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Lasered Pics Assistive Technologies

Sounding Board Keyboard

$34.95

Sounding Board Keyboard

$34.95
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Product Description

This is a keyguard for AbleNet's Sounding Board application.  It can be ordered with any number of openings from 1 to 20, in either landscape or portrait mode.

App Settings and Options

This keyguard supports different designs based on user settings and preferences.  Each of these affects the positioning of items on the screen, and thus the design of the keyguard itself.  Your Lasered Pics keyguard will be truly custom-designed to match every one of the choices you make for the end user.

Number of Items - This is the number of items on the screen for the user to choose. 

Cell Openings - If you choose circles or squares, there will be extra space between the cells right and left.  This helps some students to differentiate the cells.  If you choose squares or circles, do not choose colored acrylic, as some information will be covered by the keyguard.

Material - In general, the colored acrylics work best for apps that provide space between the cells, and should be avoided on apps that don't provide any space between the cells.  The acrylic styrene is more flexible than standard acrylics and is much less likely to crack when bent.  It features a non-glare surface, a choice of several colors, and comes with a 2-year guarantee against breakage.  The high-impact PMMA is denser than standard acrylics and as clear as glass, and will sustain much higher impacts without breaking, though it is still able to be broken by bending.  3/16" and 1/4" acrylics are standard PMMA acrylics like Plexiglass and Perspex.  They are more rigid than the 1/8" due to their extra thickness, and they provide more depth to help the user avoid accidental touches.  Polycarbonate is the strongest material, being virtually unbreakable, and comes with a lifetime guarantee against breakage.  Allow one extra week for polycarbonate.  Learn about materials in more detail in our Keyguard Materials blog.

* Important Notes About Cases and Mounting - You Must Read This Before Ordering

Keyguards do not attach permanently to the iPad or the case, but are mounted with non-destructive attachments. See our blog All About Cases, Part Two for detailed information about specific cases and their suitability for keyguards. It is important that your keyguard is ordered to fit the case you have, or plan to use. If the exact case you use is not listed, choose "Other", and in the Comments field at the end of checkout give us the height and width of the case's screen opening.

** The attachment methods are described briefly below with a list of some of the supported cases.  See our All About Cases, Part One blog for a complete description of each attachment type. See All About Cases, Part Two for detailed information about specific cases and their suitability for keyguards.  If you choose an attachment method that is not supported for your case, your order will be delayed while we contact you for a substitution.

Suction Cups - Four small suction cups raise the keyguard 3/16" above the screen and hold it securely.  Check the blog to determine if suction cups will work with your case.

Attached Straps - Keyguard lies 1/8 - 1/4" above screen to minimize accidental touches.  Good for heavy droolers.  Check the blog to determine if straps will work with your case.

Flush-Mounted Straps - Keyguard lies flat on or barely above the screen.  Check the blog to determine if straps will work with your case.

Snap-In Attachment - Slips under edge of case to secure without any external hardware.  See it described here.  May require partial disassembly of case to install the first time.  This is a semi-permanent mount and cannot be easily swapped in an out on rigid cases.  Check the blog to determine if the snap-in attachment will work with your case.  Note:  The snap-in attachment will interfere with the seal on cases that claim to be waterproof.  Your iPad will be damaged if you wash it or submerge it.

Velcro™ Attachment - An additional flange is attached to the perimeter of the keyguard for mounting with Velcro™.  This is the best method to use if you want to add and remove the keyguard easily and/or often.  Check the blog to determine if the top flange will work with your case.  

*** Magnetic Attachment - This special version of the flange attachment contains magnets in the corners to securely hold the keyguard in place and make it simple to remove.  Ideal for users who need to switch keyguards often.  The only supported cases as of this writing are the AMDI iAdapter, the GoNow Rugged, and the Griffin Survivor All-Terrain.  Check the blog to see if other cases are now supported for the magnetic attachment.  Do not order this attachment if you have any other case.

How to Determine Which iPad You Have

On the back of your iPad there's a very tiny model number that looks something like "A1538".  Do a Web search for that, like "iPad A1538".  If the iPad is in a case, or the lettering is too small to read, go to the Settings app General settings and find the Model number, which is really a part number that looks something like "ML0N2LL/A".  Do a Web search for that.  Once you know which iPad you have, select it from the "Device" pulldown menu above.

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