Who are we?
We are a UK based company located in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Our apps are built to assist those with Autism, Dyslexia or those with learning difficulties to read and create stories in a fun way. Young Readers can take advantage of the features too. The application was designed by Ian Jones, the father of Nieve. A little girl who loves books, but due to her autism struggles with words.
The app gives parents or teachers the ability to create their own storyboards. Familiar pictures or videos can then be assigned to each word. The child is then able to follow a story by either reading the words, or by seeing the image assigned to each word. The image acts as a visual clue to each word.
What is it?
Visual Reading is an iPAD application to help people learn to read using words and images.
Who is it for?
The app was built to assist people with Autism, Dyslexia, or individuals who have difficulty reading with just words.
Why did we build it?
The app was created by a parent with an autistic child, the idea of associating images to words was inspired by a bedtime reading session. The child was able to read and understand the story when the parent pointed to various images on the book page. The application works on this idea by allowing the user to place images or videos above each word.