Apps and technology

APH Talking Typer App Now Available!

Talking Typer App is an accessible typing and computer keyboard tutorial app for students who are blind or visually impaired.

The Talking Typer app created by American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is now available on iTunes for $4.99.  Talking Typer is an accessible typing and computer keyboard tutorial app with a keyboard game to help increase speed and accuracy in a fun environment.  The app offers drills, practice lessons, keyboard explorer, and an entertaining game. It is designed for students who are blind or visually impaired, but can be used by sighted students too and makes a great tool for the whole class. It works with iOS® devices running iOS 8 or later. 

35 Built-in Lessons 

Talking TyperTM for iOS devices comes with 35 built-in lessons at levels 1-10. Teachers and parents can create new lessons, edit lessons, and assign lessons to individual students or groups. Speed, accuracy, and typing level can also be set for individual students or groups. The app saves the results of each drill allowing students, teachers, and parents to monitor improvement. 

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Hurry Scurry Game 

The app also includes the exciting game Hurry Scurry, where students earn points by typing letters before the ball drops. It’s fun for all ages and skill levels! 

Self-Voicing and Apple® VoiceOver Accessible 

The app is both self-voicing and accessible with Apple’s VoiceOver. The onboard keyboard of your device can be used with Talking Typer, but an external keyboard is recommended.  The app can also be used with a refreshable braille display, like APH’s Refreshabraille 18TM Bluetooth®-enabled device, making it accessible for students who are deafblind as well. 

Available on Quota Funds!

Talking Typer for iOS is available both for individual sale and for sale with federal Quota funds! Talking Typer for iOS must be downloaded from the App Store. Visit the APH shopping site for detailed instructions for either an individual purchase or Quota purchase.



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