Sonokids® Ballyland™ Rotor App
A fun, educational iPad game that helps children who are blind or have low vision to learn and practice the concept and gestures for the ‘Rotor’ in VoiceOver, Apple’s built-in screen reader for iOS Devices. Ballicopter, the little red helicopter, embarks on an amazing flight through Ballyland, and the Rotor gesture is used to change the unfolding of his engaging adventure.
Ballyland Rotor not only supports children’s understanding of the concept of selecting options and settings by way of the Rotor: it also offers them a safe platform to explore and practice the different ways the Rotor gesture can be performed.
The Rotor is a relatively advanced concept and gesture, and it is recommended to first play Ballyland Magic, which has demonstrated great value in supporting the development of blind children’s foundation touch gesture skills and conceptual understanding of VoiceOver.
Ballyland Rotor app includes a short tutorial video. This is meant for people who support the child, so that they can provide better learning support and guidance on the different ways the Rotor can be performed.
Get Ballyland Rotor from the AppStore.
3D model of Ballicopter
The 3D printed model of Ballicopter is a great learning tool that enables the child to explore the spinning propeller and practice the different ways to do the Rotor gesture, before performing it on the screen with the app. The model also allows the child to get tactually familiar with Ballicopter.
Ballyland Rotor is recommended for children with vision impairment, 5+ years