RJ Cooper has successfully developed switch access for the iPad. They start shipping the device in a couple of weeks. Here's what they dais in their publicity email:
"We said we were developing a switch interface for the iPad. Well, it's done, and I start shipping in about 2 weeks! And my networking with the other iPad app developers was to make sure they had the opportunity, and in some cases, knowledge, to incorporate "scanning" (switch access) into their apps. Almost all were receptive, and some were quite excited!
Be aware, though, that "switch access" doesn't make an app "scan." That can only be done through programming, by the app developer. There will not be any 'global' scanning of the iPad giving full control to a switch user (like my CrossScanner for PC/Mac). Only those apps that incorporate switch access will work with my (or anyone's) switch interface.
The first one out with switch access/scanning will be Ted Conley, a great (and really open-to-suggestion) AAC developer of the TapSpeak line of apps. Here is the link to his current page: <http://conleysolutions.com/wordpress/?page_id=282>
He even let me help *design* his switch access!
And I will also be releasing *my* iPad apps shortly also. First will be my long-time favorite, RadSounds for cause/effect, with switch access. Second will be my popular and unique AAC *training* software, Point To Pictures, followed by Scan To Pictures with switch access.
Never being satisfied, I didn't stop at just the iPad Switch Interface with its 2 switch inputs (yes, Linda B, Step-Scanning also ;-) . I also put the interface *inside* my iPad Super-Switch. Just go to my home page, rjcooper.com, and right under New Stuff, you'll see them.
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