Welcome to Ballyland
New educational app for blind kids by Sonokids!
Following the success of the Ballyland Magic app, a sequel, “Ballicopter’s Magic Flight app” is in the pipeline!
Sonokids is running a crowdfunding campaign to raise the required development costs of this new educational app for iPad, helping children who are blind or have low vision learn to use mobile touch devices.
Please jump on board now, and help the crowdfunding campaign meet its goal at Sonokids crowdfunding →.
Are you a parent or educator of a young child who is blind or has low vision?
Are you a parent or educator of a young child who is blind or has low vision, and have you been looking for a way to introduce him or her to an iPad?
Hocus Pocus... Sonokids’ Ballyland Magic App is here!
The Ballyland Magic app is an educational iPad game specifically designed for young children to learn and practice a number of navigational touch gestures for VoiceOver, Apple’s built-in screen reader. iOS VoiceOver is the only way a blind person can use an iPhone or iPad, and children who are blind require these skills to be included in the same iPad activities as their sighted friends. For iOS - iPad.
Inclusive Design Tech Training
With Sonokids’ Ballyland software, children with vision impairment can play and develop foundation technology skills together with their sighted friends and siblings. Ballyland resources can be easily tied in with real-life activities and curriculum, and can be shared and enjoyed regardless of a disability. Having proficient digital skills is essential for all children, for equal opportunities in education and future employment. Ballyland empowers children by building their technology skills.
The Ballyland software range of early technology training further includes:
Ballyland Any Key Goes keyboarding software
The Ballyland software for keyboarding skills introduces young children to early, foundation keyboarding skills on a standard QWERTY keyboard. These skills are important for future use of assistive technology. In the world of the Ballylanders, the keys form a landscape filled with stories, songs and sounds, which the child can explore and enjoy.
For Windows PC’s and Apple desktop and laptop computers with a physical keyboard.
"Stay Still, Squeaky!" Ballyland interactive, audio eBook
The perfect first playful introduction to touch screen technology interaction for children with no or low vision.
Does not require the use of formal touch gestures. The fun, interactive story of Squeaky who gets dirtier and dirtier, is fully audio based but includes bright and good-contrast images to engage all children. For iOS and Android