Sonokids® Ballyland™ Rotor App

A fun, educational iPad game that helps children who are blind or have low vision to learn and practice the concept and gestures for the ‘Rotor’ in VoiceOver, Apple’s built-in screen reader for iOS Devices. Ballicopter, the little red helicopter, embarks on an amazing flight through Ballyland, and the Rotor gesture is used to change the unfolding of his engaging adventure.

Ballyland Rotor not only supports children’s understanding of the concept of selecting options and settings by way of the Rotor: it also offers them a safe platform to explore and practice the different ways the Rotor gesture can be performed.

The Rotor is a relatively advanced concept and gesture, and it is recommended to first play Ballyland Magic, which has demonstrated great value in supporting the development of blind children’s foundation touch gesture skills and conceptual understanding of VoiceOver.

Ballyland Rotor app includes a short tutorial video. This is meant for people who support the child, so that they can provide better learning support and guidance on the different ways the Rotor can be performed.

The five ballylanders with Ballicopter at the front, an image of Ballicopter as a 3D model and a screenshot from the app showing Ballicopter and the rotor.

Get Ballyland Rotor from the AppStore.

Download on the App Store

3D model of Ballicopter

The 3D printed model of Ballicopter is a great learning tool that enables the child to explore the spinning propeller and practice the different ways to do the Rotor gesture, before performing it on the screen with the app. The model also allows the child to get tactually familiar with Ballicopter.

Download free 3D print file

Ballyland Rotor is recommended for children with vision impairment, 5+ years


Ballyland Rotor:
  • Built-in speech
  • VoiceOver accessible before start of game
  • Fun, safe and supportive learning environment
  • Engaging audio stories, songs and sound effects
  • Clear and bright images
  • Popular Ballyland characters
  • Includes accessible tutorial video
  • Designed with feedback from adults and children with vision impairment, parents and teachers
  • Perfect sequel to Ballyland Magic app
  • Unique 3D print file of Ballicopter learning tool available from website
  • Use at home and school
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    blind boy investigating the 3d model of Ballicopter

    Blind boy investigating the 3d model of Ballicopter.