IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team

IDEAL Accessible App Installer

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
Please see the instructions below.

IDEAL Accessibility Installer is an application designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

IDEAL Accessibility Installer was conceived of, developed, and is supported by IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc.

Instructions
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Please read the following completely before proceeding. Thank you!

Welcome! This application, an IDEAL “Accessible Application Installer,” is designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

Once you start this application you will see a list of popular IDEAL Group apps. Beneath the description of each app you will either see “Installed” or “Not Installed.” If a listed app is already installed on your device, the word “Installed” will appear. If the app is not currently installed on your device, “Not Installed” will appear. To install any of the “Not Installed” applications, please tap the icon for that app. You will then:

1. See a message indicating that the app you have selected is not installed on your device. You will then be prompted to select “OK” to install the app, or “Cancel” to abort the process.

2. Click “OK.” You will be taken to the Google Play store.

3. Install the app.

4. After the installation has completed, an “Open” and “Cancel” button will appear.

5. PRESS THE BACK BUTTON. This will return you to the list of applications. Please note that the application you just installed will display the words “Installed.”

6. Go back to step 1 and repeat for each, additional, application you'd like to install.

Important Notes:

1. If you press the “Open” button (referenced in step 3) after installing an app, it will open. To get back to the list of apps, please press the back button several times.

2. Depending upon the version of Android your device is running, some of the apps may not be compatible with your device. As a result, you may see an error message from Google Play Store. These errors can be safely ignored. If you receive an error message, press the back button to get back to the list of apps.

KhAndroid

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
New Updates -
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- Modified to list all the videos by adding "More Videos" button in All videos list
- Added the filter/search capabilities in the videos listing.
- Added the search functionality to search for the videos
- Added the Download feature to watch Videos offline
- Added the collapsible Action tool bar
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KhAndroid is a fully accessible Android application that enables its users to view Khan Academy's wonderful library of more than 2,200 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube. Topics covered include math, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and economics.

Khan Academy is a not-for-profit educational organization created in 2006, by Salman Khan, with the mission of "providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. All of Khan Academy's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely at no cost to its users... as is our KhAndroid application.

Best Voices (SVOX Sampler)

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
In 2009, IDEAL Apps4Android ported six better TTS voices (US English, UK English, Italian, German, French, and Spanish) to run on the first release of Android (Cupcake). Apps4Android named their suite of voices, "Better Voices for Cupcake®."

Now, there are even better voices available on Android and Apps4Android is pleased to bring this to the attention of Android users everywhere.

All of IDEAL Apps4Android's accessibility applications incorporate the use of text-to-speech voices. Because of this, and because most text-to-speech users like high-quality human-sounding voices, IDEAL Apps4Android is pleased to provide easy access to the "Best Voices for Android" on the market. Voices are available in 25 languages which include a total of 37 voices. "Best Voices for Android" languages include: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, European Spanish, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Mexican Spanish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, UK English, and U.S. English.

Not only does Apps4Android's "Best Voices for Android" application provide the ability to purchase the best voices on the market, it permits users to sample the voices before purchasing them! Best Voices for Android are only $2.99 each!

Important note: Apps4Android's "Best Voices for Android" will only run on smart devices running Android V2.2 (Froyo) and above.

IDEAL Access 4 Other Carriers®

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
Please see the instructions below.

Disclaimer: "IDEAL Access 4 Other Carriers®" is an application designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

"IDEAL Access 4 Other Carriers®" was conceived of, developed, and is supported by IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc.

IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc., alone, are solely responsible for "IDEAL Access 4 Other Carriers®."

IDEAL Group "Access 4" applications are provided at "no-cost-to-users."

"IDEAL Access 4 Other Carriers®" is customized for subscribers of China Mobile® in China, KT® in Korea, Telefónica®, O2®, Atento®, Terra®, and Movistar®in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, El Salvador, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Slovakia, the Netherlands and the UK, Bouygues Telecom®/Orange® in France, Rogers® in Canada, Boost Mobile®, Virgin Mobile®, MetroPCS®, and nTelos® in the United States, Optus® in Australia, DOCOMO®, SoftBank®, and au by KDDI® in Japan, Singtel® in Singapore, , and all other Android smart device carrier’s in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Instructions
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Please read the following completely before proceeding. Thank you!

Welcome! This application, an IDEAL “Accessible Application Installer,” is designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

Once you start this application you will see a list of popular IDEAL Group apps. Beneath the description of each app you will either see “Installed” or “Not Installed.” If a listed app is already installed on your device, the word “Installed” will appear. If the app is not currently installed on your device, “Not Installed” will appear. To install any of the “Not Installed” applications, please tap the icon for that app. You will then:

1. See a message indicating that the app you have selected is not installed on your device. You will then be prompted to select “OK” to install the app, or “Cancel” to abort the process.

2. Click “OK.” You will be taken to the Google Play store.

3. Install the app.

4. After the installation has completed, an “Open” and “Cancel” button will appear.

5. PRESS THE BACK BUTTON. This will return you to the list of applications. Please note that the application you just installed will display the words “Installed.”

6. Go back to step 1 and repeat for each, additional, application you'd like to install.

Important Notes:

1. If you press the “Open” button (referenced in step 3) after installing an app, it will open. To get back to the list of apps, please press the back button several times.

2. Depending upon the version of Android your device is running, some of the apps may not be compatible with your device. As a result, you may see an error message from Google Play Store. These errors can be safely ignored. If you receive an error message, press the back button to get back to the list of apps.

IDEAL MP3 & Audio eBook Player

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
Introduction
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IDEAL MP3 & Audio eBook Player is an advanced, fully-accessible MP3 music and recorded eBook player for Android devices. It can also serve to organize and replay classroom recordings through the use of ASR - Free MP3 Sound Recorder.

Instructions
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1.Create following directory tree on your SD card:
/sdcard/ideal/music/
2.Create the following, additional, subdirectories based upon the artists (title of eBooks), albums (chapters) and sound tracks (MP3 files) you wish to save to and play from your SD card.

/sdcard/ideal/music/name-of-artist/name-of-album/name-of-track.mp3
/sdcard/ideal/music/title of eBook/chapter/chapter.mp3

Music Examples
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•/sdcard/ideal/music/beatles/a hard day’s night/and I love her.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/beatles/a hard day’s night/can’t buy me love.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/beatles/a hard day’s night/I should have known better.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/beatles/abbey road/because.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/beatles/abbey road/carry that weight.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/beatles/abbey road/come together.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/beatles/beatles for sale/baby’s in black.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/beatles/beatles for sale/eight days a week.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/beatles/beatles for sale/every little thing.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/beatles/beatles for sale/everybody’s trying to be my baby.mp3

Recorded eBook Examples
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•/sdcard/ideal/music/Adventures of Sherlock Holmes/1. A Scandal in Bohemia/Recording.MP3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/Adventures of Sherlock Holmes/2. The Red-Headed League/Recording.MP3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/Adventures of Sherlock Holmes/3. A Case of Identity/Recording.MP3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/Adventures of Sherlock Holmes/4. The Boscombe Valley Mystery/Recording.MP3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/Adventures of Sherlock Holmes/5. The Five Orange Pips/Recording.MP3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/Adventures of Sherlock Holmes/6. The Man with the Twisted Lip/Recording.MP3

Gestures to Control and Play Your Music & Audio eBooks
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• Tap = Play/Pause
• Swipe horizontally from the Right to the Left = Previous track
• Swipe horizontally from the Left to the Right = Next track
• Swipe Up and Hold = Rewind
• Swipe Down and Hold = Fast forward
• Swipe from the bottom Right to the top Left = Previous artist (eBook)
• Swipe from the bottom Left to the top Right = Next artist (eBook)
• Swipe from the top Right to the bottom Left = Previous album (chapter)
• Swipe from the top Left to the bottom Right = Next album (chapter)

About the ASR Free MP3 Sound Recorder
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Thank you to NLL for enhancing their wonderful Android MP3 recorder called “ASR- Free MP3 Sound Recorder” in a manner that is fully-compatible with IDEAL MP3 Player!

NLL’s modification to ASR enables students to easily create sub-directories on their SD card. Students can now record classroom sessions and save their recordings to custom sub-directories designed to be compatible IDEAL MP3 Player.

This will enable them to quickly navigate to any previously recorded classroom notes for a specific subject, topic, and recording date.

Here are some examples
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•/sdcard/ideal/music/polynomials/multiplication/2012-08-16_1.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/inequalities/solving/2012-08-16_2.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/complex numbers/powers of i/2012-08-16_3.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/complex numbers/addition/2012-08-16_4.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/complex numbers/subtraction/2012-08-16_5.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/complex numbers/multiplication/2012-08-16_6.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/solving equations/one equation/2012-08-16_7.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/solving equations/two equations/2012-08-16_8.mp3
•/sdcard/ideal/music/solving equations/numerically/2012-08-16_9.mp3

IDEAL Magnifier

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
Please read the "Recent Changes" section below.

Turn your Android device into a portable video magnifier.

Comes with color filter options for gray scale, invert colors, etc.

Image is real time - no lag!

Vol +/- for zoom in/out
Search button for LED light
Menu to bring up the color filter options

Tap on the screen and it will automatically refocus.

Hold the screen to freeze frame the current image.

Special thanks to Casey Burkhardt for his bug fixes and patches and Cameron Wong for translating this app into Chinese!

IDEAL Item Identifier

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
IDEAL Item Identifier is a barcode-reading app that enables Android users to take a picture of standard UPC and QR codes.

Reads the product description if a UPC is scanned; reads the embedded string if it is a QR code.

See webpage for instructions.

Icon: Tha Phlash

Free & open source in support of Raising the Floor.

IDEAL Access 4 T-Mobile®

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
Please see the instructions below.

Disclaimer: "IDEAL Access 4 T-Mobile®" is an application designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

"IDEAL Access 4 T-Mobile®" was conceived of, developed, and is supported by IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc.

"IDEAL Access 4 T-Mobile®" is not, in any manner, affiliated with T-Mobile®.

IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc., alone, are solely responsible for "IDEAL Access 4 T-Mobile®."

IDEAL Group "Access 4" applications are provided at "no-cost-to-users."

"IDEAL Access 4 T-Mobile®" is customized for T-Mobile® subscribers in the United States, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Poland.

T-Mobile® is a registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Instructions
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Please read the following completely before proceeding. Thank you!

Welcome! This application, an IDEAL “Accessible Application Installer,” is designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

Once you start this application you will see a list of popular IDEAL Group apps. Beneath the description of each app you will either see “Installed” or “Not Installed.” If a listed app is already installed on your device, the word “Installed” will appear. If the app is not currently installed on your device, “Not Installed” will appear. To install any of the “Not Installed” applications, please tap the icon for that app. You will then:

1. See a message indicating that the app you have selected is not installed on your device. You will then be prompted to select “OK” to install the app, or “Cancel” to abort the process.

2. Click “OK.” You will be taken to the Google Play store.

3. Install the app.

4. After the installation has completed, an “Open” and “Cancel” button will appear.

5. PRESS THE BACK BUTTON. This will return you to the list of applications. Please note that the application you just installed will display the words "Installed.”

6. Go back to step 1 and repeat for each, additional, application you'd like to install.

Important Notes:

1. If you press the “Open” button (referenced in step 3) after installing an app, it will open. To get back to the list of apps, please press the back button several times.

2. Depending upon the version of Android your device is running, some of the apps may not be compatible with your device. As a result, you may see an error message from Google Play Store. These errors can be safely ignored. If you receive an error message, press the back button to get back to the list of apps.

IDEAL Access 4 AT&T®

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
Please see the instructions below.

Disclaimer: "IDEAL Access 4 AT&T®" is an application designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

"IDEAL Access 4 AT&T®" was conceived of, developed, and is supported by IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc.

"IDEAL Access 4 AT&T®" is not, in any manner, affiliated with AT&T®.

IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc., alone, are solely responsible for "IDEAL Access 4 AT&T®."

IDEAL Group "Access 4" applications are provided at "no-cost-to-users."

"Access 4 AT&T®" is customized for use by AT&T® subscribers in the United States.

AT&T® is a registered trademark of American Telephone & Telegraph Company.

Instructions
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Please read the following completely before proceeding. Thank you!

Welcome! This application, an IDEAL “Accessible Application Installer,” is designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

Once you start this application you will see a list of popular IDEAL Group apps. Beneath the description of each app you will either see “Installed” or “Not Installed.” If a listed app is already installed on your device, the word “Installed” will appear. If the app is not currently installed on your device, “Not Installed” will appear. To install any of the “Not Installed” applications, please tap the icon for that app. You will then:

1. See a message indicating that the app you have selected is not installed on your device. You will then be prompted to select “OK” to install the app, or “Cancel” to abort the process.

2. Click “OK.” You will be taken to the Google Play store.

3. Install the app.

4. After the installation has completed, an “Open” and “Cancel” button will appear.

5. PRESS THE BACK BUTTON. This will return you to the list of applications. Please note that the application you just installed will display the words “Installed.”

6. Go back to step 1 and repeat for each, additional, application you'd like to install.

Important Notes:

1. If you press the “Open” button (referenced in step 3) after installing an app, it will open. To get back to the list of apps, please press the back button several times.

2. Depending upon the version of Android your device is running, some of the apps may not be compatible with your device. As a result, you may see an error message from Google Play Store. These errors can be safely ignored. If you receive an error message, press the back button to get back to the list of apps.

IDEAL Group Reader® Beta II

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
Installation Statistics
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As of July 9, 2013, IDEAL Group Reader has been installed 34,497 times, on 1,320 different Android devices. For a listing of these devices please see: http://www.apps4android.org/?p=4527

Credits
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IDEAL Group Reader® Beta II is able to voice MathML content thanks to Google's wonderful support and guidance! We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to T.V. Raman, Charles Chen, and Volker Sorge for reaching their "Google" hands out to meet ours to help us make reading MathML content a reality.

Special thanks to The Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) for supporting this project with funding from The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) a department of the U.S. Department of Education.

We would also like to extend our debt of gratitude to the White House for honoring IDEAL Group Reader with a "Champions of Change" award for advancing the state of science, technology, engineering and math educational technology in support of people with disabilities. Please see: http://tinyurl.com/d2haad5

Features of IDEAL Group Reader® Beta II
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* can read text aloud (just like an audio book).

* can highlight sections of text as they are being read.

* enable students to take notes using speech recognition, highlight sections of text to be remembered, and then gather all the important notes together in one place…all automatically.

* can display and read aloud (assuming that the appropriate voices are installed) books in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Welsh.

* Displays and reads MathML content.

* Significantly improved accessibility: This includes enhanced navigation including jumping to specific chapters, pages, and passages.

* Video: Videos can be embedded in ePub3 texts.

* Audio: Audio passages can be embedded in ePub3 texts.

* Interactivity: includes features like pop-ups and asides activated by clicking on words in the text.

* and much, much, more.

IDEAL Access 4 Sprint®

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
Please see the instructions below.

Disclaimer: "IDEAL Access 4 Sprint®" is an application designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

"IDEAL Access 4 Sprint®" was conceived of, developed, and is supported by IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc.

"IDEAL Access 4 Sprint®" is not, in any manner, affiliated with Sprint®.

IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc., alone, are solely responsible for "IDEAL Access 4 Sprint®." IDEAL Group "Access 4" applications are provided at "no-cost-to-users."

"IDEAL Access 4 Sprint®" is customized for Sprint® subscribers in the United States.

Sprint® is a registered trademark of Sprint Communications Company, L.P.

Instructions
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Please read the following completely before proceeding. Thank you!

Welcome! This application, an IDEAL “Accessible Application Installer,” is designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

Once you start this application you will see a list of popular IDEAL Group apps. Beneath the description of each app you will either see “Installed” or “Not Installed.” If a listed app is already installed on your device, the word “Installed” will appear. If the app is not currently installed on your device, “Not Installed” will appear. To install any of the “Not Installed” applications, please tap the icon for that app. You will then:

1. See a message indicating that the app you have selected is not installed on your device. You will then be prompted to select “OK” to install the app, or “Cancel” to abort the process.

2. Click “OK.” You will be taken to the Google Play store.

3. Install the app.

4. After the installation has completed, an “Open” and “Cancel” button will appear.

5. PRESS THE BACK BUTTON. This will return you to the list of applications. Please note that the application you just installed will display the words “Installed.”

6. Go back to step 1 and repeat for each, additional, application you'd like to install.

Important Notes:

1. If you press the “Open” button (referenced in step 3) after installing an app, it will open. To get back to the list of apps, please press the back button several times.

2. Depending upon the version of Android your device is running, some of the apps may not be compatible with your device. As a result, you may see an error message from Google Play Store. These errors can be safely ignored. If you receive an error message, press the back button to get back to the list of apps.

IDEAL Access 4 Verizon®

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
Please see the instructions below.

Disclaimer: "IDEAL Access 4 Verizon®" is an application designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

"IDEAL Access 4 Verizon®" was conceived of, developed, and is supported by IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc.

"IDEAL Access 4 Verizon®" is not, in any manner, affiliated with Verizon®.

IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc., alone, are solely responsible for "IDEAL Access 4 Verizon®."

IDEAL Group "Access 4" applications are provided at "no-cost-to-users."

Verizon® is a registered trademark of Verizon Communications, Inc.

Instructions
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Please read the following completely before proceeding. Thank you!

Welcome! This application, an IDEAL “Accessible Application Installer,” is designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

Once you start this application you will see a list of popular IDEAL Group apps. Beneath the description of each app you will either see “Installed” or “Not Installed.” If a listed app is already installed on your device, the word “Installed” will appear. If the app is not currently installed on your device, “Not Installed” will appear. To install any of the “Not Installed” applications, please tap the icon for that app. You will then:

1. See a message indicating that the app you have selected is not installed on your device. You will then be prompted to select “OK” to install the app, or “Cancel” to abort the process.

2. Click “OK.” You will be taken to the Google Play store.

3. Install the app.

4. After the installation has completed, an “Open” and “Cancel” button will appear.

5. PRESS THE BACK BUTTON. This will return you to the list of applications. Please note that the application you just installed will display the words “Installed.”

6. Go back to step 1 and repeat for each, additional, application you'd like to install.

Important Notes:

1. If you press the “Open” button (referenced in step 3) after installing an app, it will open. To get back to the list of apps, please press the back button several times.

2. Depending upon the version of Android your device is running, some of the apps may not be compatible with your device. As a result, you may see an error message from Google Play Store. These errors can be safely ignored. If you receive an error message, press the back button to get back to the list of apps.

IDEAL Access 4 Vodafone®

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
Please see the instructions below.

Disclaimer: "IDEAL Access 4 Vodafone®" is an application designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

"IDEAL Access 4 Vodafone®" was conceived of, developed, and is supported by IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc.

"IDEAL Access 4 Vodafone®" is not, in any manner, affiliated with Vodafone.

IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc., alone, are solely responsible for "IDEAL Access 4 Vodafone®" IDEAL Group "Access 4" applications are provided at "no-cost-to-users."

"IDEAL Access 4 Vodafone®" is customized for Vodafone® subscribers in Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, and Romania.

Vodafone® is a registered trademark of the Vodafone Group.

Instructions
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Please read the following completely before proceeding. Thank you!

Welcome! This application, an IDEAL “Accessible Application Installer,” is designed to make it easy to install IDEAL Group applications that are accessible, useful, educational, and entertaining for everyone... including individuals with print disabilities.

Once you start this application you will see a list of popular IDEAL Group apps. Beneath the description of each app you will either see “Installed” or “Not Installed.” If a listed app is already installed on your device, the word “Installed” will appear. If the app is not currently installed on your device, “Not Installed” will appear. To install any of the “Not Installed” applications, please tap the icon for that app. You will then:

1. See a message indicating that the app you have selected is not installed on your device. You will then be prompted to select “OK” to install the app, or “Cancel” to abort the process.

2. Click “OK.” You will be taken to the Google Play store.

3. Install the app.

4. After the installation has completed, an “Open” and “Cancel” button will appear.

5. PRESS THE BACK BUTTON. This will return you to the list of applications. Please note that the application you just installed will display the words "Installed.”

6. Go back to step 1 and repeat for each, additional, application you'd like to install.

Important Notes:

1. If you press the “Open” button (referenced in step 3) after installing an app, it will open. To get back to the list of apps, please press the back button several times.

2. Depending upon the version of Android your device is running, some of the apps may not be compatible with your device. As a result, you may see an error message from Google Play Store. These errors can be safely ignored. If you receive an error message, press the back button to get back to the list of apps.

IDEAL Ask Eindroid II

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
IDEAL Ask Eindroid II is the next generation Ask Eindroid application, first released on December 27, 2009 by Apps4Android, Inc.

http://www.androidpit.com/en/android/market/apps/app/com.ideal.eindroid/Ask-Eindroid

IDEAL Ask Eindroid II is a speech-driven application, based on Evi knowledge base technology, which enables users to access information about almost anything by simply asking questions in a completely natural way.

IDEAL Equation Finder

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
IDEAL Equation Finder, a speech recognition-based application, was designed to take advantage of EqsQuest’s semantic search technology for math & science.

Semantic search technology seeks to improve search accuracy by understanding a searcher’s intent and the contextual meaning of terms as they appear in searchable data spaces.

LaTeX Code can be used as search strings. For example:

Query: \sin ^2 \theta + \cos ^2 \theta = 1
(Pythagorean Property - Sine and Cosine)

or something far more complex such as:

Query: \cos (\omega _o n + \theta )u(n) \Leftrightarrow \frac{{z[z\cos \theta - \cos (\omega _o - \theta )]}}{{\left( {z^2 - 2z\cos \omega _o + 1} \right)}},\left| z \right| > 1
(Z-transform involving the unit step function and cosine)

Queries are not limited to math. For example, entering the search term “Fourier transform” yielded 2,253 hits.

In addition, results can be refined to the following categories:

* Encyclopedia
* Forums
* Online Books
* Lecture and Practice
* Dictionary
* Videos

If you want to be amazed, try conducting a semantic search on a math or science topic!

IDEAL Talking Tags

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
IDEAL Talking Tags is a talking label maker/reader application, designed in support of accommodating the access needs of individuals who are blind. IDEAL Talking Tags is based on Apps4Android's Near Field Communication (NFC) Tec-Tiles. For more information please see:
http://youtu.be/OhOWyLujGxg

The minimum hardware and firmware requirements for running the application is an Android, Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled, smartphone running Android V4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Identive Group Type 2 (42mm diameter) NFC tags (ISO/IEC 14443 A 1-3 compliant; NTAG chip; Passive RFID 13.56MHz) were used to Beta test IDEAL Talking Tags. They worked perfectly. They cost approximately $0.80 each in quantities of 100.

For more information:
http://www.identivenfc.com/nfc-tags/nfc-tag-type2-42mm.htm

Before purchasing a large quantity of NFC tags, purchase a few of them. Test them with the app. If they work, fine. If not, it is a tag issue... not an app issue.

Talking labels can provide audible guidance in identifying a variety of different items including clothing, food containers and other household products. Talking labels can also provide audible guidance in identifying and taking medications. Talking labels are often used by individuals with vision-impairments.

Instructions for use:

1. Launch IDEAL Talking Tags. You should hear, "Touch the screen. Speak your message and let go of the screen when you are done. IDEAL Talking Tags."

2. Touch the screen and speaking the words you want to record.

3. When you release your finger you will hear, "Touch and hold the screen to preview your recording. Let go when done."

4. After previewing your recording you should hear, "Scan the NFC tag you wish to associate with this recording."

5. You can then touch the back of your phone to an NFC tag of the type describe above.

6. Hence forth whenever you touch your smartphone to this tag, you smartphone will play the associated recording.

Vista Center

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
This Vista Center app lets users quickly and easily find videos from the Vista Center. These are instructional videos that help blind and visually impaired users with everyday tasks such as using an automated ticketing machine, identifying money, etc. There are also informational videos that teach users about various technologies, including accessible Android applications.

Vista Center's Mission:

"to empower individuals who are blind or visually impaired to embrace life to the fullest by serving individuals of all ages, living in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, who are threatened by loss of independence due to moderate or severe vision impairment"

Special Thanks:

Pam Brandin - whose executive leadership makes it possible for the Vista Center to do what they do

Alice Sakamoto - for managing Vista Center's video channel and uploading all of this wonderful content

Casey Burkhardt - This application contains code from Casey's cctube project (http://code.google.com/p/cctube/)

Charles L. Chen - for bringing everyone together and driving the development of this application

IDEAL Currency Identifier ®

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
Credits:

* IQ Engines

* National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR): U.S. Department of Education

* The Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) AppFactory: U.S. Department of Education

* Rynhardt Kruger

* Bureau of Engraving and Printing: U.S. Department of the Treasury

What is IDEAL Currency Identifier?

It is a U.S. currency identification application for individuals who are blind and everyone else!

Features:

* Accommodates the currency ID needs of people with vision-impairments

* Easy-to-use

* Handles three generations of U.S. currency notes beginning in 1993

* Compatible with Android 4.X devices with rear-facing cameras

* There is no cost to the user

* Works locally on the device. Needs no Internet connectivity

Important Notes:

* U.S. currency notes to be identified should be placed on a flat surface, in a horizontal position, in good lighting.

* A text-to-speech voice needs to be installed on your smart phone in order for this application to work.

* This application was not designed to, and does not, identify counterfeit currency.

* This application was designed to run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean devices.

* Bills that are wrinkled, worn, or scanned in poor lighting conditions may take longer to identify, may not be identified, or may be misidentified.

Instructions for use:

* Launch IDEAL Currency Identifier

* Read the start-up banner

* Select, “Do Not Show This Banner Again” or “Show Banner At Start-up.”

* GIVE THE APPLICATION DATABASE 30-45 SECONDS TO LOAD.

* Place your smart phone on top of, in the center of, and in parallel with the bill you wish to identify. Slowly raise the smart phone directly upwards until it speaks the identity of the bill. If this process does not work the first time, please repeat it.

GuideDroid

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
Important Notes
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1. If you discover a bug in our Beta version of GuideDroid® we would appreciate your not giving it a bad rating. Instead, please reach your hand out to meet ours by sending us an e-mail describing the bug. We will do everything in our power to duplicate and fix it. Many thanks!

2. Since we initially developed GuideDroid® in support of individuals with cognitive disabilities/low vision navigating their way around college campuses, GuideDroid® initially starts in "Walking Directions" mode. This is why you will see what appears to be very long time estimates to get to your destination as compared to driving there. To switch GuideDroid® into "Driving Directions," "Public Transportation," or "Biking" mode, please use the following instructions:
http://guidedroid.org/mode-switching.htm

3: Please see the "Credits" at the bottom of this description. Thank you.


Description
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GuideDroid®, is a highly-featured, fully-accessible, mainstream GPS application for use by everyone… including individuals with cognitive (and other) print disabilities.

Once a destination address is entered, GuideDroid® can provide walking, biking, driving, and transit directions. When used for walking directions, GuideDroid® shows users where they are as they walk, and continually announces street addresses near their current walking location. GuideDroid® can automatically navigate users to the location of an address book contact, assuming that the contact profile includes address information.


GuideDroid® Also Provides
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* 3-D imagery;
* Compass mode;
* Business listings;
* Distances to destinations (in minutes and miles);
* GeoCoding;
* Indoor Maps (for some locations);
* Maps history;
* Rerouting guidance;
* Route connection paths;
* Route previews;
* Step-by-step walking instructions;
* The ability to receive phone calls while navigating;
* Traffic incident announcements;
* Traffic views;
* Transit station info sheets;
* Voice guidance for eyes-free operation;
* Zoom in/out satellite and street views;
* And much more!


GuideDroid® Information Resources
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* Home Page: http://guidedroid.org
* Documentation: http://www.guidedroid.org/guidedroid_v1-documentation.htm


GuideDroid® Map Functionality by Country
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* Biking Directions: http://www.guidedroid.org/biking-directions.htm
* Business Listings: http://www.guidedroid.org/business-listings.htm
* Driving Directions: http://www.guidedroid.org/driving-instructions.htm
* GeoCoding: http://www.guidedroid.org/Geo-Coding.htm
* Map Tiles: http://www.guidedroid.org/Map-Tiles.htm
* Street View: http://www.guidedroid.org/Street-View.htm
* Traffic: http://www.guidedroid.org/Traffic.htm

Maps Functionality
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This newly designed Maps app for Android phones and tablets makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best spots in town and the information you need to get there.
- Comprehensive, accurate maps in 200 countries
- Voice-guided GPS navigation for driving, biking, and walking
- Transit directions and maps for over 2,800 cities
- Live traffic, incident reports, and dynamic re-routing
- Detailed information on more than 100 million places
- Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, museums, and more

* Some features not available in all countries

* You can make a map area available offline by tapping the search box and selecting “Make this map area available offline” Visit http://goo.gl/wawgE to learn more.

We would also like to thank the App Factory, a project hosted by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) for Wireless Technologies for their ongoing encouragement, guidance, and support. The RERC for Wireless Technologies is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education under grant number H133E110002.

IDEAL Web Reader V4.0 Beta

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
Given the reported problem of Firefox dropping keyboard support, and reports of accessibility issues with other Android-based browsers, we were motivated to release IDEAL Web Reader V4.0 Beta this afternoon, December 13, 2013.

Here’s a link to the app on Google Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ideal.webreader3

Here’s a link to the documentation in HTML format:
http://www.apps4android.org/?p=4641

Here’s a link to the documentation in Word format:
http://apps4android.org/IWR-V4-Documentation_121313.doc

If you discover a bug we would appreciate your not giving our Beta a bad rating. Instead, please reach your hand out to meet ours by sending me an e-mail describing the bug. My e-mail address is steve.jacobs@ideal-group.org. We will do everything in our power to duplicate and fix it.

Please keep in mind what IDEAL Group/Apps4Android is all about. We are a not-just-for-profit company that has invested well over $1 million to develop 80+ high-quality accessibility applications… much at our own expense. We provide all of our Android applications to users at no cost. We don’t do what we do to make money. We do what we do to increase the independence, quality-of-life, quality-of-education, and employability of as many people as we possibly can.

Thank you, in advance, for supporting our efforts and being tolerant with the mistakes we make. Together, we can and will change the world of accessibility!

Here’s to a healthy, happy and prosperous holiday season to all of you.

Warm Regards,

Steve Jacobs, President
IDEAL Group, Inc. and,
CEO, Apps4Android, Inc.

IDEAL Voter Information Guide

IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team
IDEAL Accessible Voter Information Guide Beta prompts users to enter their address. The app then submits the address information to Google's Civic Information Knowledgebase and retrieves voting information specific to that address. Information includes, among other things, polling place, early voting location, candidate data, and election official information. Before being presented to the user, this information is automatically compiled into an accessible eBook designed to be read by IDEAL Group Reader®, a fully accessible, "no-cost-to-the-user" ePub 3 Reader (or any other ePub 3 Reader on any platform). If the user does not have an ePub 3 reader installed on their Android device at the time the ePub is generated, they will be provided the opportunity to download IDEAL Group Reader® which will automatically load their customized voter information guide and present it to them as an eBook.


**** IDEAL Group Reader®: ****
http://tinyurl.com/igr-a4a

* Reads text aloud (just like an audio book).
* Highlights sections of text as they are being read.
* Enables users to take notes using speech recognition, highlight sections of text to be remembered, and then gather all the important notes together in one place.
* Can display and read aloud (assuming that the appropriate voices are installed on the Android device) books in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Welsh.
* Provides significantly improved accessibility: This includes enhanced navigation including jumping to specific chapters, pages, and passages.
* Plays audio tracks and display videos embedded in ePub3 texts.
* Provides MathML support; and,
* Much, much, more.

VIG Beta is being developed by Apps4Android, Inc. and is being funded by The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) through a grant from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

Feedback and/or suggestions are very much appreciated.

Please send them to support@apps4android.org