Abilipad App

Abilipad app, formerly Intellipad app, has a new logo and continues to be updated and expand  supports for struggling writers on the iPad. Available for iPad only (19.99), it is the only adaptive note taking app I am aware of.

Created by Cheryl Bregman, this adaptive note app provides the ability to modify the keyboard content, text to speech and alphabetical word prediction.

The ability to add pictures to the note pad also provides additional visual prompts and supports for users during the writing process.

Here is one of two instructional videos about Abilipad app from the Abilipad developers website:

This is a great tool for special needs and is currently a one of a kind and worth the cost for its unique visual and adaptive supports providing word prediction and text to speech tools for writing.

Check it out and consider this app for your OT iTool Kit!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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6 Responses to Abilipad App

  1. Greg Sumner says:

    I haven’t used either a lot but Verbally appears to be similar to this.?. Are the pictures the main difference maybe?

    • Greg, I have a lite version it appears not the complete 99.00 app. Verbally is a communication app for high functioning individuals that require only text not pictures. Verbally does have word prediction and will learn the frequency of words used but is not a word processor like Abilipad.
      Abilipad more of an adaptive word processor with the ability to modify the keyboard to suit the user or content, whereby Verbally is more for communication from my quick review. I don’t see image support in Verbally like Abilipad has.


  2. Kim Wiggins says:

    Do you know of a similar app for android devices???

  3. Evangeline Torres says:

    What makes this app different from Read and Write other than the ability to insert pictures? Does it have a dictionary mode too? I am looking for an app for a learning disabled child with problems in written output

    • Read and Write does have a library, word prediction for individuals with learning disabilities. Abilipad has the ability to customize keyboards, add pictures to the writing environment and also connect a number of writing documents together to support individuals with physical and cognitive challenges. Abilipad allows more customization than Read & Write if needed for some individuals who need more support or accommodations in their writing environment.

      Hope that helps.

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