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Android Apps for Learners with Dyslexia

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Reading and Writing Difficulties

Read Me
Stories
iStoryBooks Comic
Wunderlist: Word Magic
Life
To-Do List Our Story
& Tasks

Kids Story Cereproc- Stuart
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Books free
Wunderlist My Story
Hairy Builder
for Phonics
Ivona - Amy* Acapela -
Lumosity Education
Me Books TTS Voices*
Text To Speech
Neuronation -
Remember Book Reader
Improving Memory Voice Aloud
the Milk Creator Reader
Voice
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SimpleMind Adobe
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Office Easy Voice SunFilter
Recorder
Evernote
ABC Preschool
AudioNote Ginger Playground Free Color Screen
Keyboard Filter
Appwriter

Note Everything OneNote
Sentence LetterSchool Free Screen Filters
Flexpansion Maker
ColorNote Keyboard
Read & Write
Notepad
Hairy Letters
ai Type Writing
Squid Keyboard NaturalReader Wizard
Sentence
MyScript Swiftkey *Many high quality voices
Smart Note Builder ABC in different languages are
Learning available for Android devices
Adaptxt Free Swype Letters - these are just examples
Dictus from some of the major
Keyboard
Google Voice developers. Note that if you
Typing download a voice you will be
able to use it across different
apps on your Android.

This is the third in a series of ‘App Wheels’ produced by CALL iPad versus Android
Scotland, following on from our two iPad Wheels. This focuses The iPad is well established as an educational tool, but Android tablets (and smartphones)
on Android Apps to support reading and writing. Note that are becoming increasingly popular.
some apps address a range of difficulties. but in order to save • Android tablets are generally less expensive than iPads.
space, we have decided not to place individual apps into multiple
• There are more educational apps available for the iPads, than for Android devices.
categories. Links on the electronic version are ‘clickable’, taking
you to information in the Google Play Store. • There is less ‘quality control’ over Android apps so some don’t work properly, or
perform in unexpected ways.
This is not a comprehensive list, but an attempt to identify • Many Android devices cannot be upgraded to the latest version of the operating
relevant, useful apps and to categorise them according to some system so some apps won’t work on them.
of the difficulties faced by people with dyslexia. Unlike the iPad, • The Android operating system is less tightly controlled than the Apple iOS, so some
there is little consensus on the ‘best’ Android apps for education, apps, e.g. voices and screen filters can work across most apps in an Android device,
so we would be happy to receive suggestions for inclusion in unlike the iPad where there are no general screen filters and voices have to be
future versions. Email suggestions to call.scotland@ed.ac.uk. downloaded separately for each app.

Version 1.0, October 2015 CALL Scotland, The University of Edinburgh.
CALL Scotland is part funded by Scottish Government.
A PDF version of this app wheel (and other posters) can be downloaded from
http://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets