iOS Apps that Support Learners who Find Reading and/or Writing Challenging

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iOS Apps that Support Learners who Find Reading
and/or Writing Challenging


Supports for Reading



vBookz PDF Voice Reader



Text
-
to
-
speech for

PDF files




Files retain original page formatting with
images, diagrams, etc.



High quality voices
--
male or female




Text tracked as read





Import PDFs from Safari, email
attachments, or DropBox




iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch ($4.99)




More Information





iBooks



Text
-
to
-
speech (with iOS
Speak
Selection
) for eBooks created in ePUB
format



Works not only with books purchased
from iBookstore, but with material
created on the iDevice or imported from
other sources



iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch (FREE)




ClaroSpeak US

or
ClaroSpeak UK



High quality text to speech
reader with 5
built in voices



Imports and reads doc, docx, pages, pptx,
epub files, but does not retain original
formatting of the page



Visual highlighting of text as read



Also functions as text editor, will echo
word or sentence



Creates audio files from t
ext files



Customizable reading rate, font size,
color contrast, etc.



iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch ($5.99)



Readability




Re
-
formats web pages to reduce clutter



Adjust font
-
size, contrast and margins



Save articles in Readability to read later,
whether online or not



iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch (FREE)



TextGrabber

+ Translator



Take an image of text and convert it to
editable/readable digital text



ABBY OCR is relatively fast



Works with cameras on iPhone 4+, iPod
5+, iPad 3+



Option for importing images taken with
other cameras/other devices



Offers translation to
multiple languages



iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch ($2.99)


Supports for Writing



Typ
-
O HD




Writing app with multiple supports



Word
prediction with text
-
to
-
speech



Built in option for text input with voice
recognition



Text
-
to
-
speech for listening to written
work



Spell
-
checker



Video demo and tutorial



iPad/iPhone
/iPod Touch ($14.99)



Nebulous Notes



Text editor that works well for anyone,
and especially for individuals with low
vision



Large font and
variable contrast between
text and background are available



Text to speech available with
Speak
Selection



Integrates with DropBox, prints, emails



iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch ($4.99)



More information



Paper Port Notes



versatile

note
-
taking app, with multiple
options for text input



keyboard/voice recognition/stylus inputs
available



audio recordings can be attached to note
pages



notes can be shared via email, Google
Docs, DropBox, etc.



notes may be opened as PDF files by
other
iPad apps



iPad only (FREE)



More information




Dragon Dictation



easy

to


use voice recognition, no training
necessary



Use
Speak Selection

to read back dictated
text aloud



Copy work to clipboard for use in other
apps



Share dictated text via email, send
directly to Facebook/Twitter



Internet connection required



iPad
/iPhone/iPod Touch (FREE)


Alternatives to Writing




Audio Memos



Use device mic to create audio voice
recordings



Options for editing and
bookmarking
recordings



Share easily via email, Wi
-
Fi, or online
file storage services



iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch ($0.99)



In
-
App purchases available to increase
functionality, including voice activation
($0.99)



Free version works well, but is ad
-
supported and r
ecording length is limited



AudioNote




Record a talk, lesson, lecture, or your
own thoughts while taking notes



Use keyboard or stylus to
take notes, or
use stylus to add drawings, diagrams, etc.



Notes are synchronized with audio, and
audio can be "searched" by clicking on
word or drawing



Export notes and audio via email, over
wi
-
fi, or via iTunes



Also available for PC, Mac and Android



iPad/
iPhone/iPod Touch ($4.99)



Audioboo




Create audio recordings up to three
minutes in length



Add image, tags, and location



Share on device, to Twitter/Facebook,
or
by email,




iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch (Free)
-

not
optimized for iPad



fotobabble




Attach audio recording to image



Extensive range of options for editing
image

in app, including opportunity to
add text



Share via Facebook, Twitter, or email



iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch (Free)
-

not
optimized for iPad



Book Creator



Intuitive app for creating ebooks in ePUB
format



Books can incorporate images, video,
text, recorded audio, music



Completed books are published to iBooks
on the iPad



Books can be printed or shared via email,
iTunes, or Dropbox



iPad only ($4.99)




Animoto




Create multimedia presentation videos



Combine images/video clips/text with
music



User interface is intuitive, videos are
quick and easy to create



Also available for desktop and
Err
or!
Hyperlink reference not valid.



iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch (FREE)


Research Supports



Google Search




Voice recognition works well for
entering search
terms



Many search results offer text
-
to
-
speech



Also offers opportunity to enter images
as "search terms"



Video demo



iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch (FREE)



Qwiki



Search tool that yields results in multiple
formats
--
images and videos, text (with
accompanying text
-
to
-
speech)



A quintessential UDL tool



iPad only (FREE)



Side by Side



Split iPad screen into up to 4
customizable windows



Built in web browser and text editor for
note
-
taking



Import text files or pdf's



Integrates with DropBox



iPad only (FREE)



More information


Visual Supports



Idea Sketch



Create mind map and turn it into an
outline or


vice versa



Import text from other apps



Share work via email, or copy into other
apps



iPad/iPhone/iPod
Touch (FREE)



More information



Mindomo



Powerful and versatile mind mapping app



Mind maps can include images,
hyperlinks, icons, notes, etc.



Export mind maps as images or as PDF
files



Cross
-
platform desktop clients and
Android versions available



iPad

only (FREE)




Corkulous Pro




Mind mapping "cork board" for
collecting, organizing and sharing ideas



Arrange notes, images, labels, etc.
visually with
colour code potential



Link multiple boards



Share/sync via iCloud or Dropbox, or
export as PDF files



iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch ($1.99)



Tools 4 Students



Set
of 15 graphic organizers to support
visual organization of thoughts and
concepts (cause/effect, pro/con, story
elements, KWL, etc.)



Save work for future reference, or share
via email



iPad only ($0.99)


Supports for Written Math Output



Panther Math Paper



Do math work on iPad (beginning and
advanced)



Mathematical notation and symbols
available and easily accessible



Learners are able to
show their work



iPad only ($19.99)




Quick Graph +




Powerful


graphing calculator for
advanced math, graphs in 2D and 3D



Simple, intuitive
user interface



Email from within app, copy to
clipboard, or save to photo library



iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch ($1.99)


Extra Special Resource for Beginning Readers of All Ages



Tar Heel Reader




Not an app, but a website
that works particularly
well on the iPad



Well organized
collection of more than
25,000 accessible books
that can be read aloud
online (text must be
tapped to be heard)



Stories use engaging
images from Flickr, with
limited accompan
ying
text



FREE