Apps for iOS

These are the apps that we currently have to load onto an iPad.

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NameVersionPrimary CategorySecondary CategoryKeywordsDescription
ABCmouse.com 8Learning Cognition and DevelopmentEarly learning activities including math, art, music, and phonics.
Aira 4.0.0VisionLive sighted assistanceFree (subscription features available). Places a five minute call to sighted agent who uses the camera of the device to perform identification and reading tasks for a person with vision loss.
Alarmed ~ Reminders + Timers 5.1.1Daily LivingOrganization, TimersProvides time-based and location-based reminders. Functions include repeat scheduling, queues, and customized messages.
Alexicom AAC 1.6.4Speech CommunicationAAC: picture based, AAC: text basedCommunication system that combines words and pictures that is fully customizable.
1,200 pre made pages that can be easily imported and customized.
Text-to-speech in 20 voices and 5 languages.
*Initially free with 15 demo pages, but additional page sets start at $9.99 or with a $9.99/month or $96/year subscription*
Amazon Alexa 2.2.318509.0Environmental AdaptationsDaily LivingUse to set up and control the Alexa-enabled devices (compatible smart lights, locks, thermostats, etc.)
Create routines for smart home devices.
Connect music streaming services and can connect other speakers to have multi-room access.
Create shopping and to-do lists, weather and news access, and manage timers and alarms.
Call or message Alexa-enabled devices by using drop-in to connect instantly.
Anatomy 3D Atlas 2.0.1Learning Cognition and DevelopmentNavigate through 3D models to learn about the Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, Nervous, Respiratory, Digestive, and other human anatomical systems.
App MyEar 3.0.5HearingSpeech to textTranscribes conversations using artifical speech recognition technology. Developed as an alternative to lipreading.
ASD Tools 1.8Learning Cognition and DevelopmentDaily LivingVisual cues, Timers
AT Elements ICU (Female) 1.0.0Speech CommunicationAAC: picture based, Emergency
AT Elements ICU (Male) 1.0.0Speech CommunicationAAC: picture based, Emergency
Audible audiobooks & originals 3.18Learning Cognition and DevelopmentRecreational Sports and LeisureReading
Ava - 24/7 Accessible Life 2.1.8HearingSpeech to textAva is a speech-to-text application which functions as an informal live closed-captioning tool. It works best in close settings with low background noise, or pairs well with external hardware such as a Bluetooth microphone for increased accuracy.
Avaz AAC 6.1Speech CommunicationAAC: picture based, AAC: text basedAvaz is a picture and text-based AAC app. This system provides access to core vocabulary and category based folders for personal/fringe words. Avaz comes with a built-in tutorial Dashboard that provides strategies and how to implement them using the app. This Dashboard provides step-by-step instructions on how caregivers can model and suppor the AAC user.
Avaz FreeSpeech 2.1Speech CommunicationAAC: picture based, AAC: text based
Baby Bubble Pop 1.04Recreational Sports and LeisureSensory, Cause and effect
Be My Eyes 3.1.24VisionLive sighted assistanceFree. Places call to a sighted volunteer who uses the camera to perform identification and reading tasks for a person with vision loss.
BigMagnify Free - Zooming Magnifier and Mirror wit 3.0.7VisionMagnificationFree. Will zoom in using slider and small icons, color filters are an additional upgrade fee. Ads are visible on screen.
Blockly for Dash & Dot robots 3.0.4Learning Cognition and DevelopmentProgramming app for the companion Wonder Workshop robots, Dash and Dot.
Bookshare 1.1.2Learning Cognition and DevelopmentVisionReadingFree. Books read through synthesized speech. Font and contrast alternatives. Requires qualifying membership.
Box — Cloud Content Management 5.0.0Computers and RelatedOrganization, Notetaking
Bubble Popper + 3Recreational Sports and LeisureSensory, Cause and effect
CanPlan 1.8.1Daily LivingReminders, visual cues
Canvas Student 6.6.8Learning Cognition and Development
Canvas Teacher 1.9.1Learning Cognition and Development
Capti Voice 3.0.1Learning Cognition and DevelopmentReading, Text to speech
CaptionCall 3.16HearingSpeech CommunicationDistance communication
CareZone 8.2.5Daily LivingMedication management, Reminders
Cash Reader: Bill Identifier 1.37VisionDaily Living
Choiceworks 9.1Daily LivingLearning Cognition and DevelopmentVisual cues
Choiceworks Calendar 4Daily LivingLearning Cognition and DevelopmentOrganization, Timers, Visual cues, Reminders
ChooseIt! Maker 3 1.5.0Learning Cognition and DevelopmentCause and effectCan create and download personalized learning activities with an account. Has cause and effect, literacy, sound, matching, and multiple choice activities, games, and quizzes. Uses symbols, pictures, and sounds - appropriate for a range of students with communication difficulties, motor difficulties, and learnign difficulties.
Co:Writer Universal 2.0.8Learning Cognition and DevelopmentComputers and RelatedText to speech, Writing
Coach.me - Goals & Habits 2019.9.30Daily Living
Complete Anatomy Platform '20 5.2.3Learning Cognition and Development
Convo VRS 3.0.22HearingSpeech CommunicationDistance communicationVideo relay service.
CoughDrop 2020.02.03Speech CommunicationAAC: picture basedCoughDrop is an open-source, cloud-based AAC platform. Communication boards can be edited and shared across systems. Note: users must have their own CoughDrop account to sign-up for the trial. Flexible to accomodate access and comprehension needs for different types of communicators.
Includes starter boards for different levels of communication, with large and small buttons that can be personalized by symbol sets, user images/camera photos, and user audio.
Able to sync on multiple devices, can be linked so parents, therapists, etc. can access communication boards from their own devices for modification.
*Offer in-app purchases*
DCMP 1.2.4HearingVisionDescribed and captioned media.
Decibel X:dB Sound Level Meter 8.1.3Hearing
Dexcom G6 1.6.3Daily Living
Dialogue AAC2.27.1CommunicationAAC: text - to - speech with voice banking(from the Apple store) Dialogue AAC is a communication solution geared towards adults who have difficulty using their natural voice. Included is Essence, a simple spelling and phrased- based vocabulary.

The Essence vocabulary allows individuals to use spelling and word prediction to say virtually anything, while having pre-made pages for quick sentences – either use pre-stored selections or create your own.

Customizing with specific, personalized sentences is easy to do, allowing the system to grow with an individual’s needs. The Essence vocabulary is available in 60 and 84 locations to accommodate different visual and motor abilities.

Integrated and FREE creation of a unique and personal synthesized voice through TheVoiceKeeper – a $75 value (for more information see app.thevoicekeeper.com/dialogue)

Built-in Message Banking lets you import messages that use your own voice – from either MyMessageBanking.com or PRC-Saltillo Message Banking.
A variety of accommodations for motor/ visual access are built in, including: Adaptations for selection/ release time when touching buttons; Integrated switch scanning, with most Bluetooth switches or the AeroSwitch from PRC-Saltillo; Integrated head tracking on iPad Pros with facial recognition; Easy customization of font and button size/ style/ color.
Diigo Browser 3.7Learning Cognition and DevelopmentBrowser that easily allows users to save, annotate, and share bookmarked websites.
Save web pages to the users account and are able to sync across devices for easy access.
Annotate web pages with highlights and sticky notes.
Save and read PDF files within the app. *annotation not available yet*
Share bookmarks with personal annotations through email, text, or other apps.
Disney+ 1.6.1Recreational Sports and Leisure
Ditto Receiver 1.2.1Computers and Related
Dolphin EasyReader 2.6Learning Cognition and DevelopmentVisionReading, Text to speech
Double 2.4.9Speech CommunicationDistance communicationCompanion app for the Double telepresence robot.
Dragon Anywhere: Dictate Now 1.82Learning Cognition and DevelopmentVisionSpeech to text, NotetakingDragon Anywhere is a speech to text dictation app that allows the user to create any length of document. Voice controls allow the user to edit and format documents.
Dropbox - Backup, Sync, Share 200.2Computers and RelatedOrganization, Notetaking
Earthquake: American Red Cross 3.11.2Daily LivingEmergency
Elevate - Brain Training 5.30.1Learning Cognition and Development
Envision AI 2.1.4VisionScan and readUses camera to read short text, takes photo of documents and performs text reading aloud, plus other features.
Facebook 266Recreational Sports and LeisureDistance communication
Finger Paint With Sounds 1.3.1Recreational Sports and LeisureArt
Fireworks Arcade 1.4Learning Cognition and DevelopmentRecreational Sports and Leisure
Five Sharks Swimming 1.3.1Recreational Sports and LeisureLearning Cognition and Development
Five Trains 1.0.0Recreational Sports and LeisureLearning Cognition and Development
Flip Writer AAC - Unique Supports for Speech, Hear 2.1Speech CommunicationText to speechThis app allows the user to write and have their text spoken aloud. The text is "flipped" so that the communication partner can read. It is designed for users who are Deaf/HoH and need to communicate with hearing people.
Flip Writer AAC Pocket 1Speech CommunicationText to speechThis app allows the user to write and have their text spoken aloud. The text is "flipped" so that the communication partner can read. It is designed for users who are Deaf/HoH and need to communicate with hearing people.
Flipgrid. 9.0.1Learning Cognition and DevelopmentRecreational Sports and LeisureDistance communication
Glide - Live Video Messenger 6.3.16Speech CommunicationDistance communicationApp for video, live, or recorded chat. You can record, check, and then send your video to another person.
Google Chrome 78.0.3904.84Computers and Related
Google Drive 4.2019.46202Learning Cognition and DevelopmentOrganization, Notetaking
Google Duo 74Speech CommunicationDistance communicationApp for video, live, or recorded chat. Features a simple screen with large buttons to navigate controls.
Google Keep - Notes and lists 2.2020.6203Learning Cognition and DevelopmentDaily LivingOrganization, Notetaking
Google Meet 42.0.0Speech CommunicationDistance communication
Google Play Movies & TV 2.17.0034Recreational Sports and Leisure
Google Translate 6.5.0Learning Cognition and DevelopmentDaily Living
GoTalk NOW 5.0.2Speech CommunicationAAC: picture basedThis app can be used to create novel grids for communication. It can be used to create a personal narrative and share information with therapists and employers. Its switch settings allow it to be paired with a Bluetooth or wired interface and external switch. AAC with a flexible template that allows the therapist to create a grid from scratch. It allows the use to include audio and video files. Go Talk Now also includes switch scanning settings.
GoTalk NOW LITE 5.0.2Speech CommunicationAAC: picture basedLimited version of the GoTalk NOW communication app.
Grid for iPad - AAC 3.0.49.3Speech CommunicationAAC: text based, AAC: picture based
Hamilton Captel 1.8HearingSpeech to text, Distance communication
Hangouts 26.0.1Speech CommunicationDistance communicationApp for video, text, or voice chat. Features a built-in screen reader, full-page zoom, and high-contrast color.
Happy Color™ – Paint by Number 1.6.6Recreational Sports and LeisureArt
Hawkeye Access 2Computers and RelatedEye gazeControlled through eye movement.
Can be used across social media, google, and streaming platforms.
Cursor shows where you are looking on the screen, select item by smiling, blinking, or holding the gaze.
Can customize by adjusting sensitivity, pick a selection mode, and configure timing.
*Supported only on iPhone X/11 series and 2018+ iPad models with Face ID*
Heat Pad HD - Relaxing Heat Sensitive Surface 4.1Learning Cognition and DevelopmentSensory, Cause and effect
Hit it Rich! Casino Slots Game 1.9.1849Recreational Sports and Leisure
HouseMate Home Control 3.7Environmental AdaptationsDaily LivingAllows to control the home using different signals.
Button grid gives access to a list of commands
Each button can be linked to another grid to transmit a signal.
Combines environmental control functions together into one interface.
Can control light switches, power sockets, bed controls, and door openers.
Hulu: Stream TV shows & movies 6.15Recreational Sports and Leisure
Human Anatomy Atlas 2021 2021.0.14Learning Cognition and Development
HWCC : 6 Stepping Stones 1.2.0Daily Living
iAccess Life 1.1Environmental AdaptationsDaily LivingDesigned to change the community to accommodate those with physical limitations (disabilities, wheelchair users, canes, walkers, crutches, etc.)
A platform for voices to be heard, to share experiences with accessibility , and find new, accessible places to visit.
When planning to travel, ability to search for accessible hotels, restaurants, stores, etc. to meet accommodations.
iDoodle2 lite 1.6Recreational Sports and LeisureArt
InnoCaption+ 1.3.3HearingSpeech to text, Distance communication
InstaCart7.50.0Daily LivingShopping, deliveryDelivery service for various stores
Jabberwocky AAC 1.4.0Speech CommunicationAAC: text based, HeadtrackingJabberwocky AAC is a text-to-speech AAC app and features word prediction. Translates head movement to a cursor to type letters and initiate text-to-speech.
Word prediction and spoken phrases lets the user quickly reuse phrases. Supports switch control with external switches. It can be used with headtracking on the iPhone X/iPad Pro or later versions.
Jabberwocky Browser 1.4.0Computers and RelatedHeadtrackingThis app allows the user to access Internet webpages using headtracking (iPhone X/iPad Pro 2018 or later versions) or speech.
Jeopardy! Words 7.0.0Recreational Sports and Leisure
KNFB Reader Enterprise 3.2VisionScan and read$99 (upgrade features available for additional fee). Uses camera of device to take photo and perform text reading aloud, altnerative fonts and contrast settings.
Kurzweil 3000 1.9.4Learning Cognition and DevelopmentReading, Text to speech
LAMP Words For Life 2.24.0Speech CommunicationAAC: robust core vocabularyThis AAC app provides access to core vocabulary using a motor planning/programming approach. LAMP Words for Life is a robust AAC system that can be edited to include personal vocabulary. Features include access to predictive keyboard, reducing the number of visible icons using Vocab Builder, bilingual Spanish vocabulary, access to advanced grammatical forms.
Libby, by OverDrive 4.0.0Recreational Sports and LeisureLearning Cognition and DevelopmentReading
LibriVox Audio Books 8.1.1Recreational Sports and LeisureLearning Cognition and DevelopmentReading
Live Caption 2.5HearingSpeech to text
Lumosity: Brain Training 9.77Learning Cognition and Development
Magic Jigsaw Puzzles 3.22.8Recreational Sports and Leisure
Magnifying Glass With Light 3.8.1VisionMagnificationZooms up to 10X. Color filters and additional upgrade fee. Pinch and slider zoon function. Ads are visible on screen.
MathScribe 3Learning Cognition and Development
MDA Avaz Reader for Dyslexia 2.2Learning Cognition and DevelopmentReading, Text to speech
Medisafe Medication Management 6.6.33Daily LivingMedication management, Reminders
Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab 1.7.3Learning Cognition and Development
Messenger 260.2Speech CommunicationDistance communication
Microsoft OneNote 16.34Learning Cognition and Development
Microsoft Soundscape 2.1.0VisionNavigationNavigation app using 3D audio technology.
Microsoft Word2.37Learning Cognition and Development
n-back 1.3Learning Cognition and DevelopmentStretch your working memory by training to remember previous numbers in a sequence.
Netflix 12.34.0Recreational Sports and Leisure
NFB Connect 2.0.3VisionGet up-to-date news from the National Federation of the Blind.
Notability 9.4.7Learning Cognition and DevelopmentOrganization, Notetaking, WritingNoteability is a note-taking app where you can access files (import DOCs, PPTs, PDFs, and more) to edit or start from a blank page. You can create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes. With Noteability you can covert handwriting to text.
OTR Streamer 2.27Recreational Sports and LeisureOld Time Radio shows.
Peekaboo Barn 5.1.0Learning Cognition and DevelopmentRecreational Sports and LeisureSensory, Cause and effectThis app allows the user to tap a picture of a barn on the screen to reveal an animal. Use with young children to help develop cause/effect and engage in interactive play.
Pictello 3.7.1Learning Cognition and DevelopmentDaily LivingSocial stories, Visual schedules, Text to speechThis app allows you to create stories, or import them from Tar Heel Reader. Text can be read aloud in a number of languages, including Spanish (with text highlighting). You can import photos and videos.
Predictable 5.4.3Speech CommunicationAAC: text based, HeadtrackingThis app allows the user to customize folders, export messages and can also be used with head tracking on the iPad Pro (2018 or later). A text to speech AAC app with symbol-supported folders for frequently used phrases and sentences.
Pro 123 Connect the Dots Toys 3.4Learning Cognition and Development
Pro ABC First Alphabet Phonics 3.5Learning Cognition and Development
Pro ABC My Preschool Alphabet 3.4Learning Cognition and Development
Proloquo2Go 7.2.2Speech CommunicationAAC: robust core vocabulary, AAC: category foldersProloquo2Go allows you to choose the optimal grid size for the user. It provides an easy transition to a second language, such as Spanish. Its switch settings allow it to be paired with a Bluetooth or wired interface and external switch. A robust, core vocabulary-based AAC app with switch scanning settings.
Proloquo4Text 4.2.1Speech CommunicationAAC: text based, Text to speechA text to speech AAC app with built in folders for frequently used phrases/sentences. Can be used with the Apple keyboard, or other imported keyboards. It allows the user to customize folders of frequently produced sentences and sentence starters. Messages can be exported via text message, email, and social media.
Read&Write for iPad 1.2.8Learning Cognition and DevelopmentComputers and RelatedText to speech, Speech to text, WritingAn alternative keyboard with a range of accessibility features including word prediction, talking dictionary, OpenDyslexic font support, highlighting, customizable tect-to-speech, and a speak-as-I-type feature to support writing.
Reminder, Reminders with Voice 3.6Daily LivingReminders
Sago Mini World 4.3Recreational Sports and LeisureActivity app for early learners. Games can be downloaded to play offline. Requires a subscription after 30 day free trial period.
Seeing AI 3.3.2VisionScan and readFree. Uses camera of device to read short text, take photo of a document and perform text reading aloud, plus other features.
Sensory Light Box 5.5.0Learning Cognition and DevelopmentRecreational Sports and LeisureSensory, Cause and effectLight Box naturally encourages exploration of touch gestures through 30 scenes which range from calm & immersive to loud & energetic. Numerous options are provided to customise visuals and simplify controls.
Sensory Room 1.0.2Learning Cognition and DevelopmentRecreational Sports and LeisureSensory, Cause and effectThis is a cause and effect app that can be set up for access for one or two switches. The fun, bright animations allow the user to explore a sensory room.
Sights and Sounds: Fireworks 1.2Learning Cognition and DevelopmentRecreational Sports and LeisureSensory, Cause and effectThis cause and effect app uses graphics, animation, and music to capture attention. It works with a switch interface.
Sights and Sounds: Flowers 1.2Learning Cognition and DevelopmentRecreational Sports and LeisureSensory, Cause and effectThis cause and effect app uses graphics, animation, and music to capture attention. It works with a switch interface.
Skype for iPad 8.58Speech CommunicationDistance communicationApp for video, text, or voice chat.
Snap Core First Full 1.11.3.1385Speech CommunicationAAC: robust core vocabulary, AAC: category foldersThis app by TobiiDynavox is a symbol-based system that provides access to a robust core vocabulary. The QuickFires and Topics features navigate to related category vocabulary supporting the user in conversation.
Snap Scene 1.2.4Speech CommunicationAAC: picture basedThis app allows the user to create visual scene display for communciation by taking a photo and create "hotspots" with recordings. Snap Scene can be used for emerging communicators develop their skills and learn how to access a device and communicate.
Snapseed 2.19.5Recreational Sports and LeisurePhotographyA photo-editor app.
Solitaire 6.6.0Recreational Sports and Leisure
Sound Touch - Touch the Sound 1.3.4Learning Cognition and Development
Sound Touch Lite - Flash Cards 4.31Learning Cognition and Development
SoundingBoard 4.52Speech CommunicationLearning Cognition and Development
Speak for Yourself 3.6Speech CommunicationAAC: robust core vocabularySpeak for Yourself is an AAC app featuring robust core vocabulary. This app has over 14000 words preprogrammed and each word can be accessed with no more than 2 taps of the screen. Words can be hidden and added to support individual language growth.
Spotify: Music and Podcasts 8.5.56Recreational Sports and Leisure
Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map 2.9.3Learning Cognition and DevelopmentStar gazing and astronomy guide.
Storm - Weather radar & maps 3.2Daily Living
Supersense AI 1.2.2VisionScan to readScans text, currency, and barcodes to allow the user to identify what is in front of them.
Swivl 8.2.2Speech CommunicationDistance communicationCompanion app for the Swivl telepresence robot.
Symbol-It 1.3.7Speech CommunicationLearning Cognition and DevelopmentSpeech to textThis app translates the user's speech into symbol icons.
Tetris® 2.2.0Recreational Sports and Leisure
Text Scanner (OCR) 1.5.1Learning Cognition and DevelopmentVisionScan to read
The Podcast App 3.28.0Recreational Sports and Leisure
Thinkrolls 1.4.3Learning Cognition and DevelopmentA maze and logic puzzle game that incorporates basic physics concepts.
Time Timer 3.3.7Daily LivingLearning Cognition and DevelopmentOrganization, Timers, Visual cues, RemindersCustomize, save, and reuse timers with names, colors, alert options, and timer scale options. Create structure and show the passage of time. Timers can be pushed to to TV monitors and interactive white boards using AirPlay.
TippyTalk 1.5.12Speech CommunicationAAC: picture basedTranslates picture messages into readable text to faciliate communication via texting, Facebook, Twitter, and Whatsapp.
Toca Kitchen Monsters 1.0.6Recreational Sports and LeisureLearning Cognition and Development
TouchChat HD- AAC w/ WordPower 2.24.0Speech CommunicationAAC: robust core vocabularyTouchChat is a robust communication app for individuals who have difficutly using their natural voice. The pages, grid layout, buttons, messages, and symbols are fully customizable. The vocabulary of TouchChat features access to core words from the homepage of a user and category-based folders for personalized vocabulary.
Verbally 2.4.1Speech CommunicationAAC: text basedVerbally is a text-based AAC system. It provides the user with a keyboard and quick access to high frequency words to construct their messages.
Visual Schedules 1.1.0Daily LivingLearning Cognition and DevelopmentOrganization, Visual cues
VO Starter 3.1VisionProvides training on using VoiceOver.
VSCO: Photo & Video Editor 164Recreational Sports and LeisurePhotographyAdvanced photo editing tools require a membership after 7-day free trial.
Weather - The Weather Channel 11.19Daily LivingWeather, Emergency
WhatsApp Messenger 2.20.81Speech CommunicationDistance communicationApp for video, text, or voice chat. Works with voiceover and Siri on iOs devices.
WiFi Camera - Remote iPhones 2.5Recreational Sports and LeisureEnvironmental AdaptationsPhotographyPhotography tool that allows you to position one device to take a photo, then use another device as a remote to activate the camera.
Words With Friends 2 Word Game 15.00.6Recreational Sports and Leisure
Wordscapes 1.8.1Recreational Sports and Leisure
xFinity Remote Control3.8.4Recreational Sports and Leisure
xFinity Stream6.2.0Recreational Sports and Leisure
YouTube Kids 5.15.2Recreational Sports and Leisure
YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream 15.19Recreational Sports and Leisure
Zoo Train 3.6Learning Cognition and DevelopmentRecreational Sports and LeisureEducational games for preschoolers.
ZOOM Cloud Meetings 4.5.7Speech CommunicationDistance communicationZoom is a platform for video/voice chat through meetings and webinars.
Read2Go1.1.1Visionebook readerFrom App Store: "Read2Go is an accessible ebook reader that makes reading Bookshare titles easy.

Bookshare is the world’s largest accessible online library for people with print disabilities with over 345,000 titles. For questions on whether Bookshare is for right for you or for someone you know with a qualifying print disability, please refer to www.bookshare.org."
Work Autonomy1.9.3Learning Cognition and DevelopmentVocationalvocational, workFrom App Store: "Work Autonomy provides higher levels of independence for people with disabilities in the work site allowing for fluency in three areas that traditionally challenge successful competitive placements: person-generated communication with coworkers and supervisors regardless of linguistic or cognitive skill, tracking task analysis and work schedules independently, and allowing access to concrete information about work expectations, production and dollars. People with disabilities, parents, teachers, SLPs, and Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists recommend Work Autonomy for people with Downs Syndrome, autism, cognitive disorders, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, stroke and traumatic brain injury"
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