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Tasuc and Info Lounge Announce 'TASUC SCHEDULE' Sound & Visual Tool for Children with Developmental Disabilities - for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad(November 29, 2010)
TASUC SCHEDULE has above all been developed for verbally disabled children and people with developmental disabilities such as autism, so that they can manage their want-to-do's simply and in order. An intuitive user interface and experience have been realized, thus the application can also be used for ordinary children and adults as well. Features include:
-- An original schedule which can be completed by simply touching and clicking among 176 picture cards.
-- A schedule of the day's main activities and a schedule that shows detailed information can be displayed separately.
-- Each picture card has a sound recorded to it (but it can be prerecorded such as with the child's or mother's voice).
-- Additional picture cards such as a favorite photo can be added.
-- After an activity is finished, a diary entry or photo can be saved. (A diary function is scheduled to be added.)
-- Supports both English and Japanese. (Language is selected automatically).
Originally developed in 2008 as 'With Schedule Book,' the book was susceptible to having cards lost or having the number of cards grow too large. Thus Tasuc, in association with Info Lounge LLC, turned its attention to the iPhone, which can hold an unlimited number of cards and be operated with a touch screen, and a fully translated, fully international English application.
TASUC SCHEDULE App Details
- Supported devices: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
- Supported OS: iOS 4 or later
- Price: USD 15.99; EUR 12.99
- URL: http://apps.tasuc.com/en
- Apple Store:
The app enables a daily schedule to be creatively organized using sounds such as a voice or music and visuals such as photos or picture cards. Many children with developmental disabilities have difficulty in handling multiple concurrent tasks, so managing one's schedule becomes a most important skill to learn.
Tasuc was founded in 2008 by former teachers at special needs schools in Kanegawa, Japan, providing individualized instruction to children with developmental disabilities and to their families. Based on a wealth of research and practical experience, Tasuc developed its own teaching material to support the children's education needs. Tasuc Schedule, developed from its successful 'With Schedule Book,' is an ideal app for iPhone and iPod Touch. For more information, please visit http://tasuc.com
About Info Lounge LLC
Info Lounge is a social media venture company that has provided IT strategy support to Tasuc, offering a social networking system for encouraging communication between parents of children with developmental disabilities. Based in Yokohama, Japan, Info Lounge supports the creation of community information and welfare information, and communication technologies that promote connectivity between people. For more information, please visit http://info-lounge.jp/
Contact: Naoko Okubo
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