Vision Skills 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.
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By: Carmen Willings
The following apps can be helpful in working with students on vision skills. Be aware of selecting apps that address the needed vision skills and also are age appropriate.
Acteris is a Tetris style puzzle game where the user must use visual scanning, tracking and discrimination to advance through the game.
Free. Majong Jewels Deluxe Brain Training Memory Game. If your student's enjoy ToodleTiles, they may enjoy this fun mahjong emoji app (minus the Toodletile comments).
Balloon Pops. Each screen has 10 balloons of varying colors and sizes. Touch a balloon to pop it and get a satisfying “pop” sound. Option to have a audible count of # of balloons popped up to 10.
Free. Ball Tapper features a ball that must be tapped. The ball bounces and moves faster as it is touched making it more challenging as the user progresses through the game.
$0.99. Beautiful Bubbles. (Joe Scrivens) Bubbles offers moving targets to touch and “pop.” Two modes: just for fun or challenge mode which keeps score for bubbles touched and missed.
Free. Close Up Pics encourages the user to identify a picture by guessing the object from the zoomed in photo quickly.
Free. Color Play is a coloring app with animation. Free and paid versions are available.
Free. Color Splurge is a photo editor that lets you select the which areas of a picture to remain grayscale and color specific areas to create emphasis.
Free. Glow Coloring Book allows user to color over coloring page. Although the lines for the pages are in VERY low contrast, this is still a fun app for coloring...inside or outside the lines!
Free Maze 100 allows the user to play 100 challenging mazes in 3D. Create mazes with the maze generator or play pre-made mazes. Collect power ups to speed or slow down the game.
Free. Live Butterflies surrounds the user with butterflies. Use the Viewer to look around and see butterflies. If you touch the screen near a butterfly, it will fly over and land on your finger. Choose game mode and catch as many butterflies as you can before time runs out. Use the screen to look around you and touch the screen to catch them!
Free. Photo Splash is a free application that lets the user to add colorization effects to photos.
Free. Maze Craze a fun game that has the user drive a truck to move through a maze. Honk the horn to move other vehicles out of the way.
Free. On the Road is an game where the user must keep their finger on the road. Challenge the student to keep their finger on the road. Challenge the student to beat their previous high score.
What's the Difference? is a spot the differences game. It features photo hunt puzzles of hidden object games, encouraging the user to use visual discrimination skills.
Free and paid. Visual Attention Therapy is a cognitive training app designed to help persons with brain injury and strokes as well as students who need practice with visual scanning. It also helps determine visual field neglect.