of courses on many different subjects. One of the subheadings is ‘College of Computer Science and Information Technology’. http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/ Benefits include: No cost No sign-ups necessary Self-paced Choose where you begin and when you end Set your own standards of achievement Explore college majors Transform virtual-world experiences into real-world career assets Build your more»
  • Home and Learn – Free Computer Tutorials
    get your homework doneget your homework done Home and Learn contains free computer courses and tutorials. All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don’t need experience to get started. Simply click a computer course that interests you, and away you go!
  • ECDL European Computer Driving License (BCS)
    ECDL is an approved European qualification in computing. This includes: ECDL for learners ECDL for schools ECDL for training providers and FE/HE Approved training materials Digital Creator e-type ITQ – The flexible IT qualification IT Application Specialist apprenticeship e-safetyDigital Skills Computer and Online Basics “The world’s number one IT user qualification. ECDL is the benchmark for more»
  • ViPi StaySafe Game
    Stay Safe is a game designed to highlight safety issues regarding email. It covers such topics as dangerous attachments, spoofing, scams, and chain email. The game situation involves a user checking his emails and going through the received mail with an experienced computer user stood behind them. The user must make decisions (based on multiple more»
  • Fly Swat Game
    The Game Swat the flies using mouse, keyboard – or your assistive technology! Swat as many flies as you can in one minute. Justification Fly swat has been developed to meet the needs of people with both physical and learning disabilities. It provides a means to develop and assess skills relating to awareness of ICT, understanding more»
  • The Yes No ICT Quiz Game
    This set of games asks true/false questions about a set of ICT subject areas. The materials provided cover aspects of Basic ICT Skills in English. The content has been adjusted to suit use with people with learning difficulty. Navigation can always be achieved through use of the keyboard (arrow keys to move and space to more»
  • True False ICT Quiz Game
    get your homework done This game asks true/false questions about a set of ICT subject areas. The materials provided cover aspects of Basic ICT Skills in English, Greek, Dutch and Lithuanian. Navigation can always be achieved through use of the keyboard (arrow keys to move and space to select) or by use of the mouse. more»
  • Rob the Mob – ICT quiz game
    This game allows the user to play a card style multiple choice quiz betting game where they must  answer questions to win the gangster’s money. The topic can be selected from a list by the player so that they can work on a specific subject area. Navigation can always be achieved through use of the more»
  • Escapology ICT Game
    This Flash game allows the user to play a hangman style game where they must guess words relating to a certain topic. The topic and sub-topic can be selected by the user so that they can work on a specific subject area. Navigation can always be achieved through use of the keyboard or by use more»
  • BBC WebWise – Courses
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses Contains material on the following: The WebWise Online Course Learn about the internet, mobile devices, email and staying safe online and keep track of your progress each time you come back Internet Basics What the internet is, how it can be used, how to search, how to register with a website, how to email more»
  • BBC Raw
    BBC Raw http://www.bbc.co.uk/raw/computers/yourcomputer/index.shtml Provides a further set of BBC computer training resources (mainly online documents) including computer basics, the mouse, the keyboard, icons and windows, music and photos, printing, internet basics, internet browsers, searching the internet, registering a website, shopping online and using email.
  • BBC Webwise – Computer Basics
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics A set of learning objects on Computer Basics from the BBC consisting of a mix of interactive video and games and text based documents. Inaccessible to non-mouse users. Topics include: Your computer, using the web, email and sharing, safety and privacy. The learning objects are currently: Computer basics The mouse Clicky Mouse Game The more»
  • ALISON – free certified learning courses
    The website is available at the following URL: http://alison.com/subjects/1/Digital-Literacy-IT-Skills It contains a massive repository of certified online courses to teach about many specific aspects of computing at all levels. Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, this curriculum will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn more»
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  • Samsung’s guide to customising your computer with assistive technology
    This Help has 7 categories to customise your computer: I want to see things larger. I want to change my text and background colours. I want to change my font type. I want my computer to read text. I want to make my keyboard easier to use. I want to make my mouse easier to more»
  • BioAid – Smartphone app turns iPhone into a hearing aid
    Unlike standard hearing aids that simply amplify all sounds, the BioAid app is inspired by biology and replicates the complexities of the human ear. It puts the user in control, is available to anyone, anywhere without the need for a hearing test, and potentially holds the key to a future where tiny, phone-based hearing aids more»
  • E-mail and Security
    The use of email including software, accounts, folders, attachments and all relevant security matters. Covered topics: 1. Using E-mail Email Accounts and Addresses Clients and web based apps Logging In Inbox Composing an Email Sent Items Folder Other Folders Attaching Files TO/CC/BCC Forwarding an Email Reply Replying to all Organizing emails in inbox folders 2. more»
  • How to start a web browser
    A user can launch a web browser through alternative options such as a) by clicking on its icon on the desktop, b) clicking and selecting the Quick Launch icon or c) from the start panel. The three options are explained in the following. a) Launch from desktop To start a browser from the desktop, simply move more»
  • Web Browsing Software
    A course on Web browsing software, offered online at ViPi training platform. You can register for free at the ViPi portal and access the course at: http://vipi-skills.eu/ATutor/admin/index.php A student https://www.affordable-papers.net/ needs to choose the proper manner of referencing.
  • Georgie
    Description: The app is designed for blind, visually-impaired, disabled and elderly people who have problems using a phone. Key features of Georgie: News & Help: keep up with what’s happening with Georgie and get spoken help on the phone Phone: a simple phone dialler that allows the user to enter a phone number spoken and more»
  • Evernote
    Description: Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. Key features of Evernote: Create text, photo and audio notes Clip web pages including text, links, and images Synchronize your notes across your devices Search for text within snapshots and images Target more»
  • SmackTalk
    SQUEAKIER & FREAKIER! Voice-altering talk back for hours of Hilarious Laughter! No matter what you say SmackTalk! can say it back–SQUEAKIER–and FREAKIER! SmackTalk! is the original voice-altering app with an animated guinea pig, puppy, kitten, and chihuahua. They repeat what you say in Squeaky voices (more fun than talking tom) This app provides hours of more»