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How to set up your Tecla Shield (with explainer videos)

How to set up your Tecla Shield (with explainer videos)

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to set up your Tecla Shield.

Get your Tecla Shield ready!

  1. Turn on the Tecla Shield.
  2. Select your Tecla Shield mode (the default mode is Switch Control for iOS and MacOS devices, indicated by the flashing white light).
  3. Connect your input devices, switches or wheelchair driving control to the Tecla Shield. 

Watch this video for an overview of the Tecla Shield and to learn how to set the different modes:

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Seeking in this new year: beta testers for Android Jelly Bean

In this great new year of 2015, we're on the hunt for beta testers!

We're obviously passionate about being the solution to inaccessible experiences. That's why we're launching our Tecla Next Beta Testing Program for Android users. This is especially for those who can't wait to get their hands on our next product, Tecla Next, a little early. We are looking for tough critics who accept nothing less than perfection in every product they use. And if you're the type who doesn't mind dealing with a few bugs, here's your chance to help us enhance Tecla for all. 

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Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Apps with Adaptive Switches

Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Apps with Adaptive Switches

Operation of an AAC on an iPhone/iPad with a single switch using the Tecla Shield is quite simple.  iOS has a “switch control” setting that, when turned on, allows cycling through the icons on the screen in “groups”.  In the AAC app, the device would scan from the top of the screen to the bottom through groups of icons.  When a group is selected, the device then scans through the icons in that group until the user clicks again. In this way, the different words on the screen can be selected and sentences can be built to then be spoken by the device.

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4 ways Quadriplegics can use an iPad or iPhone

4 ways Quadriplegics can use an iPad or iPhone

While smartphones and tablets like the iPad, iPhone and Android devices are transforming how most people communicate, learn, shop and entertain themselves, a huge population of people with mobility impairments, like quadriplegics, lack the dexterity, stamina or concentration required to operate a touchscreen device, like an iPad. Here are 4 ways to control the iPad as a quadriplegic:

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