A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn how to independently use accessibility features to help them read text on paper via their computers. Additionally, kids can use it to share and organize notes given in class via Google Drive. When used in conjunction with Read&Write, it lets kids define words and change the pacing of the read-aloud. Though not a completely intuitive experience, Snapverter helps kids access text that might otherwise be very difficult for some to read.
Ease of Play
Multiple clicks to convert files into readable PDFs may be difficult for some users, but after guided practice kids may find it easier to use.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This reading tool add-on has the potential to bridge a gap between having a physical piece of paper with text and using computer-accessibility features. The conversion process (from camera roll to PDF file) is relatively fast, and once kids learn the process, it can become very easy to use. Though individual users only get limited file conversions (organizations can purchase subscriptions, but individual users can't), kids can decide when they might most need text read to them. Though use isn't totally easy and smooth, it still makes documents that kids can't access via the Web more accessible, which is especially important when teachers don't provide electronic versions of handouts to kids who struggle with reading.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.