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 • Zoom, large text, and invert colors • VoiceOver text-to-speech • Assistive Touch • Siri App Factor
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 ???
Demo iPad accessibility features
Zoom 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 zoom
Large Text • View larger text in Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Messages and Notes.
Invert Colors • Higher contrast helps you better see what’s on your display.
VoiceOver VoiceOver speaks items on the screen: • Tap once to select an item • Double-Tap to activate the selected item • Swipe three fingers to scroll
Assistive Touch • Allows you to use you iPad if you have difficulty touching the screen or if you require an adaptive accessory.
Siri • Siri lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more!
Do you have the App Factor?
ClaroPDF • 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
Pocket • 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
Voice Dream Reader • Makes written text accessible to everyone • Load and manage text • Listen to text • Interact with text
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
NaviDys • 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
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
Digit-Eyes • Reads barcode labels • Scan UPC/EAN codes and hear the names of over 34 million products! • Make your own QR code labels
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!
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
TapTapSee • Designed to help identify objects encountered in daily life
TouchChat HD • VocabPC • Spelling on QWERTY keyboard • Multichat 15 • Word Power • Facebook, Twitter, email (Social Chat)
TouchChat HD • Customizable • iShare • High quality text to speech • Pronunciation editor
Scene and Heard • Multimedia App • Visual Scenes Displays (VSDs)
Proloquo2Go • Core Word • Basic Communication • Easy to Program
Verbally • Text-to-Speech • Free and Paid Version
Go Talk NOW • Standard Pages • Express Pages • Combines Multimedia: Video, Music, Photos
Helpful Hints • Give the individual time to explore the app • It’s not about the app, it’s about communication! • www.communicationmatrix.org
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/recorded.html
iPad Loans • Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources • https://www.wy.at4all.com/
J.P. Harris, B.S. JHarri42@uwyo.edu 307-766-5770 Wendy Alameda, ATS Walameda@uwyo.edu 307-766-6187 Darcy Regan MA,CCC-SLP DRegan1@uwyo.edu 307-766-2932