Talking Typer 4+
Fun To Use Typing Program
American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
Talking Typer finally makes its way to iOS. Help students make typing progress with this fun-to-use self-voicing app!
An accessible typing and computer keyboard tutorial app with a keyboard game to help increase speed and accuracy in a fun environment!
Learn to type or improve your skills with drills, practice lessons, keyboard explorer, and an entertaining game. It is designed for blind and visually impaired students, but can be used by sighted students too. This makes it a great tool for the whole class.
35 Built-in Lessons
Talking TyperTM for iOS devices comes with 35 built-in lessons at levels 1-10. Teachers and parents can create new lessons, edit lessons, and assign lessons to individual students or groups. Speed, accuracy, and typing level can also be set for 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 18TM Bluetooth®-enabled device, making it accessible for students who are deafblind as well.
Recommended ages: All.
- added ability to use return key to repeat what to type next in the lessons. This is particularly useful when a user has Full Keyboard Access enabled in the device settings which could prevent the tab key from functioning in Talking Typer
- minor interface fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Needs a timed typing test.
This app would be perfect if it had a timed typing test, like in Talking Typing Teacher. I really enjoyed using that program and being told how many words I'd typed, how many were incorrect, my WPM, and my overall score. Could someone please update this app to include this important feature ASAP? If so, I'll definitely give it 5 stars!
This app has the potential to be amazing! Currently iOS 12.1 and Talking Typer v 1.7, has a significant VoiceOver bug. When VoiceOver is running, the player cannot type in the textfield. If VoiceOver is turned off, the player can type (as the words are self-voicing); however, the player who cannot see is not able to independently select the Start/Stop button when VoiceOver is turned off. When VoiceOver is turned off, the paired refreshable braille display cannot work with this game. (Talking Typer with a braille display is a great way to practice braille skills. Talking Typer would be a fun way to practice spelling words too: teachers can create Customized lessons using Kindergarten sight words or spelling words
The Latest Update
I loved this app before the update. The latest update has made it impossible to delete users from the app and you can’t change the voice in the settings.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- American Printing House for the Blind
- 18 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 American Printing House for the Blind
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.