Apps for Early Learning
The apps that you will find here are those that I have used myself, or have seen featured in conferences. Within these pages are a listing of just some of the apps that are either great for use with students with visual impairments OR have been developed specifically for persons who are blind or have low vision.
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By: Carmen Willings
The iPad is a great tool to use with students who are visually impaired, particularly with students who visually attend better when materials are paired with light, movement and/or sound.
Free. The ABA- Problem Solving - What does not belong? app is by Innovative Mobile Apps. Students must identify the object that does not belong from a selection of four based on color or classification.
Free. by Grasshopper Apps The Bitsboard app is a great app that can easily be customized to your current unit/topic. The huge drawback is that the font size and picture size can not be adjusted. Flashcards and photo touch will be accessible to students with low vision, but some of the photos in other activities will be too small to discriminate.
$.99 Memory by Clement Marty game difficulty can be adjusted from 2 cards up in the free mode. The free version features animals. Additional themes cost $.99.
Free. The Photo Touch ABC app encourages the user to touch the requested letter from a field of 3. The activity can be customized with different letters paired with pictures. To minimize visual clutter, select the ABC letters.
Free with Paid upgrade. Play Lab This is a fun app where students can interact with shapes, colors and numbers.
Free. This Preschool Games - Farm Animals app
(Photo Touch) allows you to add your family photos to the list of farm animals and make a game of choosing the correct photo. From groups of 2 up to 10 photos on one screen.
Free. The See Touch Learn app by Brain Parade is a great picture card learning system that can be customized to pair with the current classroom unit. Students are presented with photo pictures. The must select the requested picture or word. The computer generated voice is the only negative aspect of this app.
Free or paid version. The See Touch and Say app by Travco Software LLC is designed to help children learn about people and objects in their world. By combining the picture and name of an item or person with the parent or teacher recording of what that item is, kids can learn easily and in a fun experience.
Encourages directed touch with graphic “targets.” Two modes: interactive flash cards or continuous play of 8 videos.