iOS Apps Developed Specifically for the Blind or People with Low Vision

Listed below are iOS apps that have been developed specifically for the blind or people with low vision. Utilizing the potential of Apple's iDevices, these apps are intended to assist with everyday tasks, increase independence and generally make things easier.

The list does not include games, as it is intended to highlight those apps which offer functionality and features that are not available from mainstream apps.

Added to the Lifestyle category on 31 January, 2013 - 18:25
App Store Description:

No matter where you live or what you like to do, AbleRoad™ lets you locate, rate and review accessible places! Find nearby restaurants, stores, hotels, groceries, salons, theaters, and more. After you've visited, you can give your own access ratings in the following categories:

  1. Mobility: Parking, restrooms, paths to...
Added to the Productivity category on 31 January, 2013 - 05:05
App Store Description:

AccessNote is the official iOS notetaker from the American Foundation for the Blind.

AccessNote is the first notetaker for the iOS platform designed particularly for VoiceOver users looking for a highly efficient, feature-rich note taking experience. In addition to being a low cost alternative to traditional note takers, AccessNote will...

Added to the Lifestyle category on 6 October, 2011 - 16:34
App Store Description:

This is the official app of the American Foundation for the Blind's online publication AccessWorld.

AccessWorld is an online magazine dedicated to technology and people with vision loss

This app has been optimized for iOS VoiceOver and Accessibility features.

With this free app you can:

  • Browse and read articles...
Added to the Lifestyle category on 4 August, 2010 - 23:19
App Store Description:

aidColors is an application developed by Tilenus Group that allows visually impaired people to identify the color of clothing and other objects. It can also be a funny game for children.

aidColors allows you to perform easy and fast color recognition by means of the iPhone camera. It is advisable to use aidColors taking something...

Added to the Food and Drink category on 29 May, 2013 - 07:18
App Store Description:
Search or scan a logo using our Logo Launcher technology to instantly access talking menus, discounts, directions & more from nearby businesses! All Access is great for everyone, but 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...
Added to the Navigation category on 19 June, 2011 - 02:57
App Store Description:

There are hundreds of gps apps. Do we really need one 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.

What do we mean by saying "explore"? You'll deal...

Added to the Utilities category on 27 January, 2012 - 13:51
App Store Description:

AudioLabels helps visually impaired persons to recognize objects through an audio description associated to barcodes or QR codes.

AudioLabels works in two simple steps:

  1. Point your camera towards a label with a barcode or a QR code. AudioLabels will search many providers in Internet for an available text description. If a...
Added to the Books category on 20 September, 2013 - 01:28
App Store Description:

A service of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress 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...

Added to the Productivity category on 25 February, 2013 - 07:08
App Store Description:

BigBrowser is an Internet browsing application designed to help Low Vision users more easily navigate the web on their iPads. It’s extra large keyboard and controls, expanded pinch zooming, and multiple color themes make content easy to read.

Features include:

  • Large, easy to use navigation controls (double tap '...
Added to the Lifestyle category on 18 March, 2012 - 01:29
App Store Description:

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.

Blind Bargains scours...

Added to the Navigation category on 23 May, 2012 - 08:08
App Store Description:

BlindSquare makes you sense what's around you. The only thing you need to do is listen.

BlindSquare is a new solution that combines the latest technology to help the blind with their daily lives. It has been developed in collaboration with blind people and carefully field tested. You need either an iPhone or an iPad to get started....

Added to the Productivity category on 24 April, 2013 - 05:32
App Store Description:

BraillePad is dedicated to visually impaired users and allows them to write SMS, mails and social posts, more quickly using the Braille code.

To insert a letter you just need to touch each Braille points it is composed of. 
 
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Added to the Productivity category on 20 December, 2013 - 14:57
App Store Description:

BBrailleTexts is a sophisticated evolution of BraillePad, the revolutionary app that introduced Visual Braille concept.

Writing documents is not always simple for a visually impaired user. With BrailleTexts you can type your documents using the braille coding as you used to do with your real mechanic broiler and, at the same rate: 4...

Added to the Utilities category on 30 January, 2013 - 17:23
App Store Description:

Looking for a faster and easier way to type on your iPhone or iPod touch? BrailleTouch is a revolutionary app for the blind community that lets you type on your touchscreen using braille. Many people have reported typing at 30 words per minute or faster with accuracy.

We offer a free download of BrailleTouch so you can try it at no cost...

Added to the Utilities category on 1 February, 2013 - 20:44
App Store Description:

Braillist brings the language of touch to your touchscreen!
It provides a keyboard for typing braille on the iPhone and is being used by the visually impaired, braille students, teachers and enthusiasts.

√ Support for alphabets, symbols, punctuation marks and more than 120 Grade-2 contractions.
√ Share typed messages via...

Added to the Navigation category on 3 June, 2013 - 08:35
App Store Description:
This is the free Event Edition of BlindSquare, provided by MIPsoft and Acapela.
 
BlindSquare Event Edition will only work at the time and location of different events of special interest to the blind community. If you select the demo mode, the app will simulate a location for you. It will behave as if you were at...
Added to the Lifestyle category on 24 March, 2011 - 23:47
App Store Description:

Color Identifier uses the camera on your iPhone or iPod touch to speak the names of colors in real-time. It's an Augmented Reality app for discovering the names of the colors around you!

The color names are fun and specific: Paris Daisy, Lavender Rose, Moon Mist, and many more. The app also supports Simple Colors. Tap the color...

Added to the Photo and Video category on 9 June, 2012 - 09:49
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Are you curious to see how color blind people see the world? Download this app. Or if you're color blind, help is available. Just download this app.

Do not mistake this app for other color blind apps. Color De Blind not only shows you what it is like to be color blind, but it also modifies live video to help color blind people see...

Added to the Utilities category on 23 June, 2012 - 23:04
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The ColorDetect iPhone app gives you the possibility to detect colors in real time using augmented reality technology.

The name and the RGB values of the detected colors are displayed in real time on the user interface. ColorDetect detects the colors with a 5 point detection algorithm to improve the detection quality and to compensate...

Added to the Utilities category on 18 June, 2012 - 22:34
App Store Description:

**THE PERFECT APP FOR THE COLOR-IMPAIRED OR THE COLORBLIND!**

ColoredEye will identify the colors from your camera in real-time! Or you have option to identify colors within a saved photo.

Simply use your iPhone or iTouch to take a photo in good lighting, then pick an object or location within the photo for ColoredEye to classify...

Added to the Utilities category on 20 June, 2014 - 07:12
App Store Description:

Now you can make the environment sound! By using the camera of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you can scan your surroundings and ColorSay will make the colors audible to you.

ColorSay calls the colors by name!

Set up one of five color sets for speech output, and ColorSay will announce the name of the closest known color....

Added to the Utilities category on 15 April, 2012 - 17:46
App Store Description:

The ColorVisor detects colors in your environment by using the cameras that are built into your device. Additionally, the app supports scanning colors in photos and images. ColorVisor identifies the color’s name and its components in RGB and HSB. If you like the color, you can store it, add notes, fine-tune...

Added to the Books category on 8 November, 2011 - 09:53
App Store Description:

A simple yet powerful DAISY audio book reader supporting the 2.02, 2002 and 2005 formats with full or partial audio.

Features include:

  • Full navigation of the book structure (dependent on book markup)
  • Fast forward and rewind of audio content with user specified time intervals.
  • Platform independent transfer...
Added to the Lifestyle category on 1 August, 2010 - 13:45
App Store Description:

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. These barcoded labels may contain text that VoiceOver reads aloud or they can be used to record audio on your iPhone or iPad that is played back...

Added to the News category on 19 February, 2013 - 12:51
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Earl™ lets you use your voice to open a newspaper and have it read to you. "When I lost my sight, I kind of gave up. Earl has restored my confidence and faith in living," (Earl Barlow). We built Earl™ for him, so that he and others like him could read the news again and re-connect with the world. We named it "Earl...

Added to the Utilities category on 30 September, 2012 - 14:56
App Store Description:

Have you ever struggled to see your Status Bar on your iOS Device?
Well here’s your answer.  Essentials gives you all your ‘Essential’ information in one Easy-To-Use, Easy-To-See, VoiceOver compatible manner.
We also enable you to use your device as a Torch**
Information available within Essentials includes...

Added to the Utilities category on 27 April, 2011 - 21:36
App Store Description:

EyeNote is a mobile device application to denominate Federal Reserve Notes (U.S. paper currency) as an aid for the blind or visually impaired to increase
accessibility. Users can have the denomination of a note scanned and communicated back to the user.

Version 2.0 of EyeNote now includes a continuous scanning. Unlike the previous...

Added to the Medical category on 24 May, 2012 - 07:28
App Store Description:

EyeSight by SightTech was developed for users with visual impairments to be the most intuitive magnification and color enhancement tool in iOS history.

Designed to utilize the newest iPad's technology, EyeSight allows anyone to magnify any printed material up to 12X, simply by using a few hand gestures with your iOS 5 device. In...

Added to the Productivity category on 17 January, 2014 - 22:30
App Store Description:

Fleksy VO is a keyboard for vision-impaired users.

Our vision has always been to bring the best typing experience to everyone. We are working hard to make sure that we achieve this goal.

We are also working towards making Fleksy available to many more apps. The first attempts are already in the store and are successful in most...

Added to the Food and Drink category on 11 December, 2012 - 14:22
App Store Description:

Can't read menus? We can't either, that's why we made Guide.

The worlds first talking menu app created specifically for Blind and VI users.
 
Guide has over 4000 venues in the UK so you will always find somewhere great to eat.
 
And if you can't find anywhere, just...
Added to the Navigation category on 6 October, 2013 - 18:20
App Store Description:

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? Try HeareApp. This app starts where the old navigation apps stop.

HeareApp is an application that makes it...

Added to the Lifestyle category on 16 November, 2012 - 11:48
App Store Description:

HIMS Chat is an application designed to facilitate face-to-face communication between a Deaf-Blind person and a sighted person via Bluetooth connectivity between an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, and a HIMS Braille Sense notetaker (Braille Sense U2, Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, Braille Sense OnHand) or Braille EDGE 40.

Features:

  • ...
Added to the Lifestyle category on 19 September, 2010 - 13:34
App Store Description:

HueVue is a tool that helps colorblind people to identify, match and coordinate colors. Touch any image and get detailed color information; simulate color blindness; compensate for some color vision weaknesses; compare and coordinate colors; manage your own color library. If you or someone you know has trouble with colors, or if you’re...

Added to the Productivity category on 9 September, 2012 - 04:21
App Store Description:

***Warning - $109.00****
HumanWare, in partnership with Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille (INLB) and its foundation, has designed the HumanWare Communicator, the first multilingual face-to-face conversation app for deaf-blind people. This unique app will help deaf-blind individuals communicate on an everyday basis by connecting a...

Added to the Entertainment category on 31 July, 2010 - 16:09
App Store Description:

The iBlink Radio application from Serotek Corporation is the world's first application for the visually impaired for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad! Radio stations, podcasts and reading services of special interest to
blind and visually impaired persons; as well as their friends, family, caregivers and those wanting to know what life...

Added to the Lifestyle category on 27 March, 2012 - 14:05
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Pulled from iTunes:

iColorNamer - iPhone 4+ version

http://www.iColorNamer.wilsonsn.com
by Simon Wilson

iColorNamer should help normal, blind and color blind individuals to identify/decide color names for every day objects.

iColorNamer streams live iPhone camera...

Added to the Utilities category on 13 February, 2013 - 17:32
App Store Description:

iMove supports independent mobility of visually impaired people.

By using iMove, you can:

  • Know the address where you are;
  • Know points of interest are around you (e.g. schools, stations, pubs, etc.);
  • Record speech notes associated to your location. A speech note will be played every time you will be close to...
Added to the Education category on 13 May, 2011 - 10:12
App Store Description:

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....

Added to the Utilities category on 9 March, 2011 - 08:46
App Store Description:

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. Light Detector is easy to use! Just run the application and point your iPhone camera in any direction. You will hear a higher or lower sound depending on the intensity of the...

Added to the Utilities category on 8 March, 2011 - 13:18
App Store Description:
LookTel 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...
Added to the Utilities category on 24 February, 2012 - 21:25
App Store Description:

LookTel Recognizer allows users with visual impairments or blindness to identify cans, packages, ID or credit cards, DVDs, and similar items. Users can store images of objects in a library or database, and then simply point the iPhone's camera at an object and the phone will recognize and describe the item instantly. A barcode scanner is also...

Added to the Reference category on 26 February, 2013 - 21:48
App Store Description:

This app provides a basic introduction to VoiceOver and the gestures used throughout iOS. Persons new to VoiceOver and IOS are guided through the tutorial with a pleasant mix of facts and entertainment. Once the app is started with VoiceOver running, the text and elementary games provide a practice of the basic gestures used with VoiceOver and...

Added to the Lifestyle category on 24 May, 2012 - 15:53
App Store Description:

Super Powers For Your Eyes!

Lumin is an electronic magnifying glass for your iPhone or iPod. Not only does it magnify items, it can also keep a running history of images and can save or share these images with your friends via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Locked images can be magnified 10 time or even more with ideal...

Added to the Productivity category on 29 May, 2012 - 13:20
App Store Description:

MagLight+ transforms your iPhone into a well lit magnifying glass.

FEATURES

  • Magnify and zoom in up to 10x
  • Switch the light on or off
  • Tap to focus

TESTIMONIALS

  • "This is perfect for restaurants. I no longer have to ask someone to help me read the receipt, when figuring out the...
Added to the Productivity category on 28 May, 2014 - 13:01
App Store Description:

A MAGNIFICENT MAGNIFIER APP!

Turn your mobile into a talking portable electronic video magnifier. Point your camera to any object to enlarge. Choose from different filter modes to help you read text easier. Freeze the image, then save and share, or let your device speak the text to you!

Show the magnified view even bigger on an...

Added to the Productivity category on 3 June, 2012 - 21:53
App Store Description:

A beautiful magnifying glass featuring a continuous zoom up to 20x. See all the details without loosing the overview of the surroundings. You will be amazed by the realistic look, touch and feel of this useful piece of art.

- Full screen mode
- Create screenshots
- Settings are saved automatically
- Now featuring active...

Added to the Navigation category on 5 February, 2013 - 12:29
App Store Description:

Help us build a better world!

Co-create a map of your city for everyone, together with thousands of people. With Mapp4All you can build a place where all people, regardless of their limitations, can be one more person without feeling excluded.

People with mobility problems, with visual and/or hearing deficits, parents who walk...

Added to the Productivity category on 25 June, 2013 - 22:39
App Store Description:

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.*

With the pro version you can also use braille to

- call contacts or telephone numbers
- send email
- do...

Added to the Navigation category on 22 January, 2012 - 20:17
App Store Description:

By Swiss Federation of the Blind

from iTunes store:
GPS orientation aid which provides distance and directional information to a selected point of interest.
Such a point can be an address from your address book or a point of a self-defined route.
The non-free version of MyWay also allows file exchange via the iTunes...

Added to the News category on 3 June, 2012 - 05:06
App Store Description:

NFB-NEWSLINE® content now comes to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch!

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.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile features the text of over three hundred...

Added to the Entertainment category on 8 April, 2012 - 10:23
App Store Description:

This app is meant to be an extremely simplistic audiobook player. It was written with the visually impaired in mind. Many audiobook player apps have small buttons which are hard to see and difficult to press accurately, making it easy for you to lose your place (and difficult to find it again).

With Pastime, you simply pick a book to...

Added to the Productivity category on 31 August, 2012 - 10:50
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Photogenda Mini is a better way to see and handle your contacts.
Quick dial a contact with a single tap to make phone calls, send SMS or start FaceTime.
Pinch zoom in/out to toggle view and change the amount of contacts you can see.
Personalize the appearance of your contacts modifying the border style or the background.

...

Added to the Utilities category on 2 June, 2014 - 07:05
App Store Description:

Designed and developed for visually impaired and blind users, this app converts printed texts into digital texts, reading them with VoiceOver right after the conversion. The app offers a guide for framing the sheet with the printed text: following the directions given by the app through VoiceOver, the user finds the sheet by moving the device,...

Added to the Reference category on 30 December, 2011 - 00:03
App Store Description:

Braille is the way the blind and visually impaired write and read. PocketBraille Lite provides the ability for sighted and blind users of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad to learn the Braille code. PocketBraille Lite lets the user learn the alphabet and punctuation symbols of the Braille code as an entry point to the language.
 

Added to the Education category on 18 July, 2011 - 23:17
App Store Description:

As featured in the iTunes Special Education section, Read2Go is the most accessible DAISY ebook reader for iOS.

For questions on how to best use Read2Go, contact support(at)bookshare.org.

From within Read2Go, you can browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare using your Bookshare membership, as well as read...

Added to the Navigation category on 12 May, 2014 - 14:50
App Store Description:

The RNIB, and Sendero Group the pioneers of accessible GPS, have teamed up to create RNIB Navigator. Almost 20 years of user feedback and feature requests are behind the design of all Sendero GPS products. The accessible features in RNIB Navigator are only the beginning of what is yet to come as users help in evolving this first fully...

Added to the Utilities category on 16 January, 2013 - 02:54
App Store Description:

Speaks the name of the nearest color in the center of a camera preview pane using speech synthesis. Can also show and speak the three RGB 255 numbers.

If you lock the exposure and color balance (using the lock icon button in the upper right) while aiming at something medium neutral gray under your current scene's lighting, the color...

Added to the Productivity category on 8 August, 2010 - 00:58
App Store Description:

SayText reads out loud the text in the image. It is intended for the visually impaired users. SayText is a free spin off product from the DocScanner team.

Instructions:

  1. Place the iPhone center of a document and double-tap the “Take picture” -button
  2. Slowly elevate the iPhone upwards from the document,...
Added to the Travel category on 14 April, 2014 - 06:50
App Store Description:

Please ensure your device has the VoiceOver feature switched on when using this app. We would welcome feedback on this first version which will be enhanced
over time. --

The Traveline Scotland “Scot Talk” app aims to assist partially sighted users in finding bus stops near any location in Scotland, and also informs users
of...

Added to the Utilities category on 24 May, 2012 - 05:53
App Store Description:

See It is a handheld video magnifier that works by streaming a real time video feed to your iPhone or iPad's screen from your device's back-facing camera. You can zoom the feed in and out, and apply image filters to make things easier to see. Also, for devices that support it, you can turn on your device's flash light for extra...

Added to the Navigation category on 2 July, 2013 - 11:51
App Store Description:
The Seeing Eye, the pioneer in guide dogs, and Sendero Group, the pioneers of accessible GPS, have teamed up to create The Seeing Eye GPS™. Almost 20 years of user feedback and feature requests are behind the design of all Sendero GPS products. The accessible features in The Seeing Eye GPS™ are only the beginning of what is yet to...
Added to the Utilities category on 23 July, 2013 - 12:50
App Store Description:

SeeingAssistant-Home is an application developed by Transition Technologies S.A. in order to support blind and visually impaired people in everyday life. SeeingAssistant–Home allows the users to color recognition, detection of the light source and partially visually impaired people to use electronic loupe. Allows the users to scan and generate...

Added to the Utilities category on 16 July, 2013 - 13:29
App Store Description:

SeeingAssistant-Home LITE is an application developed by Transition Technologies S.A. in order to support blind and visually impaired people in everyday life. SeeingAssistant–Home LITE allows the users to color recognition, detection of the light source and partially visually impaired people to use electronic loupe. Allows the users to...

Added to the Utilities category on 28 August, 2013 - 06:42
App Store Description:

SeeingAssistant-Light allows blind people to detect the light sources. It is a subset of SeeingAssistant-Home functionality, working as a standalone application. During operation, SeeingAssistant-Light generates a characteristic, continuous sound. The tone of that sound depends on light intensity – the more intense light, the higher the tone....

Added to the Utilities category on 3 September, 2013 - 10:11
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AppStore description:
SeeingAssistant-Magnifier allows to use the phone as magnifying glass. This allows people with sight problems to easily read small text or watch small items. SeeingAssistant-Magnifier, beside magnifying image, also allows image adjustments such as contrast, brightness, and color space of displayed image („Black and...

Added to the Navigation category on 17 May, 2013 - 15:37
App Store Description:

SeeingAssistant-Move is an application developed by Transition Technologies S.A. in order to support blind and visually impaired people in everyday life. SeeingAssistant-Move provides advanced geo-location and navigation features as well as current weather reports.

SeeingAssistant-Movehas been...
Added to the Navigation category on 17 May, 2013 - 15:46
App Store Description:

SeeingAssistant-Move LITE is an application developed by Transition Technologies S.A. in order to support blind and visually impaired people in everyday life. Aplication provides advanced geo-location and navigation features as well as current weather reports.

SeeingAssistant-Move has been...
Added to the Navigation category on 17 September, 2010 - 18:17
App Store Description:
Sendero Group develops and distributes accessible GPS for the blind on 6 types of devices. If you purchase LookAround for the iPad, your iPad must have cell service, or you can have a wifi connected iPod Touch or iPad with an Apple supported external Bluetooth GPS receiver. If you lose internet connection with any device the application will...
Added to the Utilities category on 7 March, 2013 - 02:13
App Store Description:

SightCompass is a detailed digital descriptive service designed for the visual impaired to assist in navigating their surroundings.

Added to the Medical category on 28 August, 2012 - 12:35
App Store Description:

Are there times when you need to magnify and illuminate small print? The SRC Magnifier application can help by turning your iPhone into a portable electronic magnifier.

The SRC Magnifier app combines many of the features usually found in dedicated portable handheld electronic magnifiers.

The SRC Magnifier app has many uses...

Added to the Utilities category on 23 March, 2011 - 06:35
App Store Description:

A comprehensively featured calculator that has become a favorite among adults and primary schools 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, button names and formulas!

...
Added to the Photo and Video category on 19 February, 2014 - 10:45
App Store Description:
Talking Gallery is designed for blind people to better manage their photos.
 
Simply take a photo and record a voice tag with it.
Added to the News category on 28 May, 2012 - 06:37
App Store Description:

Developed for the Cotswold Listener charity to deliver 'talking newspapers' to blind or partially sighted users in the Cheltenham and north Cotswolds (Gloucestershire, England) region. Similar talking newspaper organisations will be providing additional content for other regions.

Each downloaded news/magazine article is...

Added to the Utilities category on 13 January, 2013 - 16:08
App Store Description:

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 VoiceOver to be turned on).

TapTapSee helps...

Added to the Utilities category on 14 July, 2012 - 20:58
App Store Description:

Text Detective finds and reads text in printed documents within seconds using your iPhone’s camera. The detected text can easily be read, edited, copied and pasted into documents, emails or other apps. It even stores all the scanned text in a history, which allows you to refer to it later. Every step is accessible.

Text Detective...

Added to the Education category on 27 July, 2012 - 18:11
App Store Description:

If you can write and read Braille, you will see how simple, fast and efficient it is to write in Braille on your iPhone. Still, our application focuses mainly on teaching Braille. Using writing and your sense of touch and hearing you will learn and remember Braille much faster and much more efficiently. The lessons are divided into learning...

Added to the Utilities category on 1 January, 2012 - 17:24
App Store Description:

TypeInBraille allows you to write in Braille on your iPhone. You can enter a character through its Braille representation using a sequence of three simple gestures. Each gesture is used to enter one of the three rows of a braille character.
You can find a full description of the typing technique at...

Added to the Education category on 22 July, 2012 - 06:16
App Store Description:

Braille Institute is proud to present ViA (Visually Impaired Apps) for iPhone and iPad. ViA has been designed to help blind and low-vision users easily sort through the 500,000+ apps in the iTunes App Store to locate the apps that were built specifically for visually impaired users, or apps that happen to provide functionality useful to this...

Added to the Music category on 4 September, 2012 - 08:14
App Store Description:

VIP Radio is made for those who are visually impaired.
Its functionalities are minimized and its controls are larger than usual.
It is also suitable for a person who can hardly operate usual internet radio apps.

  • iTunes compatible built-in tuner that handles over 5000 active stations.
  • VoiceOver Compatible
  • ...
Added to the Medical category on 6 March, 2012 - 05:05
App Store Description:

"VisionAssist is a very impressive app that, over time, could make portable electronic magnifiers obsolete." - VisionAssist gains 5 stars in review on About.com from assistive technology writer Andrew Leibs.

VisionAssist is a new category of handheld electronic magnifier that utilizes your...

Added to the Utilities category on 30 December, 2010 - 21:27
App Store Description:

as described in the iTunes app store. VisionHunt(TM) v2.5 is a vision aid tool for the blind and the visually impaired that uses the phone’s camera to detect colors, paper money and light sources. In brief, VisionHunt identifies about 30 colors. It also detects the 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 US Dollar bills. Finally, VisionHunt detects sources of light,...

Added to the Education category on 26 April, 2011 - 12:54
App Store Description:

VisionHunt(tm) Color Edition v2.6 is a vision aid tool for the blind and the visually impaired that uses the phone’s camera to detect colors, the light level and light sources. In brief, VisionHunt identifies about 30 colors. It also detects the 20 Euro and the 10 US Dollar bills as a demo functionality for the VisionHunt full edition app....

Added to the Health and Fitness category on 30 May, 2011 - 21:50
App Store Description:

VizWiz lets blind users recruit remote sighted workers to help them with visual problems in nearly real-time. Users take a picture with their phone, speak a question, and then receive multiple spoken answers.
 

  • VizWiz Social combines automatic and human-powered services to answer visual questions for users with visual...
Added to the Productivity category on 20 February, 2013 - 06:32
App Store Description:

NOTE: Can only be used together with VoiceOver (for blind and partially sighted people).

VO Calendar is a weekly calendar specifically designed to be used with VoiceOver.

The result of this VoiceOver-only design is not only a smoother navigation through the app. It also makes it possible for the VoiceOver speech to give smart...

Added to the Education category on 18 December, 2012 - 01:37
App Store Description:

VO Starter is the first app to offer blind and visually impaired iOS users training on the built in screen reader, VoiceOver. For more information, visit our web site at iaccessibility.net
 

Added to the Utilities category on 21 March, 2013 - 15:24
App Store Description:

VOCalc brings you a basic calculator which you can use without reading glasses.

The user interface is designed with readability for low vision users in mind. For this, high contrast and big clear fonts are used.

VOCalc is optimized for use with VoiceOver.

Calculator features:

Expression entry is done with formula...

Added to the Health and Fitness category on 12 April, 2014 - 14:05
App Store Description:

Voice Cam an App useful for blind and visually impaired.
Voice Cam reads English words detected by the camera.

Features:
You can select from five different types of English accent.
You can set three different speed reading.
You can turn on the flash light to improve the detection of the text.

Video...

Added to the Utilities category on 8 January, 2013 - 23:48
App Store Description:

This is a utility to help visual impaired persons to get a quick view of the surrounding environment by the camera.It helps you to detect walls,doors,windows,light sources.You can use it to know object's colors .
This application convert image from the back camera to sound . It scans from left to right ,one to four times per second .A...

Added to the Social Networking category on 25 May, 2012 - 15:36
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Voice Book VO is a Facebook application designed specifically for those who use the Apple iOS Voice Over accessibility features. Basic Facebook functionality is finally available for the blind, low-vision, dyslexic, or other print-disabled people.

Imagine being able to quickly and comfortably scan your news feed, post your status,...

Added to the Productivity category on 16 January, 2013 - 02:43
App Store Description:

The new way to access printed information for print and visually impaired!

VOICEYE is the smartphone application enabling those with print impairments to access printed information using a VOICEYE code on the printed material.

Information regarding the VOICEYE code on the printed material:

  • VOICEYE can hold as much as...
Added to the Utilities category on 15 April, 2013 - 23:36
App Store Description:

Cooking and would like to set a timer, but your hands are dirty?

Can't see the time remaining because the font is too small?

VOTimer is a countdown timer with big buttons and clear font. You can even set and launch the timer with a voice command in plain English.

With an iPhone you can silence and pause the alarm using...

Added to the Social Networking category on 26 August, 2011 - 15:03
App Store Description:

ZoomContacts is the perfect “Large Print” contact application for iPad users who have difficulty seeing the small text on their screen.

ZoomContacts uses Apple’s internal Contacts database to store and manage information but presents it using multiple font size / color combination choices. This makes it easier on the eyes for those...

Added to the Lifestyle category on 8 April, 2011 - 07:34
App Store Description:

Compatible with iPhone 4 with iOS 4.2+ only

In combination with your iPhone’s built-in camera, ZoomReader lets you magnify and read printed text by first taking a picture of an object like a book or menu, then converts the image into text using state-of-the-art Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. ZoomReader will then read...