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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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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