iOS Apps

BARD Mobile – 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 selections added daily.

Alarmed – The awesome reminder + timer app that is alarmingly great! Pop-up reminder alerts with robust repeat scheduling, flexible snooze and full customization.

Braille Driller – This app is perfect for people who need to learn the Braille alphabet. In includes a review of the Braille alphabet and four activities of increasing difficulty to help become proficient with it.

Chime – While waxing nostalgic about my old digital watch, I remembered how much I loved having the passage of time marked by an hourly chime. But then I thought, why should all the chimes be the same? For your pleasure, a simple app that provides unique chimes on the hour, half hour, or quarter hour.

Color ID Free – Color Identifier uses the camera on your iPhone or iPod touch to speak the names of colors in real-time.

Dragon Dictation – Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

Evernote – Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

EyeNote – 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.

Glucose Buddy – Glucose Buddy is a data storage utility for people with diabetes. Users can manually enter glucose numbers, carbohydrate consumption, insulin dosages, and activities. Then, you can view all of your data on your free glucosebuddy.com online account.

HeyTell – HeyTell® is a cross-platform voice messenger that allows you to instantly talk with friends and family. No account needed—just start the app, choose a contact, and push the button to start talking!

iBlink Radio – The iBlink Radio application provides access to 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.

iCam – iCam is a low vision magnifier and reader for your iPhone or iPad. It features 5 high-contrast false color modes, as well as black and white, and color. If you struggle with reading, iCam can help magnify printed text. With an optional light, use it in dim lit rooms, restaurants, home, etc.

knfbReader – The highly anticipated KNFB Reader converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button on the iPhone. Picture accuracy is facilitated by a Field of View Report, Automatic Page Detection, and Tilt Control.

LEADTOOLS OCR Application – The LEADTOOLS OCR application can perform Optical Character Recognition on images, extract text from scanned documents, convert images to text format.

LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial – 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.

Magnifying Glass With Light – There will always be a time where the menu writing is too small or the room is just too dark – this magnifying app will be just what you need.

Stitcher Radio – Listen to your favorite news, comedy, sports and talk radio shows ON DEMAND from your mobile device. Change the way you listen to radio – on your schedule, not the schedule of traditional stations.

TapTapSee – 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 and hear the app speak the identification back to you.

Taxi Magic – With Taxi Magic, the world’s #1 taxi app, your ride is our command. Book a ride to your location in three taps of your iPhone. Use the app to track a nearby taxi as it arrives.

RxmindMe – RxmindMe is a prescription reminder that uses multitasking to alert you every time you need to take a prescription. We allow you to enter all your prescriptions, setup reminders, and track when you have taken them.

VisionSim – Braille Institute’s VisionSim (v3.0) app for iPhone and iPad was developed to allow people with healthy vision to see the world through the eyes of a person experiencing one of nine degenerative eye diseases.

VizWiz – 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.

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