Children with developmental delays take therapeutic classes that use iPads. However children often have trouble pressing buttons on the screen of tablets, and sometimes press the wrong button. Teachers would like tablet covers that make it easier for children to only select the items on the screen being used for a lesson. The covers nead to be easy for teachers to place and remove, hard for children to remove, and should be cheap enough to be customizable for each application. The device was requested by teachers at the South Shore Educational Collaborative in Hingham, and the For His Children Orphanage in Ecuador.
Our goal was to develop a design for iPad covers to make it easier for children for developmental delays to learn using tablets. The covers need to be transparent, minimize screen gap, connect securely to the iPad, and should not impede access to the buttons or charging port.
The project is complete! The touchscreen guard was delivered to the orphanage in Ecuador by Prof. Hayward and her Physical Therapy students.