Creating Apps to Empower Children and Adults with Disabilities
What is iDress for Weather?
iDress for Weather was inspired by the developer’s desire to use iPhone and iPad technology to create assistive technology that would lead to greater levels of independence for individuals with disabilities, iDress for Weather supports people whose cognitive processing or memory is affected by a disability (such as autism or other developmental disabilities) or has changed due to an injury or illness (such as a stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia or a traumatic brain injury).
In many cases, connecting weather conditions to clothing choices can be a difficult concept to teach and for some, a difficult concept to learn. By utilizing individualized photos and images or the default picture cues, iDress for Weather makes it easier for everyone! iDress for Weather can be the tool to learn or re-learn the connections between weather and clothing choices.
Unlike other weather apps that have too much clutter, iDress for Weather provides only the images and weather conditions that are essential for daily use. And unlike any other weather app, iDress for Weather provides a customizable closet containing clothes that match the weather conditions for that day through beautiful illustrations or personalized photos or images!
How it Works
Customizable Closet: This feature allows the closet to contain personal photos or images. From the weather screen, swipe to left to enter the closet and tap “i” in bottom left corner to customize the contents.
Temperature Levels: This setting allows individualized temperature ranges for clothing. Tap “i” on bottom left corner of the weather screen, then select “temperature levels”. Tap “configure” to begin setting individualized parameters. When finished, tap “confirm” then tap anywhere on the screen to return to the weather screen.
Extended Info: The extended info setting allows humidity and wind information to be displayed only if preferred. Tap “i” on bottom left corner, then select “Extended Info”.
Location: The location setting automatically saves last 10 locations searched.
GPS or Zip Code: Tap “i” on bottom left corner of the weather screen, then select “Location”.
Fahrenheit or Celsius: Tap “i” on bottom left corner of the weather then select “Units”.
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