iOS apps Posts

FitBit Exercise Tracker - Accessibility and Usability Part 1

I had a FitBit a few years ago until the band broke and I lost it (I swear it’s in my house somewhere...bet I’ll find it in five years somewhere stupid).  After about a year, it was clear the thing...

Using VoiceOver with Book Creator: A Blind Student's Experience

As a part of one of my secondary student's summer school assignment, one of she created the first half of an iBook about her community mobility based field trip to the local coffees shop using the...

Seeing AI iOS App: Recognizing People, Objects and Scenes

Microsoft has just released the FREE Seeing AI iOS app.  This amazing AI - Artificial Intelligence - app narrates the world for users with visual impairements and blindness by describing people,...

TextGrabber: Is the Update Worth Grabbing?

On June 23rd, TextGrabber by ABBYY was updated with some new features as well as bug fixes.  As an app promotion, it was free for a limited time, but is now available for $0.99, which almost makes...
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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...

Using VNC Connect to Mirror Classroom Teacher's CPU to Low Vision Student's iPad

In a typical classroom, the majority of the teacher’s lessons are projected in front of the entire class. This is great! Unless, you are student who has low vision. Now these lessons become...

Accessible Coding: What's Out There?

Coding is a lifestyle. In today's digital society there are literally thousands of resources to learn the craft. Whether it be the code that controls the stuff you "see" in the form of HTML, CSS...
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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...

Blindfold Tic Tac Toe: Digital Math Grid Game

Creative educational apps help students learn core concepts. Blindfold 3D Tic Tac Toe was created specifically to provide students with visual impairments and blindnesss an opportunity to practice...
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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...

Accessible Digital Writing Journals: Google Slides

Journal writing is an activity that encourages students to become confident writers by giving students the opportunity to practice writing in safe environment without recrimination. Journaling...

Blindfold 3D Tic Tac Toe

Diane Brauner, who writes the Perkin’s Paths To Technology blog, asked me about which games were best for teaching grid-like concepts. She wrote: “I really like Blindfold Search, Blindfold Word...
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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...

Braille Tutor: App Review

I am always on the look-out for fun ways to teach/practice braille skills.  For print students, there are literally hundreds of educational apps that encourage letter recognition, reading and writing...
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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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