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Keyguard for the LAMP Words for Life app.
We do not recommend using a keyguard for this app with the iPad Mini because the openings are very small. Keyguards cut for this app for use in the iPad Mini are non-returnable.
App Settings and Options
This keyguard supports different designs based on user settings and preferences. Each of these affects the positioning of items on the screen, and thus the design of the keyguard itself. Your Keyguard AT keyguard will be truly custom-designed to match every one of the choices you make for the end user.
!! IMPORTANT NOTE !! - As of LAMP version 2.26, the screen lays out differently with a Button Margin of 1 or more. This means keyguards made with a button margin prior to version 2.26 will no longer fit exactly. If you have an existing keyguard, do not update to version 2.26! If you are running version 2.26 on an older keyguard, cut your Button Margin setting in half. That will make the openings about the size you originally ordered, but the alignment of the openings may still be a little off.
LAMP Version - Specify which version of LAMP you are running so we know which version of the layout to use. Unless you're on an older iPad that cannot be upgraded, you should probably choose "2.26 or newer".
Status Bar - In the Page Size section, near the top of the Settings screen. You'll only have this option in LAMP version 1.7.0 or later. If you have an earlier version, answer "Off".
Keyguard Inset - In the Page Size section, near the top of the Settings screen. When on, this setting causes extra whitespace at the top and bottom of the screen. It makes the keyguard stronger, so we don't warranty the keyguard against breakage if you turn Keyguard Inset off. If off, we may also have to put a vertical reinforcing bar (or two) in the middle of the speech display, depending on the size of the case opening.
Speech Display - The first setting in the Speech Display Bar section. Select "Open (Visible)" if you want to show the text at the top of the screen as the user types. Don't be confused by the double-negative in the setting name. Hide Speech Display off means it's open!
Number of Lines - Also in Speech Display Bar, and only used if the Speech Display is open. Select how many lines of text you want the user to be able to type in a single "sentence".
Button Margin - This is the last setting in the Buttons section. Button Margin controls the size of the space between the cells. If you make the button margin smaller than what we recommend, the keyguard will cover the edges of the cells. That is not serious with a clear keyguard, but why not give the user an unobstructed view of the entire cell? The larger the button margin, the more space between the cell openings, and the stronger the keyguard, too.
How the Button Margin works has changed several times in the app. If your LAMP version is
less than 2.17.0, choose "None".
2.19 - 2.25, we recommend a button margin of 25 or more so we can design the keyguard to exactly match your screen.
2.26 or greater, we recommend a button margin of 15 or more so we can design the keyguard to exactly match your screen.
Be sure to try the Button Margin setting on your iPad before ordering, so you are not surprised by what it does!
Openings for Menu and Vocab buttons - This is not a LAMP setting. Just indicate if you want openings over these two buttons in the green bar, Vocab, Menu, Neither or Both. If they're not open, you will not be able to use them without removing the keyguard or rotating the iPad.
Slide to Unlock Button - If you choose Open, the four cells in the center of the bottom row will be combined into one wide one. This opening is roughly where the iPad used to put the little "Slide to Unlock" message prior to iOS 10. If you have the speech display open, you can swipe up there to unlock the iPad, so you can leave this setting off (closed), as you can if you're on iOS 10 or newer.
Cell Openings - The default cell openings are rectangles with rounded corners. If you choose circles or squares, they will be centered in the cells, the same size as the cell's shorter dimension. The extra space helps the user differentiate between the cells, and allows a little place for fingers to rest between the cells. If you choose squares or circles, do not choose colored acrylic unless you choose a Button Margin of at least 10, as some information will be covered by the keyguard. Note: Depending on the Speech Display settings, the cells in LAMP are nearly square anyway, so in some cases Squares will make very little difference. Circles will always be significantly different.
Reduce Openings To - If you specify a maximum opening size, the dimensions of the grid cells will be reduced so they are no bigger than the maximum you specified. If the cells would naturally be 1" wide and ".5" high, and you specified a maximum of 0.75", the cells would be reduced to 0.75" x 0.5". Round or square openings are reduced in both dimensions to the specified size. If the cells are already smaller than the specified size, nothing will change.
Material - Colored acrylics should only be used with a Button Margin of 10 or more. The default acrylic styrene is more flexible than standard acrylics and is much less likely to crack when bent. It features a non-glare surface, a choice of several colors, and comes with a 2-year guarantee against breakage. 3/16" and 1/4" acrylics are standard PMMA acrylics like Plexiglass and Perspex. They are more rigid than the 1/8" due to their extra thickness, and they provide more depth to help the user avoid accidental touches, but they are more brittle than the default acrylic-styrene. Polycarbonate is the strongest material, being virtually unbreakable, and comes with a lifetime guarantee against breakage. Allow one extra week for polycarbonate. Learn about materials in more detail in our Keyguard Materials blog.
User ID - An optional HIPAA-compliant identifier to be engraved on the keyguard. Do not use full names. ID's may be up to 25 characters long.
Special Instructions - Use this field to communicate any other information we need to know about the keyguard. For example, if you've specified "Other" for an unlisted case, you can give us a link to the case online. On large orders, you can add the student's ID to help keep the keyguards straight (nothing will be added to the keyguard, only the documentation).
* Important Notes About Cases and Mounting - You Must Read This Before Ordering
Keyguards do not attach permanently to the iPad or the case, but are mounted with non-destructive attachments. See our blog All About Cases, Part Two for detailed information about specific cases and their suitability for keyguards. It is important that your keyguard is ordered to fit the case you have, or plan to use. If the exact case you use is not listed, choose "Other", and in the Comments field at the end of checkout give us the height and width of the case's screen opening. If you choose "the next closest thing", the keyguard won't fit, and you'll have to pay to remake it. Not sure which iPad case you have? This page describes How to Identify an iPad Case.
** The attachment methods are described briefly below with a list of some of the supported cases. See our All About Cases, Part One blog for a complete description of each attachment type. See All About Cases, Part Two for detailed information about specific cases and their suitability for keyguards. If you choose an attachment method that is not supported for your case, your order will be delayed while we contact you for a substitution.
Suction Cups - Four small suction cups raise the keyguard 3/16" above the screen and hold it securely. Check the blog to determine if suction cups will work with your case.
Attached Straps - Keyguard lies 1/8 - 1/4" above screen to minimize accidental touches. Good for heavy droolers. Check the blog to determine if straps will work with your case.
Flush-Mounted Straps - Keyguard lies flat on or barely above the screen. Check the blog to determine if straps will work with your case.
Snap-In Attachment - Slips under edge of case to secure without any external hardware. See it described here. May require partial disassembly of case to install the first time. This is a semi-permanent mount and cannot be easily swapped in an out on rigid cases. Check the blog to determine if the snap-in attachment will work with your case. Note: The snap-in attachment will interfere with the seal on cases that claim to be waterproof. Your iPad will be damaged if you wash it or submerge it.
Lock-In Attachment - This is a variation of the snap-in attachment where the tabs are placed on all four sides of the keyguard to make it more difficult for the end user to remove from the case. This will not prevent a determined user from forcing the keyguard out of the case, but it will deter them.
Velcro™ Attachment - An additional flange is attached to the perimeter of the keyguard for mounting with Velcro™. This is the best method to use if you want to add and remove the keyguard easily and/or often. Check the blog to determine if the top flange will work with your case.
*** Magnetic Attachment - This special version of the flange attachment contains magnets in the corners to securely hold the keyguard in place and make it simple to remove. Ideal for users who need to switch keyguards often. The only supported cases as of this writing are the AMDI iAdapter, the GoNow Rugged, and the Griffin Survivor All-Terrain. Check the blog to see if other cases are now supported for the magnetic attachment. Do not order this attachment if you have any other case.
How to Determine Which iPad You Have
On the back of your iPad there's a very tiny model number that looks something like "A1538". Do a Web search for that, like "iPad A1538". If the iPad is in a case, or the lettering is too small to read, go to the Settings app General settings and find the Model number, which is really a part number that looks something like "ML0N2LL/A". Do a Web search for that. Once you know which iPad you have, select it from the "Device" pulldown menu above.