Note Taking Apps
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.
By: Carmen Willings
Updated September 1, 2018
The iPad is a great tool to use with students who are visually impaired and there are more and more apps that are creating more accessibility. The following apps assist with note taking.
Text to Speech Apps
$.99 Audio Memos - The Voice Recorder is a professionally made audio recorder.
Dictate your message, and Dragon types it out on the screen with Dragon Anywhere. Your options for delivery of this message include text message, email, copy-and-paste, facebook, and twitter.
Free. Evernote is an easy to use app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. It lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, and record voice reminders.
$99.99. KNFB Reader converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to documents. Picture accuracy is faciliated by a Field of View Report, Automatic Page Detection, and Tilt Control. It will determine the words and read them aloud in high quality text-to-speech and will also highlight text.
Free. iTalk Recorder is a full-featured recording app with a streamlined and intuitive user interface. Press the big red button to record; press it again to stop. You can append to existing recordings, choose from three levels of recording quality and manage your recordings, all with just a fingertip.
$0.99. The List Recorder app combines making lists with an audio recorder. The app allows you to jot down and organize information as audio, text or both. It is designed to integrate with VoiceOver and braille displays.
$1.99 Speak It! is a text to Speech designed to work with multitasking features.
Free. Hey Tell is a cross-platform voice messenger that allows you to instantly talk with friends and family. No account needed.
Free. The TalkBox Voice Messenger app is a voice messenger on mobile that allows users to exchange, share and publish their voice messages. It is similar to a global walkie talkie!
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