iPad – with Assistive Express


iPad – with Assistive Express

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  • A high-tech portable touch screen communications device designed for people who need a mobile communication device with a screen larger than a mobile phones yet smaller than a laptop.

    Preloaded with communication App Assistive Express which is a text-to-speech app designed to assist users who are unable to speak effectively.

  • Included:

    • iPad
    • Preloaded with Apps: Assistive Express
    • Charger + USB charging cord
    • Protective case
    • Touch screen operated
    • Wi-fi, cellular and Bluetooth access
    • Switch accessible when paired with a switch interface
    • Ability to download a variety of apps to suit each user’s needs
    • Portable and lightweight
    • Camera – face-to-face communication with certain apps
    • External speaker
    • Dual display – landscape and portrait.


    • Word prediction to minimize keystrokes
    • Choice of 3 voices to select
    • Adjustable volume and speed for voices
    • Large font and buttons
    • Adaptive learning to include commonly used or new vocabulary into the word prediction list
    • Self-learning “next word” prediction
    • Recent list for quick access to previously spoken sentences
    • Landscape and portrait screen display modes
  • Demonstration on iPad basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13rueUFlSOM                

    Demonstration on Assistive Express:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syWqPteHVR4

    Demonstration on Assistive Express - Screen Scanning Control: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQBPO8xuCqA

  • The iPad is touch screen operated. To use this device the user swipes or taps their finger on the screen, this provides directions to the device. The iPad will recognise the pads of the fingertips not the fingernail. To enter, the user types a 6-digit passcode which is customisable allowing protection of information.  Apps can be downloaded from the App Store through your own iTunes account

     Each iPad supplied will be preloaded with a communication app that has been assessed as being suitable for the participants needs.

    To protect the apps already preloaded on the iPad upon delivery deletion of apps has been disabled in the restriction’s settings

    On return the iPad is restored to factory settings before allocated for reissue

    To use Assistive Express, the user types what they want to say onto an on-screen keyboard. With each press of the ‘return’ button, the words are transferred as speech by the device. An option to “speak each word” is also available.  This app provides the ability to save favourite phrases as well as store a brief history of recently used phrases.

    If a problem arises with the app:

    • close out of the app by pressing the home button
    • double click home button and a zoomed out version of the app will appear
    • swipe up with a finger and the app will be closed
    • reopen the app and the problem should be fixed