What if you are in the middle of a tech lesson and your student would benefit from a tactile overlay of the iPad screen? This post shows two quick and easy ways to create simple iPad overlays without an embosser or PIAF/Swell graphics machine. The app being showcased in the video is the free APH CodeQuest app, a coding concept app in which the player has to determine the path that the astronaut must take to reach his rocket ship. The path/maze is basically a grid with open and blocked off areas.
In the video below, Jessica quickly shared two methods on how she traced the CodeQuest grid on to paper and then created a tactile graphic of the grid. Method 1, she used a Sensational Blackboard to draw a raised line image of the grid. Method 2, is she placed graphic tape on the grid lines.
Editor’s Note: I recommend taking a screenshot of the CodeQuest grid and tracing the photo. If tracing the actual app, you may activate buttons in the app!
By Diane Brauner