Fixed broken link to OSX download! Updated desktop versions now include an optional dwell selection mode for eye gaze and head trackers.
Sensory Sound Board - Macbeth's Witches is a multi-touch compatible and switch accessible app created to support sensory teaching for students with PMLD or complex learning needs. Sixteen simple sound boards with excerpts from Macbeth's 'Witches Scene', stormy weather effects and generally spooky noises are included.
Various layouts including single button and two button boards are included. A choice of jolly cartoon and creepier photographic images is provided to suit a varied age range from upper primary school age onward.
Boards support scanning and switches which send keypress, mouse clicks or screen taps. Options to simplify backgrounds, remove text labels and add audio effects to playback are also included.
This sound board was created with the PDMU Thematic Unit on Witches and Wizards in mind, but it is a useful resource for sensory work more generally where Macbeth, Halloween or storms and weather are a focus.
Desktop versions for Windows and OSX are free for non-commercial use including at home or in schools. On older computers reduce the display size to improve performance. The app does not require installation and will run from a thumbstick or a CD - though the latter will take longer to load!
The app does not access personal information on your iPad or track usage in any way. The app's help page includes outgoing links to this page and that of the NI Curriculum, but does not otherwise use the Internet. Internet connectivity is not required to use the app and all content is bundled.
On iPad we have rated it 17+ to ensure that teachers review the content before use - Macbeth's witches may be frightening for some students in the target group. Please try the free download for desktops if this is a concern - audio and imagery is identical on the iPad version.