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Contributed by Lori Markland, Director of Communications, Outreach & Program Development, MDTAP

Here at MDTAP, we like to share information on all sorts of AT, and especially free AT. So when we come across cool new apps, we want to get the word out. And this app is no exception. It’s cool, easy to use, and free.

SnapType for Occupational Therapy is actually, really for anyone. Developed for the iPad, it allows a student (or anyone, really) to take a picture of a worksheet and use the iPad keyboard to type in the answers. This way, for someone who has difficulty writing (dyslexia, dysgraphia, etc., etc.), the answers are written right into the worksheet. When done, save the image into the camera roll and email over to the teacher.

Voila! Easy as peas. And free!

Directions for using the app directly from the App Store:
1) Use the on-screen shutter button to take a picture.
2) Tap where you want to add text.
3) Start typing using the iPad keyboard.

4) Tap and drag to move the text boxes.
5) Resize the image by pinching using two fingers.
6) Resize the text using the slider at the top of the screen.
7) Save your work by pressing the iPad home button and power button at the same time (this saves as screen capture to your iPad’s camera roll).
8) Start over by flipping the iPad face-down for 2 seconds.

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