Adaptive Technology is very useful.
There are many Android applications available in the App store that can assist you while you are at home, school, or work.
Here is a list of free/paid Android applications for the blind and visually Impaired for your smartphones and tablets that can assist you.
Voice Dream Reader
Voice Dream Reader is an accessible reading tool for mobile and tablet devices. With advanced text-to-speech and a highly configurable screen layout, it can be tailored to suit every reading style from completely auditory to completely visual, plus synchronized combination of both. The visually impaired will benefit from the ability to hear documents read in their favorite voices; students and others with dyslexia will appreciate the synchronized reading capability that integrates text and voice; and everyone who wants to hear or read their documents in their own way will benefit from the configurability of the visual and voice capabilities.
Voice Access is an accessibility service that lets you control your device with spoken commands. Voice Access can be useful for people who have difficulty using a touchscreen due to paralysis, tremor, temporary injury, or other reasons.
Free QR Scanner: Bar Code Scanner & QR Code Reader
Super fast & safe QR scanner, bar code reader & QR code reader for Android! Scans all QR code & barcodes! Very simple & easy to use!
EasyReader is a FREE accessible reading app for readers with dyslexia, low vision or blindness. Browse & download from the World's largest collection of talking book and newspaper libraries. Or copy text from anywhere on your phone & hear EasyReader read it back to you. Experience perfectly synchronized text & audio. Or for text only titles, EasyReader can add a human sounding voice of your choice. Boost comfort or contrast - choose colours, text size and highlights to suit your visual needs.
Aqua Mail - Email App
Aqua Mail is a free email app for personal and corporate email. This is the perfect replacement for your current email app as it provides the flexibility of working the way you are used to. Aqua Mail has plenty of options for customizing the app as well as convenient features which improve your efficiency of managing e-mails. Modify how it looks and works to become more productive. Aqua Mail supports automatic setup for the more popular email providers, works fluently with others, or lets you enter mail server settings yourself.
Zello PTT Walkie Talkie App
Turn your phone or tablet into a walkie talkie with this lightning fast free PTT (Push-To-Talk) radio app. Talk to your contacts privately or join public channels to engage in a hot debate. Zello uses proprietary low-latency push-to-talk protocol and is not interoperable with Voxer, Sprint Direct Connect or AT&T Enhanced PTT. Zello Android client supports free public service, ZelloWork cloud service, and private Zello Enterprise Server.
Blind Bargains: Deals, News and Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Blind Bargains is your source for the latest deals and news for the blind and visually impaired. Browse the latest deals and classifieds. Listen to the latest audio podcasts. Shop for what you need with our powerful Product Search.
Google Chrome: Fast & Secure
Google Chrome is a fast, easy to use, and secure web browser. Designed for Android, Chrome brings you personalized news articles, quick links to your favorite sites, downloads, and Google Search and Google Translate built-in. Download now to enjoy the same Chrome web browser experience you love across all your devices.
RightHear - Blind and Visually Impaired Assistant App
RightHear is a virtual accessibility assistant that helps users to easily orient themselves in new or casual environments. Our vision is to make blind, visually impaired and other people with orientation disabilities feel much more independent by assisting them going anywhere, anytime.
The Facing Emotions app translates the 7 key emotions detected on the human face, into 7 unique sounds - making it possible for the blind and visually impaired to have a richer experience and understanding when communicating with others. Using the back cameras, the application scans the face of the person with whom the blind person is talking, and identify elements of the face: like eyes, nose, brows and mouth, along with their position in relation to each other.
READ ANYTIME, ANYWHERE -On the bus, on your break, in your bed—never be without a book. Built for book lovers, the Kindle app puts millions of books, magazines, newspapers, comics, and manga at your fingertips.
This mobile application primarily aims to provide faster communication for the blind and visually impaired people through their mobile phones. The functionalities of the application can be divided into two purpose sets. The first is writing on a mobile phone, and the second is reading a text with the help of it.
Button Mapper: Remap your keys
Button Mapper makes it easy to map custom actions to your volume buttons, Bixby button or other hardware buttons. Remap buttons to launch any app, shortcut or custom action with a single, double press or long press. Root is not required. Button Mapper can remap most physical or capacitive keys and buttons, such as volume buttons, the Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy devices, and the capacitive home, back and recent apps keys found on devices by Samsung, ASUS, HTC, OnePlus, Xiaomi and others. Button Mapper can also remap buttons on many gamepads and other peripheral devices.
Lookout uses computer vision to assist people who are blind or have low vision in gaining information about the world around them. Lookout uses the camera and sensors on your device to recognize objects and text, and gives you spoken feedback, earcons, and other signals to inform you about what it sees.
Notepad With Voice Recognition
You talk, it types. Use your voice to create entries in your notepad. Quickly and easily capture your thoughts and ideas while Notepad Voice Memo helps you get more done faster.
Aipoly Vision is an object and color recognizer that helps the blind, visually impaired, and color blind understand their surroundings. Simply point your phone at the object of interest and press any of the recognition buttons at the bottom of the screen to turn on the artificial intelligence, which will speak out loud what it sees.
The vOICE App for Androids
See with your ears! The vOICe for Android maps live camera views to soundscapes, offering augmented reality and unprecedented visual detail for the totally blind through sensory substitution and computer vision. Also includes live talking OCR, a talking color identifier, talking compass, talking face detector and a talking GPS locator, while Eye-D and Aipoly object recognition can be launched from The vOICe for Android by tapping the left or right screen edge.
Supersense-helps blind and visually impaired
Supersense is the smartest and simplest scanner app made for the blind and visually impaired users to read any text format, currency or product details from a barcode independently. With the power of AI, Supersense automatically figures out what you are trying to scan, guides you on how to point the camera, and reads the content in the right format. Its unique design minimizes the time and frustrations of scanning and reading text for a blind and visually impaired user.
BlindSight uses cutting edge artificial intelligence to see the world as humans do. Twin neural networks mimic the brain's visual processing and language production centres to convert images from your phone's camera into spoken words, helping blind and partially sighted people navigate the world around them. No internet connection required - BlindSight's AI runs entirely on your phone's hardware.
OpenSource launcher for blind people for using smartphones and tablets. The launcher has a voice guide that tells the user everything that it's happening in the device (screen off/on, screen rotation, incoming call, etc.). This launcher is compatible with TalkBack.
TalkBack is an accessibility service that helps blind and vision-impaired users interact with their devices. TalkBack adds spoken, audible, and vibration feedback to your device. TalkBack comes pre-installed on most Android devices.
Our simple design and layout provides you with the easiest way to find exactly what you're looking for in every restaurant. Tappy Menu eliminates the need for multiple apps of your favorite eateries and also saves the frustration of a mobile friendly restaurant website.This easy to use app gives blind and visually impaired people the freedom to read restaurant menus in a whole new way. Not only will visually impaired people be able to read the menu without sighted help, but they will never have to rely on bulky, out-dated, braille menus!Simply tap on the establishment of your choice, and scroll through the detailed menus, nutrition facts, ingredients, etc. Promote this amazing app to all your favorite eateries.
BrailleBack is an Accessibility Service that helps blind users make use of braille devices. It works together with the TalkBack app to give a combined braille and speech experience. This app lets you connect a supported refreshable braille display to your device via Bluetooth. Screen content will be presented on the braille display and you can navigate and interact with your device using the keys on the display. It is possible to input text using the braille keyboard. Devices supported in this version: APH Refreshabraille -Baum VarioConnect -Esys EuroBraille -Freedom Scientific Focus Blue (14 and 40 cell models) -HandyTech (Basic Braille, Active Braille, Braille Star, Braille Wave, Braillino, Easy Braille) -Harpo (Braillepen 12, Braillepen 12 Touch) -HIMS (BrailleSense, Braille EDGE) -Humanware Brailliant (1st generation and BI models) -Optelec Alva (BC640, BC680), Easylink 12 touch -Papenmeier Braillex Trio -Seika (notetaker and 40 cell display).
TapTapSee is designed to help the blind and visually impaired identify objects they encounter in their daily lives. Simply double tap the screen to take a photo of anything, at any angle, and hear the app speak the identification back to you (Note: Spoken identification requires Talkback to be turned on). TapTapSee helps the blind and visually impaired become more independent in their day-to-day activities.
Be My Eyes - Helping The Blind
Lend your eyes to a blind person in need through a live video connection or be assisted by the network of sighted users. Be My Eyes is all about contributing and benefiting from small acts of kindness, so hop on board and get involved!
Sullivan+ For blind, visually impaired, low vision
Sullivan + is a visual-aid app provided by TUAT Inc. to enhance the accessibility of the visually impaired and low vision users and informs users who need visual aids about information perceived via the smartphone camera.
With only one shot, you can get the help that suits the situation. AI mode-AI automatically finds the best results that fit the taken photos.
CamFind -Visual Search Engine
Search the physical world. Camfind, the world's first successful mobile visual search engine, allows you to search for anything from your mobile phone just by taking a picture. CamFind has already gained much success on iOS with over 3 million downloads.
EYE-D for visually impaired
Eye-D (Acronym for Eye Devices), conceptualized as standalone solution to improve quality of life of visually impaired (VI) is a complete solution that assists VI's in their daily life.
Eye-D helps visually impaired be location aware, explore and navigate to nearby places of interest, evaluate surroundings with their smartphone camera and read printed text. Eye-D will serve as the true companion for most of your daily assistance needs.
ICSee applies special filters to the real-time image taken from the camera of the smartphone/tablet, making identifying indiscernible objects and texts easier.
You just direct the camera of your device to the point you want and that was it! The app processes the image on the screen according to your needs, and provides in real time an image that is easier to see! You can increase the contrast, focus, change filters until you find the one that suits you best.
Supersense - A new kind of App for the blind
Supersense is a new kind of App for the blind and low vision community. It locates objects around you. Do you need to find an empty chair or a trash can? Are you trying to locate the door of a building? Choose what you are looking for and scan your environment with your smartphone. Supersense will find it in real-time without an internet connection.
eReader Prestigio: Book Reader
eReader Prestigio: Book Reader is a multi lingual, multi format text and audio books reading app. Intuitive interface in over 25 languages and an in app store library with over 50,000 text (for children and adults) books and Text-To-Speech (read along) functionality.
The KNFB Reader app is an essential tool for anyone with low vision, visual impairments, difficulty reading, reading disabilities such as dyslexia, as well as blind individuals. It reads anything from menus, bills, documents, signs, mail, PDFs and JPEG files and more for immediate and easy access! This trial version includes all the features of the paid app, but is limited to twenty-five document scans. When you're ready to purchase the full version, you'll be able to do so through an in-app purchase.
"Blind-Droid Wallet" is designed specially for blind and visually impaired people!
It's indispensable for offline paper money recognition.
Bring a bill to the camera of your smartphone and its value will be pronounced.
Category: Travel & Location
Aware Audible Wayfinding
The AWARE app works with Sensible Innovations Electronic Stickers, to provide indoor directions and descriptions crafted with a visually impaired focus. The AWARE app is built with large fonts and high contrast or a Braille display for those who prefer to read, and is completely audible for non-visual users. The audible function is also handy for anyone who wants to receive locations specific information without having to look or swipe a smart phone screen. Explore new places at your own time and pace!
WayAround works with the built-in functionality of iPhone 7 and above. For users with older iPhones, use the WayLink Scanner. This external NFC scanner connects to your iPhone via bluetooth, and you can use it to scan WayTags and send the info to the WayAround app.
Path Guide App
Path Guide is a completely map-free, infrastructure-free, plug-and-play indoor navigation service. It exploits the ubiquitous geomagnetism and natural walking patterns to guide users to destinations along a path collected by an earlier traveler. There are three simple steps to start using Path Guide.
Google Indoor Maps
open the google maps in your phone or Web platforms. Search for any location .for example : a Mall Tap on the location searched and zoom in the location. Once you zoom in the searched location it will show you the inside area of the mall and the shops which are there. They also provide a static map, which can be created by Owner or Manager of Organization.
So, this is how Google Maps’ Indoor maps are helping Google Maps’ users finding any shop in the mall, or an office in a building or anything which is present in the building. Use Indoor Maps which helps you in exploring the new building ,new things in the mall and what not. Do let us know how much useful Indoor Maps are for you.
Anyplace Indoor Service App
People spend 80-90% of their time in indoor environments such as offices, under-grounds, shopping malls and airports. On the other hand, the uptake of interesting applications in indoor spaces (e.g., navigation, inventory management and elderly support) has so far been hampered by the lack of technologies that can provide indoor location (position) accurately, in real-time, in an energy-efficient manner and without expensive additional hardware.
Anyplace is a first-of-a-kind GPS-less localization and navigation service working in indoor and outdoor space using ordinary smartphones. It has been developed by researchers and students at the Data Management Systems Laboratory (DMSL), Department of Computer Science and the KIOS Research Center, both at the University of Cyprus.
Aira is a visual information service that has been specially designed for people who are blind or low vision. Through augmented reality and artificial intelligence, Aira instantly connects you to a highly-trained, sighted agent that's dedicated to enhancing your everyday experience.
Can be used on your phone, or with a pair of Aira Smart Glasses, can connect to an Aira Agent in under 10 seconds, it can achieve enhanced efficiency for completing tasks with access to visual information, great sign up as a Guest to use the service in specific Aira Access locations such as partner airports or venues.
GetThere GPS nav for blind
GetThere is designed specifically for blind and visually-impaired users. It is not an adaptation of something that was originally designed for sighted people.
GetThere does not display a map, but tells you where you are and how to get to your destination. Navigational guidance automatically talks to you before and after every intersection. At any time, you can ask GetThere to tell you where you are, simply by shaking your mobile device.
Lazarillo GPS for Blind
Lazarillo lets you explore the world around you and set up routes, get specific address and find places such as coffee shops, museums, hospitals, etc. Lazarillo is a specialized GPS app that brings mobility tools for the blind, it was designed and implemented with support of blind people.
Nearby Explorer is a full featured GPS app designed for use by people who are blind. Instead of just providing directions, it describes the environment in ways comparable to reading signage or observing road characteristics. It uses onboard maps, so a data connection is not required, but if you have one, Nearby Explorer supplements the on board map data with crowd collected locations from Google Places. It includes complete maps for the United States and Canada which contain millions of points of interest. The onboard maps are over 4GB in size, so be sure the device you plan to use has enough available space before purchasing.
PuzzleFeed Games for Elderly & Visually Impaired
All the most popular crossword, codewords and other logic puzzles from magazines and journals are finally gathered together in one convenient application adapted for the requirements of visually impaired, blind and elderly people. These puzzles and games can be used to train your brain, improve the vocabulary, and develop cognitive skills and imagination without becoming boring and cloying. Cognitive games slow down dementia and help the brain stay toned.
Accessible Bowling Game Free
This game is continuously guided with voice so that blind or partially sighted people can play. You must momentarily suspend the talkback to play. To suspend talkback, you must press and hold the volume up and volume down keys at the same time, for several seconds.
A Blind Legend
It's the first-ever mobile action-adventure game without video where ears replace eyes! Discover the original, innovative sensory experience of binaural 3D sound.
Blind Simone is not just your ordinary Simone game. It was designed for the blind. The game's audio will verbally tell you what portion of the screen to touch, upper, lower right and left. Even if the exit button is hit by accident by a non seeing individual the program will verbally tell the user that the app is closing.
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