DoItWrite

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Learn to draw lowercase letters, uppercase letters, and numbers for use with iOS 7's VoiceOver handwriting feature!

This app is primarily intended for the blind or visually impaired, teachers or instructors of same, and other users of iOS 7's VoiceOver screen reader.

Many blind or visually impaired people are not familiar with the shapes of printed letters or numbers. DoItWrite teaches you how to draw them in a simple way that has the best chance of being correctly recognized by VoiceOver, even if you have never learned the shapes of the characters previously. Once you get them down, practice your speed and accuracy with a fun game to blast characters as they tumble down the screen!

• Learn how to activate the VoiceOver handwriting feature in iOS 7
• Learn how to draw lowercase and uppercase letters, as well as numbers in a simple and accurate way.
• Practice your newly acquired skills by blasting letters and numbers as they tumble down the screen.
• Use the app to improve your onscreen typing skills by using the keyboard during game play.
• Automatic feedback and coach via audio queues and speech output.
• DoItWrite automatically detects when VoiceOver is not running, and permits the tutorial to be browsed with the onscreen keyboard. Great for sighted teachers and tutors!
• Share your game scores with others.
• Customize your learning experience.
• Retro-style arcade sounds.

Version

1.0

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

VoiceOver performs well with this app.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

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

Other Comments

As this app requires the VoiceOver Hand Writing function, you will need to be running iOS 7 and above.

Developer's Twitter Username

@DracoEnt

Recommendations

3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Leseguenni 2 years 6 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Kelly Sapergia on Sunday, November 17, 2013

I bought this app immediately after reading it's description, as I've been waiting for something to teach me how to use the handwriting mode. So far, I'm impressed, but I wish the Learn screen had an option to pick up where you left off if you have to stop playing. So far, I've got to the letter G, which I'm finding a bit tricky to write as instructed, but I'm not giving up. I'm interested in the included game, but want to go through the Learn screen first before giving it a try.

Submitted by WildmanJoe on Monday, November 18, 2013

Hey, Kelly. You think the G is hard? I still haven't yet got past K. That's a two part beast. *grins* I got it for the same reason you did. the idea is simpley fantastic! Good luck. I wish I could give you suggestions, but I can't remember how to do the G now. Then again by the time you read this, you may just be finished.

Submitted by Kelly Sapergia on Monday, November 18, 2013

I managed to finish the Learn mode. Actually, when you successfully draw Z, it starts back at A. This is good because I'm going to need more practice with some of the letters before tackling the game.

I'm good with most of the letters, as I am familiar with print, since I once had more vision, however, I some times get the letter "a" right and sometimes I don't. Great app over all though, even if you just want to practice writing print letters.

Submitted by Cherokee Eagle on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In reply to by Santiago

I am so excited about this. I have been wanting to find a way to learn to write, as I have an M.A. for teaching ESL, but cannot write on the board. Perhaps I have now found a way to solve my problems.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In reply to by Cherokee Eagle

OH wow, now that's an idea as well. I never thought that this skill could be taken outide of osx and brought to a dry board for example. Good thinking, and good luck

Submitted by BlindEducator on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Looking at earlier posts. Here's a link directing to an audio tweet of DoItWrite demo I posted this morning Enjoy. http://sndup.net/8bf/a

Submitted by sockhopsinger on Monday, December 9, 2013

Yes, this really is a great app, and for the most part the instructions are very clear. There is one area I would like to see, though. I think some punctuation should be included, mainly just simple things like periods, commas, question marks, you get the idea. Just my thoughts.

Submitted by Daniel on Monday, December 30, 2013

In reply to by sockhopsinger

Hi all, previously to losing my vision that I had before I lost it. I was able to write reasonably well with pen and paper. :) So for the most part using the hand writing feature with Voiceover to type in text boxes and the like is pretty smart thinking on Apple's part! However, there are a couple of punctuation symbols that for the life of me I simply can't remember how to draw or that I am completely getting them wrong all together. They are the comer and apostuarcy signs. If anyone can or knows how to draw these then I would really appreciate it if you could tell me how to do so. Do it write is most certainly a fantastic app but one thing it is seriously lacking is the ability in my opinion on how to teach the user how to draw punctuation symbols which is why I'm asking here. See, how I just wrote the word I'm instead of I am? Its words like that why I want to use the feature with Voiceover and ios7 Hope to hear from someone who knows the symbols and hope all had a merry christmas! And a happy new year! When it comes around. :) Daniel

Submitted by Hey-June on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I really, really appreciate this app and I KNOW how to write my letters and numbers.

Anyone who thinks they don't need this app, I encourage them to try it anyway and see if it won't improve your writing recognition rate.

It's one shortcoming, and I think it is a major one, is that it doesn't cover punctuation. I'm new to iOS and I ran into this the other day. How does iOS want the comma, right paren, and apostrophe differentiated?

I sure hope this is added in the near future

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