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Thursday, March 7, 2013

iDevice Apps for Visually Impaired

iDevice Apps for Visually Impaired
This information was taken from Applevis.com.  I have not looked up the price for any of these apps.  Please let me know if you try any of these and how they work. 
COLOR IDENTIFIERS
AidColors
Color ID Free
Color Identifier
Color Reader
ColorDetect
ColoredEye
ColorVisor
HueVue
Say Color
VisionHunt

GPS or Navigation aids
AbleRoad, rate and review accessible places.
Ariadne GPS
BlindSquare
iMove
Sendero GPS LookAround

Bar Code or Label Readers
AudioLabels
Digit-Eyes
LookTel Recognizer
TapTapSee
Vizwiz

News and Radio
Earl, Use your voice to open and read newspapers
iBlink Radio
NFBNewsline
VIP Radio

Deaf/blind Communicators
HIMS Chat
Humanware Communicator

Scanning and Reading
SayText
TextDetective
VoiceEye
Money Identifier
Eyenote, identifies U.S. currency only
LookTel Money Reader
VisionHunt

Book Readers
DaisyWorm, does not support Bookshare or NeNIMAS files.
InDaisy, Supports Bookshare and Newsline
Learning Ally, must have annual subscription to Learning Ally
Pastime Audio Book Player, reads books in iTunes
Read2Go
Low Vision
Many of these are magnifiers so work best on an iPad.
Big Browser
Essentials, allows you to see your statusbar
Eyesight, for iPad
Lumin, magnifying glass
MagLighting
Optelec Magnifier, does not appear to work on iPad
Photogenda Mini, easy way to see and handle contacts

Input Aids
AccessNote, AFB Notetaker
Braille Sonar, allows for look-up of braille symbols
BrailleTouch, enter information in uncontracted Braille
Braillist, Braille keyboard for your phone
Fleksy, predictive text input method

Miscellaneous
AccessWorld, read AFB Access World
Blind Bargains, check things listed on Blindbargains.com
Light Detector, transforms light into sound
Looktel VoiceOver Tutorial, helps new users practice VoiceOver gestures
Talking Calculator or Talking Scientific Calculator
ViA, helps blind and visually impaired people find apps specially designed for them or very helpful apps.
VO Calender
VO Starter, program designed to offer training on VoiceOver features.
Voicebook VO, allows for basic facebook functionality.






1 comment:

Jill said...

My students and I use BrailleTouch and we love it! Can't wait to try out some of these others. Thanks for the list!