Do you like to play CANDY LAND – Kingdom of the Sweets Board Game with your students or kids but need a more accessible method of participation for them?
Candy Cards app, one of the Pounce Games developed by the Panther Technology currently $.99 -( price just changed yesterday – I apologize – price changes are often a mystery). Candy Cards app provides participation to the game using a iPhone/iPad touch and draw a card during the game. It simply, but cleanly offers just a touch on any part of the screen to draw a card. Here’s what the app screen looks like with one of the four different background choices provided in the play settings:
Accessibilty setting are safety time and target. Safety time allows you to set the time (2,3, 5, 10 sec) to lock out the ability to draw a card. This feature reduces the multiple tapping that occurs with some students. The target setting provides a single, fixed target, concrete button for players to touch and draw a card.
This is a simple app but allows inclusion of some students in classic games. Cleanly made with some accessible components allows students who can participate with direct access to the iPad or iPhone in a part of this board game. I am hoping that switch access might be an option at some point with apps like this or speech output of the color of the card drawn to provide some students with a voice.
Watch for other games and apps developed by Panther Technology geared to individuals with access and significant learning challenges.