TAPit: Intended Touch Interactive Learning Station

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TAPit: Intended Touch Interactive Learning Station

TAPit is the first ADA compliant interactive learning station designed to recognize the difference between an arm resting upon the screen and a finger or assistive device intentionally tapping an image. The TAPit platform is within reach for people using wheelchairs, walkers or other mobility devices, providing full access to the screen with easy adjustments that adapt to individualized needs.

The TAPit is designed under the principles of Universal Design for Learning to create an adaptable workstation that grants access to digital information in multiple ways. It also allows those who need to lean or balance on the workstation to do so without recognizing that unintended touch, and allowing them to continue to interact with the screen. With the touch of a button, the TAPit platform can move up or down and the 42″ interactive LCD panel can be tilted from 0 – 90 degrees.

The TAPit platform works with virtually all educational and assistive software programs that you’re currently using. Name a program, and TAPit makes it better in a big way. The large, touch-sensitive screen supports the use of on-screen keyboards or voice recognition for typing; switch/scanning for mouse control or cause/effect programs; screen readers for text-to-speech capability; as well as screen magnification programs.

The TAPit’s motorized height and tilt adjustment allow the workstation to be customized to a specific user or group of users’ needs. Everyone can benefit from the various heights the TAPit reaches. The tilt adjustment accommodates users in wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility devices who cannot access a wall-mounted interactive white board.

42” commercial grade LCD monitor with external speakers and Intended Touch Technology
Monitor is shatter-resistant, scratch-resistant and moisture sealed
Stand moves up and down and tilts from 0-90 degrees with motorized touch control
Tip-resistant stand is on 5” anti mar, anti-microbial locking casters for easy mobility
Monitor bezel and stand have texture and purple finish for special needs application
3-year parts and labor warranty

Researchers at East Carolina University completed a study involving 8 autistic children to determine how effective the TAPit and Vizzle® software from Monarch Teaching Technologies would be for these students. The effectiveness of assistive technology (TAPit and VizZle) to enhance progress of young children with autism spectrum disorders

All students in the study exceeded expectations!

Fine Motor Delays

Anyone can operate the screen using a finger, assistive device, or reach stick. Large icons help them select the correct target to make their choices. This helps to accommodate their lack of precision and accuracy in directing the mouse pointer, also aiding with involuntary arm movements. The work area is designed to ensure that the majority of users are able to reach the entire surface.

TAPit Fine Motor Delays

Hearing Impaired


Finger touch input keeps hands free of pen tools that interfere with signing. Interactive media keeps users engaged. They can read from the board and sign at the same time, increasing opportunities for communication.
TAPit Hearing Impaired

Developmental Delays

The TAPit platform offers ongoing visual reinforcement to complement lessons and improve functional capabilities. While their eye movement increases, users with ASD, ADD, etc, can track content with greater ease. The physical interaction and visual stimulus offers an additional sensory channel to help process information.

TAPit Develipmental delays

Visually Impaired

The TAPit platform works with any software on your computer allowing teachers and therapists to resize text and graphics, adjust brightness or contrast controls, and enlarge images or change background colors within seconds. The low-glare, matte finish display is shadow-free, providing optimal viewing for low-vision users.

TAPit Visually Challenged

Applications

The TAPit platform works with virtually all educational and assistive software programs that you’re currently using on your classroom computer. Name a program, and TAPit makes it better in a big way. The large, touch-sensitive screen supports the use of on-screen keyboards or voice recognition for typing; switch/scanning for mouse control or cause/effect programs; screen readers for text-to-speech capability; as well as screen magnification programs. We also offer software from three of the world’s leading educational software developers.

Tool Factory

We offer an impressive lineup of Tool Factory special education software bundles. Each is easy to use and accelerates the learning process. From auditory discrimination to vocalization, Tool Factory software will help your students grow.

Claro Software

This leading edge assistive software company offers a wide range of innovative speech and imaging programs. We offer ClaroRead, ClaroSpeak, ClaroCapture, ClaroIdeas and many more. The software is easy to use, highly effective and the ideal assistive tool to encourage learning.

DayDream Education

Packed full of curriculum-based content and ready-made interactive activities, Daydream Interactive Content Packs engage students and utilizes the TAPit platform to its full potential. The packs are easy to use and compatible with PCs or Macs.

Drivers and Software

Tapit platform drivers for Windows
TAPit platform drivers for MAC OS X (Intel)
TAPit platform drivers for MAC OS X (Power PC)

References and Guides

TAPit Overview
TAPit User Manual
TAPit Reference Guide
TAPit Tool Factory
TAPit Claro Software

FAQs

Why do I receive a message that states "Could not find a SMART interactive product connected to your computer" when I open SMART Notebook software?
Why is there a red "X" in the SMART Tools?

You may click "No" to this message and the red "X" may be disregarded without impacting the functionality of your TAPit platform. The red "X" simply indicates that you are not connected to a SMART Board or other SMART Technologies product. Tthe TAPit platform is fully capable of interacting with SMART Notebook. However, the TAPit platform is not a SMART Technologies product; thus it will not be recognized by the SMART Drivers or SMART Notebook software directly. This notification may be disabled going forward, without any impact to the functionality of the TAPit platform or any SMART® product, by checking the box which says "Don't show this dialog again." The red "X" however, will always display in the Windows™ Notification Area or OS X Dock.

Why does my computer display not fill the entire screen of the TAPit platform?

Please verify your computer's display resolution is set to one of the following supported resolutions:

1280x720
1280x768
1280x800
1920x1080

If your computer is set to one of these supported resolutions and the image still does not fill the entire screen, please press the Auto Setup button, located at the bottom left of the TAPit platform remote control.

The mouse pointer currently does not match where I am touching on the TAPit platform screen, how do I fix this?

The TAPit platform needs to be calibrated to any computer to which it is connected. Please follow these steps to calibrate the TAPit platform.

PC:

Click on the Start Menu (or Start Global in Windows Vista®/Windows 7®)
Click Programs (or All Programs)
Select the TAPit Folder
Select TAPit Calibration
Follow the on-screen instructions

Mac:

Click on the Finder Icon in the Dock
Click Applications in the Side Bar
Open the TAPit Folder
Select TAPit Calibration
Follow the on-screen instructions


Special Order - Unfortunately, this means that we cannot accept returns/cancellations once your order is placed, so please call our trained staff with any questions you may have prior to ordering - we will ensure that you get exactly what you need.

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