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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Now on Quota: APH's Accessible Math Robot App!

D-30000-APL -- $4.99

Note: Please use this special catalog number ending in "-APL" for purchasing this app on Quota.


We have exciting news for our Quota customers: Our fun and accessible Math Robot app for iPad is now available with Quota funds!

How to Purchase Math Robot on Quota

  • Ordering: Ex Officio Trustees can submit a signed Quota order to APH by fax or mail. The order can be for one or more Math Robot licenses. Please provide APH with a contact person’s email address or telephone number on your Federal Quota order. Note: At this time, Math Robot cannot be ordered via shop.aph.org.
  • Receiving: APH will then email you an Apple Content Code for each license that you order. You will also receive a hard copy confirmation of each code printed on the invoice APH will mail to you.
  • Distribution: EOTs are responsible for distributing Apple Content Codes to those teachers or others in their states who have ordered Math Robot on Quota.
  • How to Install: The end user will install Math Robot by: going to the App Store on his or her iPad and using the Apple Content Code to download Math Robot: open App Store > select the "Featured" tab > scroll to the bottom of the Featured screen > select "Redeem" > enter the password for the iPad > follow instructions on Redeem screen.
  • Purchase from Apple Using Non-Quota Funds: You will still have the option to purchase the app from the App Store using non-Quota funds.

About the Math Robot App

While there are many arithmetic apps, most are not accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired. Math Robot for iPad was designed for use by blind, visually impaired, and sighted students alike, making it ideal for use by an entire class.

Math Robot provides fun drills and practices for simple math problems. The app is both self-voicing and accessible with VoiceOver. Math Robot announces each problem as it comes up. Teachers, parents, and students can set the range of numbers, the mathematical operations, the number of tries, and more.

A low vision mode adds extra contrast. When using a refreshable braille display, like APH’s Refreshabraille 18™ Bluetooth device, VoiceOver shows the problem in braille and allows the user to enter their answers using the display’s braille keyboard.

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