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Special Words New Translations

Today we have released updated versions of Special Words.

special-words-android-portuguese.pngspecial-words-iphone-luxembourgish.pngWe've added Luxembourgish and Brazilian Portuguese translations. Many thanks to Sandy Gratia and Cinthia Azevedo, who provided the text and audio, and to all our other volunteer translators around the world. It now supports 22 languages!

In response to feedback from several countries where children are first taught written words using all capital letters, we have added a CAPITAL LETTERS option to the app's settings.

The Apple version (left) is now compatible with iOS 8. The Android version (right) now has the option of using OpenDyslexic fonts, designed to increase readability for users with dyslexia (the Apple version already had this).

Special Words won second place in the Vodafone Foundation Mobile For Good Europe Awards last year, and has been demonstrated to deliver many benefits, including:

  • encouraging speaking and helping with clarity
  • increasing written word vocabulary
  • developing better hand-eye co-ordination
  • improving fine motor skills
  • building confidence and self-esteem