AT Tip of the Week: What Was That Link Again?

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You had the perfect website.  It had the perfect resources and you really need it right now.  What was it called again?  Was it dot com or dot net?  Even Google isn’t having any luck.

This can be beyond frustrating, but there is a way to make sure you never lose that link again.  You can create an icon on the screen of your phone or iPad with the link to the website embedded.  You never need to go searching Google again (unless the link goes bad…).

How do we do this?  Bring up the link in the Safari web browser on your device.  Click on the “send” icon (the little box with the upwards arrow).           

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On the bottom row of choices (where it says “copy”), swipe to the right. You will see the option to “Add to Home Screen.”  Click on Add and an icon will be added to your device.

Image of menu options on iPhone screen

 Next time you click on that icon, the link will open in your browser.  Problem solved. You can even edit the name of the new icon to what works best for you.  For a small screen, shorter is often better.  

Kathryn Helland

Kathryn is a certified speech-language pathologist and works with children and adults with complex communication needs. She has been with the TechOWL team since 2015 and is currently working on her doctorate. She would like to examine how to best support AAC users in higher education.

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