We are indebted to our worldwide team of speakers and translators, including Linda Skughei Allen of Simply Norwegian, Maria Andela, Cinthia Azevedo, Gün Bilgin of Down Sendromu Derneği Türkiye, Gunnlaugur Bollason, Vladimir Brnardić, Lars Erik Brustad, Tanja Braun, Pilar Clavera, Jana Cramer, Annette Dalhuisen, Sarfaraz Dawoodi, Joseph Dean, Fulya Ekmen, Claudia Filipas, Igor Fiolic, Ileana Gheliuc, Viktor Gornakov, Sandy Gratia, Esti Hananya, Michelle Heydon, Sofia Hryniv, Anna Kashouris, Helena Knezic, Jochen Kortländer, Karin van der Leeden, Jadranka Loncar, Andrea Lyons, Oskar Maatta, Ólöf Margrét Magnúsdóttir, Maryna Maiboroda, Katharina Maksymowicz, Tony Marinova, Laura Marsiliani, Siôn Meredith, Marta Montserrat, Rachel Morgan, Tetiana Mykhailenko, Mari Olsen, Shashi Pandya, Jan Panke, Jarosław Pieniak, Stefan and Thomas Renstrom, Montse Rovira-Prieto, Danijel Skrbin, Kelly Smith, Elienne Stevens, Irene Tymofeeva, Joana Valcheva, Mikko Valorinta, Yuri Vlasyuk, Anton Voloschuk, Daniela Vtuhova, Dinka Vukovic, Christiane Williams, Christelle Yong, and Kledjan and Emanuela Zaimi of Down Syndrome Albania Foundation.
The BSL sign graphics supplied with the My 1st Signs app are from the Let's Sign BSL Series by Cath Smith, used with kind permission. Copyright © 2014-2015 Cath Smith. All rights reserved. The Let's Sign logo is a registered trade mark of Cath Smith. For more information about Let's Sign, visit www.deafbooks.co.uk.
The Special Letters font included in our apps is derived from the DejaVu Sans font. Copyright © 2003 Bitstream, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2006 Tavmjong Bah. All rights reserved. For full licence details, see dejavu-fonts.github.io. The OpenDyslexic font included in some of our apps is by Abelardo Gonzalez, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, and is a modification of the Bitstream Vera Sans font. Copyright © 2003 Bitstream, Inc. All rights reserved. For full license details, see www.opendyslexic.org.
Our apps for Android incorporate the ActionBarSherlock library, Copyright © 2012 Jake Wharton, and the DragSortListView library, Copyright © 2012 Carl Bauer, both licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. For full license details, seewww.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0. Our Special Stories app for Android also incorporates Android PDF Writer, Copyright © 2010-2012 Javier Santo Domingo, released under the BSD license.
Versions of our Special Words and Touch-Words apps prior to April 2016, and versions of our Special Numbers app prior to January 2015, incorporated images from the See and Learn teaching programme, used with the kind permission of Down Syndrome Education International.
Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, iTunes and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google, Google Drive and Android are trademarks of Google Inc. Amazon is a trademark of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Dropbox is a trademark of Dropbox, Inc. Windows and OneDrive are registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Makaton is a registered trademark of The Makaton Charity. Showbie is a trademark of Showbie, Inc.
The musical composition “Bulawayo” was written and performed for Special iApps by Colin Brown. Copyright © 2013 Special iApps C.I.C. All rights reserved. Thanks to David de la Haye of Newcastle University Music Studios and to the National and University Library of Iceland for assisting us with voice recording.
We are extremely grateful to UnLtd for their initial grant funding and support. Thanks also to DLA Piper for legal assistance, arranged through the UnLtd Connect support network. Special iApps was awarded a further grant as an UnLtd Big Venture Challenge winner in 2016, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
During 2017 to 2018 Special iApps has been assisted by a grant from the Northern Rock Foundation, managed by the Community Foundation, and has also received investment from the North East Social Investment Fund, managed by Northstar Ventures.
Special iApps is one of the organisations in the 2017-18 Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Trade Up Programme, run in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, and jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
We are very grateful to The Sol Curry Charitable Trust, who kindly awarded iPads to William and his friends. Many thanks to Pretorian Technologies Ltd for providing us with an APPlicator switch interface, iSwitch and Smoothie 75 switches.
Had it not been for the inspiration of Lesley and Cameron Moore, the original idea of Special iApps would never have been conceived.
We would like to thank the staff, parents and children at The Champion Centre, www.championcentre.org.nz for their feedback and suggestions. Especial thanks also to Julie Brown and the schools who participated in The Durham iPad Project.
Thanks to all our friends and family for volunteering their time, children and mobile devices, to help us get where we are now, and to the parents who have allowed us to include photos and videos of their children on our website.