'With iPads and other tablets we have the beginnings of the dream device,' says Martin Littler
iPads are the biggest “big idea” in special needs since the personal computer. I know that I’m supposed to say “tablets” or “mobile technology” – but actually, at the moment, it’s iPads.
iPads are making us think about all aspects of assistive technology and are bringing change at an amazing (or even alarming) rate. We hear of shares in communication aid companies going from more than $25 to less than 10 cents! We hear of special schools buying iPads in dozens. Meanwhile, most companies selling CD-based software into the SEN sector are seeing their sales decimated.