New AssistiveWare webinar for Proloquo2Go is now available on iTunes

AssistiveWare announced their webinar for What’s New in Proloquo2Go 1.7 is now available on iTunes as a free video podcast. Click here or go to iTunes and search for “assistiveware webinars.” You will also be able to view the previous webinars from the July-August series.

Please subscribe to the AssistiveWare Webinar Series on iTunes to stay updated and join in the webinar discussions at the Webinar Forum.

Disclosure: I do work for AssistiveWare and I’m the presenter for this Proloquo2Go webinar series.

New AssistiveWare video for an Introduction to Pictello

I want to share a new AssistiveWare video for Pictello, the storytelling app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We created an Introduction to Pictello video divided in three chapters: playing a sample story, creating a story, and importing a story. Learn how to utilize all of the story features via demonstrations in the iOS simulator. The video is fully accessible with captions that can be viewed either in the YouTube player below (click CC) or on the Pictello website. You can also view the YouTube videos in HD and full-screen mode.

Disclosure: I do work for AssistiveWare and I am the author of this Introduction to Pictello video.

Closing the Gap Conference

I will be participating with AssistiveWare in this year’s Closing The Gap Conference scheduled October 10-14, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can come see me at the AssistiveWare booth or join us for one or more of the following sessions.

Pre-conference sessions

Preconference hands-on iPad workshop 1 (presented by David Niemeijer, Mark Coppin, Eric Sailers, Jennifer Marden, Martijn Leopold, Cathy Kingeter): PC-2 An Introduction to the iPad and iPod touch as Assistive Technology Solutions. Monday, Oct 10 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Preconference hands-on iPad workshop 2 (presented by David Niemeijer, Mark Coppin, Eric Sailers, Jennifer Marden, Cathy Kingeter): PC-13 In-Depth Exploration of Some of the Most Advanced Assistive Technology iPad Apps. Tuesday, Oct 11 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Main conference sessions

Lab by Mark Coppin, Cathy Kingeter, Jennifer Marden, David Niemeijer, Eric Sailers: In-Depth, Hands-On Exploration of Leading iPad Assistive Technology Apps (Two Block Session). Wed, Oct 12, 2011 from 8:00 am – 10:30 am.

Session by Mark Coppin, Jennifer Marden, David Niemeijer and Eric Sailers: Effectively Using the iPad 2 with Communication Apps: Proloquo2Go, ArtikPix and Pictello. Wed, Oct 12, 2011 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.

Lab by Jennifer Marden, David Niemeijer, Eric Sailers: In-Depth, Hands-On Exploration of Leading Speech Sound and Story Apps for iPad (Two Block Session). Wed, Oct 12, 2011 from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

Lab by Mark Coppin, Cathy Kingeter, Martijn Leopold, Jennifer Marden, David Niemeijer, Eric Sailers: AAC on the iPad: Hands-On with the Latest Proloquo2Go (Two Block Session). Thu, Oct 13, 2011 from 8:00 am – 10:30 am.

Lab by Mark Coppin, Cathy Kingeter, Jennifer Marden, David Niemeijer, Eric Sailers: In-Depth, Hands-On Exploration of Leading iPad Assistive Technology Apps (REPEAT) (Two Block Session). Fri, Oct 14, 2011 from 8:00 am – 10:30 am.

Lab by Mark Coppin, Cathy Kingeter, Martijn Leopold, Jennifer Marden, David Niemeijer, Eric Sailers: AAC on the iPad: Hands-On with the Latest Proloquo2Go (REPEAT) (Two Block Session). Fri, Oct 14, 2011 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Source: AssistiveWare events page

AssistiveWare’s webinars for Proloquo2Go now available on iTunes

AssistiveWare recently announced their Proloquo2Go Webinar Series is now available on iTunes as a video podcast. Click here or go to iTunes and search for “assistiveware webinars.” Part 1, Introduction to Proloquo2Go, was released first, with subsequent webinars scheduled for weekly release. Please subscribe to the AssistiveWare Webinar Series to stay updated and join in the webinar discussions at the Webinar Forum.

9.1.11 update: Part 6, iTunes and App Store, is now available here on iTunes.
8.31.11 update
: Part 5, Advanced features (Word prediction and Grammar), is now available here on iTunes. 
8.26.11 update
: Part 4, Backups (Professionals) and Part 4, Tips and tricks (Users, Family, Caregivers) are now available here on iTunes. 
8.20.11 update
: Part 3, Vocabulary customizations, is now available here on iTunes. 
8.15.11 update
: Part 2, App customizations, is now available here on iTunes.

Disclosure: I do work for AssistiveWare and I’m the presenter for this Proloquo2Go webinar series.

New AssistiveWare videos for Proloquo2Go

I want to share four new AssistiveWare videos for Proloquo2Go, the AAC app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We created the following videos organized by chapters: Introduction to Proloquo2Go, How to backup your vocabulary, How to restore your vocabulary, and How to transfer your vocabulary. The videos are fully accessible with captions that can be viewed either in the YouTube players (click CC) or on the Proloquo2Go website by clicking here. You can also view the YouTube videos in HD and full-screen mode.

Introduction to Proloquo2Go
This video covers the app’s four views including grid, typing, recents, and options. The typing view demonstrates the new word prediction feature which facilitates the typing process.

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How to backup your vocabulary
This video demonstrates how to backup vocabulary in Proloquo2Go on a device (e.g., iPhone), then to save the backup to your computer via iTunes File Sharing.

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How to restore your vocabulary
This video shows how to copy a Proloquo2Go vocabulary file from your computer to a device (e.g., iPhone) using iTunes File Sharing. Then, retrieve the vocabulary using Restore from Backup in the Options view of Proloquo2Go.

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How to transfer your vocabulary
This video demonstrates how to transfer a vocabulary file from one device (e.g., iPhone) to another (e.g., iPad) using the backup and restore features in Proloquo2Go, in addition to iTunes File Sharing on the computer. The process can be used to share a vocabulary file across multiple devices for a given individual.

2010 ASHA Convention


I will be getting married in San Diego, CA during the week of this year’s ASHA Convention. Needless to say, I will not be attending ASHA. However, our ArtikPix app will still have a presence at the convention. The nice folks at AssistiveWare (creators of Proloquo2Go and Pictello) will be demonstrating ArtikPix at their booth (no. 652). You can get hands-on time using the app on an iPod touch and iPad.  If you’re attending ASHA, stop by the AssistiveWare booth to try ArtikPix in addition to Proloquo2Go and Pictello.