In recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Apple is featuring top rated accessibility Apps for iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch in their iOS App Store. These Featured Apps help with everything from audio-visual enhancement to fine motor skill development and many are Free.
Free Accessibility Apps
TapTapSee Blind & Visually Impaired Camera
TapTapSee is designed to help the blind & visually impaired identify objects they encounter in their day to day lives. By Image Searcher
MBraille’s Free version provides a mobile braille keyboard for texting & Tweets. The full version allows for search engine queries, email, Facebook updates & more. By MPaja Hearing
Be My Eyes- Helping Blind See
Be the eyes of a blind person in need remotely through a live video connection. By Be My Eyes
The ReSound Smart App is compatible with many ReSound hearing aids and allows the wearer to control levels and ambient sound. By ReSound
Dragon Dictation is an easy to use voice-recognition program that allows you to speak and instantly see your email message or text. By Nuance Communications
Learn American Sign Language from Marlee Martin, the Academy Award winning Deaf Actress. By MEDL Mobile, Inc
Apple has always been committed to ensuring their OS X and iOS products are loaded with special features designed to bridge the gap between people with disabilities and modern technology. Accessibility features like voice-over and braille support are just two of many that come standard with Apple products. In addition to Apple’s native features, the company has consistently encouraged third parties to develop apps that work hand-in-hand with iOS and OS X to better the lives of those with disabilities.