For upcoming presentations, I created a handout titled iPad Apps and Accessories for Special Needs. The first page has lists of my favorite apps for various categories such as reading, writing, and communication. Since it’s October, I included a couple apps with seasonal content for Halloween: Cookie Doodle and 123 Sticker HD. On the second page of the handout, I listed iPad accessories with links.
iPad apps are for use on the iPad only. Universal apps (+), on the other hand, are optimized for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A plus sign is indicated in the App Store listing for the app. You buy a universal app once, then you install it on all your iOS devices, resulting in a great looking app on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
*One of the apps, ArtikPix, was co-created by me.
**Although I have used many of the accessories listed, I have not tried all of them. However, I have heard/read good reviews about the ones I haven’t tried.
***Pictello is an app that will soon be released on the App Store.