iOS apps Posts

A family on a gondolla ride in Italy. Tell a story through the picture and slide show app Pictello.

Accessible iPad Apps: Eric Jerman

If you visit Apple.com and navigate to the section on iPad apps, you’ll land on a page that says “Over 140,000 apps for iPad;” its smaller cousin, the iPhone, hosts over 500,000 of these applications...
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Apple's Videos about iOS 11

In preparation for the upcoming release of iOS 11, Apple has created a series of videos introducing new iOS 11 features.   The Dock has new features including the ability to quickly access recenty...
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Field testing Practice2Master Fractions: an iOS app

Dear Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments: APH is seeking field evaluators for Practice2Master Fractions, an iOS app designed to help students practice fraction calculations. Among its many...
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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...
Screenshot of VO Starter. VoiceOver Basics: Starting VO, Gestures, Magic Tap, Rotor, Home and Lock Screens, Status Bar, etc.

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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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...
Drea Alphonso and Jimmy Tran hosts of the G Suite Show

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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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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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,...
Photo of a hand holding a smartphone displaying the Desmos graphing calculator app.

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...
Smiling student standing in a hall of student lockers holding an iPad displaying a relay conversation on her iPad.

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...
Screenshot of Math Robot displaying the equation 10 + 3 and the answer keyboard below.

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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Talking Typer iOS App: an accessible keyboarding app

APH announced that their new app,  Talking Typer, will be available in the App Store on Friday, April 14, 2017!  Talking Typer for iOS is a typing and computer keyboard tutorial that comes with 35...
Functional, after graduation tech skills for students with multiple disabilities.

4 Ways to Entertain Tech-Savvy "Seniors"

Technology has helped many seniors (senior citizens) stay connected with family, friends and what is happening in the world - even when these senior citizens have slowed down due to physical issues...

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