Smartphones and tablets often have a handful of accessibility features included in their operating system. But now more and more apps are being created that add additional accessibility features to your phone or tablet. Check out some of our favorite apps for accessibility!
TapTapSee is an app that was developed to help people who are blind or have low vision identify everyday objects. A user simply double taps the screen to take a photo of an object and the app will identify the object out loud. It's available to download on iOS devices.
P3 Mobile is an on-the-go Video Relay Service app for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. The app assists someone who is deaf or hard of hearing make and receive Video Phone calls anywhere using a WiFi or data connection. P3 Mobile can be downloaded on iOS and Android.
Color ID is an app which can help someone who is blind or has low vision identify colors. The person just uses the camera to point at an object and the app will speak the names of colors in real time. Color ID can be download on iOS and Android.
Dragon is a voice recognition app which allows you to convert your speech in to text. It can be used to compose text messages, emails, notes, reminders and even Facebook statuses. Dragon Dictation is available for download on iOS devices.
Avaz is an app which has been developed for children who are non-verbal or have difficulty speaking. The app helps facilitate communication in children with austism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy. Avaz uses pictures to help children associate words and develop their vocabulary. Avaz Australia can be downloaded for free in the iTunes store, or you can buy Avaz Pro on iOS and Android.
Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes connects people who are blind or have low vision with sighted volunteers via a direct video call. When connected, the sighted person can assist the person who is blind with identifying things such as checking the expiration date on food and helping them make their way around new surroundings. The app is currently available to download on iOS and coming soon for Android.