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AbleLink Technologies Announces Everyday Skills for the iPad

November 19, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – AbleLink Technologies, the nation’s leading developer of cognitive support technology, today announced the release of Everyday Skills for the iPad platform.

This second offering in AbleLink's series of accessible task playing Apps features self-directed learning sessions for 40 important skills, all vital for living independently and accessing the community, based on proven content developed by the Attainment Company. Everyday Skills provides an accessible learning tool that is specifically designed to be used directly by individuals with autism, learning or other developmental disabilities at their own pace on the coolest technology platform there is – the iPad! Everyday Skills is powered by Visual Impact, AbleLink’s highly effective cognitively accessible learning tool. Everyday Skills also utilizes the AbleLink Instructional Media Standard (AIMS), AbleLink’s award-winning step-by-step multimedia training system, which applies universal design principles to provide multimodal instruction using visual and auditory media. Anyone who needs support learning and maintaining skills necessary for daily living, context-appropriate social skills, and skills necessary for accessing the community can benefit from the simplicity of Everyday Skills.

Everyday Skills' cognitively accessible learning sessions on the Community, Personal Skills, and Transition/Transportation include topics such as:
- Stairs, Escalators, and Elevators
- Fast Food Restaurants
- Grocery Stores
- Hotels
- Going out on a Date
- Outdoor Chores – Lawn Care
- Taking Care of Pets
- Recycling and Garbage
- Visit to the Doctor’s Office
- Riding the School Bus
- The Lunchroom
- Community Signs
- Safety Signs
- Working in an Office

Pricing/Purchase in iPad App Store
Everyday Skills is available now in the iPad App store for $49.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/everyday-skills/id403385768?mt=8
Watch for several new cognitively accessible titles from AbleLink in the coming months!

You can also order AbleLink's original iPad App, Living Safely (released October 18, 2010), from:
http://ax.itunes.apple.com/us/app/visual-impact-living-safely/id396774523?mt=8#ls=1

About AbleLink Technologies
AbleLink Technologies, (www.ablelinktech.com) has been a pioneer in the field of cognitive support technology since 1997. Daniel K. Davies, Founder and President, began working in the area of cognitive technology in 1991, developing straightforward electronic task-prompting systems for individuals with intellectual disabilities. During the past 13 years AbleLink has received over 60 grant awards for research and development of technology for individuals with cognitive disabilities, as well as for technologies to support seniors with aging in place. Mr. Davies has received numerous accolades for cognitive technology leadership, including the prestigious 2006 Katherine M. Swanson Equality Award from the Tech Museum of Innovation and the 2004 Leadership Award from the Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Today, AbleLink provides an array of desktop and mobile applications that allow individuals with intellectual and other cognitive disabilities, or those with age-related conditions, to access many everyday technologies, including cell phones, email, and the internet. AbleLink’s extensive research and development work has resulted in cognitive support technologies that promote self determination and independence on the job, in the home, at school and in the community.

For more information contact:
Rich Herold
AbleLink Technologies
719.592.0347, Ext. 121
rich@ablelinktech.com

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