Braille Tutor - Free

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Description of App: 

Learn and practice contracted braille (Unified English Braille) with Braille Tutor!

Braille Tutor provides an interactive learning experience for a sighted or blind braille learner. It works on iPad using onscreen keys or home keys on
a Bluetooth keyboard. It is self-voiced, but also works with iOS accessibility.

The app uses sounds and text-to-speech to support vision-impaired learners. Using a Bluetooth keyboard also gives the user a feel of the keys.

"Great App! :) Very good for consolidating braille skills learned, particularly at home / places where a learner might not have access to a Brailler."

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.04

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

The app seems to be fully accessible with VoiceOver. Though the layout of the on-screen Braille keyboard is confusing. Using six key entry on a bluetooth QWERTY keyboard works well, but I was unable to do the lessons using a bluetooth Braille keyboard. I tried it with the Braille Pen 12 Touch and it would not let me type the letters.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

This app could be very helpful for teaching Braille to both children and adults, especially if input using a Braille keyboard/display is fixed. I am extremely happy that the app teaches Unified English Braille and I plan to recommend this app to my friends.