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Android Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties

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  • Published: 2018
  • Revision: 1.2
  • Format: A3
  • File type: pdf
  • File size: 1.5Mb

Ever since we first produced our wheel of iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties, we've had 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 more 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. During its first few months it was downloaded nearly 400 times a month. It attempted to categorise a number of apps that may be useful for people with reading and writing difficulties, such as:

  • text readers;
  • tools to support writing;
  • ebook readers;
  • mindmapping apps;
  • and many more.

The latest version (1.2) was published in February 2018. It keeps the same broad categories, 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. The following apps have been added: Claro ScanPen, Text Fairy, Sight Words Sentence Builder, Phonics and Reading 1 Lite, My Reading Words.

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