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for students who are blind or visually impaired

Braille Tutor App

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Braille Tutor is an iPad application designed to help people learn and practice UEB (Unified English Braille).  It provides an interactive learning experience using onscreen keys or home keys on an a Bluetooth keyboard.

Lessons

The app provides an introduction to learning and typing braille. Each lesson contains a small number of key concepts and subsequent lessons reinforce previously introduced concepts.

Screenshot of braille tutor lesson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The app is available on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/braille-tutor/id878463116?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4   It's a free app through the alphabet (Lesson 19); to go further into contractions and short forms, it costs $1.99 more.

It is available for the iPad, but not for iPhones or Android devices at this time.

 

Let us know what you think of this app!

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Comments

Braille Tutor

Posted by Catherine123

Finally an app that addresses contractions. I have used this app to meet several needs inlcuding drill and practice for students, support staff, and review for myself. The app has some nice features and will soon support both input and output to or from a braille display. I appreciate the developers willingness to hear and respond to suggestions. One future feature that I am hoping for is the ability to have multiple users information tracked and places saved. I would love to be able to see some data showing their progress or areas needing more support. This app has been worth the small investment.

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Catherine123 commented on October 23, 2014

Finally an app that addresses contractions. I have used this app to meet several needs inlcuding drill and practice for students, support staff, and review for myself. The app has some nice features and will soon support both input and output to or from a braille display. I appreciate the developers willingness to hear and respond to suggestions. One future feature that I am hoping for is the ability to have multiple users information tracked and places saved. I would love to be able to see some data showing their progress or areas needing more support. This app has been worth the small investment.