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Everyday Cooking: Eating Safely

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Eating Safely is one of our cooking related training Apps and is part of our new Everyday Cooking series of step-by-step video instructions for preparing basic meals designed specifically for individuals who can benefit from simple to follow picture and audio instructions designed to facilitate independent living. This App is a life skills App developed through a combination of AbleLink's cognitively accessible self-directed learning technology and proven training content from the Attainment Company. The Everyday Cooking series provides an accessible learning tool that is specifically designed to be used directly by individuals with autism, learning or other developmental disabilities to help prepare their own meals, using the coolest technology platform there is – the iPad!

The Everyday Cooking series also utilizes the AbleLink Instructional Media Standard (AIMS), AbleLink’s award-winning step-by-step multimedia training system which applies universal design principles to provide multimodal instruction using visual and auditory media. In addition to our growing selection of specific meal preparation instructional Apps, look for our other cooking related training App in the Everyday Cooking series, Everyday Cooking: Eating Healthy.

Eating Safely
Eating Safely features 8 cognitively accessible learning sessions relating to meal preparation and eating safely, including the following topics:
- Preparing a Meal
- Mealtime
- Kitchen and Dining Room Safety
- Putting Food Away and Doing Dishes
- Doing Dishes by Hand
- Dishwater Safety
- Garbage Disposal Safety
- Recycling and Garbage

Customizable User Settings
An important feature of any program designed to be used by users representing a wide range of cognitive abilities is the ability to modify the user interface to meet the specific needs of the individual. Personal customization options are available to modify the user interface to meet the needs of the learner. These include:
- Show/Hide Settings Button
- Show/Hide Video Controls when Playing Video
- Scale Images to Fill the Screen
- Prevent Accidental Double-taps on Navigation Buttons
- Show/Hide the BACK Button
- Show/Hide the STOP Button
- Show/Hide the RESTART Button
- Show/Hide the REPLAY Button
- Play the Instruction Message