apps Tag

Apps for all types of disabilities or challenges of any age

 

Information from: “Appy” Transition to Adulthood

Maria Kelley, OTR/L, ATP

Gaby de Jongh

Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP)

800 214-8731

watap.org

watap@uw.edu

 

Resources for Disability Apps

AppCrawlr-search site

*        http://appcrawlr.com/ios-apps/best-apps-functional-groups

*        Autism Speaks

*        http://www.autismspeaks.org/autism-apps

*        BridgingApps–IsignioApp Tool

*        http://bridgingapps.org/

*        Daily App Show –blog with app reviews

*        http://dailyappshow.com/

*        Georgia Tools for Life –search database

*        http://www.gatfl.org/favorite-search.php

*        iTunes -App store

*        Special Education Section

*        Smart Apps for Kids

*        http://www.smartappsforkids.com/

*        Sign up for email notifications when apps are on sale

*        OT’s with Apps –blog with app reviews

*        http://otswithapps.com/

*        You Tube –demos of apps

*        http://www.youtube.com/

 

iDressfor Weather

*        Customizable closet

*        Customizable temp range

*        Location based

*        $1.99

 

Check

*        See all your bills & accounts in one centralized place

*        Get reminders when bills are due

*        Pay on the spot and schedule bill payments for free

*        Receive alerts when funds are low or credit limits are near

*        Free

 

Money Counter Calculator

*        Enter amount of coins and dollars and total is provided

*        iPad only

*        Free

 

LookTel Money Reader

*        Uses camera

*        Speaks out loud

*        Do not need to hold bill steady or in entire frame

*        Supports US dollar, Australian Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Euro, Japanese Yen, Mexican Peso, Indian Rupee, New Zeland Dollar, Russian Ruble, others

*        $9.99

 

Shopping List Generator

*        Pictorial shopping list

*        Customize different lists for different users with pictures on camera roll

*        Add your own items and categories

*        Assign item prices

*        Assign item locations (i.e. -aisle numbers)

*        Several accessibility options

*        text-to-speech

*        uses large easy-to-see images

*        item prices automatically totaled

*        $4.99

 

FaceDialVisual Dialer

*        Call/text/email your favorites contacts, with buttons showing their photo

*        See all your favorite contacts faces in one or several screens

*        Call/text/email them with a single touch

*        Free

 

SpeechTrans

*        Translates both voice and text based communication

*        Supports multiple languages

*        Video chat

*        Text

*        $9.99

 

BlindSquare

*        Uses GPS and the compass to locate you

*        Gathers information about the surrounding environment from FourSquare and Open Street Map

*        Has unique algorithms to decide what information is the most relevant and then speaks it to you with high quality speech synthesis

*        $23.99

 

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

•Tracks your sleep patterns

•Uses iPhone accelerometer to track how often you move at night

•Set an alarm range

•Woken up gradually when you are in like sleep

•Feel refreshed and energized

•$2.99

 

Apps for Note taking

Dragon Dictation

*        Voice Recognition

*        Dictate notes, emails, Twitter, and Facebook

*        Supports many languages

*        Convenient editing feature that provides a list of suggested words

*        Voice driven correction interface

*        Free

 

AudioNote

*        Records your notes, meetings or lectures

*        Can take notes by typing, stylus, or drawing

*        Time stamps so you can go directly to where you want to hear

*        Highlights notes when read back

*        $4.99

 

Noteability

*        Full-featured Handwriting

*        PDF Annotation

*        Advanced Word Processing

*        Linked Audio Recording

*        Auto-sync with iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive

*        Library Organization

*        $2.99

 

Apps for Reading & Writing

 

Reading: Learning AllyAudible

Learning Ally

*        DAISY format

*        Over 75,000 audiobooks

*        Membership required

Audible

*        Over 100,000 titles

*        Works on Android, Apple, and Windows

*        $14.95 per month

 

Reading: WebReader

*        Text to speech technology for reading web page content

*        Web pages can be read as soon as they are loaded or use Cut, Copy, & Paste to read only sections of webpage

*        Highlights as it reads text

*        Speaking rate control available

*        $1.99

 

Reading & Writing: ClaroSpeakUS

*        Text-to-Speech

*        Import documents and PDFs into ClaroSpeak from apps such as Mail, or import PDF, Word, Pages and other files directly from Dropbox using

*        Change font and color

*        Save text as an audio file

*        Visual Tracking

*        Send Text

*        $0.99

 

Reading & Writing: iReadWrite

*        Text-to-speech

*        Word Prediction

*        Phonetic Spell Checker

*        Homophone and Confusables Checker

*        Picture Dictionary

*        Customizable Background and Text Colors

*        Choice of Voices and Fonts

*        Importing and Sharing documents

*        $19.99

 

Reading &Writing: iWordQ

*        Writing

*        In-context word prediction

*        Access to iPad dictionary

*        Text-to-speech feedback

*        Simple Text Editor

*        Reading

*        Read out loud

*        Advanced proofreading

*        $24.99

 

Writing: Inspiration Maps

*        Brainstorm new ideas and capture insights

*        Organize thoughts and topics for writing

*        Understand cause and effect

*        Analyze information

*        Organize projects

*        Take notes

*        Study for exams

*        $9.99

 

Apps for Organization/Memory

 

iHomework

*        Keep up-to-date with your school work, grades, to-do's, teacher's information

*        School organizer that can be with you anywhere you go, whether that be on your iPhone/iPod touch, iPad, or Mac

*        $1.99

 

Key Ring

*        One Place to store all reward cards

*        Organized

*        Android & Apple version

*        Free

 

MyMedSchedule

•Keep track of medication

•Reminders

•Refill Reminders

•Healthcare Provider Profiles

•Insurance Information

•Allergies

•Works across Platforms

•Free

 

VoCalVoice Reminders

*        Uses tones or recorded voices

*        Echo feature

*        Email reminders to friends or family

*        Calendar synching to iCal

*        $0.99

 

Picture Scheduler

*        Create visual tasks with attached audio, video or picture

*        Tasks can have alarms

*        Alarms can be repeated daily, weekly, monthly or you can select specific weekdays

*        Tasks can be organized into categories with a picture

*        Can hide task and reveal later

*        $2.99

 

Apps for Communication

 

Speak it!

*        Easy to use interface: enter the text you want to say, and press the “Speak it! Button

*        Four high quality voices are included: American Male, American Female, British Male, British Female

*        Highlights words as they are spoken

*        Ability to create audio files and email them

*        Save as many phrases as you would like, and easily repeat them later

*        Localized for French, Italian, German, and Spanish

*        $1.99

 

Locabulary

*        Uses GPS to track user location and suggests appropriate vocabulary based on location

*        ie: McDonald’;s starbucks

*        A keyboard to type for text-to-speech

*        User can tag their own locations and create vocabulary for each location

*        Lite version free

*        Pro version $130

 

GoTalk NOW

*        Adjustable page layouts

*        Customizable navigation

*        Recorded and text-to-speech capabilities

*        Included symbol set

*        $79.99 (free version available)

 

Rocket Keys

*        Sentence Prediction to help support social conversations

*        Create your own keyboard

*        Stabilization feature for users with tremors

*        $160

 

Proloquo2Go

*        Symbol-supported

*        Text to speech

*        Word prediction

*        Phrase prediction

*        Natural voices

*        Expanding vocabulary

*        Switch scanning access

*        Send email, messages, tweets and Facebook posts

*        $219.99

 

Apps for Navigation & Location

 

Around Me

*        Identifies where you are

*        Lists what is around you

*        View route from where you are

*        Add information to contact list

*        Free

 

Four Square

*        Check in to remember and share the places you visit

*        Search for anything (from 'free wi-fi' to ‘nachos’) or browse food, nightlife, and more

*        Get directions, hours, menus, photos, and tips and tens of millions of places

*        Free

 

Find my Kids ~ Footprints

*        Tracks movement throughout the day and logs waypoints without user intervention

*        Parental control feature allows for sharing locations at all times, without a disabling option

*        Geofence and movement notifications can alert you when someone moves or crosses a fenced area

*        Speeding notifications can alert parents when their teenagers go over the speed limit

*        Free

 

Apps for Sensory Needs

 

ZoomReader

*        OCR scan

*        Voice control of some features

*        Read back in a natural voice

*        Customizable

*        Highlight colors

*        Synthesizer

*        Text size

*        Speech rate

*        Low vision users

*        $19.99

 

EyeSight

*        EyeSight allows to magnify any printed material up to 12X

*        Toggle through 6 distinct color-contrast combinations

*        Becomes the equivalent of a CCTV

*        $29.99

 

Vision Assist

*        Electronic video magnifier

*        Zoom image up to 20x

*        Can freeze image and pan in

*        Autofocus

*        Optimized for Retina Display

*        Utilizes camera flash

*        $5.99

 

TapTapSee

*        Designed to help blind and visually impaired identify objects

*        Aim camera at an item then double tap the screen

*        Hear the app speak the identification

*        Free

 

Clear Captions

*        Adds captions to the phones you already have

*        Displays captions of your phone calls

*        Only you see the captions for your call

*        Requires WiFi

*        Free

*        Does require a one time fee to set up

 

Hamilton CapTel

*        Listen to phone conversations while reading word-for-word captions

*        Requires simultaneous voice and data plans, or WiFi

*        Free

 

IP-Relay

*        Enables people who are deaf or hard of hearing to use an iPhone or iPod Touch to quickly and easily call people who are hearing

*        You type your side conversation, certified IP-Relay operator receives it and voices everything you type to the hearing person

*        Free

 

Skype

*        Useful for sign language communicators

*        Send text and SMS

*        Works on 3G and WiFi

*        Free

 

iHear

*        Sound Amplifier

*        Must use basic headphones

*        $0.99

 

Apps for Emergency Preparedness

 

ICE(In Case of Emergency)

*        Emergency contact list

*        Central place for you to record any medications

*        List allergies or medical conditions

*        Pre-loaded medical information to choose from

*        Free

 

American Red Cross: Shelter View

*        Know when and where shelters have been opened to provide assistance

*        Maps locations and shelter details

*        View shelter details

*        Capacity of the shelter and current population

*        Shelter address and location

*        Shelter information is updated every 30 minutes

*        Free

 

Emergency Aid

*        What to do in a personal threat, disaster or emergency

*        Detailed medical profile

*        Emergency contacts and health information with photo and customizable notes

*        Distress Signal and light

*        Illustrated instructions with highlighted “What to do”, “Warnings” and “Do Not”

*        One-Tap Call to emergency aid services or web sites

*        $1.99

 

Apps for Behavior and Relaxation

 

iZen Garden

*        Choose from 100s of objects, plants and creatures to place in your garden

*        Rake the sand and share your creations

*        Helps you to center your mind, relax your psyche and relieve your stress

*        $4.99

 

T2 Mood Tracker

*        Monitor moods on six pre-loaded scales

*        Anxiety

*        Stress

*        Depression

*        Brain injury

*        Post-traumatic stress

*        General Well being

*        Rate and track moods over time

*        Free

 

Breathe2Relax

*        Portable stress management tool

*        Voice instructions for set up and relaxation

*        Easily set length of inhale and exhale to help as a reminder for deep breathing

*        Can help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management

*        Free

 

Relax Melodies

*        Help block out environmental noises and increase productivity and focus

*        Relax Melodies and White noise Machine Lite

*        Customize sounds and make playlists

*        Relaxing Sounds of Nature Lite

*        Customizable sounds coupled with visual nature displays

*        Free

 

Zombies! (dexterity, hand coordination)

Frotz (downloadable text adventures, typing skills required)

Blind path ( One player draws a path, the other has to follow it)

BlindSide (audio adventure, played with gyroscope, ‘boy’s game’)

Accessible Minesweeper

Type Brailler – learn typing Braille, used w/o VoiceOver (lite version available)

oMoby – take pictures of objects which will be identified over the internet (free)

LookTel recognizer – take picture and record audio description. Audio will be played when camera feature films that object. Has also barcode scanner

Moneytel money reader

Do a search on this site with the word app and pull up hundreds more

iDevice Apps for Visually Impaired

This information was taken from Applevis.com.  I have not looked up the price for any of these apps.  Please let me know if you try any of these and how they work.

COLOR IDENTIFIERS

AidColors

Color ID Free

Color Identifier

Color Reader

ColorDetect

ColoredEye

ColorVisor

HueVue

Say Color

VisionHunt

 

GPS or Navigation aids

AbleRoad, rate and review accessible places.

Ariadne GPS

BlindSquare

iMove

Sendero GPS LookAround

 

Bar Code or Label Readers

AudioLabels

Digit-Eyes

LookTel Recognizer

TapTapSee

Vizwiz

MoneyReader

 

News and Radio

Earl, Use your voice to open and read newspapers

iBlink Radio

NFBNewsline

VIP Radio

 

Deaf/blind Communicators

HIMS Chat

Humanware Communicator

 

Scanning and Reading

SayText

TextDetective

VoiceEye

Money Identifier

Eyenote, identifies U.S. currency only

LookTel Money Reader

VisionHunt

Prizmo

 

Book Readers

DaisyWorm, does not support Bookshare or NeNIMAS files.

InDaisy, Supports Bookshare and Newsline

Learning Ally, must have annual subscription to Learning Ally

Pastime Audio Book Player, reads books in iTunes

Read2Go

Low Vision

Many of these are magnifiers so work best on an iPad.

Big Browser

Essentials, allows you to see your statusbar

Eyesight, for iPad

Lumin, magnifying glass

MagLighting

Optelec Magnifier, does not appear to work on iPad

Photogenda Mini, easy way to see and handle contacts

 

Input Aids

AccessNote, AFB Notetaker

Braille Sonar, allows for look-up of braille symbols

BrailleTouch, enter information in uncontracted Braille

Braillist, Braille keyboard for your phone

Fleksy, predictive text input method

 

Miscellaneous

AccessWorld, read AFB Access World

Blind Bargains, check things listed on Blindbargains.com

Light Detector, transforms light into sound

Looktel VoiceOver Tutorial, helps new users practice VoiceOver gestures

Talking Calculator or Talking Scientific Calculator

ViA, helps blind and visually impaired people find apps specially designed for them or very helpful apps.

VO Calender

VO Starter, program designed to offer training on VoiceOver features.

Voicebook VO, allows for basic facebook functionality.

 

ODDs and Ends for orientation and mobility

VIa (Visually Impaired Apps)
HOPSTOP (public transit, cabs, etc.)
MAPS (apple)
OCR Image to Text
Voice Dream
Notability
Illuminate
Dragon
FlashCard+

Baby Apps–Perkins Site

http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/ipad-apps

 

 

 

 

 

 

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