iOS & iPadOS Apps Developed Specifically for Blind or Low Vision Users

Listed below are 105 apps which have been developed specifically for the blind or people with low vision.

Note: this list does not include games.

From App Store Description:

ACB Link connects members and friends of the American Council of the Blind. With ACB Link, you can:

1) Access valuable resources offered by the American Council of the Blind
2) Get push notifications designed to keep you in the know about late-breaking news items of value to ACB members and friends
3) Easily and conveniently connect to the state and special-interest affiliates of the American Council of the Blind via the app's affiliate tab
4) Be informed and entertained by the programming available from ACB Radio's various channels via the radio tab
5) Play…

From App Store Description:

Study and improve your knowledge using Accessible Flash Cards.

A flash card is a card containing information usually on both sides, following the question-and-answer format or term-and-definition. They serve as a learning tool when we want to learn something or go over any topics or subjects of our interest. They may include texts, images or a combination of both on either side and their main purpose is knowledge acquisition memorizing their content by training sessions.

Write the term on the front of the card and write the definition on the back.

Create your own…

From App Store Description:

Aipoly is an object and color recogniser that helps the blind, visually impaired, and color blind 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.

Aipoly will keep running and recognising objects until you switch to a different tab, or toggle the Aipoly button.

Aipoly is suited for both the visually impaired and the sighted.

● Recognise Objects:
Aipoly can recognise a wide variety of objects at a rate of three times a second.…

From App Store Description:

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.

–– Key Features ––
- Can be used on just your phone, or for an enhanced hands-free experience, use the app with a pair of Aira Smart Glasses
- Connect to an Aira Agent in under 10 seconds
- Achieve enhanced efficiency for completing tasks with access to visual information
- Sign…

From 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'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 wait staff! This is great if you are deaf, hard of hearing, Non-Verbal or not a native…
From App Store Description:

NaviRec is a guidance player for the Visually Impaired. You can download guides (guidance data) from the download site for this app, and use them with NaviRec's "Player mode" and "Guide mode".

"Player mode", like a music player, plays the audio descriptions which are recorded in the guide. Use this mode when you check the contents of the guide before going out. "Guide mode" plays the audio descriptions based on the location obtained from the GPS. Use this mode when you receive the guidance while going out. You can also create your own guides with "Recorder mode". For details about…

From App Store Description:

AMI presents the first and only video app made especially for the blind and partially sighted community.

Access AMI-tv and AMI-télé original content wherever you go and on demand.

Watch AMI content for free. No subscription required. A wide selection of AMI-tv and AMI-tele content is available at your fingertips with new content added weekly.

Enjoy full AMI shows, documentaries and digital shorts from across Canada.

The apps’ fully accessible features ensure easy navigation, a convenient onboarding video, frequently asked questions and described video integrated…

From App Store Description:

Hey! My name is Nick, and I'm legally blind. If you're like me, you've noticed that most people love sending hilarious GIFs to eachother all the time, and you find yourself feeling like you want to do the same. But you can't, because none of the GIF apps out there work with VoiceOver, so while you can randomly choose a GIF for some given hashtag or meme, you have no clue what content you're sending.

I built this app for myself, but I think you'll love it too.

assistEyes GIF is the first GIF app built specifically for the blind and visually impaired. Browse thousands of GIFs…

From App Store Description:

Autour is an eyes-free mobile system designed to give blind users a better sense of their surroundings. Although other systems emphasize navigation from one specific location to another, typically accomplished by explicit turn-by-turn instructions, Autour uses spatialized audio to reveal the kind of information that visual cues such as neon signs provide to sighted users. Once users notice a point of interest, additional details are available on demand.

For a demonstration video please visit our website at : http://autour.mcgill.ca/en/

From App Store Description:
CARRY A LIBRARY IN YOUR POCKET Access tens of thousands of books—from current best sellers to much-loved classics, popular magazines, and music instruction and scores in audio and electronic braille formats, with new selections added daily. HOW DO I GET STARTED? This app allows access for eligible users who have enrolled in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) at the Library of Congress. To enroll call 1-888-NLS-READ (1-888-657-7323) and follow the prompts for your state. You can also request enrollment information at https://www.loc.gov/thatallmayread. If…
From App Store Description:

Need a pair of sharp eyes? Or have some sight to lend? Be My Eyes is a simple, free tool to see the world better, together.

Be My Eyes connects you with a global community of volunteers and company representatives who are ready at a moment’s notice to help you see – to lend their eyesight and support with everyday tasks.

FREE. GLOBAL. 24/7.

Be My Eyes is a multi-lingual support community millions strong, available globally day or night, and has volunteers answering calls in more than 185 languages. Join the community today!

Sign up to get free visual support…

From App Store Description:

BeSpecular is the best way to do a good deed so that even when you have a busy schedule, you can help someone who’s blind. As a blind/visually impaired
person, you can ask text/voice questions and receive quick replies that are friendly and helpful.

Do you want to help/volunteer in your community, but you don’t have the time?
Helping your community should be simple, convenient, and fun.
Now you can help someone who’s blind by using your smartphone. You can spend a few seconds listening to the question, look at the picture(s), and reply
with a friendly voice…

From App Store Description:

blind Abilities produces podcasts and blogs dealing with accessibility, technologies, devices and enhancing the opportunities in the job market for the Blind, visually Impaired and DeafBlind. We interview developers, users and advocates in the field of Blindness. Blind Abilities is a community of Blind, DeafBlind and Low vision members sharing experiences and offering advice when needed. Together we share each other’s vision to bridge the gap between the limited expectations and the Realities of Blind Abilities. Our Teen Cast podcasts focus on promoting successful transitioning from high…

From 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 the net to bring you the latest sales, deals, and news on computers, screen readers, notetakers, Braille printers, hard drives, accessible
cell phones, memory cards, talking products, household items, and much more. We also present articles,…

From App Store Description:

Blindfold Greeting Card is a fully accessible e-card app for sending audio cards to your friends and family.

A greeting card is created by first selecting a sound effect, and then recording yourself saying something. After both steps are done, prepare and listen to the card to make sure you like it, and then send the card. Cards can be sent via email, text message, facebook, twitter or any other social networking app that your phone may have.

You can choose from hundreds of sound effects when designing your greeting card.

Blindfold Greeting Card comes with the…

From 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 the simulated location and you will be able to try many of its features. 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…
From 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. It also supports some additional accessories to enhance the experience. How does it work? BlindSquare uses GPS and the compass to locate you. It then gathers information about the surrounding environment from FourSquare. BlindSquare has some unique algorithms…
From App Store Description:

Boop is an an app to detect levels of light and interpret this information with sound. It allows its blind and visually impaired users to detect whether lights are on or off. It covers a broad range of light levels which spans from sensing daylight through open windows to checking whether the indicator light is on for a wifi router.

How to use
- Open app and accept permissions to use camera (first time only)
- Point phone towards a light source
- Listen and feel as your phone changes tone and frequency of vibration while getting closer to the light
- Only the…

From App Store Description:

Ever been tagged in a post with a meme & not been able to read it? Ever come across a menu that's not registered in a menu app such as AllAccess? Enter Braigo Companion! This knew first-of-it's kind app will read photos, & describe the photo as well as read the text! You can take a screenshot of the photo & upload it to Braigo, share the photo either directly from the social media app, or upload them directly from your photos app.

You can also copy & paste the URL. of an image into the URL. Uploader and Braigo will download the image, describe it and read the text!…

From App Store Description:

Description

1. Overview
When a visually impaired person is lost sight of yellow Braille block (formal name "Visually Impaired Guidance Block") at a station or a public facility, its existence and the approximate direction is estimated by the App, and also Warning block (dotted sureface block) is detected. Furthermore, the App judges the route of Braille block and informs how to proceed.

As another function, the App recognizes a railroad track on a station platform and notifies the approximate position. Also, you can check the direction you are facing. All of these…

From App Store Description:

Braille Talk is an application that reads out Braille electronic book using synthesized voice incorporated into iOS devices, such as iPhone or iPad.
If you are qualified, you can get a Braille electronic book from Sapie (Japan), or Bookshare (USA) by registering on-line library.

It deals with various kinds of voices.
Since it corresponds to various voice types embedded in iOS, you can select the voice of your choice.

Customize sound settings
You can freely set the speed, pitch and volume of reading.

Check the word during reading loud
One…

From App Store Description:

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.

The app uses sounds and text-to-speech to support vision-impaired learners. Using a Bluetooth keyboard also gives the user a feel of the keys.

"Great App! :) Very good for consolidating braille skills learned, particularly at home / places where a…

From App Store Description:

Bump Bump Braille Learn puts learning braille at your finger tips. Learn the entire alphabet, and the in, and outs of braille. If you already know braille we provide a cheat sheet with the entire alphabet. We will add more features in each incremental update. Bump Bump Braille makes learning braille easy.

From App Store Description:

18 years working for Guide Dogs for the Blind watching my blind and visually impaired friends struggle to interact with pedestrian crossings prompted me to look for a solution which would make the lives of all disabled people easier in this area.

Many crossings poles are out of reach or too far from the crossing to be useful so I set up Neatebox and looked for a way in which we could press the button at the crossing using our mobile phones.

“Button” by Neatebox is the result of this hard work and gives you a hands-free remote crossing control from your phone. It removes the…

From App Store Description:

Calibre Audio Library is a national charity supporting people who cannot read print because of sight loss, dyslexia or other disabilities. We deliver the pleasure of reading through our extensive library of unabridged audio books.

Our award-winning app, custom designed for this audience provides our members with a means of accessing our books independently and on demand on mobile devices using gesture controls and audio prompts.

The app is free to use for Calibre members. People who cannot read print can join Calibre Audio Library for a single fee of £35 for adults/ £20 for…

From App Store Description:

Cash Reader identifies banknote denomination for the largest number of currencies.
Point your camera to the money in hand and hear, see or feel its value.

All banknotes supported by Cash Reader are listed below alphabetically by region.

European Union:
Euro, British pound, Bulgarian lev, Croatian Kuna, Czech Crown, Danish krone, Hungarian Forint, Polish zloty, Romanian leu, Swedish krona

Europe:
Bosnian mark, Icelandic crown, Macedonian Denar, Norwegian krone, Russian Ruble, Serbian dinar, Swiss franc, Turkish Lira, Ukrainian hryvnia,

North…

From App Store Description:

Clew is an AR indoor navigation app designed for visually impaired users to help them retrace their steps in unfamiliar environments.

From 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, or use the live camera mode to find out colors instantly.

Each color database has its own set of names for a range of colors. You can pick from:
+ BASIC - 16 fundamental colors (purple, green, blue, etc)
+ CRAYOLA - 134…

From 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. ColorSay identifies the color names in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

ColorSay converts colors into tones!

Choose between different sound modes for sonochromatic reproduction of the color…

From 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 the color component values, or even change the color name. The free creating of new colors of your own choice is also possible. Complete VoiceOver is supported.

Features: 
  • Color identification via built in device cameras.
  • Color identification in photos and images.…
From App Store Description:

DAISY Talk is an application that reads out text of a DAISY book using synthesized voice incorporated into iOS devices, such as iPhone or iPad.

DAISY(Digital Accessible Information System) is an international standard for digital books designed for people with “print disabilities”.

If you are qualified,you can get a digital book from Sapie (Japan), or Bookshare (USA) by registering on-line library.

Features

Accessible with VoiceOver
When VoiceOver is ON or OFF, DAISY Talk corresponds to both operation, easy for visually impaired person.

Support 34…

From App Store Description:

DayNight is designed to help the blind and visually impaired with day and night awareness by scheduling notifications at sunrise and sunset.

Simply navigate through the setup steps so DayNight knows your location and has access to send you notifications. Once complete 1 month of notifications will be scheduled and can be disabled anytime within the app.

Feel free to reach out for improvements via Twitter @ay8s.

From 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 whenever the bar code is scanned. Blind? Dyslexic? Having problems reading? Digit-Eyes is for you! With Digit-Eyes, you can - Record your own labels. Visit the Digit-Eyes web site to print specially coded quick-response (QR) digital code labels, apply…
From App Store Description:

EasyReader is a FREE accessible reading app for readers with dyslexia, low vision or blindness. Browse & download from the World's largest collection of talking book and newspaper libraries. Open your own DAISY, Epub or text books. Or copy text from anywhere on your phone & hear EasyReader read it back to you. Experience perfectly synchronized text & audio. Or for text only titles, EasyReader can add a human sounding voice of your choice. Boost comfort or contrast - choose colours, text size and highlights to suit your visual needs.

Make your books' text as big as your…

From App Store Description:

Envision is an app that lets visually impaired people go about their everyday life in an independent and meaningful way. Envision provides information based on what you see, for example, when you look at a watch, it tells you the time, etc.

Use envision by tapping at the center of the screen and it would describe the scene for you.

You can also train faces and objects for the envision for recognize. envision does not collect or store any personal or personally identifiable information.

Questions, feedback or feature requests? Email us at…

From App Store Description:

This application plays a role as eyes so that visually impaired persons can choose the color and pattern on clothes by themselves.

When you take a picture of clothes with this application, it speaks the color and pattern on clothes. The color included in clothes is expressed by up
to 4 colors. The pattern is expressed by a category of 5, vertical stripes, horizontal stripes, checker, plain color and other pattern.

Photographing location is the room where direct sunlight does not gleam. After starting the App, move the iPhone from the clothes to the position of about…

From App Store Description:

Eye-D is here to assit the visually imapired in independent living by helping them evaluate the world around them with help of their smartphone.

It will work as your companion when you travel, help you explore places, tell yiu about the objects in front of you and read text whenever you need.

This is what we have built for you:
• Where Am I: Be it the busiest suburbs of Mumbai or the loneliest roads of Siberia, whether you are a common man or zombie, Eye-D will make sure that you are never lost. Tap on “Where Am I” and let the magic happen. You get to know your…

From 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 EyeNote version which needed a tap on screen to capture an image of the
bank note and then denominate, version 2.0 utilizes continuous recognition with no need to hold the iPhone still or capture a photo. The scanning shall
commence once…

From App Store Description:

FlickType is the practical QWERTY keyboard for Apple Watch, as well as a fully accessible iPhone keyboard for visually impaired users.

TYPE EFFORTLESSLY, ANYWHERE.
FlickType's universal design makes typing easy, fast, and comfortable — even on your Apple Watch!

SURPRISINGLY SMART.
When typing, don't slow down and try to be accurate. Simply tap where it feels right and FlickType's unique algorithm will find the correct word from the pattern of your taps. Say goodbye to painfully slow editing operations — delete and change entire words with a single flick of your…

From App Store Description:

Download and synchronise movie Audiodescriptions in German and enjoy movies along with your sighted peers!

Currently, (November 4, 2015), there are around 174 films (cinema or DVD versions) at your disposal to download a corresponding Audiodescription for. Just register via your social media account or your Email adress, proceed to the films list and choose the one you like to download. You also have the possibility to play the official trailer or read a synopsis to the corresponding movie (in German).
Once the Audiodescription track is on your device, just enter the cinema…

From App Store Description:

Guide Dogs Australia, the leading providers of orientation and mobility services for people who are blind or visually impaired in Australia, and Sendero Group, the pioneers of accessible GPS, have collaborated to add new features to the app called Guide Dogs NSW ACT. Almost 20 years of user feedback and feature requests are behind the design of all Sendero GPS products. Guide Dogs NSW ACT is a fully accessible turn-by-turn GPS iPhone app with all the normal navigation features plus features unique to blind users.

Unique to Guide Dogs NSW ACT
• Instead of multiple layers of…

From App Store Description:

HW Buddy

Learn, teach and interact with HumanWare’s Products

Take away the stress of learning something new with the HW Buddy App!

Find your way around HumanWare’s products. With the HW Buddy App by your side, you can achieve your goals and accomplish tasks that you thought you could never do.

The HW buddy is designed to assist teachers, students and professionals to have a successful and enjoyable experience with HumanWare’s products by interacting with easy to read step by step guides.

HW Buddy provides all facets of our user base with comprehensive…

From App Store Description:

The I-Cane Go App is designed for blind and visually impaired people to make them more mobile and to give them better comfort during their walking. The I-Cane Go app facilitates the usage of the Intelligent Cane (the I-Cane Mobilo) , a smart cane for visually impaired people. The app allows to configure the obstacle avoidance of the Mobilo cane and facilitates its orientations and mobility functions. The I-Cane Go App is made available by the I-Cane organization which is a social organization which supports people with visual impairment. The I-Cane organization strives to improve the…

From 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 the place where it has been recorded;
  • Customize the messages. For example, you can choose to be warned about the address where you are, the current orientation and speed, about speech notes, nearby points of interest, etc. ;

From App Store Description:

App for optical character recognition for printed materials. Created for Visually Impaired users. VoiceOver friendly.

From App Store Description:

Keeble is an iOS keyboard that allows users with fine motor-challenges, switch users and users with vision impairments to type in any app. The keyboard offers word prediction, timing options, Select on Release, Select on Dwell, auditory feedback and other accessibility features. It also fully supports Switch Control and VoiceOver.

Keeble is currently localized in English, French, Spanish and Dutch, and offers optimized layouts for simplified, advanced and scanning keyboards.

Alternative access
- Prevent accidental selections with Timing options
- Compensate for…

From App Store Description:

KNFB Reader gives you instant access to print anytime and anywhere.
KNFB Reader 3.0 is a rapid and efficient text recognition app. Its text-to-speech, text-to-Braille, and text highlighting tools make it valuable for blind, low-vision, dyslexic, and others with reading differences.
Use it to import or take a photo of anything containing text. Take a photo and the app reads text out loud or displays it on a connected refreshable Braille display. Read with more ease thanks to the simultaneous highlighting of the sentence and word that is being read on the picture or in the plain…

From App Store Description:

Learning Ally Link for mobile is an educational reading app, designed for learning through listening.
Learning Ally provides more than 80,000 human-narrated audiobooks and audio textbooks for dyslexic, blind and visually impaired readers. The Learning Ally library offers bestsellers, classics, textbooks and more. In addition, it offers the VOICEtext format that includes on-screen highlighted text synced with the audio narration.
Learning Ally membership is required to use this app. School memberships include access to Link and can use this educational reading app for students…

From App Store Description:

LetSee is an app for vision.

It integrates different visual recognition and detection functions for visually impaired people. The basic operating principle for most functions is super easy: just point the camera towards the target and wait until you hear the result.

To cycle through functions swipe sideways, to enter the menu swipe up.

*Money reader*

It recognizes banknotes of several currencies, including US Dollars, Euros, Chinese Yuan, Hungarian Forints and South Korean Won, and we keep adding new currencies.

*Plastic card recognizer*

You have…

From 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 light.

If you are blind, Light Detector helps you to be more independent in many daily activities. At home, point your iPhone towards the ceiling to understand where the light fixtures are and whether they are switched on. In a room, move the…

From App Store Description:

Loadstone GPS is an app which enables blind pedestrians to "go blindly where
everyone sighted has gone before."
What sets Loadstone apart from other GPS apps for the blind?
* designed by the blind for the blind
* no data plan required
* available in multiple languages
* create, store, and share your own navigation waypoints with others
* see points in your neighbourhood
* highly customizable and configurable
* access to data from OpenStreetMap as well as points shared by other Loadstone users.
for more information please visit the…

From 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 lighting, and can also be mirrored to your Dropbox account.

Lumin also controls the camera flash on your device, so you can magnify dark, hard-to-reach places with ease.

Lumin is:

  • a set of high-resolution reading glasses…
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Appstore description:
"Banknotes under Mahatma Gandhi (New) series with change in the size and design were introduced in November 2016. Under this new series, banknotes in the denominations of Rs.10, Rs.20, Rs.50, Rs.100, Rs.200 Rs.500 and Rs.2000 have since been released. The Reserve Bank of India has been sensitive to the challenges faced by the visually challenged in conducting their day to day business with Indian banknotes. This application will aid the visually impaired to identify the denomination of Indian banknotes of Mahatma Gandhi Series and Mahatma Gandhi (New) series by…

From 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 with babies, people with celiac disease, our seniors, etc. have problems to go to certain places of cities (restaurants, shops, tourist attractions, etc..) because they have not been taken into account when designing: People in wheelchairs cannot enter…

From App Store Description:

MATH FOR ALL CHILDREN… INCLUDED THE BLIND!
MathMelodies includes a video-game, a tale and a math workbook for children within a single application! It is an easy and interactive way to learn math, and the first application designed to be accessible and entertaining both for blind and sight impaired children.
MathMelodies introduces math exercises in a tale of six chapters filled with images, sounds and music ready to be discovered!
It is also a useful educating tool for teachers and parents.

From 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 full version you can also use braille to

- call contacts or telephone numbers
- send email
- do facebook status updates
- add calendar entries
- fire away internet search engine queries
- the text typed is automatically put to clipboard when you switch apps.
- interact with other 3rd party applications
- check…

From App Store Description:

MCT Money Reader instantly identifies some currencies and transfers the result to the user via text to speech. This application complies with accessibility standards for visually impaired or blinded persons who can quickly and easily identify and count the banknotes. No internet connection is required for this use, the application is working offline. The recognition takes place in less than 1 second under normal conditions. The phone flash works to allow it to be used in dark surroundings.

The recognized banknotes are;

US dollar, Euro, Turkish lira, Russian ruble, Japanese…

From App Store Description:

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.
You will need a pair of stereo headsets that you feel comfortable wearing outdoors. For example, bone conduction headsets, Apple AirPods and in-ear open headphones have proven to work well.
Soundscape is designed to live…

From App Store Description:

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 filesharing option.
There, you can also import files containing nodes in Open Street Map format giving access to hundreds of POI in the proximity such as bus stops or restaurants.
Thanks to VoiceOver, visually impaired and blind people have unlimited access to this app. We recommend to turn on speaking of…

From 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 filesharing option. There, you can also import files containing nodes in Open Street Map format giving access to hundreds of POI in the proximity such as bus stops or restaurants. Thanks to VoiceOver, visually impaired and blind people have unlimited access to this app. We…
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Description

NaviLens is a high-density artificial markers system for long distance reading.

The tags generated by this system are designed in order to be readed from a long distance, without the need of focussing and even in motion. This makes them useful for blind and low vision people. All you need to do is to point the camera of the device to a tag in order to quickly read its contents.

The application has a new sound system with which a blind person can locate the label in the space with precision, without the need for headphones.

Notice: While we are…

From App Store Description:

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 Foursquare or 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…

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Nearby Explorer Online is a free outdoor and indoor location app designed for use by people who are blind. It supports onboard maps from OpenStreetMap, and can optionally augment these maps with online data from Google Places or Foursquare.

Nearby Explorer Online works with any device running iOS version 9 or later, but if the device does not contain its own GPS receiver, like most iPads and iPods, you must use an external GPS receiver outdoors. All iPhones contain GPS receivers.

The app works by letting you select from several different location related options about what to…

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Put the power and inspiration of the nation's largest organization of blind people in your pocket. The improved and redesigned NFB Connect app is here!

Get up to date on the latest Federation news. Read posts from our blog, the Voice of the Nation's Blind. Listen to the Nation's Blind podcast, the Presidential Release (in English or Spanish), the Braille Monitor, and Future Reflections.

Traveling? You can find the closest chapter meeting wherever you are. And you can see what's happening throughout the Federation by checking out Upcoming Events.

Fully accessible with…

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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 newspapers, forty magazines, plus personalized television listings.

In order to use this application, you must be a NFB-NEWSLINE® subscriber with a valid identification and security code. Eligible NFB-NEWSLINE® subscribers are only authorized to install and use…

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overTHERE is an app for outdoor use in finding out exactly where businesses and other things are located . Simply hold your phone parallel to the ground and point the top of the phone in any direction to hear the nearest thing in that direction. We call these announcements “signs” as if they were audible signs in the environment. Pointing at the signs is a little like tuning an old radio, with each sign being clear when you point straight at it, and getting staticky as you point away from it. This helps indicate exactly where the app thinks the signs are. Location accuracy is indicated by…

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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 listen to from the easy-to-read list (which shows all audiobooks in your iTunes library), tap the screen to play it (or pause it), and fast-forward or rewind with simple swiping motions. Finding a specific place in the book is easy, and you can't…

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An accessible recorder with you wherever you go!

Pocket Recorder has been created with speed and ease of use in mind. Many applications can be very difficult to navigate for Visually Impaired users, but Pocket Recorder’s menus are very comprehensive and graphics have been minimalized to ensure swift navigation for users with screen reading. We have designed this application to be fully accessible with Voiceover so users can also benefit from using any Voiceover compatible braille display. Use of a Braille display enhances navigation and allows quick naming of files. We highly…

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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 DAISY books from other sources. The app gives you full control over visual choices for font size and color, background and highlighting color, and text-to-speech preferences. Read2Go features word-by-word highlighting for multi-modal reading. “I'm a high school…
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The Reader app makes graphics accessible to users who are blind or have a vision impairment.

This app is the result of a research project and was testing over several years with users who have vision impairments. The goal of the app is to give blind users access to graphics and let them gain a sense of how objects are spatially placed within the graphics.

Within the app you can purchase a subscription to the Raised Pixels online repository of accessible graphics Raised Pixels contains a growing collection of graphics specifically created for vision impaired users. You can…

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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 accessible GPS product for the iPhone for the UK. RNIB Navigator is a fully accessible turn-by-turn GPS iPhone app with all the normal navigation features plus features unique to blind users. RNIB does not receive any revenue from the sale of this app.

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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 naming scheme will be more accurately centered in the RgB gamut.

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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 next bus departures from those stops. Using the iOS VoiceOver function, users are also able to track their bus once on the vehicle, with the next stops being read aloud as the bus progresses along the route. There are two main options to the app: “Nearby stops” and “…
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En-Vision America is excited to announce the long awaited arrival of the ScripTalk Mobile app for iPhone. ScripTalk Mobile by En-Vision America, Inc., allows ios devices with Near Field Communication (NFC) capability to read ScripTalk Talking Labels. These special labels are adhesive RFID tags attached to medication containers by pharmacies participating in the ScriptAbility accessibility program. The patented ScripTalk system uses text-to-speech technology to provide the visually and reading-impaired with audible prescription information. Currently, there are many people that have…

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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 illumination and a sharper image.

Designed by the visually impaired for the visually impaired, See It is the world's only portable CCTV video magnifier for your iPhone and iPad! Why pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for a handheld portable CCTV, when…

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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 barcodes and QR codes. SeeingAssistant–Home has been developed in close co-operation visually impaired people in order to address their needs as well as possible. Features: •scan a barcode format EAN-13/UPC-A and QR code •store scanned barcodes with…
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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 scan and generate barcodes and QR codes. SeeingAssistant–Home has been developed in close co-operation visually impaired people in order to address their needs as well as possible.

Features: 
  • scan a barcode format EAN-13/UPC-A and QR code
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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. User can locate the light source by turning camera when the sound has the highest pitch – camera then points to the brightest point. Sound can be turned on and off by triple-tap on VoiceOver mode. User can not only check whether light in the room is…
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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 white” and „Invert”). Application can use back and front camera.
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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 come as users help in evolving this first fully accessible GPS product for the iPhone. 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. Unique to The Seeing Eye GPS™ …
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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 developed in close co-operation visually impaired people in order to address their needs as well as possible. Features:
  • route planning
  • support for LoadStone and OpenStreetMap POIs text databases
  • advanced neighborhood scanner with world directions
  • searching for…
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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 developed in close co-operation visually impaired people in order to address their needs as well as possible. Features:
  • route planning
  • support for LoadStone and OpenStreetMap POIs text databases
  • advanced neighborhood scanner with world directions
  • searching for location…
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The Sero application, formerly known as iBlink Radio, 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 is like without eyesight. All stations under Community Radio are owned and/or operated by persons with limited or no eye sight. Genres include oldies, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, alternative, classic Rock, Old Time Radio and more. Reading services provide narration…
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Welcome to Spectrum Access, formerly known as Actiview. Enjoy free audio descriptions and closed captioning for the movies and TV shows you love. Download your preferred assistive track, choosing from over 300 titles. Sync your tracks to the TV with your device's microphone. Sit back and enjoy an inclusive entertainment experience.

Your feedback is essential. If you have a suggestion to enhance your Spectrum Access experience, please contact us at spectrumaccess@charter.com to let us know.

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This edition of text to speech app is specially crafted for schools to make learning more productive and accessible, helping everyone to find his way to better grades and greater knowledge.

With 11 supported text file formats, you can import any material to be read aloud - supported document types are: PDF* (imported in an intelligent way so that repetitive text in headers and footers is skipped), Microsoft Word (.docx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx), OpenOffice/LibreOffice (.odt, .odp), .html, .txt, supported ebook formats are .epub, DAISY and .fb2 and emails in .eml format. All…

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The first ever text to speech app to feature interactive web on the go. Users can interact with web sites and RSS feeds and pick articles to be read aloud by using headphones or Bluetooth hands-free. Listen to the internet and browse it without looking to the screen while commuting, walking, running, doing the housework or another activity and save an hour each day!

This way the app also makes the web much more accessible for people with eyesight disabilities or dyslexia.

Add a web article for reading from any app that can share a web site link (including any web browser) –…

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Supersense is the smartest and simplest scanner app made for the blind and visually impaired users to read any text format, currency or product details from a barcode independently.

With the power of AI, Supersense automatically figures out what you are trying to scan, guides you on how to point the camera, and reads the content in the right format. Its unique design minimizes the time and frustrations of scanning and reading text for a blind and visually impaired user.

Full features of Supersense:

- Smart Scanner: The app automatically detects whether you are trying…

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SuperVision+ is the only magnifier (magnifying glass) app on the market that offers a supreme live image stabilization capability. Highly magnified images are usually shaking. It is a problem especially for old people. No more image shaking with SuperVision+ magnifier (magnifying glass). 

Highlighted in Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired published by the American Foundation for the Blind.

From reading small print at near distance to seeing signs at far distance, SuperVision+ magnifier (magnifying glass) is your go-to app for seeing better and clearer…

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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! *** Showcased by Apple Australia at the Association of Special Education Administrators in Queensland Inc. Conference 2011 *** "We have found it particularly useful to students with developmental delays." - Apple (Australia) If you’re looking for a…
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Talking Typer finally makes its way to iOS. Help students make typing progress with this fun-to-use self-voicing app!

Talking Typer
An accessible typing and computer keyboard tutorial app with a keyboard game to help increase speed and accuracy in a fun environment!
Learn to type or improve your skills with drills, practice lessons, keyboard explorer, and an entertaining game. It is designed for blind and visually impaired students, but can be used by sighted students too. This makes it a great tool for the whole class. Works with iOS® devices running iOS 8 or later.…

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This App is based on the concept that people with visual impairment can 'see color by sound'. By touching the picture screen with your finger, you can recognize the shape, the shade, the color of what is being photographed, in this order, by voice and sound.

When you want to know the sight in front of you, take a picture. In addition, you can select a picture from your album and use it. If the picture is decided, turn off the Voice Over.

It represents eight colors of Red, Yellow red, Yellow, Yellow green, Green, Blue green, Blue and Purple with the organ "CDEFGABC" scale.…

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Use App when people with visual impairment want to know what is in a picture. The application selects the closest thing from the 1000 categories of the learning model and answers in English the probability of the correct answer as to what the image is. Also, detect the person's face and answer the number of people. Since all processing is completed inside the device you use, you can use it with confidence without forwarding information such as photos to the outside.
After recognizing the image, by touching the screen with your finger, examine the color and shape of what is being seen…

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The aim of this app is to allow a blind/low vision person to move independently thanks to the ability to walk to a destination starting from their position and have information useful to facilitate their orientation while moving. This information is provided and adapted taking into consideration the peculiar needs of a blind/low vision pedestrian and the app user interface is simple and easy to use.
The user can enter a destination and get the turn by turn directions from their current position to that destination. Waypoints can be added to improve the effectiveness of the calculated…

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ViaOptaDaily is a multi tool application that can help blind or visually impaired people in their everyday life. It uses voice guide and every section
has an audible tutorial. Users can use it in various contrast modes, or in blind mode alike. It incorporates 6 main functions:
- Weather (current and 3 day's forecast)
- Magnifying glass
- Timer
- Contacts
- Color recogniser
- Money recogniser (US Dollars and Euros)
It has seven languages built in: English, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese.

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Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a hand held low vision magnifier. Enlarge difficult to read text by 4 magnification levels and display it in 5 different viewing modes. Optionally, turn on the LED flash of your device to help you see clearer in low-light conditions.

Whether you want to solve a crossword puzzle, read a great novel, study the timetable or look at your holiday photos; visor enables you to read easily again.

* Features *
- 2x, 3x, 5x and 8x magnification
- 5 viewing modes:
- standard full color
- black on white with enhanced…

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Visual Brailler is the simple braille editor. It’s a braille writer for your iPad, and it has a place in every braille transcriber’s toolbox. Use it for NLS certification exercises or to practice UEB. Show off your mastery of braille!

Features:
• 6-dot braille on-screen keyboard
• Support for any and all 6-dot braille codes
• An indefinite number of 40-cell braille lines
• Cut, copy, and paste braille manipulation
• Refreshable braille display input and output
• BRL (unformatted) and BRF (formatted) braille file export

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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 summaries depending on the context. This prevents you from having to go through each event
Individually.

Existing events are automatically synchronized. If you prefer not to type, you can record voice memos instead.

You…

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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
 

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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 visible, like 2x(5-4). This way you always now where the result comes from and can verify the input.

Access to past calculations is only one button away as history is saved as you go. Previous expressions can be seamlessly…

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Scan paper documents with the camera and recognize text. Listen using built-in text-to-speech. Save and export. Unlimited use: no subscriptions or additional
charges.

State-of-the-art A.I. for OCR and text recognition: Fast and accurate, even in poor lighting conditions. Works entirely on device: No need for internet
and your data stays private.

Export scans as plain text or PDF with embedded text to another app, or save them on your local device, iCloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive.

Works with Voice Dream Reader, our full-featured text-to-speech reader. After…

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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 two A4 pages of text on a 2.5 square centimeter code.
  • There’s no need for a data or internet connection to decode a VOICEYE code, as the code itself stores the data.
  • The VOICEYE App will use the phone camera to automatically scan the…
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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 the proximity sensor.

VOTimer is ideal for low vision users and is fully VoiceOver friendly.

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WayAround is the app for your smart device that provides on-demand details about everyday things. The simple tag-and-scan approach lets you quickly and easily identify things around you. It also provides extra details, like how something works or when it expires.
This app uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which is the same feature as Apple Pay. WayAround Tag and Scan uses NFC technology to allow you to use different types of stickers, magnets, buttons, and clips to label things in your home or office. These WayTags have the NFC chips in them, and once you download the…

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Do you feel that society has disabled you and hinders you from receiving the level of customer service you would like?

“Welcome” by Neatebox aims to redress this balance and provides you with an effective communication tool which can help customer service teams give you with the support you deserve.

Simply download the free app, input your details, specify your needs and plan your first trip.

Please request any venues you would like to see included and remember there is strength in numbers so invite your friends and request together for greater impact.

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The YouDescribe app gives blind and visually-impaired viewers convenient mobile access to a rapidly growing collection of YouTube videos with audio description -- an extra soundtrack added by a describer to tell the viewer about text, illustrations, setting, gestures and facial expressions that are otherwise not accessible to blind viewers, or to otherwise aid viewers who benefit from additional description to understand the video content. The YouDescribe app for iOS lets you choose from thousands of YouTube videos described by our global community of contributors. The app also lets you…