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App Resources

Who has heard of the saying, “There’s an app for that!”? On this page, one will find applications (apps) for iOS (iPhone/Apple) devices, Android (Google) devices, Amazon (Kindle) devices and desktop computers. Browse through a list of General Apps and much more that fall under the following categories: Calculators, Clothing Care, Clocks, Diabetes, Fitness, Food Delivery Services, Kitchen, Leisure/ Reading, Magnifiers, Money, Movies/ TV, Music/ Audio, Navigation, Personal Care, Podcasts, Sports, and Transportation.

  • To learn more about the app of one’s choosing, click on the picture.
  • To install the app onto one’s smart device, click the name of the device, which will lead to an affiliated link.

**Additionally, Accessibility Hotlines for Apple and Microsoft have been provided below:**

Accessibility Hotlines

Apple

Microsoft

General Apps

Lookout uses computer vision to assist people with low vision or blindness get things done faster and more easily. Using your phone’s camera, Lookout makes it easier to get more information about the world around you and do daily tasks more efficiently like sorting mail, putting away groceries, and more.

Aira is an app-based service for people who are blind or have low vision, that provides visual interpretation by trained Agents for just about any task, safely and securely, on your terms. Aira is a tool that unlocks independence.

  • Seeing AI

Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the blind and low vision community, this ongoing research project harnesses the power of AI to open up the visual world and describe nearby people, text and objects.

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, at any angle, and hear the app speak the identification back to you.

The OneStep Reader app is an essential tool for anyone with low vision, visual impairments, difficulty reading, reading disabilities such as dyslexia, as well as blind individuals.

It reads anything from menus, bills, documents, signs, mail, PDFs and JPEG files and more for immediate and easy access!

Need a pair of sharp eyes? Or have some sight to lend? Be My Eyes is a simple, free tool to see the world better, together.

Be My Eyes connects you with a global community of volunteers and company representatives who are ready at a moment’s notice to help you see – to lend their eyesight and support with everyday tasks

  • Easy Note 2

Easy Note 2 is a simple yet effective notes and to-do app with an attractive and clutter-free design.

BeSpecular is the best way to do a good deed so that even when you have a busy schedule, you can help someone who’s blind. As a blind/visually impaired person, you can ask text/voice questions and receive quick replies that are friendly and helpful.

Categories A -Z

Calculator

  • Talking Calculator

A comprehensively featured calculator that has become a favorite among adults and primary schools around the world. Designed for a wide range of users, this calculator has large colorful buttons, optional high contrast, full VoiceOver support, and unique to this calculator; the option to use speech for answers, button names and formulas!

The app is designed as a compensatory-speech tool for the inclusion of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Thanks to the clarity of speech, ease of use and size of the keys this application is ideal for anyone who has difficulty in recognizing numbers or figures.

Clothing Care/ Organization

  • Digit Eyes

Best. Barcode. Reader. Ever! Scan UPC / EAN codes and hear the names of over 37 million products! Make your own QR code labels on the Digit-Eyes website and print them on inexpensive address labels. These barcoded labels may contain text that VoiceOver reads aloud or they can be used to record audio on your iPhone or iPad that is played back whenever the bar code is scanned.

Make text based labels

Buy pre-printed washable labels

 Use the manufacturer’s product code to find out what the item is

Color Grab is the ultimate on-the-go color tool. Pick, capture and recognize colors simply by pointing the camera.
Leading and worldwide used by designers, artists, professionals, developers, scientists and color-blinds.

  • Color Inspector

Color Inspector is designed to help colorblind and other vision impaired people differentiate and identify difficult colors by evaluating live video to describe the color in view. With options like zoom, varying sample sizes, and torch settings*, it’s easy to make sure you’ve got the right name for the right color.

Clocks

This is a huge digital clock, the biggest! It reproduces the fabulous display of a digital clock. The display is always on. The design is customizable.

Diabetes

  • Sugar Streak

Earn rewards while controlling your diabetes with Sugar Streak, the easiest and fastest glucose logbook app for iOS and Apple Watch.

Designed by an endocrinologist, Sugar Streak offers a brand new perspective on checking blood sugars, which is scientifically proven to improve diabetes control.

Get help with managing your diabetes, it’s quick and easy!

Ranked the Top Diabetes App by Healthline 3 times. Featured in Forbes, TechCrunch, and The Washington Post.

Adding the mySugr app to your daily routine with diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or gestational diabetes) will make your life easier.

The mySugr app is your loyal and free diabetes logbook, which keeps your diabetes data under control.

Fitness

Track progress toward your nutrition, fitness, weight loss and water goals with MyFitnessPal. This all-in-one food tracker and health app is like having a nutrition coach, meal planner, and food diary with you at all times.

Food Delivery Services

  • InstaCart

Shop groceries online & get fresh food, drinks, snacks & alcohol delivered directly to your door in as little as 2 hours with same day delivery. This is online grocery shopping made easy—plus, your first grocery delivery is free! And it’s safe—contactless delivery is available.

Delivery anywhere you are. DoorDash offers the greatest selection of your favorite local and national restaurants, convenience stores, and grocery stores — more than 310,000 menus across 4,000+ cities in the U.S.,Canada and Australia. 

  • Schwan’s Home Delivery

Tap your way to delicious, high-quality frozen food delivered right to your door. Mix and match items to create amazing mealtime possibilities with ease. Shopping is quick and easy, and you can earn valuable rewards along the way.

Leisure/ Reading

Audio Game Hub 2.0 introduces 4 new games to the award winning Audio Game Hub with a fresh instalment of new features and sensational sound-effects!

Race against the clock and disarm bombs in Bomb Disarmer, follow Simon as he leads you through unlocking complicated patterns in Super Simon, or sit at the round table and enjoy a casual game of Blackjack.

Audio Game Hub is a set of experimental arcade audio games that use audio as their primary interface – making them accessible for both sighted and non-sighted users.

  • Amazon Kindle
    • Install: iOS
    • Install: Android
    • Install: Amazon App Store

READ ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
On the bus, on your break, in your bed—never be without something to read. The Kindle app puts millions of books/audio books, magazines, newspapers, comics, and manga at your fingertips.

  • Dolphin Easy Reader/ Bookshare
    • Install: iOS
    • Install: Android
    • Install: Amazon App Store
    • Windows PC

Dolphin EasyReader is a free reading app that enables people who are blind, visually impaired (VI) or dyslexic to read text and audio books in ways that suit their vision and preferred reading style.

EasyReader offers convenient access to your favourite accessible book libraries and talking newspaper stands, in one place

  • BARD Mobile/Talking Books

Access tens of thousands of books—from current best sellers to much-loved classics, popular magazines, and music instruction and scores in audio and electronic braille formats, with new selections added daily.

Access tens of thousands of books—from current best sellers to much-loved classics, popular magazines, and music instruction and scores in audio and electronic braille formats, with new selections added daily.

Magnifiers

This app turns your device into a magnifying glass with camera zoom, auto-focus and LED flash.
When you want to magnify small things and texts, [Smart Magnifier] can be the solution. 

  • Magnify Glass with Light

Magnifier, Restaurant Menu Reader, Prescription Magnifying Glass & Flashlight.

The Simplest, Easiest-to-Use Magnifying Glass in the App Store – Flashlight (LED Torch Light), Digital Magnifier, Restaurant Menu Reader, and Prescription Bottle Reader all-in-one.

Money

Cash Reader identifies banknote denomination for the largest number of currencies.
Point your camera to the money in hand and hear, see or feel its value.

All banknotes supported by Cash Reader are listed below alphabetically by region.

  • The Wallet

The Wallet app lives right on your iPhone. It’s where you securely keep your credit and debit cards, transit cards, boarding passes, tickets, car keys, and more — all in one place. And it all works with iPhone or Apple Watch, so you can take less with you but always bring more.

Google Wallet gives you fast, secure access to your everyday essentials. Tap to pay everywhere Google Pay is accepted, board a flight, go to a movie, and more – all with just your phone. Keep everything protected in one place, no matter where you go.

Movies/ TV

Greta plays the spoken film description (audio description) for blind and visually impaired film fans, the subtitled versions (closed captions) for deaf and hearing impaired cinema-goers and multilingual film versions (audio and subtitles) for expats, students, tourists, language learners and fans of original versions.

AMI presents the first and only video app made especially for the blind and partially sighted community.

Access AMI-tv and AMI-télé original content wherever you go and on demand.

Watch AMI content for free. No subscription required. A wide selection of AMI-tv and AMI-tele content is available at your fingertips with new content added weekly.

Enjoy full AMI shows, documentaries and digital shorts from across Canada.

The apps’ fully accessible features ensure easy navigation, a convenient onboarding video, frequently asked questions and described video integrated into all of the content.

Music/ Audio

With Spotify, you can listen to music and play millions of songs and podcasts for free. Stream music and podcasts you love and find music – or your next favorite song – from all over the world.

Pandora gives you a personalized listening experience that continually evolves with your tastes.

Create stations from your favorite songs, artists or genres, search or browse to find recommended stations for your mood or activity, and discover podcasts that speak to you. 

  • Travelear

Travelear promises to take your ears on an adventure like never before with virtual wellness travel. Using our 3D Soundscapes, you can finally go to a variety of destinations and environments with a pair of headphones and the click of a button.

Navigation

  • Microsoft Soundscape

Immerse yourself in your surroundings and navigate effortlessly with Soundscape spatial audio.

Microsoft Soundscape will place audio cues and labels in 3D space such that they sound like they are coming from the direction of the points of interest, parks, roads and other features in your surroundings.

Switch between using Soundscape in the real world, or the virtual world, to help you build a picture of a place effortlessly with Street Preview.

Soundscape is designed to live in the background and provide you with effortless ambient awareness. Therefore, feel free to use it in conjunction with other apps such as podcasts, audio books, email and even GPS navigation.

  • Lazzus: blind gps assistant

Imagine being in the middle of a city for the first time, you feel lost, disorientated, you don’t know what’s around you.

Now imagine in the same situation, but hearing a little voice telling you what you have around, in the same direction your device is facing, like if it was a torchlight. Well, that little voice is Lazzus.

  • Blindsquare

BlindSquare is pioneering accessible navigation both indoors and outdoors. Know where you are, know where you’re going, travel with confidence.

BlindSquare is a new solution that combines the latest technology to help the blind with their daily lives. It has been developed in collaboration with blind people and carefully field tested.

  • Lazarillo GPS for Blind

LazarilloApp the GPS for the blind and visually impaired, lets you explore the world around you and set up routes.

Lazarillo is a specialized GPS app that brings mobility tools for blind people. Using audio messages, Lazarillo will tell you about nearby places, the street you are walking on, street intersections in your way and more!

Personal Care

  • Oral B
    • Install: iOS
    • Install: Android
    • Oral B Bluetooth Toothbrush needed

Studies show that the average person brushes for only 30-60 seconds, compared to the dentist- recommended 2 minutes. Also, up to 80% of people spend an insufficient amount of time brushing in at least one zone of their mouth. This includes 60% of people who either don’t brush their back molars at all or don’t spend enough time when they do.

At Oral-B we strive to improve those stats to help deliver a superior clean. The breakthrough technology of the Oral-B Bluetooth® enabled toothbrushes seamlessly connects to the Oral-B app to deliver brushing intelligence at the next level. The Oral-B app is your digital coach to help you brush correctly as recommended by Dental Professionals.

Podcasts

  • Apple Podcasts

Discover audio stories that entertain, inform, and inspire. Explore shows you’ll love from entertainment and comedy to news and sports.

With Google Podcasts, you can play the latest episodes from your favorite shows, explore podcast recommendations just for you, and manage your listening activity.

Discover podcasts that you’ll love. Subscribe and listen to all your favorite podcasts. Explore show and episode recommendations just for you.

Sports

Up your game with the latest news, live scores, stats and highlights for your teams.

Get alerts instantly, as stories break across the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, all world football leagues, and much more. Stay in the know about the latest rumors, news, and predictions across all the leagues you follow. Be a fantasy champion with all of the latest updates and stats for the players on your fantasy team.

Transportation

We’re committed to your safety at Uber. We’ve established a Door-to-Door Safety Standard to help you feel safe every time you ride.

And with Uber, your destination is at your fingertips. Just open the app and enter where you want to go, and a nearby driver will help you get there reliably.

Count on Lyft to take you where you need to go with safety first. Got an appointment? Need to pick up some groceries? We’ll match you with a driver, help you find the quickest bus route, or show you the nearest scooter — you’ll be on your way in minutes. If it gets you there, it’s on the app.