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Accessibility Tools
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Accessibility refers to how users with disabilities
access electronic information and content. 


Below are common mobile and desktop application tools that are designed in a way to allow individuals with disabilities, such as those with vision loss, hearing loss, or fine-motor control difficulties, to have the same equal access to a product or service as their non disabled counterparts.

 

Category

App

Price

FEATURES

Organization

Any.do

$0.00

organize big projects and share lists with the people around them

Writing

AudioNote

$4.99

AudioNote combines the functionality of a notepad and voice recorder to create a powerful tool to record notes and automatically indexes your meetings, lectures, interviews, or study sessions

Reading: Digital Book Players

Barnes & Noble Nook

$0.00

accessible app that allows reading of e-books

Vision

Be My Eyes

$0.00

app connects blind people with volunteer helpers to provide assistance through video chat

Reading: Digital Book Players

Blio

$0.00

Full-color; multiple devices; audio, video, etc.; guided zoom

Hearing

Braci

$0.00

Turns sounds into visual and sensory alerts eg doorbell, fire alarm, intercom, landline, baby crying

Vision

Claro MagX

$0.00

turns your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a powerful high definition visual magnifier.

Hearing

Clear Captions

$0.00

This closed captioning app translates all your phone calls to text right on your screen.

Writing

Co:Writer App

$19.99

Co:Writer® is a writing tool that aids with phonetic/inventive spelling, grammar, and topic-related vocabulary.

Reading: Digital Book Players

Disney Storytime

$0.00

Animated e-book with reader and voice recognition technology

Vision

Dragnifier

$0.00

screen magnification app

Writing

Dragon Dictation app

$0.00

dictate message, text appears from voice relay

Web Browsing

Essential Accessibility

$0.00

keyboard and mouse replacement, hands-free navigation, face tracking, voice-activated controls

Organization

Evernote

$0.00

gets you effortlessly organized with notes that sync between all your devices

Reading: Text-to-Speech

EZPDF Reader

$3.99

app that can read PDF ebooks and documents, provide search and zoom tools, amongst other things

Writing

Fleksy

$0.00

customizable keyboard for your mobile or tablet device

Reading: Text-to-Speech

Go Read

$0.00

accessible e-book reader for people with print disabilities

Reading: Digital Book Players

iBooks

$0.00

accessible app that allows reading of e-books

Writing

iReadWrite

$19.99

This easy-to-use reading and writing App runs directly on the iPad with no Wi-Fi or 3G access necessary. It includes powerful support features that benefit struggling readers and writers of all ages, especially those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, or other le

Organization

iStudiez Pro

$2.99

iStudiez Pro will change the way you lead your daily student life. Spend half an hour ONCE to input all your schedule and teachers info, and then enjoy notifications, saving your grades and tracking your progress during the whole semester.

Reading: Digital Book Players

Kindle

$0.00

accessible app that allows reading of e-books

Communication

LAMP Words for Life

$299.99

full English vocabulary augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) language app that combines the power of the PRC Unity® language system with Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP™) principles and strategies

Reading: Text-to-Speech

Learning Ally Audio

$0.00

over 75,000 audiobooks, audio textbooks, and other recorded books to help anyone who experiences difficulty in reading print material succeed.

Vision

Magnifying Glass with Light

$0.00

digital magnifier with flashlight

Math

Math Ref

$1.99

Browse over 1,400 formulas, figures, and examples to help you with math, physics, chemistry and more

Math

Mod Math

$0.00

The app lets you type math problems right onto the touch screen of an iPad rather than write them out long-hand. You can then solve the problems using the touch pad and print or e-mail the assignments all without ever picking up a pencil.

Communication

My First AAC

$24.99

affordable augmentative and alternative communication application for the iPad that is specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers with delayed speech or severe speech disorders

Hearing

MyEardroid

$0.00

App which recognises sounds (eg doorbell, fire alarm) and alerts user

Hearing

Pedius

$0.00

allows hearing impaired people to make phone calls using speech recognition and 'synthesis technologies'.

Communication

Proloquo2Go

$249.99

Communication app providing a voice to over 125,000 individuals who cannot speak. Helps grow communication skills and foster language development.

Reading: Text-to-Speech

Read2Go

$19.99

accessible e-book reader app for readers with print disabilities

Hearing

Signing Savvy

$0.00

Sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of ASL signs and words.

Communication

Speak for Yourself

$199.99

application designed by two speech language pathologists specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with an evidence-based foundation

Writing

Swype

$0.00

Swype replaces the on-screen keyboard for smartphones and tablets, and with one continuous motion across the screen

Vision

TapTapSee

$0.00

The app utilizes the iDevice’s camera and VoiceOver functions to photograph objects and identify them out loud for the user.

Reading: Digital Book Players

Tar Heel Reader

$0.00

a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces

Communication

Tobii Sono Flex

$99.99

easy to use AAC vocabulary app that turns symbols into clear speech.

Reading: Text-to-Speech

Voice Dream Reader

$9.99

Voice Dream Reader supports reading PDF and Word documents, DRM-free EPUB and DAISY eBooks, Web pages and more.

Writing

Voice Dream Writer

$9.99

Text-to-speech proofreading reduces mistakes, phonetic and meaning search help you use the right words, and an active outline helps you organize and improve the structure of your writing.

Math

Wolfram Alpha

$2.99

search a vast collection of algorithms and data to compute answers and generate reports for you (from statistical data to units of measuements, dates and times, weather, places, dictionaries, deomographical data, public school data, etc.)

Organization

Wunderlist

$0.00

Wunderlist makes it easy to share your lists and collaborate with everyone in your life. Wunderlist instantly syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your lists from anywhere.


An Infographic that displays the Best Mobile Apps for Sensory Impairments