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12 iPad apps for people who are blind or visually impaired

12 Apps for Learners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Wondering which apps are best for people who are blind or partially sighted? This annotated list is a good place to start!
Smiley sight word app

Smiley Sight Words App

Smiley Sight Words is an accessible app that teaches high-frequency sight words to your child, including those who are blind or who have low vision.
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AccessWorld App from AFB

Official app for AFB's AccessWorld, which is an online magazine dedicated to technology and people with vision loss.
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Cortana for Windows 10

An overview of Microsoft's personal assistant for Windows, Cortana, with pros and cons for people with visual impairments
Ballyland Rotor app

Ballyland Rotor App

This app is designed to teach children who are blind or low vision the gestures for the rotor in VoiceOver.
Music Mouse

Braille Music Notator

Braille Music Notator is an online tool for creating braille music scores.
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Introducing a Braille Display to a Child Who Is Deafblind

A parent of a boy who is deafblind describes her son's refreshable braille display and her hopes for the doors that will open to him through assistive technology.
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OverTHERE Free App

This free iPhone app provides increased accessibility to the environment and is a helpful orientation and mobility tool, which assists with independent travel
Learn NVDA

Learn Tech Assistive Technology Videos from AFB

Free online training for individuals who are blind or visually impaired to learn to use assistive technology tools, such as NVDA screenreader and Google Drive and Google Docs
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Draw2Measure Protractor App

Free accessible app to measure angles on an iPad or iPhone. Great math tool for students who are blind or low vision!
Sit with Us app

Sit with Us App

Free app to help students find lunch buddies
Tips to navigate the web efficiently using a screen reader

Navigating the Web with Windows Screen Readers

Learn to use a screen reader to navigate the web efficiently if you have a visual impairment or if you are a teacher of students who are blind or low vision.
CCSS tech skills scope and sequence

Scope and Sequence of Digital Literacy Skills

Scope and sequence of recommended digital literacy and technology skills
Ballyland Magic app

Ballyland Magic App

This app is designed for children who are blind or visually impaired to learn and practice touch gestures for VoiceOver, Apple's screen reader.
EDA play apps

EDA Play Apps

EDA Play apps are designed for young children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
iPad Skills Checklist screenshot

iPad Skills Checklist

Checklist of iPad skills
The process of considering assistive technology

The Process of Considering Assistive Technology

Introduction to the considerations in selecting assistive technology (AT) to a student with disabilities
Getting started with VoiceOver on an iPad

Tips to Get Started with VoiceOver on an iPad

A systematic and effective approach on how to teach VoiceOver on the iPad to students with visual impairments and blindness (VIB).
Demonstration of student taking photo of graph

Teaching Students to Label Photos of Graphic Aid for Mathematics

Students who are blind or visually impaired learn how to turn in their assignments using a graphing aid for mathematics
Reading a tactile map

Touch Mapper

Tactile maps can be created for free using a 3D printer, for people who are blind or visually impaired. Great for Orientation and Mobility.

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