AbleNet, Roseville, Minn,  introduces its Mobile Device Access product line, which includes accessories for popular Apple® products such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, as well as an upgrade to its SoundingBoard AAC app now featuring switch access.

The company’s new products and other popular environmental control devices, communication devices, and assistive technology products are featured at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) 2011 Orlando Conference, January 26 to 29.

User-friendly assistive technology solutions and curricular programs empower people with complex physical and cognitive disabilities, maximizing opportunities for users to engage in everyday activities to the fullest extent.

SoundingBoard 2.0 has newly upgraded features building on the original September 2010 release. After soliciting user input, the following upgrades are included:

  • Single- and dual-switch access that uses AbleNet’s Blue2 access switch for those who can’t touch a screen.
  • Preloaded communications boards with 14 ready-to-use communication boards highlighting key communication outcomes such as expressions, emergency information, reading, daily living, social situations, shopping, and more.
  • Linked Boards enable the user to use symbols on one board to connect to another board allowing deeper and richer communication options.

QuickTalker, a new go-anywhere communicator, which enables the student or child to start communicating in minutes.

The company will also be giving several conference presentations, which include the following.

Title: Reinforcing Life Skills, AAC and Adulthood Transition Through Home Automation
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011

Title: Swype: The Revolutionary Text Input System for People with Disabilities
Date: Friday, January 28, 2011

Title: Easy-tech Assistive Technology Solutions
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011

AbleNet products provide a wide range of education, rehabilitation, vocation and independent-living assistive technology solutions for all age groups.

[Source: AbleNet]