The AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame

Welcome to the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame, where we acknowledge and celebrate the apps that exemplify all that is great about owning an iDevice.

Our goal is to showcase the passion and hard work that app developers put into creating great apps that are fully accessible to VoiceOver users. These apps place powerful tools into the palms of our hands, and give access to services, information, media or entertainment that the sighted world takes for granted.

Apps are nominated by the community. Twice each year a shortlist is compiled from these nominations and a vote is held to determine which should be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Scroll down to see which apps have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame, to see when the next vote will be held and to nominate the apps that you think should be on the next shortlist.


The following apps have been inducted into the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame:

Ariadne GPS

A ground-breaking app that allows you to explore the map of what's around you by simply sliding your finger across the screen. Whilst out, monitor your location and direction. A perfect meld of assistive technology and mainstream hardware.
Inducted: December 2011
Link to Ariadne GPS in iOS App Directory

Audiobooks from Audible

Immerse yourself in a great story anytime, anywhere, by downloading from a breathtaking range of 100,000+ titles to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad—from best sellers to classics, and everything in-between.
Inducted: November 2012
Link to Audiobooks from Audible in iOS App Directory

BARD Mobile

A service of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) in the US. BARD Mobile provides access to Braille and talking books directly from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD), which contains nearly 50,000 books, magazines, and music scores in audio and Braille formats.
Inducted: February 2014
Link to BARD Mobile in iOS App Directory

Be My Eyes - Helping Blind See

Be My Eyes connects blind users with sighted volunteers over live video chat. Using the camera on the iOS device, the blind person can then ask questions about an object or situation that they need help identifying.
Inducted: May 2015
Link to Be My Eyes - Helping Blind See in iOS App Directory


Developed to help the blind in their daily lives, BlindSquare uses GPS and the compass to locate you. It then gathers information about the surrounding environment from FourSquare. BlindSquare has some unique algorithms to decide what information is the most relevant and then speaks it to you with high quality speech synthesis.
Inducted: August 2013
Link to BlindSquare in iOS App Directory

Dice World! 6 Free Dice Games!

The hard work and dedication of the developer to make this collection of dice games fully accessible with VoiceOver has made this an extremely popular choice with blind gamers.
Inducted: February 2014
Link to Dice World! 6 Free Dice Games! in iOS App Directory


Quick and easy access to extended information on more than 25 million products, with thousands more added to the database each day. Users can also create and print their own personalized barcode labels.
Inducted: May 2012
Link to Digit-Eyes in iOS App Directory


A powerful and feature-rich way to manage your podcast subscriptions, all wrapped up in a fully accessible interface that provides a very satisfying user experience.
Inducted: January 2012
Link to Downcast in iOS App Directory


A simple but elegant solution for sharing and synchronizing files across multiple devices and platforms. Made even more useful by the many apps that utilize its functionality.
Inducted: February 2012
Link to Dropbox in iOS App Directory


A voice messaging application that has gained a strong following among VoiceOver users because of its ease of use and accessibility.
Inducted: February 2012
Link to HeyTell in iOS App Directory

iBlink Radio

Provides access to radio stations, podcasts and reading services of special interest to the blind and vision-impaired.
Inducted: December 2011
Link to iBlink Radio in iOS App Directory


Provides access to new and popular books as they hit the virtual bookshelves. Accessible and easy to use, and for many blind users has restored a joy of reading.
Inducted: December 2011
Link to iBooks in the iTunes App Store

Kindle for iOS: Read Kindle Titles on your iOS Device

Enables you to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on your iOS device.
Inducted: August 2013
Link to Kindle for iOS: Read Kindle Titles on your iOS Device in iOS App Directory

King of Dragon Pass

This game blends interactive stories and resource management into an epic saga of conflict, mythology, and community. The developer's commitment to accessibility ensures it has a strong following among VoiceOver users.
Inducted: January 2012
Link to King of Dragon Pass in the iTunes App Store


KNFBReader is a feature-rich text recognition app for iOS devices. With KNFBReader, users can convert nearly any type of printed text, including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos and many other documents, into high quality speech.
Inducted: May 2015
Link to KNFBReader in iOS App Directory

Light Detector

Light Detector uses the camera on an iDevice to transform any natural or artificial light source that it encounters into sound. You will hear a higher or lower sound depending upon the intensity of the light.
Inducted: August 2012
Link to Light Detector in iOS App Directory

LookTel Money Reader

Simple, but invaluable. Simply hold your money infront of your iDevices' camera, and be told instantly the value of the bill.
Inducted: December 2011
Link to LookTel Money Reader in iOS App Directory


MBraille is a feature-rich Braille typing app for iOS devices. With MBraille, users can type text messages, Facebook updates, tweets, e-mails, and much more - all using a standard six-dot Braille keyboard.
Inducted: August 2014
Link to MBraille in iOS App Directory


NFB-NEWSLINE® is an information source designed to keep persons who are unable to read conventional newsprint informed about current events locally, nationally, and around the world.
Inducted: February 2013
Link to NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile in iOS App Directory

ooTunes Radio - Recording and Alarm Clock

Easy and feature-rich access to Music, Talk, Sports, and Entertainment Radio from 32,000 Internet audio streams and more than 150 genres.
Inducted: March 2012
Link to ooTunes Radio in iOS App Directory

Papa Sangre

A dark and engrossing video game, made unique by not having any video. Using only your ears, you will need to solve Papa Sangre's puzzles and dilemmas if you are to escape this land of the dead.
Inducted: April 2012
Suspended: January 2013
Link to Papa Sangre in iOS App Directory


An accessible DAISY book reader that allows you to browse, search, download, and read books directly from the Bookshare service or read DAISY books from other sources.
Inducted: December 2011
Link to Read2Go in iOS App Directory

TapTapSee - Blind & Visually Impaired Camera

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 and hear the app speak the identification back to you.
Inducted: August 2013
Link to TapTapSee - Blind & Visually Impaired Camera in iOS App Directory


Snap a photo, record a question related to the content of the photo, and get the answer back from a real person within seconds. It's like having a sighted-friend at hand 24 hours a day.
Inducted: December 2011
Link to VizWiz in iOS App Directory

Voice Dream Reader

Listen to PDF and Word documents, eBooks, articles, and Web pages anywhere with offline text-to-speech. Built-in integration with Dropbox, Bookshare, Pocket, Instapaper, and Gutenberg makes it easy to import read material.
Inducted: August 2013
Link to Voice Dream Reader in iOS App Directory


Use simple voice commands to interact with your iDevice. You can dictate email, messages and status updates, control audio playback, call contacts and perform many other useful tasks.
Inducted: July 2012
Link to Vokul in iOS App Directory

Zello Walkie Talkie

Chat one-to-one with other users or create and join channels to enjoy open group chats. Easy to use and fully accessible. AppleVis has its own Channel on Zello, so be sure to join us for a chat!
Inducted: November 2012
Link to Zello Walkie Talkie in iOS App Directory

Nominations and Induction

Each year we stage a public vote to select the apps which the community believes are worthy of induction into the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame.

The shortlist for each vote is compiled from nominations made by the community.

You can nominate an app for induction here.

The vote for the next induction will be held in May.

Suspended and Revoked Inductions

At times it may be necessary to temporarily suspend an induction or in extreme circumstances revoke it completely.

These decisions are not taken lightly, but are essential to maintain the integrity and value of the Hall of Fame.

Suspended Inductions

Pandora Radio

Pandora Radio is free personalized radio that only plays music you’ll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs or classical composers and Pandora will create a custom "station" that plays similar music.
Inducted: June 2012
Suspended: August 2014 due to ongoing issues with browsing and managing stations.
Link to Pandora Radio in iOS App Directory

TweetList 4 For Twitter

All the features that you are likely to want from a Twitter client and a developer who continually demonstrates a commitment to accessibility.
Inducted: December 2011
Suspended: May 2015. Although still available in the App Store, this now appears to have effectively been abandoned. There has been no update since 2013, the support website is no longer available, and their Twitter account has been quiet since November 2014.
Link to TweetList 4 For Twitter in iOS App Directory

Revoked Inductions

TuneIn Radio Pro

Inducted: December 2011
Revoked: November 2012
Link to TuneIn Radio Pro in iOS App Directory

Fleksy VO - for VoiceOver users

Inducted: September 2012
Revoked: September 2014 after being removed from the App Store