AssistiveWare and N2Y announced today the launch of, News-2-You, the first symbol-based newspaper app for the iPad. The News-2-You app is a collaborative offering between AssistiveWare and N2Y bringing N2Y’s national newspaper for special education to the iPad.
Every US school week, students will be able to connect with the world through symbol-supported news articles, puzzles, games and recipes on their iPad. N2Y publishes the standard newspaper with four levels of difficulty each week; the new News-2-You app supports the “regular edition”.
The News-2-You newspaper is designed for teaching and expanding literacy skills, from basic awareness of symbols and print to reading fluently with comprehension. Each edition includes current events, a recipe, a joke page, sports news and a variety of interactive games and puzzles for some fun while learning. News can be read using natural sounding Text to Speech voices, providing word and sentence highlighting.
"We strongly believe in the benefits of having a symbol-supported newspaper for beginning readers and kids with special needs,” said David Niemeijer, founder and CEO of AssistiveWare. “AssistiveWare is extremely proud to have had the opportunity to work together with N2Y to create the News-2-You app, so more kids can benefit by having access to News-2-You content for learning”.
News-2-You is available for free exclusively on the App Store and includes one sample edition. Existing News-2-You subscribers can access the editions by connecting to their N2Y account. New customers can purchase a News-2-You iPad subscription or single editions right inside the News-2-You app.
Read the complete Press Release for additional details. Or watch the News-2-You introduction video below for a brief view at the app.
Interested in the inside story on how and why the News-2-You app was developed? Read the blog post written by our User Interface Designer Hilde for all the ins and outs.