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An iOS app is an application designed to fulfill a particular purpose on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apple devices that can be downloaded for free or paid from the app store.
DayNight is designed to help the blind and visually impaired with day and night awareness by scheduling notifications at sunrise and sunset.
Aim at text. Shoot. It's yours! Prizmo Go lets you quickly grab printed text with the camera. After text is recognized in a blink of an eye, you can interact with it in many useful ways. Or just send it to other apps.
Additionally, Prizmo Go provides rich interactions with the captured text. After shooting, text from the original picture is revealed, and swiping through it allows fast and accurate text selection directly from the image. Selected text can then be read aloud, or you can tap to browse to any printed website address, call phone numbers, trigger Mail app from an email address, or even reveal physical address in Apple Maps and initiate navigation to that place.
Prizmo Go comes with enhancements specifically built for VoiceOver, in addition to spoken guidance prior to shooting. That, combined with its text-to-speech capabilities, make it a great companion in case you need help reading printed documents.
Prizmo 4 for iOS is now available with improved design and workflow, alongside brand new features!
Prizmo is a universal photo-based scanner app that lets you scan and recognize text documents, business cards, and images, and then export them as PDF/Text, vCard, or JPEG/PNG.
Prizmo is made for everyone, and is thus fully compatible with VoiceOver. It provides voice guidance to help position your iPhone when taking document pictures, and will find the text orientation automatically if it's turned left, right or upside down. Prizmo's quick capture mode provides a fast path from picture to speech synthesis for an improved workflow, and it provides a high-quality voice reader (individual voices available as in-app purchases).
iDentifi is an app that empowers visually impaired individuals to gain more independence in daily tasks like grocery shopping, self-navigating in indoor environments, and reading. It uses artificial intelligence to enable a visually impaired user to click a photo of virtually any object or piece of text, and then speaks aloud a description of the object in an image or dictate any text in the image to the user. Furthermore, all of the app's functionality works in more than 25 languages. Finally, the app features an interface designed with visually impaired users in mind, while also giving users the option to choose from three different modes of object/text recognition as well as how fast they want the app to speak.
Aipoly is an object and color recognizer that helps the blind, visually impaired, and color blind users understand their surroundings. Simply point your phone at the object of interest and press the large toggle button at the bottom of the screen to turn on the artificial intelligence.
This App is free
NantMobile Money Reader instantly recognizes currency and speaks the denomination, enabling people experiencing visual impairments or blindness to quickly and easily identify and count bills. Point the camera of your iOS device at a bill and the application will tell you the denomination in real-time. Twenty one currencies are supported: the US.
Best. Barcode. Reader. Ever!
Scan UPC / EAN codes and hear the names of over 37 million products!
Make your own QR code labels on the Digit-Eyes website and print them on inexpensive address labels.
ColoredEye will identify the colors from your camera in real-time!
Or you have option to identify colors within a saved photo.
*Color identifier app/devices are not 100% accurate as lighting is a big factor.
Have you ever listened to light? With Light Detector, now you can!
Light Detector transforms any natural or artificial light source it encounters into sound.
LookTel Recognizer allows those persons having visual impairments or blindness to identify cans, packages, ID or credit cards, DVDs, and similar items.
Customers can store images of objects in a library or database, and then point the iPhone's camera at an object and the phone will recognize and describe the item instantly.
A barcode scanner is included to provide additional labeling help.
VocalEyes uses artificial intelligence to make the world more accessible for the blind and visually impaired.
VocalEyes uses proprietary computer vision algorithms to Identify Objects, Read Text, Describe Environments, Label, Logo Brands, Detect Faces, Classify Emotions, Recognize Ages, and identify currency.
TapTapSee is designed to help the blind and visually impaired identify objects they encounter in their daily lives.
Fully featured text to speech app. The first app ever to feature the interactive web on the go. Users can interact with web sites and RSS feeds and pick articles to be read aloud by using headphone or Bluetooth hands-free buttons. In all parts of the app functions of those audio buttons can be customized which results in high productivity and accessibility. The app is tested to be accessible with VoiceOver by legally blind users. It can be used as an assistive technology and helper for people with visual impairments and disabilities like dyslexia (dyslexia friendly font is included in the app).
Dark Sky can tell you at a glance exactly when it will rain (or snow) up to an hour in advance, so you're free to walk the dog or run out to lunch and know you'll stay dry.
You can also explore the most beautiful weather animation you've ever seen, both forward in time or back.
MBraille brings you a mobile braille keyboard.
With the free features you can type, edit and send tweets and text messages using contracted or uncontracted English braille.
A comprehensively featured calculator that has become a favorite among adults and high school students around the world.
Designed for a wide range of users, this calculator has large colorful buttons, optional high contrast, full VoiceOver support, and unique to this calculator; the option to use speech for answers, buttons names and formulas!
Yes Chef is the hands free cooking app that talks you through recipes, and answers your questions. Use your voice to work through recipes and keep your hands free to make great food! Yes Chef offers over 350,000 recipes -- what will you make today?
Yes Chef will find you recipes, read you recipes, and answer recipe questions.
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.
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.
Be the eyes for a blind person in need of help remotely through a live video connection if you are sighted or be assisted by the network of sighted users if you are blind.
Be My Eyes is all about contributing to and benefiting from small acts of kindness, so hop on board and get involved!
TextGrabber + Translator easily and quickly scans, translates and saves your chosen text from virtually any printed material.
Talking Goggles can recognize images and speaks out what it finds.
It recognizes almost any image within seconds.
Including logos, landmarks, books, products, artwork, text and more.
The highly anticipated KNFB Reader converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button on the iPhone.
Picture accuracy is facilitated by a Field of View Report, Automatic Page Detection, and Tilt Control.
Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.
Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad, and the web.
With Dropbox you'll always have your important memories and work with you.
Now Word documents look better than ever on your tablet and phone.
When you edit or create documents, you can be confident they will look exactly how you want across PC, Mac, tablet and phone.
Voice Dream Writer helps everyone write better; Text-to-speech proofreading reduces mistakes, phonetic and meaning search help you use the right words, and an active outline helps you organize and improve the structure of your writing.
Microsoft Soundscape uses 3D audio technology to enhance your awareness of what is around you, and thereby help you get around and explore your surroundings.
Soundscape will place audio cues and labels in 3D space such that they sound like they are coming from the direction of the points of interest, parks, roads and other features in your surroundings.
Way Around offers two services: Free App.
1. Way Around - The convenient round trip service that allows you to avoid the unnecessary overhead of traditional transportation services without sacrificing quality. By connecting you with just the driver, Way Around minimizes the cost and passes the savings along to you.
2. Way Home -The reliable one way service that gets both you and your personal car home safely. With friendly, professional, and skilled driver teams of two -you can get home worry free.
Aira offers an always-on service designed to help blind and low-vision users gain greater mobility and independence. By utilizing live video, audio and data streams, Aira provides personalized assistance from trained Aira Agents, family members, or friends. These agents, backed by state-of-the art technology, serve as visual interpreters, helping our users accomplish a wide range of daily tasks and activities.
Navigate to outdoor bus stops easily and independently with BlindWays. Fully accessible via VoiceOver, BlindWays will help guide you to within a cane's distance of an outdoor bus stop sign using permanent landmark clues contributed by volunteers. Picking up where GPS leaves off.
BlindWays was built from the ground up with accessibility in mind and inspired by feedback from the blind community. The app was built by a team of developers and testers who are accessibility users and experts, many of whom are also visually impaired.
BlindWays navigational clues are contributed by volunteers who can easily submit them while they’re waiting for the bus or walking in the neighborhood. Those clues help BlindWays users navigate easily and independently to work, school and appointments, rather than relying on expensive ride services or favors from friends and family.
Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the blind and low vision community, this ongoing research project harnesses the power of AI to open up the visual world and describe nearby people, text, and objects.
The Google Maps app for iPhone and iPad makes navigating your world faster and easier.
Find the best spots in town and the information you need to get there via transit Voice-guided GPS navigation for driving, biking, and walking.
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.
BlindSquare makes you sense what's around you.
The only thing you need to do is listen.
Find out when your ride is coming NOW.
Arrival times and directions for transit routes near you, using real-time data.
All transport options: bus, subway, bike share, Uber, car2go, and more.
Ariadne GPS is more than a simple gps app.Besides offering you the possibility to know your position and to get information about the street, the number, etc.
It also lets you explore the map of what's around you.
With NAVIGON you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a fully functional mobile navigation system.
The Seeing Eye GPS is a fully accessible turn-by-turn GPS iPhone app with all the normal navigation features plus features unique to blind users.
Do you like walking on the beach?
Or to smell the air in a heathland?
Have you never been able to walk alone because you have low vision or no vision at all and there aren't any pavements or roads to walk on where you want to go?
This app starts where the old navigation apps stop.
HeareApp is an application that makes it possible to go for a walk anywhere in the world.
This is the ultimate online flashcard & notecard tool for high school and college students, and those studying hard for the SAT, ACT, GRE and other standardized tests.
The world's most accessible reading tool.
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.
Voice Dream Reader supports reading PDF and Word documents, DRM-free EPUB and DAISY eBooks, Web pages and more.
It's directly integrated with Bookshare, Dropbox, G-Drive, Evernote, Pocket, Instapaper, and Gutenberg.
Learn and practice contracted braille (Unified English Braille) with Braille Tutor!
Braille Tutor provides an interactive learning experience for a sighted or blind braille learner.
It works on iPad using onscreen keys or home keys on a Bluetooth keyboard.
It is self-voiced, but also works with iOS accessibility.
Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, is committed to making reading accessible for all who learn differently.
We provide over 75,000 audiobooks, audio textbooks, and other recorded books to help anyone who experiences difficulty in reading print material succeed.
Learning Ally Membership is required to use this app.
Organize and edit recordings on your phone.
Share via email, Dropbox, Evernote, and GDrive.
Download with iTunes sync.
The BARD Mobile app provides access to braille and talking books directly from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD).
BARD contains nearly 50,000 books, magazines, and music scores in audio and braille formats, with new selections added daily.
NFB-NEWSLINER is an information source designed to keep persons who are unable to read conventional newsprint who want to be informed about current events locally, nationally, and around the world.
It features the text of over three hundred newspapers, forty magazines, plus personalized television listings.
In order to use this application, you must be a NFB-NEWSLINER subscriber with a valid identification and security code.
To learn more, view eligibility requirements for this free service, and complete an online application, please visit http://www.nfbnewsline.org or call (866) 504-7300.
With this application you can promptly access tracking information for 265 delivery services, including UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL, TNT, LaserShip, Aramex, OnTrac, China Post, SingPost, vPost and many other postal services.
A VoiceOver compatible app that allows users who are blind to look up those many times hard to remember Braille symbols and contractions.
Users have the option to search for more than 250 Braille symbols and contractions.
You can either search by a letter (ex. a or about) or by dots/contraction (ex. 1 or ab).
Find Recipes. Plan Meals. Score Deals.
All Access is great for everyone, and is ideal for Blind, Low-Vision, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Non-Verbal and Non-English speaking users.
Menus and other options can be read out loud, using Apple's VoiceOver or our own high quality TTS (Text-To-Speech) by turning Talking Hints ON in the app's settings.
You can 'build your order' and have it spoken out loud to the waiter staff!
There's nothing quite like warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven home-baked bread, as these delectable recipes so comfortingly prove.
Here you'll find recipes for: Banana Bread, Biscuits and Scones, Breakfast Breads and many more!
Mango Health for iPhone and Apple Watch makes managing your medications fun, easy, and rewarding.
App feature highlights include: dose reminders, drug interaction info, a health history, and best of all - points and rewards, just for taking your meds!
Rewards include: gift cards from your favorite stores, donations to leading charities, and more.
VisionAssist is a new category of handheld electronic magnifier that utilizes your smartphone.
It is designed to help people who are visually impaired with with Low Vision conditions including Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts, Color Blindness, and AMD (age related macular degeneration).
Why purchase an expensive dedicated electronic video magnifier when you can utilize your smartphone or tablet that is always with you!
Automatically import your medications, sort into virtual "packs" by time of day, and create flexible reminders based on time of day, day of week, an location.
In Blindfold Bowling, you can play by yourself, against a variety of computer opponents, or side-by-side with another person.
You throw the bowling ball by either flicking with one finger, or aiming with one finger and flicking, or setting the exact angle with your thumb and forefinger, and then flick.
The faster you flick, the faster you throw the ball.
An Excellent Bop-It Style Game! Test your reflexes against faster and faster challenges. Listen for the instruction and do it as fast as you can -- touch, swipe up, swipe down, swipe left, swipe right, shake, pinch, and two finger touch. A pulsing sound track keeps the game moving. How many challenges can you make it past?
Put your headphones on and you become the blind warrior, fighting off wave after wave of Dr Bastard's Zombies. With 3D sound the zombies really are all around you. It's oculus thrift!
3D binaural sound and no graphics for complete, weird immersion. It is fast-paced, pick up and play audio gaming with a simple and immersive gyro interface.
Audio archery brings archery to IOS. Use only your ears and your reflexes to shoot targets. The game is entirely auditory, so there are no pictures or icons. You will hear a target move from left to right. When it is centered, flick down on the screen with one finger to pull back your bow. Release your finger to fire your arrow.
Blindfold Solitaire includes Klondike 3, the typical game of solitaire where you build all four suits from ace to king in separate piles, and 28 cards are dealt into seven piles on the table, where the first pile contains 1 card, the second pile has two cards with only the top card showing, the third pile has 3 cards with only the top card showing and so on. Each time you draw from the deck, you get 3 more cards.
Have fun building your virtual bankroll from nothing to ten million smackeroos and a World Championship Title. Share your best hands (or worst bad beats) with your friends through Twitter, Facebook, or Email with a quick swipe and a few taps.
Get the ultimate TV companion with TV Guide's official app!
It makes TV simple again with the best listings grid ever.
Set up alerts so you'll never miss another live airing.
Add shows to your Watchlist, view your favorite channels, share what you're watching with friends on social networks, get the latest breaking news, and photos.
Watch exclusive videos and read episode recaps. Find out what time and channel shows are on and access quick episode summaries
YouPlayer is an unofficial YouTube app designed exclusively for iOS.
YouPlayer is an accessible native app that feels right at home on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
Easily browse videos wherever you are, and play in whatever quality you choose.
The exclusive Kids Space feature, (premium only), allows you to lock YouPlayer to showing only a set of videos, channels & playlists that you choose.
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