iPad Apps

 

All of the apps listed below are free. Some have upgraded versions which you could purchase if you find the free one worthwhile.


AUDITORY APPS

Play Piano
I Hear Ewe
TouchSounds
Barnyard
Sound?
SoundTouchLite
SoundEffect
Zoola Animals
Vocal Zoo
Talking News
Talking Ben

 


BOOKS

Mr. Turkey
Camel
Halloween
Eggs Sample
Smelly Sprout
Tickle Finger 1
Three Little Pigs
Princess Chocolate
Cat Sample
Cry Wolf
Blio – Tale of Peter Rabbit

 


BRAILLE

Braille Now
Braille Coder
PB Lite
VB Lite
Braille VT
VIA
BrailleTouch
Visual Brailler
Braille Tutor

 

 


CAUSE AND EFFECT

Barn Lite
Peek-a-bouncer
Firework
Bouncing
Rattle
Baby Finger
Build it up
Lux Draw
Spray
Crayon
Hatch
Peekaboo HD
PekkabooPets
Finger Pant
Noise2See  Infant Zoo Lite


COMMUNICATION

 

Verbally
Talking Tom 2
Baby Sign
Answers Free
Talking!!Lite
Talking Pierre
Go Talk Now
Sight Words

 

 


EARLY LITERACY

Sight Cards
Alphabet Tracing
Spelling 1
Spelling 2
MyABC (Lite)
Magnetic ABC
MeetTheVwls
Sight PK Free
Genius Baby
Picture Dictionary
Magic Lite
Flash Cards
Little Speller
SpellGate


EMOTIONS

 

Emotions
FeelingsFree


EYE-HAND COORDINATION

Shape Sorter
ABC Alphabet
SeeTouchLearn
TicTacFree
Puzzles 123 Fee
ABC Writing
Ball Tapper
UKongMaze HD

 


MATCHING

Farm Flip
Memorama


MATH

Counting Lite
Let’s Count
First Count
Kids Do Count
Learn 123s
NumbersFree
Early Math
Basic Math
KidsMathFun
Math Tutor Lite
Tap Times Tables
Calculator
Geometry
Grade 1 Math
UAbacus
MathMelodies


MEDICAL

EyeXam
Eye Chart Pro
LUMA Vision
EyeChart
VisionSim


MONEY

Amazing Coin
Money Counting
EyeNote


MUSIC

aXylophone
Seuss Band
Mambo Bongo
Kids Bongo
DoReMi 1-2-3
Jingle Lite
Tappy Tunes
Virtuoso


OLDER STUDENTS

 

TapTyping
Make Change
Spelling Free
CountingMoney
VisualAcuity
Piano Tiles

 


SONGS

OldMcDonald
Twinkle Star
ABC Song

 


TECHNOLOGY FOR THE BLIND

VizWiz
Color ID
Magnify HD
Voxer
VO Starter
OMoby
Join.me
SayText
VoiceDeramReader
TapTapSee
MBMimic
BlindBargains


TIME

Talking Time
Time
Telling Time
Tell Time – Lite
Telling Time
Measure

 


TODDLERS

Baby Colors
MemoryMatch
Opposites
ABC Alphabet
Vehicle Fun
ABC Song
Baby Flashcards
Kids Builder
Things That Go Together
Learn Shapes
Kids Patterns
Big or Small Lite
Baby Show
Peekaboo Lite
Baby Learns
A Bee Sees


VISION STIMULATION

Pixel Storm
Baby View Lite
Fluidity
Tap-n-see Zoo
Preschool Grasshopper Apps
Patterns
Doodle Buddy
Shadow?
Picture Game
Art of Glow
Awesome
RealFireworks
Animal H&S
JB Studio
FindDiff
IllusionsForiPad
Rattle
ColorPlay Lite
ILoveFilm
Kaleido Free
SpawnGlow HD
Forge of Neon
CaptainLazyEye
Eye Movements
Shapes in Color
Dot to Dot
Find the Ball
Black and White
Color Ripple


The following is a wonderful list of resources for funding for iPads for children with special needs courtesy of the WonderBaby Blog:

There are a many places that specialize in getting funds to children who need them. Applying for an iPad through these organizations is not a guarantee, but it’s worth a shot!
  • Babies with iPads: This site collects donations and purchases iPads for children with significant developmental and/or medical issues. The grants are rewarded as the funds are available.
  • Conover Company: The Conover Mobile Technology Grant is designed to help people with disabilities (adults and children) lead more independent lives. You can fill out their application online.
  • Different Needz Foundation: This organization raises money throughout the year to fund their grant program. Their grants go to families with children with special needs. You can tell them specifically what you want (such as an iPad) and how much it will cost.
  • First Hand Foundation: First Hand will help children with special needs fund assistive technology equipment (among other things) that isn’t covered by your insurance. They do have financial guidelines.
  • Gia Nicole Angel Foundation: This program helps by purchasing a specific item for children with special needs. Funds are awarded on a case by case basis with preference given to lower income and single parent families.
  • Gracie’s Hope: Gracie’s Hope is committed to help improve the lives of children with special needs. They can help provide needed equipment not covered by insurance.
  • Hanna’s Helping Hands: This grant is aimed at helping low-income families with children with special needs. They focus on Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Michigan, Rhode Island, and New York.
  • iHelp for Special Needs: This program provides iPads and iPad apps to families with children with special needs.
  • The Lindsay Foundation: The Lindsay Foundation is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to assist families with resources necessary to provide medical treatment, therapies and rehabilitative equipment in order to improve the quality of life for their special needs children.
  • LoudMommy: This site is dedicated to helping children who are non-verbal. They grant iPads to children who could use them to aid communication.
  • Maggie Welby Foundation: This foundation offers grants for children and families that have a financial need for a particular purpose. If awarded, they will purchase the item for you.
  • Small Steps in Speech: The mission of Small Steps in Speech is to help children with speech and/or language disorders take the steps needed to be better communicators. They offer grants to purchase communication devices (including iPads).
  • Special Kids Therapy: Special Kids Therapy’s mission is to serve children with various developmental, physical and/or emotional difficulties and their families, principally by raising money for therapies and services not covered by private/public insurance.
  • Zane’s Foundation: This site provides grants to families with children with special needs in Northeast Ohio. The geographic location is limited, but the grant can be used for anything related to your child’s needs, including an iPad.
  • For children with CVI:  http://www.littlebearsees.org/about/charity/little-bear-gives/little-bear-gives-application/

http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/ipad-funding-special-needs

Sources for other appropriate apps can be found on the Perkins Website at http://www.perkins.org/search/search.jsp?query=ipad+apps

Demonstrations on Accessibility can be found at:  http://distance.tsbvi.edu/nichols_ipad-voiceover.html