Tap.it in the Classroom

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Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Raymond T. Heipp, Ph.D.,
Chair, Educational Technology Advisory Committee,
SmartEd Services
SC Assistive Technology Program,
Poplar Building Conference Room,
Midlands Center,
8301 Farrow Road,
Columbia, SC

Cost: Free, but pre-registration is required.  This workshop has a maximum of 15 participants. 

Description: The Touch Accessible Platform for Interactive Technology (TAP.it) is an interactive device designed for use with all students with special needs.  The strength of this device is that it is able to distinguish intended vs unintended touch from the students.  This device works in conjunction with all software and assistive devices that are connected to your computer.  Through the ability to adjust both the screen height and tilt-angle, all students, in a wheelchair or standard desk, can benefit.


  1. Participants will be able to understand the difference between intended and unintended touch.  They will see how the TAP.it is able to distinguish these touches and still work with any software program.  They will then be able to explain the difference and relate it directly to ASD students.
  2. Participants will be able to see how the TAP.it can be used in conjunction with any software or hardware connected through their computer.  They will identify three common software products and how the interface with the TAP.it will work.  Examples from schools using the device with ASD students will be highlighted.
  3. Participants will actively engage with the TAP.it through actual classroom activities and applications.  Each participant will engage in at least one activity on the TAP.it.


  • Option 1: Complete the online registration form (preferred method)
  • Option 2: Email Will McCain at Will.McCain@uscmed.sc.edu
  • Option 3: Call Will McCain at (803) 935-5004 or 800-915-4522.
  • Option 4: Fax your registration information to (803) 935-5342. Please include your name, organization, address, email address, phone

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