Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Spell Master Application

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This app was created by the mother of a 10-year-old boy in India who is blind and who has difficulty with spelling.   She noted that he is very good at picking up concepts and is a voracious reader, who uses a computer and JAWS.  His mother realized that his spelling needed improvement and she decided to create an app for him so that she could help him practice his spellings on the go, on an iPad.  She reports that her son has loved the app and does his spelling tests happily.  She can email the word lists and he emails back the test results from the app straight away.  They have used the accessibility feature of the iOS, Voiceover, as well as a Logitech external keyboard for typing in the word.  The app currently sells for $4.99 on iTunes.

She writes:  "I would be really happy if more kids could use and give feedback, and let us know how we could make it better. I would be really happy if this site could try and give feedback as well. Yours has been one of the few sites that has helped me in my journey of parenting a visually impaired kid. Useful resources and tips."

We hope you'll let us know if you give this app a try!

NOTE THAT THIS APP IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE IN THE US iTUNES STORE.

 

 

Comments

App still available?

Posted by Nicole Shannahan

I have tried to find the SPELL app in the itunes store, but I am unable to find it. I work with visually impaired kids and wondering if you could assist me in finding the app.
Thank you

Previous comments for Spell Master Application

Charlotte Cushman commented on October 4, 2017

Hi Nicole,

It looks like the app has disappeared from the U.S. iTunes store.  I have contacted the app developer and will let you know when I find out more about the availability in the United States.

Nicole Shannahan commented on October 3, 2017

I have tried to find the SPELL app in the itunes store, but I am unable to find it. I work with visually impaired kids and wondering if you could assist me in finding the app.
Thank you