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Dec 27 2013

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The 12 AT Apps of the Christmas Season

Apple App StoreWith assistive technology apps the perfect gift is always at your fingertips. The holidays are right around the corner and one of the topics of conversation might be cool apps that you have come across. The following list highlights apps that have made a difference in the assistive technology world.  Show family, friends, and colleagues just how smart you are! Feel free to share the app that has made a difference in someone’s life or just your favorite app.

Communication

alexcom-aac

Alexcomm AAC

You say you want a communication app that is customizable in-app with pictures and recording, switch and Bluetooth scanning, word prediction, and free too! You’re asking a lot, but here you go.

Hearing

EarMachine

EarMachine

Use your mobile device to provide sound amplification.

Timer

audible timer

Audible Timer

Some individuals benefit from an audible timer to help understand time.

Text to Speech

Natural Reader

Natural Reader

Use this app to have text spoken. The app allows for a variety of voices and adjustable speed. If you want a dedicated app this is good but don’t forget about the iOS built in Speak option.

Speech to Text

dragon dictate

Dragon Dictation

The standard when it comes to voice dictation. Once again a good option for an app but iOS does a great job with dictation too.

Recording/Note Taking

audiotone

AudioNote

Notes and recording that are synced together. No longer is there an excuse that you missed something in class.

Vision

vision assistant

Vision Assist

This is a full featured video magnifier with options for up to 20x magnification and several color options to match your needs.

Organization

any.do

Any.DO

With this app you have no more excuses for getting things done. Just shake away the task when completed.

Education

ireadwrite

iReadWrite

Let iReadWrite help you find the right word to assist with reading and writing.

Books

Wattpad

Wattpad

Do you like to discover the next great authors? With a scrolling feature customized to your reading speed you can sit back and read away.

Games

Mr. aAhH

Mr. aAhH!!

One of my favorite games that has been around for some time. The ability to only have to tap the screen or a switch when you’re ready makes this user friendly.

Relaxation

brain power

AmbiScience Brain Power

After the holidays you need to take a deep breath, you’ve earned it!

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