With our district license we have access to Read&Write for the iPad. The free app can be downloaded from the App Store and offers an alternative keyboard for the iPad. This keyboards features speech to text, word prediction, a spell checker, a text dictionary and a picture dictionary. When using Safari, a web toolbar can be added that has much the same functionality as the R&W Chrome toolbar on a computer.
Once the keyboard is set up on the iPad, students can access it by clicking on the “globe” to rotate through the keyboards. You can also hold the “globe” down to view existing keyboards. Clicking on the “theme” button in the R&W toolbar changes colours.
Preferences can be changed on the app itself as shown below:
While the toolbar does not offer text to speech, students can still use the iPad keyboard to access speech to text.
More detailed information can be found here