The American Printing House for the Blind has brought their popular Talking Typer program to the iPhone. The typing tutor and learning tool includes nearly 3 dozen lessons and is available now for $4.99.
Talking Typer works on iOS version 9.1 or later so will be compatible with any iPhone from the 4S to now as well as iPads and modern iPod Touches. While it can work with the on-screen keyboard, naturally it would be most useful when connected to an external keyboard, as the aim of the program is to teach typing speed and accuracy.
Individuals can purchase Talking Typer for $4.99 directly from the iOS App Store. It can also be obtained from Federal quota funds, most commonly used by educational institutions. We've included the list of features from the APH product page below and you can check the link on this post to learn more.
35 Built-in Lessons
Talking Typer™ for iOS devices comes with 35 built-in lessons at beginner and advanced levels. Teachers and parents can create new lessons, edit lessons, and assign lessons to 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 18™ Bluetooth®-enabled device, making it accessible for students who are deafblind as well.Source: APH Talking Typer Product Page
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.