Talking Typer

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Description of App: 

Talking Typer finally makes its way to iOS. Help students make typing progress with this fun-to-use self-voicing app!

Talking Typer
An accessible typing and computer keyboard tutorial app with a keyboard game to help increase speed and accuracy in a fun environment!
Learn to type or improve your skills with drills, practice lessons, keyboard explorer, and an entertaining game. It is designed for blind and visually impaired students, but can be used by sighted students too. This makes it a great tool for the whole class. 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.

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.

Recommended ages: All.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.4

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

10.3.1

Accessibility Comments: 

As mentioned in the description it was designed with VoiceOver in mind. Everything appears to be very accessible and easy to use. A must for learning to use the keyboard.

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.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@APHfortheBlind