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48New@BETT 2012 sponsored Needs, Special SolutionsTexthelp (stand SN70) will showcase a new range of Web apps for iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, as well as PC and Mac, that will provide users with access to the company's assistive technology while on the move. For example, the Read&Write Web app installs a toolbar inside popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on mobile devices and computers. The toolbar interacts with content on a web page to provide users with text-to-speech, Translator, Dictionary and Picture Dictionary, Fact Finder and Study Skill features to help with research and completion of assignments. AbleNet (stand SN82) will launch Bookworm, which lets teachers, parents and others turn any book into a switch-adapted audio book. The device includes a digital audio recorder and built-in SD memory card, allowing up to eight minutes' of speech to be recorded. Playback is triggered by pressing appropriate spots in the book, marked by reusable stickers supplied with the Bookworm. SensoryPod from Osborne Technologies (stand E106) may be the biggest product launched at BETT 2012. The room-sized pod is designed to support education and care providers in meeting a range of special needs and challenging behaviour. Within the brightly coloured walls is a self-contained, multisensory environment packed with interactive technologies that can be tailored for specific needs, whether calming, stimulating, passive, or interactive. Audio Notetaker is a new application from Sonocent (stand SW8), allowing students to work with recorded speech in the same way as word processors work with written text. The software lets users visualise recordings, displaying spoken phrases as coloured blocks, which can be arranged, edited and annotated. The audio can also be used with PowerPoint slides, PDF Open the pod bay doors: the SensoryPod from Osborne Technologies

New@BETT 2012 sponsored, text notes and images. Although applicable to a range of education activities, it is particularly useful for SEN students who struggle with text. Assistive Solutions (SN13) will introduce WordQ and SpeakQ, literacy software that comes to the UK with a 12-year track record in North America. WordQ works with standard writing software to provide unobtrusive help with composition, word selection and spelling with spoken feedback. SpeakQ works with WordQ to let users switch between typing and dictating text, as well as getting appropriate help from the built in dictionary and thesaurus modules. FaceMouse is a new technology from Claro Software (stand SN36) that lets anyone have full mouse control of a Windows PC using just a standard webcam and the FaceMouse software. The system is fully configurable so that any movement of the head or face, including raising the eyebrows or opening the mouth, can be set to control any mouse action from cursor positioning to single- or double-clicking. Sensitivity can also be adjusted so that the system responds only to very deliberate actions, or to the slightest movement, according to the needs of the individual.Gordon Morris (stand SN55) will showcase the Comfort DigiSystem, a wireless assistive listening device that uses the latest in digital and wireless technology to provide high quality audio for students with hearing difficulties. The system can be used as a personal or multi-user solution, and is compatible with all types of hearing aids, cochlear implants and Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA).Editure (stand G121) will introduce a variation on its successful primary school learning platform, designed especially for SEN pupils and schools. Featuring a new theme to provide easy navigation, the VLE incorporates a visual timetable that allows all pupils to manage their day, regardless of age or ability. It also boasts a symbol-based login feature, and integration with the popular Widgit symbols for improved accessibility.Oxford University Press (stand F110) will launch Project X CODE, a new phonics-based reading programme for SEN and struggling learners. With a digital practise and assessment element, it allows schools to track pupil progress across key skills such as phonics and comprehension.Skoogmusic (stand SN81) will introduce the latest enhancements to the Skoog range, based on the interactive musical device of the same name. Chief among them is Skoog töo, a new software platform that uses interactive whiteboards and touchscreens to turn the Skoog into a whole-class inclusive experience.Hearing aid: Comfort DigiSystem from Gorden MorrisAutology (stand P4) will launch the Autology App, bringing the company's learning content and search tecnology to tablets and smartphones. Unlike normal search engines, Autology understands the concepts that students are searching for, and selects information from a pool of learning content from providers such as Heinemann, Letts, Lonsdale and World Book, as well as more than 50,000 vetted websites with curriculum content. The results are also tailored to the user, so that a KS2 student will see different content than a GCSE student.SHORTS