Candy Cards – Panther Technology Game App

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:

Settings include:

Play setting can be turned on and off. Four background choices are available (this slate, above green, yellow or white and red stripes.

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.

Carol

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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2 Responses to Candy Cards – Panther Technology Game App

  1. Lori Distler says:

    This is no longer free….. It was only free in October…it now costs 99 cents

    Sent from my iPad

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