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iPad/iPhone and Accessibility by Mind Map: iPad/iPhone and Accessibility
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iPad/iPhone and Accessibility

Built in Accessibility Features

VoiceOver

Text to voice

Changes the standard iphone 'Gestures'

Summary of voice over gestures

Zoom

Large Text

White on Black

Triple click

Toggle voice over

Toggle white on black

Ask

All avalable via Settings>General>Accessibility

Apps

Key to Icons

Works on an iPad

Works on an iPhone

Talking Calc

A number of similar apps are available

Note Taking Apps

  Records audio as you are typing or drawing notes.  

SoundNote

AudioNote

Dragon Dictation

Require internet connection, Stores voice data

Dragon Search

Require internet connection, Stores voice data

eBook Readers

There are several ebook readers which read books in different formats and have different accessibility features

iBooks

Kindle

WHSmith ebooks

kobo

Stanza

MindMaps

iThoughts

Mindmeister

iMind

Simplemind

Proloquo2go

Symbol based communication tool.  Reads words and phrases out load when symbol buttons are pressed. Costs over £100

Pictello

  Create and play back photo stories with recorded audio and text attached  

Prizmo

Use the camera to take a photo of text, this app converts this into digital text which it can then read out loud.

Speak it

  Reads aloud text which is typed in.  Has 4 voices built in.  Supports multiple languages.  

QuickVoice

records audio and sends this as an email either as an audio file or it can convert the audio into text.

Google Mobile

Google mobile can seach a spoken request as well as one which is typed in.

BSL FingerSpelling

iCanSee

Use camera to turn iphone into a basic magnifying glass

Colorid

Use camera to turn iphone into a basic magnifying glass

iConverse

Symbol based communication app

Shake a Face

Shake the device to display a cartoon face with a different expression.  Can be used with Autistic learners  

Case Studies

iPhone a Blind Users Perspective

A visually impaired college student & his iPhone

PDF guide based on this case study

Using an iPhone to aid literacy and numeracy within passenger transport

Using iPhone with Autism

"My iPhone has revolutionised my reading" for a Dyslexic reader

Podcast of blind bloggers using an iphone

Blog post of a blind iPhone user

Last Wednesday, my life changed forever. I got an iPhone. I consider it the greatest thing to happen to the blind for a very long time, possibly ever.

Accessories

Braile Reader

Directional microphone

Additional Links

iPads for education

Hands on with the iPad – accessibility (JISC TechDis)

iAccessibility (Dave Sugden)

iPads for Schools

7things you should know about iPad apps for Learning

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