In my role as Digital Media Producer at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, I was responsible for the production of the ‘Discover The Park‘ iOS App.
This app aims to introduce children with Vision Impairment to Apple’s VoiceOver software. Learning to use VoiceOver is critical for children with Vision Impairment and helping them to build knowledge, skills and confidence.
Discover The Park is set within a typical children’s playground. Children use the VoiceOver screen reader to explore and navigate the playground. Interactive elements on the screen provide playful dialogue, engaging soundscapes and simple tasks to motivate children to explore and discover all elements on the screen.
The app also features instructional videos explaining to children and their parents how to make the most of VoiceOver on an iPad.
As part of this project, I managed extensive user testing of the app with assistive technology experts at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.