AbleNet Introduces Freehand™ The Wearable Computer Interface and Step-by-Step GamePlay™

Innovations from AbleNet like Freehand and Step-by-Step GamePlay provide access to technology and learning to persons with disabilities.
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April 17, 2012 - PRLog -- ROSEVILLE, Minn. – April 17, 2012 – AbleNet announced today the addition of Freehand to its line of computer access solutions.  Think of Freehand as a wearable computer interface.  Simply touch a finger to your thumb or palm of the hand and emulate almost any keystroke on a keyboard.  Once configured, Freehand is compatible with Windows or Mac based computers along with switch accessible apps on the iPad.  Use Freehand to turn the pages on a book on the computer or for switch scanning on the SoundingBoard AAC app on the iPad.

“We know from experience serving persons with disabilities that each person requires a unique solution to meet their needs and we are excited about Freehand being another method of access for them to choose from,” remarked Adam Wing, Vide President of Global Business.  “Freehand also has a “cool” factor that many younger users may prefer over traditional switches that are currently available.”

Also introduced today was the BIG and LITTLE Step-by-Step GamePlay.  GamePlay supports game-based learning within the classroom or home. Incorporating GamePlay into game-based instructional lessons enables students to learn basic skills such as eye-hand coordination, as well as more complex skills such as problem solving.  GamePlay is different from previous Step-by-Step products in that it provides three unique modes of use; randomization, random elimination and choice making.  

For more information on Freehand or Step-by-Step GamePlay, visit

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AbleNet is an international company and industry leader in providing educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives. This includes a complete line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals; access aids, such as switches and wheelchair-mounting devices for people who require physical supports; and special education classroom curriculum and software that both enhance and help ensure learning progress. Our products are used in hundreds of thousands of homes, clinics and classrooms in the United States and across the globe. AbleNet is an ESOP company located in Roseville, Minnesota. For more information visit
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