Top Apps for iOS devices

Gayle’s Apps:

Voice Dream – With high quality text-to-speech and a configurable user interface, Voice Dream Reader makes written text accessible to everyone.

BARD-mobile – A service of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress  The BARD Mobile app provides access to braille and talking books directly from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD). BARD contains nearly 50,000 books, magazines, and music scores in audio and braille formats, with new selections added daily.

Read to Go – Read2Go, you can browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare using your Bookshare membership, as well as read DAISY books from other sources.

Around me – AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings.

I Books – iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night.

Michelle’s Apps:

Pitch Pipe – This handy application provides pitch references for musicians and singers.  It’s a chromatic pitch pipe, ideal for a cappella singers and timpanists. With thirteen pitches, each a half step above the previous, Pitch Pipe provides all of the notes of a single octave, so a singer can start in any key required by Western music.

ViA – Braille Institute is proud to present the FREE app ViA (Visually Impaired Apps) for iPhone and iPad. ViA has been designed to help blind and low-vision users easily sort through the 500,000+ apps in the iTunes App Store to locate the apps that were built specifically for visually impaired users, or apps that happen to provide functionality useful to this population.

Khan Academy – Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free.  Their iOS app is the best way to view Khan Academy’s complete library of over 4,200 videos.  They cover a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with playlists on finance and history.

My Script Calculator – With MyScript© Calculator, perform mathematical operations naturally using your handwriting.  **The Free handwriting calculator for your iPhone or iPad** Easy, simple and intuitive, just write the mathematical expression on the screen then let MyScript technology perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time.  The same experience as writing on paper with the advantages of a digital device (Scratch-outs, results in real time, …). Solve mathematical equations by hand without actually having to crunch the numbers yourself.

Flipboard – Flipboard is your personal magazine. It is the most popular way to catch up on the news you care about, discover amazing things from around the world, or stay connected to the people closest to you.

NASET for writing IEP goals (edu) – NASET.org has created a simple, and easy to use application for the iPad and iPhone. The IEP Goals, Objectives & Activities App provides a convenient tool to easily choose and build a student’s list of IEP Annual Goals, Short Term Objectives, and Behavioral Objectives.

Brain Pop (edu) – Learn something new every day! Bring learning to your fingertips™ with the BrainPOP Featured Movie app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free!

Talking Calculator – A comprehensively featured calculator that has become a favorite among adults and primary schools around the world. Designed for a wide range of users, this calculator has large colorful buttons, optional high contrast, full VoiceOver support, and unique to this calculator; the option to use speech for answers, button names and formulas.

ABBYY TextGrabber + Translator  – automatically extracts text from a variety of printed sources, or retrieves data from images stored in the device’s memory. Powered by ABBYY’s own award-winning Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology for mobile platforms, it provides highly accurate on-device text recognition and allows users to easily edit, translate, search and share information while on the go. VoiceOver compatible

Quizlet — Flashcard app. Students can make their own, or choose from millions of flash cards sets created by others. VoiceOver compatible

Arthur’s Apps:

Speech recognition on IOS, basics, Dragon Remote Microphone – The Dragon Remote Microphone app turns your iOS device into a wireless microphone, making it easier and more comfortable for individuals to use their Dragon Desktop software. Users can now opt to use the remote microphone app as an alternative to a supported headset.

Tap Tap See – TapTapSee is designed to help the blind and visually impaired identify objects they encounter in their daily lives.  Simply double tap the screen to take a photo of anything and hear the app speak the identification back to you. (Note: Spoken identification requires VoiceOver to be turned on)

Assistive Touch and custom gestures.- how to operate rotor with alternate custom commands

Scott’s Apps:  (Easy Apps to help with practicing finger motions)

Tic Tac Toe – (Compatible with VoiceOver) – Put away your pencil and paper – now you can play Tic Tac Toe on your iPhone or iPod Touch for free.   Tic Tac Toe Free supports one player and two player gameplay, so you can play against another human or against your iPhone.

Boggle – TICK-TOCK. BEAT THE CLOCK. Once you start you just can’t stop! Test your way with words by playing the popular wordsearch game that’s addictive fun.

Where’s my Water – Help Swampy by guiding water to his broken shower. Each level is a challenging physics-based puzzle with amazing life-like mechanics. Cut through dirt to guide fresh water, dirty water, toxic water, steam, and ooze through increasingly challenging scenarios! Every drop counts!

Connect Four – 4 In A Row has never been so much fun! Our Classic Checkers theme is one that all can enjoy as you try to beat the computer or play against a friend. 4 levels of gameplay (easy, medium, hard and expert) lets you keep having fun as you improve your game.