Designed for the blind or visually impaired, this sound-matching game proves to be fun and challenging for all, including sighted players. The game puts listening and memory skills to the test, and while navigating the screen to locate, memorize and pair the matching sounds, you will also build a basic understanding of how a digital grid is built up, from rows and columns.
Ballyland Sound Memory requires the use of a small number of basic finger gestures for VoiceOver (the built-in screen reader on your iOS device): Finger drag, single finger double tap, and single finger flick left/right and up/down. If necessary, children can develop these foundation gesture skills by way of the acclaimed ‘Ballyland Magic’ iPad game app, from the same developers.

“A wonderful combination of introducing “grids” and a fun memory game. Perfect for our young kids!”
Diane Brauner, teacher of the visually impaired (TVI), instructor in orientation and mobility (O&M), iPad accessibility trainer, and manager Perkins Paths to Technology website

• Audio game with built-in speech
• Digital game grid (spoken rows and columns)
• Three game modes (Drag, Flick, and Open Sounds & Flick)
• Six sound sets, including the popular Ballylanders
• “Black Curtain” option to create level playing field for all
• VoiceOver accessible at start page, accessible menus in the game
• Fun, safe and supportive learning environment
• Designed with feedback from adults and children with vision impairment, parents and teachers
• Use at home and school

• Orientation and Spatial Awareness on a touch tablet
• Listening, Locating, Memory and Matching skills
• Conceptual understanding of a digital grid (essential technology skill)
• VoiceOver finger gestures/ fine motor skills
• Experiential learning of VoiceOver accessibility by sighted players

Ratings and Reviews

Room for improvement


My son has CVI, educationally legally deafblind, age 11 with multiple physical handicaps. I was hoping the app would be slightly more inclusive. He generally uses apps geared toward ages 2-5 with specific traits. I’m looking for inclusive apps that are self-correcting with no negative reinforcements (error sounds) because my son tends to self-stimulate and has difficulty with compulsive light gazing (CVI) and auditory processing deficit as result of early hearing loss & seizures. Also no background music 🎶 is better than background music that can’t be shut off or volume adjusted... just some ideas for developers out there. I would love to beta test new apps so please reply here if you’re interested for future updates!


Phia Damsma
23.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Italian
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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