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Bibliography - iPads & iPods in special and inclusive education

Books

Longhorn, Flo
iPads, apps and special learners: A-Z for beginners
Flo Longhorn, 2012
ISBN: 9780955900839
Background information on iPad use and themed selections of appropriate apps for use on iPads, iPhones or iPod Touch which can be used particularly well with children who have additional support needs.

Longhorn, Flo
My favourite apps for special learners [part 1]
Flo Longhorn, 2011
List of appropriate apps for use on iPads, iPhones or iPod Touch which can be used particularly well with children who have additional support needs.
http://clickspecialednz.com/wp-content/uploads/Recomended-Apps.pdf

Longhorn, Flo
My favourite apps for special learners [part 2]
Flo Longhorn, 2011
List of appropriate apps for use on iPads, iPhones or iPod Touch which can be used particularly well with children who have additional support needs.
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Longhorn, Flo
My favourite apps for special learners [part 3]
Flo Longhorn, 2012
List of appropriate apps for use on iPads, iPhones or iPod Touch which can be used particularly well with children who have additional support needs.
Weblink

Mill, Craig
iPads for communication, access, literacy and learning (iCALL)
CALL Scotland, 2012
ISBN: 9781898042358
Guide to iPads for people using them with learners who have a range of learning and communication difficulties. Includes guidance on the basics, apps, accessibility options, preparing devices for exams, and the practicalities of maintaining and protecting devices within educational settings.
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Presley, Ike & D'Andrea, Frances Mary
Assistive technology for students who are blind or visually impaired: a guide to assessment
AFB, 2008
ISBN: 9780891288909
This guide will help teachers and others to understand the technology available to visually impaired students and make recommendations to individuals based upon their needs.

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Articles

Cain, Sally & Griffiths, Steve
Glimpse into the future
NB April 2012, No 76, p40-43
A report on issues raised at an annual conference about technology for disabled people including HTML 5, cloud technology, mobile technology and social media.

Connolly, Phillip
Switch on to sight loss
NB August 2012, No 80, p35-37
People with sight loss are not just benefiting from advances in technology, they are creating it. Looks at current directions in technology which are beneficial for or inclusive of visually impaired users.

French, Henry
Ebooks: the future is here ... almost
Insight Nov/Dec 2010, No 30, p23-25
Introduces the benefits of electronic books for children who struggle with standard print.

Griffiths, Steve
Touch screen accessibility
NB November 2010, No 59, p40-42
Looks at the improved accessibility which is possible for the increasingly prevalent touch screen technology such as in new mobile phones and tablet computers.

Gunn, Dave & Homer, Andrew
Ebooks in education: a viable route to accessible communication?
Insight July/August 2011, No 34, p9-12
Looks at how suitable ebooks are for delivering accessible information for visually impaired children.

Hebbes, Sarah
Access and ebooks: read all about it
NB March 2010, No 51, p23-25
Looks at the latest technology for electronic books and how they can be used by people with visual impairments.

McNaught, Alistair
Assistive technology that doesn't cost the earth
Insight Sep/Oct 2010, No 29, p29-31
Advice on how young people with sight problems can use technology at home and in the classroom.

McNaught, Alistair
Fostering independence with free portable software tools
Insight Jan/Feb 2011, No 31, p29-32
Looks at some of the free alternatives to assistive technology.

McNaught, Alistair
Making the most of mobile devices
Insight July/August 2011, No 34, p19-21
Visually impaired users describe the benefits and problems of increased functionality of new mobile phones.

McNaught, Alistair
Opening up the world of digital reading
Insight March/April 2011, No 32, p36-38
Looks at the potential for exploiting electronic books by visually impaired people.

Mitchell, John
Taking ICT further
Insight Sep/Oct 2010, No 29, p22-25
Talks about the differentiated ICT curriculum at Henshaws which includes innovative use of mainstream gadgets.