The AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame

Our Hall of Fame provides the AppleVis community with a means to showcase and acknowledge 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.

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

May 2016

A Blind Legend

A Blind Legend is described by its developers as “… the first-ever mobile action-adventure game without video – where ears replace eyes”. It was little surprise, therefore, that this app was of immediate interest to blind gamers as soon as it hit the App Store in September 2015. You need only look at the comments posted to the game’s App Directory entry here on AppleVis to see how that initial interest has turned into a large and passionate fanbase.
Link to A Blind Legend in the iOS App Directory

Twitterrific 5 for Twitter

Twitterrific has enjoyed great popularity amongst blind Twitter users because of the developer's commitment to full accessibility. The Iconfactory (the developers behind Twitterrific) has demonstrated a firm commitment to ensuring continued accessibility of the app, with VoiceOver tweaks and enhancements regularly featuring prominently in app updates. While some developers rarely mention accessibility improvements or fixes in app release notes,
Link to Twitterrific 5 for Twitter in the iOS App Directory

May 2015

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.
Link to Be My Eyes - Helping Blind See in the iOS App Directory


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.
Link to KNFBReader in the iOS App Directory

August 2014


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.
Link to MBraille in the iOS App Directory

February 2014

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.
Link to BARD Mobile in the iOS App Directory

Dice World - Dice with Friends

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.
Link to Dice World - Dice with Friends in the iOS App Directory

August 2013


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.
Link to BlindSquare in the iOS App Directory

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.
Link to Kindle for iOS: Read Kindle Titles on your iOS Device in the 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.
Link to TapTapSee - Blind & Visually Impaired Camera in the 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 and read material.
Link to Voice Dream Reader in the iOS App Directory

February 2013


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.
Link to NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile in the iOS App Directory

November 2012

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.
Link to Audiobooks from Audible in the iOS App Directory

Zello Walkie Talkie

Chat one-to-one with other users or create and join channels to enjoy open group chats. You can use Zello one-on-one with a friend or for a live group chat with your family; friends; or people with a shared interest.
Link to Zello Walkie Talkie in the iOS App Directory

August 2012

Light Detector

Light Detector uses the camera on an iOS Device 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.
Link to Light Detector in the iOS App Directory

July 2012


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.
Link to Vokul in the iOS App Directory

May 2012


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.
Link to Digit-Eyes in the iOS App Directory

April 2012

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.
Link to Papa Sangre in the iOS App Directory

March 2012

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.
Link to ooTunes Radio in the iOS App Directory

February 2012


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.
Link to Dropbox in the iOS App Directory


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

January 2012


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.
Link to Downcast in the 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.
Link to King of Dragon Pass in the iOS App Directory

December 2011

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.
Link to Ariadne GPS in the iOS App Directory

iBlink Radio

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

LookTel Money Reader

Simple, but invaluable. Simply hold your money in front of your iOS Devices' camera, and be told instantly the value of the bill.
Link to LookTel Money Reader in the 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.
Link to Read2Go in the 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.
Link to TweetList 4 For Twitter in the iOS App Directory

TuneIn Radio Pro - Stream MLB, NHL, NFL, Audiobooks, News, Talk, Podcasts & Music

Listen to your favorite radio stations for free with TuneIn Radio. With over 100,000 radio stations, TuneIn has the largest selection of sports, news, music and talk radio from around the world.
Link to TuneIn Radio Pro in the 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.
Link to VizWiz in the iOS App Directory

Legacy Inductees

The following apps have been removed from the App Store since their induction, so are no longer available for download:

  • Fleksy VO - for VoiceOver users (originally inducted September 2012)

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 the iOS App Directory


Please note that the app landscape is constantly changing. Consequently, it is possible that an app listed above may no longer be considered the best choice due to changes in its own features; new or improved features in other apps; or in some cases changes to the features and functionality of iOS itself. So, we would always recommend that you carry our some research to establish whether an app is the best choice for you.