[blindkid] Ipad only

Jody Ianuzzi thunderwalker321 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 02:53:52 UTC 2014


Apps

CamFind
Tap Tap See
VisWiz
Nooggle  money Reader
Red laser
Prizmo
Text detective
BARD app
Blip
Learning Ally
EBook reader
Airs-la
VIA
Blind World
Blind bargains
NFB news line
iBlink radio
Navigon
Sendero look around
Around me
Access notes
Pages
Blind memory

These are the specific apps for vision. I have over 300 apps that include checkbook registers calculators and many others that are generally use apps made accessible using voice over on my iPhone. 

I might add there is a zoom reader app made by zoom text but it does not have good reviews so I have not purchased it. Book share also has an app. 

JODY 🐺

"Life begins where your comfort zone ends."

> On Nov 12, 2014, at 6:16 PM, Amber Hall via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Thanks for all of your responses. There were Great points made to bring to the school. 
> Besides the access point app, what r some other apps your blind kids/ adults use?
> Thanks so much!
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Nov 12, 2014, at 6:01 PM, Marianne Denning via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> 
>> There are times when my students need to have both an iPad and a
>> notetaker open.  I know you can go back and forth between apps but
>> that is a bit awkward in the classroom and when completing homework at
>> home.  Students today need to move very quickly.
>> 
>>> On 11/12/14, Jody Ianuzzi via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> iPad with braille display and other Bluetooth accessories makes it more
>>> versatile
>>> 
>>> JODY 🐺
>>> 
>>> "Life begins where your comfort zone ends."
>>> 
>>>> On Nov 12, 2014, at 4:42 PM, Michelle via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> I think I-devices are great for personal use, and in addition to other
>>>> Assistive technology such as Braillenote and for adults to use for reading
>>>> and other accessibility apps, etc... However, for children in grade school
>>>> & HS and even some in college, limiting use to only an IPad with
>>>> refreshable Braille display isn't giving a blind student the best way to
>>>> be independent in education. They just can't do all they need to with an
>>>> IPad. I feel they Need more technology to continue to succeed and maintain
>>>> and/or gain independence.
>>>> 
>>>> Just my thoughts as a mom to my 7th grade Braille reader/writer.
>>>> 
>>>> The original question was IPad only. Responding to that :)
>>>> Thanks!
>>>> Michelle
>>>> 
>>>>> On Nov 12, 2014, at 4:30 PM, "Bill Dengler \(OS X on REtina macBook Pro\)
>>>>> via blindkid" <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Surface?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Bill
>>>>>> On Nov 12, 2014, at 4:27 PM, Marianne Denning via blindkid
>>>>>> <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Jody, that is a great perspective.  There are many things students can
>>>>>> do with a Windows computer and screen reader or notetaker that you
>>>>>> still can't do with a smart device.  I believe the day will come when
>>>>>> that is possible but we are not quite there yet.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On 11/12/14, Jody Ianuzzi via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org
>>>>>>> <mailto:blindkid at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
>>>>>>> Hello parents
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> I am a blind 61 year old grandmother. I joined this list in the hope of
>>>>>>> sharing my experiences.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> I went to school in the 1960s when the only technology available were
>>>>>>> heavy
>>>>>>> records and reel to reel recording tapes.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> I have always embraced the newest technology and I was probably one of
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> first to have speech on my computer in the 1980s on a RadioShack TRS 80
>>>>>>> with
>>>>>>> a speech synthesizer and a program developed by the navy. I have used
>>>>>>> notetakers from the beginning and I have used screen readers on my
>>>>>>> computers
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> That said I now do everything on my iPhone 6.  I have adaptive apps
>>>>>>> that do
>>>>>>> everything from identify currency, read barcodes,  Scan and read
>>>>>>> documents,
>>>>>>> magnify as a handheld CCTV,  talking GPS, and so many more including
>>>>>>> games.
>>>>>>> Little that I think when I was playing those heavy records on an old
>>>>>>> record
>>>>>>> player that I would one day be listening to talking books on a BARD app
>>>>>>> in
>>>>>>> my pocket. Apple offers out of the box accessible technology that we
>>>>>>> would've dreamed of back in the days of all the old  very expensive
>>>>>>> adaptive
>>>>>>> technology.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> I agree that a student should have more than one tool in their toolbox
>>>>>>> but
>>>>>>> when you consider that all of the adaptive technology combined in my
>>>>>>> iPhone
>>>>>>> would have cost $20,000 in the past it is rather remarkable  Personally
>>>>>>> I
>>>>>>> would not want to be limited by the new note takers when I have the
>>>>>>> vast
>>>>>>> resources of my iPhone which costs hundreds of dollars compared to
>>>>>>> thousands
>>>>>>> of dollars of the more limited devices.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Just my two cents.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> JODY 🐺
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> "Life begins where your comfort zone ends."
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> On Nov 12, 2014, at 11:45 AM, Bernadette Jacobs via blindkid
>>>>>>>> <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Linda, as much as I think this r
>>>> 
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>> -- 
>> Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
>> Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
>> (513) 607-6053
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