Happy App downloading if you have an iPhone!

Lots of new things happening in the world of Assistive Technology and the good news is that they are even happening on the iphone!   You can now Dragon Search on the Apple App Store!  That means that you can use speech recognition to search the Apple iPhone app store!  The download for the Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking app is also available.

ATMac talks about making the iPhone your own personal library with Wattpad and Papers.

Sometime ago AssistiveWare announced the iphone can become an augmented communication device  – Proloquo2Go: AAC  in Your Pocket

Alan Lawrence has made a version of Dasher, the text prediction software, for the  iPhone.  It is now available for free from the iTunes Store.

Applestoreapps.com have a useful list of the  ‘Top 50 Free Education Apps‘  and when you search for spelling apps you may come across Brain Blaze Spelling which is a useful way to test whether you still have the ability to pick the correct word from a list of spelling corrections as if you were using a spell checker!

By the way we have been working with JISC TechDis on their new toolbar which can be seen in action on the front page of LexDis and with luck you may have noticed that it automatically loaded when you loaded this blog!

It allows you to have text to speech, spell checking, font resizing, colour changes and a dictionary and to reference a web page for your notes as you surf the internet.  It works with most browsers as a download or there is the lite version which is easiest to use as a bookmark as can be seen in the image below.

Adding the toolbar to your 'favorites' in Internet Explorer

Adding the toolbar to your 'favorites' in Internet Explorer

All the best for 2010!

2 thoughts on “Happy App downloading if you have an iPhone!

  1. Emma

    I’ve just tested the Lexdis page with Chrome on the Mac & could get the tool bar immediately! Most impressed! (I’ve pointed numerous students to the old TechDis one in the past – so will now point them to here)

    I’ve also just downloaded Dasher for the iPod – I’d seen it about a year ago on the Royal Institution Christmas lectures & was impressed then. Will be interested to see it on the Touch.

    1. E.A. Draffan Post author

      Many thanks for your kindness and we hope to add more strategies and keep updating the toolbar this summer.

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