The Tecla Shield is a device that enables connection of powered wheelchairs and adapted switches to Bluetooth-enabled electronic devices. In iOS, the Tecla Shield is compatible with Apple's Switch Control and can also be used with VoiceOver and as a switch interface or "switch-accessible" apps. The Tecla Shield is also compatible with Android devices.
Take control of your device
Can’t touch the screen? No problem! with the Tecla Shield DOS™ you can use your external switches or the driving controls of your powered wheelchair to:
- Make and receive phone calls and text messages
- Open and use compatible apps
- Enter text and commands with your voice
- Browse the internet
- And much more
For Switch Users
Even if you can only use one switch, you can still have access to ALL the features available to switch users in your Tecla-enabled device. The Tecla Shield DOS comes with modes optimized for users of one, two, and up to six switches.
For Wheelchair Users
Control of your Tecla-enabled device can be made available as an additional driving mode or AUX output using a wheelchair control box, so you can switch at any time between driving your chair or controlling your device. The Tecla Shield DOS is compatible with control boxes from Invacare, PG (R-net), Permobil and many other brands.
Freedom of choice
Your switch interface should not determine which device you are going to use. The Tecla Shield DOS is the only switch interface in the market that works with both iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android mobile devices. Better yet, with the Tecla Shield DOS you can also control your Mac (OS X) or PC (Windows or Linux) using assistive software (additional switch access software for PC or Mac may be required). You can even get full control of the mouse pointer (for users with access to 5 or more switches via the MouseKeys built-in feature in Mac or PC).
Access more than just a few apps
The Tecla Shield DOS allows you to explore the Home screen and launch applications just like anybody else. You can also navigate and interact with the built-in apps on iOS or Android devices to take photographs, listen to music, browse the internet, make phone calls and watch videos.
With the Tecla Shield DOS, you will also be able to access the on-screen keyboard to compose e-mails and messages or enter text whenever you need to.
On iOS, DOS takes advantage of Switch Control or VoiceOver, Apple’s in-built access technology, to enable control of the iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. On Android, DOS works in combination with the Tecla App for Android (available for free from the Google Play store).
System-wide voice assistance
Whether you want to ask Siri to email your friend, or the Google voice assistant to skip to the next song, the Tecla Shield DOS will make it happen for you regardless of the number of switches you use! Single switch access to Siri? No problem.
The Tecla Shield DOS also enables switch access to the voice dictation key in the iOS or Android built-in keyboards. This allows you to use your voice to enter text into any text box. No more typing your e-mails or text messages, just speak your mind and let your device do the typing for you.
- Works with iPad, iPod Touch (3rd and 4th generations), iPhone (5, 5C, 5S, 4, 4S, 3GS) or Android (best on Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus devices running Android Gingerbread and above)
- 4-way joystick navigation and iBooks iOS modes
- Fully customizable Android experience using the Tecla App for Android
- Integrated speed and mode configuration buttons
- Use up to six independent switch inputs or your wheelchair driving controls
- Connects via Bluetooth without a pairing code
- Rock-solid connection: always connect automatically to last paired device
- 18 meter range
- High-capacity, integrated battery for over 4 days of continuous use
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