Following on from the evident world-wide success of our iPad and Android App Wheels for learners with dyslexia, we have been encouraged to produce a similar poster for ChromeBooks, which have become very popular in the USA and are starting to make inroads into schools in the UK.
As with the app wheels, we have attempted to categorise the apps according to the areas of support that they provide, but this has not always been easy.
This poster provides a starting point for considering Android Apps to support communication The iPad is well established as a communication tool, but Android tablets (and smartphones) are being used more often, especially at home, so it is useful to consider:
• Android tablets are generally less expensive than iPads.
• There are many more AAC apps available for the iPad.
• Some Android devices cannot be upgraded to the latest Operating System, so some apps won't work on them.
Android devices are now being used in schools, and many parents have been buying them for home use to support learners with dyslexia / reading and writing difficulties. More educational apps are now available for Android tablets and smartphones. This poster attempts to categorise some of the apps that are useful for learners with dyslexia.
This poster provides a step-by-step guide in the form of a question and answer 'checklist' helping you to identify problems and suggesting a range of practical technology focused solutions to support pupils with writing difficulties.
The infograph is available as an A2 poster, and also as a PDF with clickable links that take you to sources of information on the internet.
Many iPad apps are available to support learners with reading and writing difficulties. This 'Wheel of Apps' is not comprehensive, but attempts to identify relevant apps and to categorise them according to some of the difficulties faced by people with dyslexia. It was originally published as an A3 poster, but works equally well as an A4 leaflet. Links on the electronic version are 'clickable, taking you to information about the individual app on the iTunes site for the UK.