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BrailleBack Beta: Braille for Android Devices

BrailleBack app enables a blind user to connect a refreshable braille display to his/her Android device.  With your Android device running TalkBack, the BrailleBack app enables users to navigate,...
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Eclipse Soundscapes app and citizen science project

On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be seen by millions of people in the United States.  The Eclipse Soundscapes Project will help students with visual impairments experience the eclipse through...
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VO Starter: iOS App

The VO Starter app is a wonderful tool to learn and practice VoiceOver gestures on an iPad. iPhone or iPod. VO Starter is now a FREE app!  VO Starter was updated in Dec. 2016. Learn more about these...
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Rain Rain Sleep Sounds App: iOS & Android app for sleeping and anxiety

Many students who are blind or visually impaired have trouble sleeping.  Some students have switched day and night schedules, making it hard to fall asleep at night and to stay awake during class.  ...
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Slapstack Math Review: iOS App

APH has recently released a new action-packed math app, Slapstack Math. This iOS app is free and is fully accessible with VoiceOver. The game is designed to be played by at least two players; up to 8...
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Intro to G Suite Accessibility

Google continues to expand and improve accessibility of Google suite.  Google suite (G suite) is a combination of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools developed in 2006 by Google.  G...
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Path Guide: Indoor Navigation App

Path Guide is a recently-released Android app that takes a unique approach to providing step-by-step navigation information for indoor travel. Microsoft's research project, Path Guide, uses the '...
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Dolphin Easy Reader: Windows PC and now iOS App

The Dolphin Easy Reader is a free accessible reading app for readers who are low vision, blind or dyslexic.  Simply download your favorite books or subscribed newspapers; users can also copy and...
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Mag Light: a great magnification app

Mag Light by Tom Geraci. Have you ever stared at a piece of paper and thought, “The print needs to be larger!”? Well, then you need Mag Light. Mag Light is an app designed by Falcon in Motion...
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EziSmart: Making the smartphone easy and accessible for all

Written for Paths to Technology by Richard Chan Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter says: “The mobile phone is the hyperlink of humanity.” While the majority of people take the smart phone for granted,...
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VoiceDream Reader on Sale!

Summer is for reading - have you tried reading with your ears?  Voice Dream Reader is a popular app that reads articles, documents na dbooks out loud.  Students with print disabilities can download...
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Dolphin EasyReader: iOS app

Dolphin EasyReader is a free iOS reading app with accessibility features for students with dyslexia, low vision or blindness. How does EasyReader compare to other available book apps?  EasyReader...
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Math and Science Apps

The Iowa School for the Blind has accumulated a list of their favorite math-related and science-related iOS apps.   Note:  These lists do not include whether the app is accessible with VoiceOver,...
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Test-approved Graphing Calculator App

The next generation of graphing calculator - the Desmos app - is available at no cost! This app, which is accessible for users who are blind and visually impaired, is backed by Pearson and is...
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Text Relay for Deaf Blind Users

Students are taught what to do in case of an emergency.  Preschoolers and kindergarten students learn their address and phone number.  They also learn about fire safety and how to call 911 for help...
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APH's Math Robot: iOS Game

APH's Math Robot is an engaging iPad math app that encourages students to practice their math facts.  This motivating app includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.  This...
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Prizmo Go App Review: A free OCR app

Use your iPhone or iPad to quickly grab print text and convert it to digital text.  The digital text can then be read aloud by the app's built-in text to speech software or VoiceOver.  The creators...
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VO Lab App: Learning VO Gestures

Sonokids has just released an exciting new iOS app called VO Lab.  This app is designed for 14+ to learn basic VoiceOver gestures.  The app is interactive and engaging for all ages!  Follow the...
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Office Lens Review: converting print to accessible digital materials

In the ideal world, classroom assignments are shared in an accessible digital format with occasional print materials shared a week or more in advance.  Unfortunately, there can be last minute changes...
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Memor-i Studio: Create your own accessible games

Imagine if anyone could easily create educational electronic games. Imagine now that these were automatically inclusive, so that blind kids could also play. Well, this is not imagination any more, it...

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