iPad Apps and Accessibility

Reviews and news about iPads and apps for children with special needs. Learn how to make the most of the assistive technology options built in to your iPad!

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Eye Conditions and Syndromes, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Successful iPad Apps for Children with CVI

A collection of successful iPad apps for kids diagnosed with CVI as recommended by a TVI and CVI specialist.

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iPad Apps and Accessibility

How access to an ipad can change a blind child’s life

For children who are blind or visually impaired, iPads represent multi-purpose, portable Assistive Technology devices that can replace expensive AT devices.

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Assistive Technology, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Feelif: The Accessible Tactile Tablet for Kids who are Visually Impaired

Feelif is a tactile tablet that is able to combine native features of the Samsung tablet, like vibrations and the built-in screenreader, with a tactile surface to create a whole...

EDA PLAY ELIS

iPad Apps and Accessibility

EDA PLAY ELIS App Review

EDA PLAY ELIS is an iPad app designed for young children who have low vision or CVI and who are learning how to use their vision.

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iPad Apps and Accessibility, Special Needs

5 Ways to Get a Free iPad for Your Special Needs Child!

Just because iPads are cheaper than other pieces of assistive equipment doesn't necessarily make them affordable! Here are five tips on how to get grants and funding for a free...

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Assistive Technology, Eye Conditions and Syndromes, iPad Apps and Accessibility

The “Big 3 Tool Kit” for Children with CVI: PLUS the 20 Best CVI-Friendly iPad Apps!

Children with CVI often prefer clear, crisp images with little background clutter. They respond well to high contrast, bright colors (especially yellow or red), movement and LIGHTS!

iPad Accessibility Menu Screenshot Updated for iOS9

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Top 10 iPad & iOS9 Accessibility Features

Apple's iPad is supposed to be very accessible for kids with special needs, but you might need help setting it up so your child can use it properly.

Our 20 Favorite iPad Apps for Kids with CVI

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Our 20 Favorite iPad Apps for Kids with CVI

The iPad is very interactive and easily tailored to suit the needs of kids with CVI, if you have the right apps. Here are our favorites!

Braille Stickers for iOS Messaging

Braille and Literacy, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Braille Stickers for iOS Messaging

Check out these Braille Stickers for iOS Messaging available for download through Sensory Sun.

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Braille and Literacy, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Braille Bee Spelling App Review

Braille Bee is a spelling app for kids who are blind including games for learning how to spell words in uncontracted and UEB contracted braille. Enter to win a free...

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Communication, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Adapting Signs App for Children with Vision Impairment

This app gives tips on how to adapt signs for blind children including videos and written information. It also allows you to create your own dictionary of signs.

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iPad Apps and Accessibility

EDA PLAY TOBY: Visual Training iPad App for Visually Impaired Kids

EDA PLAY TOBY is a free iPad app that can help visually impaired kids learn to use the vision they have. It's a great app for kids with CVI!

Screenshot of EDA PAULI app

iPad Apps and Accessibility

EDA PLAY PAULI: Interactive Story App for Visually Impaired Kids

EDA PLAY PAULI is an iPad app that is designed for children who are visually impaired and is an especially great iPad app for kids with CVI.

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iPad Apps and Accessibility

Sonokids Software and Apps for Kids who are Visually Impaired

Sonokids is an Australian software company that creates accessible computer and app games for kids who are visually impaired.

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Assistive Technology, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Buy Assistive Technology from Apple

You can now purchase assistive technology products directly from Apple on the Global Apple Store. Products are currently available in a variety of categories including Vision, Physical & Motor Skills...

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iPad Apps and Accessibility

5 Ways to Teach Your Blind Child How to Use an iPad

Tips to help you and your child who is visually impaired learn the basics of how the iPad works and how to use all the accessibility features it has to...

Ballyland Magic app

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Ballyland Magic App: Introducing iPad Accessibility to Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Ballyland Magic app introduces visually impaired and blind kids to iPad accessibility features like VoiceOver through a fun game. The game is entertaining so they don't even realize they are...

Disney Movies Anywhere App

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Disney Movies Anywhere App Review

The Disney Movies Anywhere app gives you the power to stream audio description for Disney*Pixar movies anywhere! This will make your Disney movies accessible for your blind or visually impaired...

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iPad Apps and Accessibility

A Blind Legend Game App

New gaming app has users relying completely on sound- not vision!

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Assistive Technology, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Ballyland: Computer Game for Blind Kids

Ballyland is a Mac or Windows video game designed specifically for children who are blind, visually impaired or low vision.

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iPad Apps and Accessibility

3D Touch Accessibility On iPhone 6S

Dynamic new feature on Apple iPhone 6s is accessible for blind users.

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Assistive Technology, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Learn How to Use the Accessibility Features on Your iPad

Learn how special accessibility features designed specifically for people with varying abilities, including those with visual impairments, are having a a major impact on how our children can access the...

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iPad Apps and Accessibility

BLITAB Braille Tablet

First-ever braille tablet developed by start-up company BLITLAB Technology. This will revolutionize access to braille!

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iPad Apps and Accessibility

How to See a Smile Even Without Sight

New app lets users know when someone is smiling at them!