TAPit has a NEW design with a slimmer, sleek monitor and added features of multi-touch capability, respositionable controls, folding laptop tray, and allowing gesture to zoom in or out.
Make interactive learning accessible to all individuals TAPit +provides a touch accessible interactive learning platform that enables students and children of varying abilities to reach new goals in their lives. Serving a wide range of student’s special needs, TAPit provides multiple modes of learning to accommodate tactile, visual, and auditory learners, and more. The customizable design allows students to focus on what matters most – their education. (See the Product Use tab for details on benefits for various abilities)
Interactive learning keeps students engaged TAPit offers the first interactive display specifically designed to minimize barriers and maximize flexibility for individuals with special needs, providing full access to the screen for almost any user! Students can operate the screen using a finger, assistive device, or reach stick. Larger icons help students select the correct target to make their choice.
Providing an optimal interface for teaching students with differing abilities at their own pace, the TAPit platform reinforces skills that can be transferred to other computer-based learning applications utilizing the internet, educational software, or communication devices.
Multi-Touch Technology Intuitive touch interface allows multiple students to simultaneously access a wealth of activities, tools, and resources. Supporting simultaneous touch points allows students to work together (or individually), collaborating, and moving towards accomplishing a common goal. It also allows the teacher and student to work together more closely to enhance learning and understanding. The entire screen surface is a collaborative workspace. No separate multi-user mode setting required.
Palm Rejection - "intended touch" The touch screen is able to "reject" or ignore touch that is not meant to be interactive. The interface recognizes the difference between a hand or arm resting upon the screen and a finger or assistive device intentionally "tapping" or selecting an image.
Accessible to students or adults with significant physical or learning challenges The TAPit platform is within reach for students or adults using wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility devices, providing full access to the screen with easy height and angle adjustments that adapt to individualized needs. Worries about navigation are eliminated as users can maneuver up to the workstation and have full reach capabilities. 43" screen provides the potential to reach all four corners without the need for additional instruments.
Motorized adjustments provide easy accommodations Everyone can benefit from the various heights the TAPit reaches. Fully motorized height and tilt adjustment allow the workstation to be customized to the needs of a specific user or group of users. The tilt adjustment accommodates users who cannot access a wall-mounted interactive white board.
Easily move the TAPit platform where you need it Mobility is essential for educators who may use the TAPit platform in multiple environments, from the classroom to therapy settings. No need to wait for a room to be available; roll TAPit to any available room. The TAPit platform easily fits through standard doors. Large 5" anti-mar casters roll easily over most surfaces (including carpet). Commercial locking casters keep the workstation stable.
The TAPit platform has been independently tested for safety and durability Resistant to dust, grit, grime and other contaminants, the commercial grade LCD panel is made of shatter-resistant safety glass. The field-tested platform is counter-balanced, so even if a student or adult leans full body weight against it, the TAPit platform will not tip.
TAPit is designed under the principles of Universal Design for Learning providing 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, allowing them to continue to interact with the screen.
The TAPit platform works with virtually any educational and assistive software programs through your Windows or Mac laptop, allowing freedom and flexibility with lessons. 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.
43" commercial grade LCD monitor with external speakers.
Multi-touch technology and palm rejection capability.
Intuitive gestures - flick, rotate, zoom, and more with natural touch gestures (used with many touch screens).
Control panel can be positioned for best convenience, out of the reach of students, but within easy reach of teacher.
Monitor is shatter-resistant, scratch-resistant and moisture sealed.
Low-glare, matte finish display is shadow-free, providing optimal viewing in almost any lighting situation and for low-vision users.
Large, touch-sensitive screen supports the use of on-screen keyboards.
Stand moves up and down and tilts from 0 - 90° 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.
Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. No special drivers or software required.
When compared to other products, TAPit provides:
Height and tilt adjustment
Palm rejection (intended touch recognition)
Moisture-resistant, commercial grade screen
Accessibility for those in wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility devices
Easy mobility, fitting through standard size doors
Fine Motor Delays
Students can operate the screen using a finger, assistive device, or reach stick. Larger icons help them select the correct target to make their choices. The work area is designed to ensure that the majority of students are able to reach the entire surface.
The TAPit platform works with any software on your computer allowing teachers, students and parents to resize text and graphics, adjsut brightness or contrast controls, and enlarge images or change background colors within within seconds. The low-glare, matte finish display is shadow-free, providing optimal viewing for low-vision users.
Finger-touch input keeps hands free of pen tools that interfere with signing. Interactive media keeps students engaged. They can read from the board and sign at the same time, increasing opportunities for communication between teachers and students.
The TAPit platform offers ongoing visual reinforcement to complement lessons and improve functional capabilities. While their eye movement increases, students 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.
Involuntary Arm Movements
Students can use the interface to interact with application on the LCD panel. This helps to accommodate their lack of precision and accuracy in directing the mouse pointer.
Any software, switch or website you currently use works with the TAPit platform. Use what is currently working with the students for activities. Keep the students in their routines and minimize additional preparation for the teachers. Occupational therapists can practice cause and effect, eye tracking, and extended reach capabilities with gaming software and websites. Every teacher has a preference, and if you use it on your computer, you can use it on the TAPit platform.
Ensure the device is unplugged from the main power supply during cleaning.
Commercially available LCD cleaning kits may be used to remove fingerprints or debris from the touchscreen, but such cleaners are insufficient for disinfection.
Regular cleaning and disinfecting of the TAPit touchscreen ensures that no bacteria or viruses are transmitted during use of the device. If the TAPit is to be used by multiple people, it is recommended that the touchscreen be disinfected between uses.
Cleaning and low-level disinfection of the touchscreen can be done using a diluted alcohol solution (50/50 isopropyl and distilled water) or alcohol-based disposable disinfecting wipes such as CaviWipes(tm). Use a soft cotton or micro-fiber cloth to avoid scratching the screen.
Do not spray directly onto the touch screen, but spray first on a cloth, then wipe down the touch screen. Clean with an LCD glass cleaner afterwards. This helps remove any residue from the cleaners.
WARNING: DO NOT saturate or immerse the device when cleaning. Wipe any excess liquid from the device immediately.
We have found the TAPit technology very helpful when providing instruction for our very disabled students. The greatest gain is how motivated students are to interact with the system. Every student using the technology gets excited when it is their turn. The kids enjoy the high quality graphics. They love that they can be more independent as they access different activities. We see students navigating their way with more independence than they have ever had before. Overall, we are very pleased with our experience with the equipment, and would recommend it to others.
Bob DiDonato, Supervisor of Special Education
Upper Township School District, Petersburg, NJ