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Touch Cats

Computer pets with a difference!  Fluffy little balls of mischief to delight and entertain!  Bring them to life using one or two switches, a plasma, touch monitor or mouse.


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Touch/mouse users ‘walk’ a cat around a scene and then watch the cat play  with objects of interest.  Switch users let the cat choose which object to play with.  Touch and switch users can also work together – great fun on a big screen!

Switch activities are at cause and effect and two separate switch level.  Touch and mouse activities encourage hand eye coordination even in those who start with very, very little.

Five activity-packed locations include a garden, kitchen, living room, child’s bedroom and alleyway.  At each location, any or all of the activities can be disabled for touch or mouse users.  The cat can still be ‘walked’ around the scene even with all activities disabled, allowing control to develop without distractions.

Use the scenes as a basis for storytelling, and also to demonstrate concepts such as ‘behind’, ‘in front of’, ‘on top of’, ‘below’, ‘underneath’, ‘outside’, ‘inside’ etc.

The cats will appeal to children on one level and to adults on another.  Whether learning to use the hands for the first time, or relearning after stroke or major injury, there is plenty here to motivate and entertain.

(published by Inclusive Technology)


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