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Android Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties

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  • Published: 2018
  • Revision: 1.3
  • Format: A3
  • File type: pdf
  • File size: 1.5Mb

After we produced our wheel of iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties, we received regular requests for a similar wheel for tablets and smartphones that use the Android operating system. IPads are used much more frequently than Android devices in schools, but over the past few years some schools have started to allow the use of Android tablets and many parents have been buying them for home use. More educational apps are now available for Android tablets and smartphones.

The first version of our Android Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties was created in October 2015. It was updated in February 2018, and again in October 2018. Over the past three years it has been downloaded over 7,000 times.

The latest version (1.3) keeps the same broad categories as previous versions, but the following apps have been removed, either because they are no longer available for Android devices, or because other apps proved significantly more useful for people with reading and writing difficulties: Book Creator, Captura Talk, Sentence Builder, Adaptxt, MyScript Smart Note. Thirteen apps have been added: Adobe Scan, Audible, Book Traps, ClaroPDF, Creative Book Builder, Foxit MobilePDF, Gboard , Google Play Books, Montessori Words and Phonics, Office Suite Pro, Spell Checker, TintVision, Word and Sentence Building. Eight apps have been removed: Read Me Stories, iStorybooks, Kids Story Book Maker, Type and Speak, Natural Reader, Sun Filter, ABC Learning Letters, Word Magic. Icons and links for other apps have been updated, as required.

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