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iPads, iPods, & iPhones Wyoming Assistive Technology Presents: “Who Has the App Factor?” Darcy Regan, Wendy Alameda, and J.P. Harris Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) Mega Conference Laramie, WY October 17, 2013

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Wyoming Assistive Technology Presents: “Who Has the App Factor?”. iPads , iPods, & iPhones. Darcy Regan, Wendy Alameda, and J.P. Harris Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) Mega Conference Laramie, WY October 17, 2013. Overview. iPad Accessibility Features - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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iPads, iPods, & iPhonesWyoming Assistive Technology Presents:

“Who Has the App Factor?”

Darcy Regan, Wendy Alameda, and J.P. HarrisWyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR)

Mega Conference Laramie, WYOctober 17, 2013

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iPad Accessibility Features1. Zoom, large text, and invert colors2. VoiceOver text-to-speech3. Assistive Touch4. Siri

App Factor

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Learning Outcomes

You will be able to:• Identify built-in accessiblity features on the iPad• Identify the top literacy, vision, and communication

apps • Access additional resources ???

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Zoom magnifies the entire screen:• Double-tap three fingers to zoom• Drag three fingers to move around the screen• Double-tap three fingers and drag to change


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Large Text

• View larger text in Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Messages and Notes.

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Invert Colors

• Higher contrast helps you better see what’s on your display.

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VoiceOver speaks items on the screen:• Tap once to select an item• Double-Tap to activate the selected item• Swipe three fingers to scroll

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Assistive Touch

• Allows you to use you iPad if you have difficulty touching the screen or if you require an adaptive accessory.

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• Siri lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more!

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APP FACTOR?Do you have the

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• Accessible and user friendly PDF viewer, Reader and Annotator.

• Features built in human quality text to speech voices with synchronized colored highlighting options

• Supports VoiceOver• Variety of annotation features

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• Save articles, videos or web pages to read or watch later

• Information will automatically sync content across to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it at anytime on any device

• Internet connection is not needed!• Has been called the “DVR” for the web

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Voice Dream Reader

• Makes written text accessible to everyone• Load and manage text• Listen to text• Interact with text

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iReadWrite• Text to speech with dual color highlighting• Contextual work prediction• Phonetic spell checker• Sounds like confusable word checker• Text and picture dictionary• Customizable background and text colors• Choice of voices and fonts• Import documents• Share, print, and export documents

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• A browser designed to facilitate reading on the web

• Settings allow you to precisely adjust the font for your eyes change settings in real time change the font and size adjust the spacing between lines zoom in on all web pages

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Prizmo• Scan and recognize text documents, business cards, and

images• Export as PDF/Text, vCard, or JPEG/PNG• Highly accurate OCR, real time page detection and beautiful

image cleanup• Fully compatible with VoiceOver• Provides voice guidance to help position iDevice when taking

pictures• Individual voices available as in-app purchases

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Digit-Eyes• Reads barcode labels• Scan UPC/EAN codes and hear the names of

over 34 million products!• Make your own QR code labels

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Talking Calculator

• This calculator has large colorful buttons• Optional high contrast• Full VoiceOver support• The option to use speech for answers, button

names and formulas!

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LookTel Money Reader

• Instantly recognizes currency and speaks the denomination

• No need to hold the device still or capture a photo and wait for results

• Recognition happens instantly and does not require an internet connection

• Recognizes 21 different currencies

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• Designed to help identify objects encountered in daily life

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TouchChat HD

• VocabPC • Spelling on QWERTY keyboard• Multichat 15• Word Power • Facebook, Twitter, email (Social Chat)

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TouchChat HD

• Customizable• iShare• High quality text to speech• Pronunciation editor

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Scene and Heard

• Multimedia App• Visual Scenes Displays (VSDs)

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• Core Word• Basic Communication• Easy to Program

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• Text-to-Speech• Free and Paid Version

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Go Talk NOW

• Standard Pages• Express Pages• Combines Multimedia: Video, Music, Photos

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Helpful Hints

• Give the individual time to explore the app• It’s not about the app, it’s about

communication!– www.communicationmatrix.org

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Additional Resources on Communication Apps

• Archived audio recordings on three communication apps webinars

• App Rating Sheet• Implementation Rubric for AAC Apps• http://www.uwyo.edu/wind/watr/webinar/re


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iPad Loans

• Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources • https://www.wy.at4all.com/

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J.P. Harr is , B.S. [email protected] 307-766-5770

Wendy Alameda, [email protected] 307-766-6187

Darcy Regan MA,CCC-SLP [email protected] 307-766-2932

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Wyoming Institute For Disabi l ities Univers i ty of Wyoming • Dept . 4298

1000 E . Univers i ty Avenue • Laramie , WY 82071(307) 766-2761 • To l l f ree (888) 989-9463 Fax (307) 766-2763 • T TY (307) 766- 2720

wind.uw@uw yo.edu • http://www.uwyo.edu/wind