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iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia

Published: 2016

Revision: 1.5

Format: A3

File type: pdf

File size: 1.9Mb



Many iPad apps are available to support learners with reading and writing difficulties. This 'Wheel of Apps' is not comprehensive, but attempts to identify relevant apps and to categorise them according to some of the difficulties faced by people with dyslexia. It was originally published as an A3 poster, but works equally well as an A4 leaflet. Links on the electronic version are 'clickable, taking you to information about the individual app on the iTunes site for the UK.

iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties was last updated in October 2016. The main change is the removal of the section on Visual Stress, as the introduction of 'Display Accommodations' in the iOS 10 Accessibility Settings makes the apps in this section redundant. The removal of Visual Stress has allowed us to separate the keyboard apps in Writing Support into a new Keyboards section. SuperKeys and Fleksy have been added to the Keyboards section, while iWordQ and WhiteSmoke have been added to Writing Support. Audible, GoodReader, vBookz, School Writing, Number Line, Clear and Google Keep have all been added to the appropriate section, but Forgetful and iTakeNotes have been removed as they are no longer available.

This is one of a number of 'wheels' and other visual representations of apps that have been produced in recent years. Others include: