Loves Squeaky and uses it independently at age 2

As parents we wanted him to be able to use a mobile tablet independently, just like other children. But how do you explain the use of a smart phone or tablet to a young child who is blind? Already after listening just once, he came to understand that he could make something happen on the screen if he touched it after the ‘Now’. Learning to swipe took a bit more practice, but after a while he managed that gesture as well and now he can completely independently listen to the book.

Laura Steinbusch, mother of Enzo (2 years and 8 months old)

Well implemented book

Well implemented book.
My boys enjoyed the book as well.

David Woodbridge
Technology Consultant at Vision Australia
Ambassador for Apple Australia


I haven't seen an iBook like this yet with sound. This will be perfect for some of the children, many of whom have multiple disabilities including vision impairment.

Kristen Popham, Lekotek of Georgia, www.lekotekga.org - Our mission is to facilitate the inclusion of children with disabilities into their families, schools and communities by providing accessible play, adapted toys, technology, information and resources.


Answer to question: “do you like Squeaky’s story?”: YES!!!

4 year old boy who is blind and navigated the eBook on his iPad, completely on his own


It is something that both my children can play with together, which is so important.

Mother of a 4 and 3 year old, one of whom is blind.

More control

I work with children with autism. By restricting the extra icons you can press inadvertently, it gives us a bit more control and they do not get distracted.

Teacher, UK


I absolutely adore “Stay Still Squeaky”. The graphics have a clear outline, are bright and bold, presented on a background with no clutter. They are attractive and when things happen to Squeaky, the positioning of extra graphics is well contrasted and not cluttering the face so you can still see Squeaky (until he needs a good clean).
The story is very funny but with hidden messages in it, such as keeping safe, listen to the adults, be good, clean up after your mess!
You can only make something happen with Squeaky when you hear ‘now’. If you press before you hear ‘now, nothing happens and that is great as it also makes the students slow down and listen. It is a good cause and effect activity because, after you have heard ‘now’, there is no time limit for the child to activate the screen for the story to continue, it respects their processing time and their choice to move on or not. So it is highly benefitting their development of independence.

I.Jones, Qualified Teacher Visually Impaired (QTVI), England

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