Designed for the blind or visually impaired, this sound-matching game proves to be fun and challenging for all, including sighted players. The game puts listening and memory skills to the test, and while navigating the screen to locate, memorize and pair the matching sounds, you will also build a basic understanding of how a digital grid is built up, from rows and columns.
Ballyland Sound Memory requires the use of a small number of basic finger gestures for VoiceOver (the built-in screen reader on your iOS device): Finger drag, single finger double tap, and single finger flick left/right and up/down. If necessary, children can develop these foundation gesture skills by way of the acclaimed ‘Ballyland Magic’ iPad game app, from the same developers.

“A wonderful combination of introducing “grids” and a fun memory game. Perfect for our young kids!”
Diane Brauner, teacher of the visually impaired (TVI), instructor in orientation and mobility (O&M), iPad accessibility trainer, and manager Perkins Paths to Technology website

• Audio game with built-in speech
• Digital game grid (spoken rows and columns)
• Three game modes (Drag, Flick, and Open Sounds & Flick)
• Six sound sets, including the popular Ballylanders
• “Black Curtain” option to create level playing field for all
• VoiceOver accessible at start page, accessible menus in the game
• Fun, safe and supportive learning environment
• Designed with feedback from adults and children with vision impairment, parents and teachers
• Use at home and school

• Orientation and Spatial Awareness on a touch tablet
• Listening, Locating, Memory and Matching skills
• Conceptual understanding of a digital grid (essential technology skill)
• VoiceOver finger gestures/ fine motor skills
• Experiential learning of VoiceOver accessibility by sighted players

What’s New

Version 1.0.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Ratings and Reviews

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The developer, Phia Damsma, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

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