Read to Me Story Apps
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. Big Cat in the Garden Story Creator app. This interactive book helps develop literacy skills. Each page provides opportunities for interactions including movement and sound effects. Students are encouraged to use the magnifier icon to locate bugs throughout the story. Students have a choice of reading the story, listening to the story or creating their own story.
$0.99 The Boy Giant (Pocket Story) An original story about an English boy named Hujo who uses his exceptional bigness to come to the aid of a distressed American city.
Free Dr. Seuss's ABC (Oceanhouse Media) Dr. Seuss classic; read-to-me function highlights text in red and automatically turns pages!
$3.99 Foot Book app. (Oceanhouse Media) Dr. Seuss classic; read-to-me function highlights text in red and automatically turns pages!
Free. The Frog Prince Magic Ink Book. Students must color the pages to advance through this interactive storybook. Some adaptations are available including choice of male/female narrator, auto-read, music volume, effects volume, and background music.
$3.99 Hop on Pop (Oceanhouse Media) Dr. Seuss classic; read-to-me function highlights text in red and automatically turns pages!
$4.99 The Monster at the End of This Book (Callway Digital Arts) is a classic book gets a digital makeover allowing reader participation to thwart Grover’s attempts to stop you from turning pages and getting closer to the monster at the end of this book.
$3.99 One Fish Two Fish (Oceanhouse Media) Dr. Seuss classic; read-to-me function highlights text in red and automatically turns pages!
Free The Smelly Sprout (Pocket Story)
Uplifting story of an outcast who finds his path and makes a friend.
Free version & Paid $0.99 Tickle Finger app.
Tiny Tinga the monkey calls upon the reader to assist him in escaping from predators by tickling them, causing tigers, alligators, and cheetahs to roll over laughing—and leave Tinga alone!
Free. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Magic Ink Book. Students must color the pages to advance through this interactive storybook. Some adaptations are available including choice of male/female narrator, auto-read, music volume, effects volume, and background music.
Selecting the Right AT for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired Recorded Presentation
Are you overwhelmed by the process of selecting assistive technology for your students? This presentation will encompass the process and steps of selecting the right assistive technology for students who are blind or visually impaired using the SETT framework. Key points covered in this presentation include identification of the current problem; consideration of current skills; understanding unique visual and learning needs; awareness of AT for VI; AT equipment considerations; the process of building a toolkit; instructional strategies; and next steps.
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