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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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TSBVI's Google Classroom and JAWS Video Tutorials

TSBVI's Short-Term Programs offer technology courses to students through short-term classes and through distance learning classes. What about students who do not live in Texas?  No problem!  The...
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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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WhiteNote App: Music Application for Visually Impaired

Music scores are not readily available in an accessible format to students who are taking band and/or music classes. Often the band/music director will manually create recordings for students who are...
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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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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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