This fun app aims to introduce children with vision impairment to Apple’s popular VoiceOver software!
Discover the Park is an iPad app designed to introduce children who are blind, or who have vision loss, to Apple’s screen reader software, called VoiceOver. It aims to teach children the skills and confidence to navigate and control the app using VoiceOver.
Learning to use assistive technology like VoiceOver is critical for children with vision impairment and will help build a child’s knowledge, skills and confidence. This app also encourages interaction and communication between children and their peers.
Discover The Park is set within a typical children’s playground. Children will use the VoiceOver screen reader to explore and navigate the playground. Interactive elements on the screen provide playful dialogue, engaging soundscapes and simple tasks to motivate children to explore and discover all elements on the screen.
The app also features instructional videos explaining to children and their parents how to make the most of VoiceOver on the iPad.
With thanks to the Telstra Foundation.
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