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    Buddy button for Ipad

    Hello guys

    Wondering if anybody knows of any manual etc online for the use of the buddy buttons with the Ipad?

    We are finding that specialists come to install these for my dad but they never know how to work them, he is struggling to operate it on the iPad so it isn't helping him and I'm not overly technology minded so I can't figure it out either!

    Thank you for any input you may have

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    Hello Vicky86,

    I read your other posts and I am sorry that your dad has been diagnosed with MND. I can’t offer more advice than our other members however I can help with the iPad.

    Go into settings and select general. You will see a list of options and under switch control make sure it is turned on. The iPad should pair with the button provided Bluetooth settings are active.

    Best wishes,
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    Hi Vicky,

    I don't use an iPad, sorry Vicky, but you may have to also go into Accessibility after General, following on from Barry's post above??

    So it's Settings --> General --> Accessibility --> Switch Control (turn ON)

    What use is it in supplying your dad with 'useful' technology if no one shows him how to use it

    Hopefully Barry and others can help you figure it out.

    Love Ellie.
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    Barry, I'm just thinking... (apologies, I don't know much about iOS)

    Vicky said her dad has "buttons" so would they need to be configured separately? And assigned names/functions?

    And he'd need a bluetooth interface too or not?

    Thanks.

    Love Ellie.
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    Hi Ellie,

    I have a button switch which links to my iPad via Bluetooth . It operates all the functions once it is paired. The button works like a mouse so it helps when your dexterity is compromised.

    I hope that Vicky and her dad get it to work.

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    Thanks Barry.

    But does the button have or need a Bluetooth interface?

    And it's a standard Buddy Button like this?

    Buddy Button.jpg

    Thanks a mill - I'm trying to see how it differs from Windows OS.

    Love Ellie.
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    The button is the same Ellie except mine is yellow. Yes it requires a Bluetooth connection.

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    Ah, that's what I thought.

    Thanks for clarifying Barry xx
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    Thanks both

    We have it connected to the iPad and it goes around the screen etc so dad can select the options he wants but he gets stuck in that it doesn’t go everywhere etc so how does he control the rest of it?

    Nobody showed him how to use it but we’ve had this problem with his motorised chair too! Patience is a virtue eh

    Thank you so much all of you for your kind thoughts and advice x

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    Hi Vicky,

    It is difficult to explain but there are many videos on YouTube. If your dad is finding the switch difficult then maybe he can use the head control which uses the camera to access the iPad functions.

    I attach a video demonstrating this function.

    https://youtu.be/YkG0-kHNslw

    Best wishes,
    Barry
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