Apple iOS


The apps listed below work well with the Zoom feature and or VoiceOver.  The web site Applevis has also created a page that lists all the Apps Developed for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired.

Top Rated Apps

KNFB Reader  Cost:  $99.99.  High quality OCR application.  Can be used read PDF, ePub, Text, Word, PowerPoint, Pages, Keynote, RTF and HTML files.  Integrates with BookShare, Dropbox, Project Gutenberg and more.  Highlights, reads and auto scrolls documents.

Blind Square  Cost: $39.99.  BlindSquare uses GPS and the compass to locate you. It then gathers information about the surrounding environment from FourSquare.

VoiceDream  Cost:  $6.99 – (sale price  until July 4th)  Can be used read PDF, ePub, Text, Word, PowerPoint, Pages, Keynote, RTF and HTML files.  Integrates with BookShare, Dropbox, Project Gutenberg and more.  Highlights, reads and auto scrolls documents.

Be My Eyes  Cost:  Free.  Be the eyes for a blind person in need of help remotely through a live video connection if you are sighted or be assisted by the network of sighted users if you are blind.

Training

LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial  Cost: Free.  App is designed to teach the basics of the VoiceOver screen reader.  Exercises and practice games.

VO Starter  Cost:  $1.99.  App is designed to help teach VoiceOver on the Apple iOS devices.

Barcode Apps

Digit-Eyes  Cost:  $9.99.

Books, Reading, Radio and Podcasts

Audible  Cost:  Free.  Monthly membership fee.

Learning Ally  Cost:  Free.  Membership required.

NFB-Newsline Mobile  Cost:  Free.

OverDrive  Cost:  Free.

Read2Go  Cost:  $19.99.  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Sero (Formally iBlink Radio)  Cost:  Free.

VoiceDream  Can be used read PDF, ePub, Text, Word, PowerPoint, Pages, Keynote, RTF and HTML files.  Integrates with BookShare, Dropbox, Project Gutenberg and more.  Highlights, reads and auto scrolls documents.

GPS Apps

Blind Square  Cost: $39.99.  BlindSquare uses GPS and the compass to locate you. It then gathers information about the surrounding environment from FourSquare.

Ariadne GPS  Cost:  $5.99.

Navigon  Cost:  $59.99.

Magnifying Apps

Over 40  Cost:  $1.99.

VisionAssist  Cost:  $3.99.

OCR Apps

KNFB Reader  Cost:  $99.99.  High quality OCR application.  Can be used read PDF, ePub, Text, Word, PowerPoint, Pages, Keynote, RTF and HTML files.  Integrates with BookShare, Dropbox, Project Gutenberg and more.  Highlights, reads and auto scrolls documents.

TextGrabber + Translator  Cost:  Free  5.99.

Utility Apps

Light Detector  Cost:  $1.99

NantMobile Money Reader (formally LookTel MoneyReader)  Cost:  Free.

LookTel Recognizer  Cost:  $9.99.

Talking Scientific Calculator  Cost:  $4.99.

Talking Timer  Cost:  $0.99.

TypeInBraille  Cost:  $4.99.  Allows you to type on the iPhone or iPad screen in Braille.

Reference and Training

Access World  Cost:  Free

Mac-cessibility Network

Word Processing

AccessNote  Cost:  $19.99

iA Writer  Cost:  $4.99.  Simple word procesor.  Integrates with Dropbox, iCloud.

Voice Dream Writer – Cost: $2.99 (on sale until July 4th)