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For Kids

Watch any child's face light up as they play with these easy-to-use games. Ranging from educational, to silly fun, these apps are entertaining to use (even for adults!)

Color & Draw for Kids HD1. Color & Draw for Kids HD
Color the provided pictures, draw your own, trace letters and numbers, and decorate your existing photos. Use your finger as the brush to "finger paint" a masterpiece by swiping over the areas you desire to be colored.

Review: Easy to use and fun for young kids. Some things may be hard to tap on if there is limited hand movement.
Optimized for: iPad (iOS 3.2 or later)
Price: $0.99
Link: www.tipitap.com

Smack That Gugl2. Smack That Gugl
Inspired by "Whack a Mole" this addictive game is fun for kids. Simply tap on the Gugls that pop up on the screen, but be aware of the "infected" ones.

Review: Extremely addicting and encourages quick hand movement.
Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 4.1 or later)
Price: $0.99
Link: www.tayasui.com
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Math Bingo3. Math Bingo
A game for everyone from the age of five to 95 to put their math skills to the test with the hopes of getting BINGO. Characters and icons are large and easy to tap.

Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.0 or later)
Price: $0.99
Link: www.abcya.com
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Pocket Penguins4. Pocket Penguins
This is the perfect app for penguin lovers. You can watch real-time footage of penguins at the California Academy of Sciences.

Review: Fun for young kids.
Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 4.0 or later), Android
Price: Free
Link: www.calacademy.org


DotToDot Numbers and Letters5. DotToDot Numbers and Letters
This app is perfect for young children to enhance their cognitive and fine motor skills. The app consists of connect-the-dot picture puzzles requiring the user to connect the dots by tapping or sliding a finger, following the appropriate number pattern to reveal a picture.

Review: for young children and anyone trying to gain fine motor skills.
Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.1.3 or later)
Price: $1.99
Link: appsinmypocket.com
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abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing + first words6. abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing + first words
Young children can use this app to learn the sounds of letters in addition to how to write each letter and age-appropriate words. The app pronounces, and allows the user to trace letters of the alphabet so that children become familiar with letters when they see them.

Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.1.3 or later)
Price: $2.99
Link: www.appsinmypocket.com
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Kids Can Match - Animals7. Kids Can Match - Animals
This game is perfect for young children to not only learn about animals, but to also enhance their cognitive skills through memory and matching. The game provides pictures, sounds, and names of animals. Simply tap a square icon to reveal the animal’s picture and use your memory to find the matching picture.

Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.0 or later)
Price: $1.99
Link: kidsbestplace.com
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123 Kids Fun 8 in 1 HD8. 123 Kids Fun 8 in 1 HD
With the fun and interactive games in this app, kids will learn to count and to recognize similarities and differences amongst other tasks. The games are easily played by tapping on the selected icons, such as tapping on one animal in the group of four animals that does not match.

Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 4.0 or later)
Price: $0.99
Link: www.123kidsfun.com



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Assistive Technology Training Online Project The Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO) provides information on AT applications that help students with disabilities learn in elementary classrooms.

Abledata: ComputersABLEDATA provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. We serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.

AbilityHub: Assistive Technology SolutionsInformation on adaptive equipment and alternative methods for accessing computers.

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Assistive Technology - Computers (PDF)

Camera MouseThe Camera Mouse uses a standard USB camera to convert head and finger motions into computer mouse pointer movements.

The CyberlinkBrain Actuated Technologies has developed this unique, futuristic system enabling hands-free control of a mouse cursor to power video games and other electronic products. The Cyberlink device, reminicent of a science fiction gadget, utilizes a headband with sensors that detect electrical signals made from subtle facial muscle and eye movements as well as from brain wave activity.

Dragon SystemsVoice activation at its finest, the Dragon Systems technology is used not only to operate laptops and pda's but can even control multimedia centers, navigation systems, mobile phones and much more.

laesieworks.com: Computer AccessIt's can be very important for a quadriplegia to have very good access to normal computer & software, even when laying flat in bed. This page is about how I do it. No, that dot is nothing religious! With that dot I control my computer.

Origin Instruments CorporationThis company manufactures The HeadMouse Extreme which translates head motions into computer mouse pointer movements. They also offer other helpful accessories such as soft and smart type keyboards, a sip and puff switch and a dragger utility for manipulating the left and right buttons of the standard mouse.

Prentke Romich CompanyFor complete computer control, visit this site which offers just about every possible device for accessibility from specialized keyboards to the headmouse.

Quad-JoyThis hands-free system was developed by a quadriplegic who, fueled by his own needs, figured a way to operate his computer using a joystick controlled mouse. The mouse works by sip and puff.

The Talking DesktopHands-free computer operation becomes possible with this voice activated software. Through speech recognition, the talking desktop will guide you through virtually any computer function.

TrackerProThe TrackerPro technology allows for cursor control to function through head pointing using a unit which is located on the top of the computer. The unit tracks head movements by the user and then converts the motions into computer mouse operations.

Paralysis Resource Center The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

Reeve Foundation Online Paralysis Community Connecting people living with paralysis, families, friends and caregivers so we can share support, experience, knowledge, and hope.

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The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3001, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.