BraillePad (EN)

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Description of App: 

BraillePad is dedicated to visually impaired users and allows them to write SMS, mails and social posts, more quickly using the Braille code.To insert a letter you just need to touch each Braille points it is composed of.  SEE BELOW FOR NEW VERSION FEATURES  FEATURES:

  • You can insert your message using the Visual Braille technique. You can choose from two methods: classic (time-out) and guided (for beginners)
  • Text fine editing operations using the &;Message&; tab
  • Share your message via SMS and/or mail
  • Visual Braille specific options
  • Training mode support 
  • In app help integration

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

2.6

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

Fully accessible

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

This is my favourite app for writing using braille. It is very similar for example to Brailletouch, with the difference that it is free, and there are more features. Please read all the description because interesting features for advanced and fast writing users are only from 2.6!

If you activate the landscape mode, simply turn the phone in landscape with the screen far from you, and start typing as you have a perkins! the app is really fast and responsive, you have gestures for deleting charachters, words, insert new line and go to sharing options quicly.
please refer to the developer page for a description of each options and for a list of all gestures.