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A Novel Idea

Free

Developer: Shawn Svacha
Description: This is a creative app, you can create novels, characters, locations, etc… This app seems fairly accessible with VOICEOVER.
 
iOS 7: The app is completely accessible with VOICEOVER.
 
Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a-novel-idea/id421948244

 

Word short cuts

Free
Word short cuts
Developer: Canny Technologies
Description: Here you have all the common shortcuts you can use with your keyboard! App accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: Very accessible with VOICEOVER!
Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-shortcuts/id455216185?mt=8

 

AppsGoneFree

Free
Apps Gone Free is the best accessible free apps app!
Developer: AppAdvice.com

Description: This free app everyday will present you with newly free apps in any category you can imagine, super cool!

iOS 7: This app is totally accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apps-gone-free-best-daily/id470693788?mt=8

 

Wordweb

Free

Developer: Wordweb Software
Description: Accessible English dictionary for the iPhone!

iOS 7: This app is accessible!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wordweb-

 

VM Alert – Video Motion Detector

$1.99
VM Alert alerts you when someone is close to you
Developer: Adam Uccello

Description: This app can help many people, detects motion and warns you with either a sound or an alarm. It can also take a photo when it detects motion.

iOS 7: Please contact the developer before buying to make sure remains accessible!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vm-alert-video-motion-detector/id387523411

 

Awareness! The Headphone App

$6.99
Awareness app
Developer: Essency

Description: Being on the street listening to music on your headphones sounds familiar? Many visually impaired people do this and we love it, and Awareness! The Headphone App, is essential for us. It allows you to listen to your headphones while also hearing the sounds around you. It uses the microphone to feed in noises as you listen to music or use another app.

Hear a car approaching or a doorbell ringing! Using Awareness, you will not miss those vital audio clues that keep your day on track.

iOS 7: I havent used it but some friends tell me the app is accessible.

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/awareness!-the-headphone-app/id389245456

 

Apartments & Houses for rent

Free
Apartments and houses app
Developer: Walk Score

Description: Find apartments and rentals. This app helps you find apartments and rentals. Search by conmute time or near transit. This app is very interesting!!!

The app is accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: The app is super accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apartments-houses-for-rent/id536017866?mt=8

 

Touch dialer

$1.99
Touch Dialer
Developer: Nir Hermoni

Description: This app allows you to dial numbers without having to look. One tap to load and you will have big buttons that when you touch them will hear an audio describing the number.

iOS 7: I hear is accessible but would not hurt emailing the developer to see with VOICEOVER how it works.

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/touch-dialer/id364741137

 

Dolphin Browser

Free
Dolphin browser
Developer: Mobotap, Inc

Description: Great web browser that allows you to share webpages, tweet content, share on Facebook, share by Email. Over 50000000 millions downloads. Search Online with voice. This browser has a lot of features!
This app is not very accessible with VOICEOVER in certain areas but is definitely usable and good!

iOS 7: The app is usable!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dolphin-browser/id452204407

 

Status report

$0.99
Status Report for FB
Developer: Onders et Gonas

Description: Get information of your FB and Twitter in one place, doesn’t substitute having a separate app for each social media but is helpful. I hear is accessible!

iOS 7: I just learned its accessible, not perfect but really usable!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/status-report/id474219737?mt=8

 

Say it & Mail It Recorder

$1.99
Say it and mail it super app
 
VIDEO REVIEW

Developer: Carnation Software

Description: This app has blown me away!!! The app is fully accessible with VOICEOVER. This is the fastest way to send an Audio Memo, video, movie or picture with GPS Location to all the people you know. The videos have to be small i am sure but i tried sending an audio memo to someone using GMAIL and not only he could play the memo in 1 second but there was a link to Google Maps to find out where i was sending this from and he found my current location!!!
This is one of the most powerful apps in the world!!!

iOS 7: Very accessible in all areas with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/say-it-mail-it-recorder/id322441559

 

Dial Zero

Free
Dial Zero
Developer: Next mobile web

Description: Dial the customer service for over 600 companies and skip directly to a person. This app has been recommended by some blind websites so I am guessing its accessible enough.

iOS7: It seems accessible!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dial-zero/id284974033

 

Listenatit

Free
Listen at it
Developer: Stevenfu.com

Description: Identify what is around you with sound representing colors. Interesting app for the visually impaired and blind!

iOS7: This app is totally accessible with VOICEOVER, i was unable to hear sounds on my phone, dont know if i dont know how to use this app.

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/listen-at-it/id465884569?mt=8

 

Vision test

Free
Vision text
Developer: 3 sided cube

Description: This app does visual acuity test, eye quiz, astimagtims test and much more… This app is best suitable for people with some residual vision. The app is not very accessible.

iOS 7: This app is perfect for visually impaired people and is really accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vision-test/id380288414

 

WireShare

Free
Wireshare app
Developer: Feetan

Description: This app allows you to transfer music, photos, files from your PC to your iPhone, you don’t need iTunes, just a WI-FI connection in both your iPhone and PC connected to the same Network. This app is totally accessible with VOICEOVER.
Works very well!!

iOS 7: Very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wireshare-share-files-your/id527465632?mt=8

 

Is it dark outside?

Free
Is it dark outside
Developer: Dirk Malony

Description: Based on your location and time zone this app tells you if its dark already or not. The app also has the information of your current time, sunset time and altitude! This app is accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: This app is fairly accessible!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/is-it-dark-outside/id336536208

 

Chattime

Free
Chattime app
Developer: Smart Roam

Description: Affordable and free phone calls using your iPhone without using WIFI or 3G or 4G. Seems fairly accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: This app is fairly accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chattime-cheap-international/id385527085?mt=8

 

Hippo Remote Lite

Free
HippoRemote
Developer: RoboHippo

Description: Hippo remote turns your iPhone into a remote control for your computer controlling your keyboard and mouse using your iDevice. This app seems fairly accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: In order to know the real accessibility of this app you have to try it as remote control app and see how it works!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hipporemote-lite-wireless/id357348996

 

Mysmarteye

Free
My Smart Eye
Developer: Tribal DDB Singapore

Description: Visually impaired people get connected to micro volunteers, interesting app! This app seems similar to VizWiz.

iOS 7: The app is accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mysmarteye/id675011561

 

iSharefiles

Free
iSharefiles
Developer: Kfir

Description: Share files between iDevices! This app is accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: Super accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link;
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isharefiles/id400897048?mt=8

 

Mocha Vnc lite


Free

Developer: Mochasoft

Description: See your PC or Mac files from your iPhone. This app seems amazing! This app seems accessible at least in navigating menus.

iOS 7: All basic areas are accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mocha-vnc-lite/id284984448?mt=8

 

Wake n shake

Free
Wake n Shake
Developer: Andres Canella

Description: This alarm clock is real good and accessible with VOICEOVER. To turn in off shake your iPhone!

iOS 7: Super accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wake-n-shake-alarm-clock/id461785823

 

Appalerts

Free
App Alerts
Developer: Blits Brothers

Description: Instant alerts for new app releases, just type a word that you wish an app to contain in its name or description and app alerts will alert you when is released, totally accessible with VOICEOVER. Example: Blind, visually impaired…
If the app name or description contains these words this app will send you a push notification when an app with this text is released!

iOS 7: This app is totally accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/appalerts-instant-alerts-for/id508273949

 

1tapalarm

Free
1tapalarm
Developer: Shiny Frog Di Matteo

Description: Best timer on the iPhone! This app is accessible with Voiceover. Set up alarms, choose notification type.

iOS 7: Very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1tapalarm/id394184205?mt=8

 

Easy search

$0.99
Easy Search app
Developer: Simone Morellato

Description: Search all areas of Google, search on Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, at once, very cool app!!!

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/easy-search-for-google-apps/id345803341?mt=8

 

Imagetransfer

$0.99
Image transfer
Developer: Capable Bits

Description: Easily transfer photos and videos from your PC to iPhone or iPad and viceversa!

iOS 7: This app is totally accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/image-transfer-photo-video/id588696602?mt=8

 

Whatthefont

Free
What the font
Developer: Myfonts INC

Description: Identify the font of anything, this app is totally accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: This app is fairly accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whatthefont/id304304134

 

Heard

Free
heard
Developer: Faalsa Labs

Description: Turn your iPhone into a time machine, this app records up to 5 minutes in the past!

iOS 7: This app is totally accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heard/id615420427

 

iDatabase

Free
iDatabase
Developer: ApiMac

Description: Your personal database, classify everything on your iPhone. This app is accessible with VOICEOVER. Use the templates included to get started without any previous database experience.

iOS 7: This app is fairly accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idatabase/id328185048

 

Younity

Free
Younity
Developer: Entagled Media Corp

Description: This app is accessible with VOICEOVER and allows you to browse your PC/MAC documents on your iDevice. Once you download the app on your device you will find instructions on what to do on your compouter and this app is being talked about in many Online places!

iOS 7: This app seems fairly accessible although havent tried it alot!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/younity-stream-download-or/id493048714?mt=8

 

Instabrowser Zero

Free
Instabrowser
Developer: Stefanik Software

Description: Fastest browser on the iPhone, very cool! Its great when you have a bad internet connection! This app is accessible with VOICEOVER. This app downloads HTML first and that makes it be very fast!

iOS 7: This app is really accessible with VOICEOVER!!!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/instabrowser-view-instagram/id451907366?mt=8

 

iTime capsule

Free
itime capsule
Developer: Astrology 3D

Description: This app is great for forecast in the future.

iOS 7: This app is for people with low vision but with some vision because has a very poor accessibility once the time to use it comes.

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itime-capsule/id338576026

 

iZip

Free

Developer: Comcsoft

Description: This app helps you manage files on your iPhone. The app seems accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: This app is accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/izip-zip-unzip-unrar-tool/id413971331

 

Tappsi

Free
Tappsi
Developer: Tappsi

Description: This app helps you call a cab from anywhere in the world, accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: This app is fairly accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tappsi-taxi-seguro/id562064313?l=es&mt=8

 

My altitude

Free
My altitude
Developer: Dayana Networks

Description: This app works without internet connection and finds your altitude wherever you are. You can take a picture and will have your altitude included.

iOS 7: This app is really accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-altitude/id465262694?mt=8

 

TeamViewer Quicksupport

Free
Teamviewer
Developer: Teamviewer

Description: Get real-time support in your iPhone from an expert from a PC or Mac. The person helping you can get access to all your files and configuration through this app! The tech person has to install the full version of Team Viewer in the computer and you need to provide them with your iPhone ID.

iOS 7: This app seems accessible but has to be used fully to know!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teamviewer-for-remote-control/id357069581

 

Office RemotedeskTop

Free
Office remote

Developer: Beijing Elinasoft Technologies

Description: Remotely access your PC or Mac from your iPhone.
The app seems accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/office-remote-desktop-full/id609834058

 

Clock Wiser

Free
Clockwiser
Developer: Inser LTD

Description: Alarm clock app that works well with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: All buttons are accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id464209204

 

Atomic WebBrowser Lite

Free
Atomic browser
Developer: Richtech

Description: Choosing a browser is a very personal choice, try this one, is accessible with VOICEOVER nad has many features.

iOS 7: This app is fairly accessible!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/atomic-web-browser-full-screen/id347929410

 

MyAssist

Free
My assist
Developer: MyAssist Inc

Description: A global assistance service, worldwide, accessible with VOICEOVER. This app seems fascinating!

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myassist/id439716063?mt=8

 

Home Decorator

Free
Home decorator
Developer: Cambrian Tech

Description: Take pictures of a room and then change the colors, this app Seems good for people with some residual vision left.
Its fairly accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: If you have some vision you will like this one, with no sight i dont find it very useful.

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/home-decorator/id412838494?mt=8

 

Mozy

Free
Mozy
Developer: Mozy, Inc

Description: This app helps you sync your files between your device and your cloud. This app is fairly accessible with VOICEOVER.
You need a Mozy account and there are free and paid accounts.
This app is a backup manager app.

iOS 7: This app is fairly accessible!

Download Link;
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mozy/id427293902

 

Dream Pro

Free
Dream Pro
Developer: Smudge Apps

Description: Record your sleep sounds and noises while you sleep.
This app seems accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER, headphones recommended!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/…/app/dream-pro/id292422518?

 

Body temperature

Free
Body temperature
Developer: Limit Point Software

Description: Detect your body temperature with one tap!
This app is accessible with VOICEOVER, just double tap the top of the screen and will tell you your body temperature although the app claims is for entertainment only and may not be accurate.

iOS 7: This app is real accessible!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id414031594

 

Celsius

$0.99
Celsius
Developer: International Travel Weather Calculator

Description: A weather rich app. This app is accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/celsius-weather-temperature/id426940482

 

5-0 Radio Police Scanner Lite

Free
5-0 Radio
Developer: Smartest Apps

Description: Largest worldwide collection of Police, Fire fighters, Emergency and Hams Radio. Be the first to know of anything happening in your area. This app is accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: This amazing app is fully accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/5-0-radio-police-scanner-lite/id356336433

 

Onetap

Free
Onetap
Developer: Atom Systems

Description: Speed dial for calls, one tap for Social Media, Facetime, email… This app is accessible with VOICEOVER!!!

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/co/app/one-tap!/id562617737?mt=8

 

iGotya

Free
iGotya
Developer: Fintan Killoran

Description: This app is for people with some residual vision, helps you remember your location, take a picture and add a note to remember where you left your baggage or car. This app seems to be more for people with low vision than for someone totally blind.

iOS 7: This app is accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/igotya/id416457888?mt=8

 

+Clipboard

Free
+clipboard
Developer: Appdde Limited

Description: Take total control of your clipboard. Save, copy or paste text into this app, its accessible with VOICEOVER!!!

iOS 7: This app is accessible!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/+clipboard/id524303305?mt=8

 

Voice Dictation

$0.99
Voice dictation
Developer: Quanticapps

Description: This app is 5 times faster than typing, dictate SMS, emails, FB status or copy in any apps. This app is accessible with VOICEOVER!!! 22 Languages supported!

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voice-dictation-voice-to-sms/id492594590?mt=8

 

FileApp

Free
Fileapp
Developer: DigiDNA SARL

Description: This app is your File manager, it can open PDF, Microsoft Office files and more… This app is accessible with VOICEOVER.
iOS 7: This super app is super accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fileapp-file-manager-document/id297804694?mt=8

 

Genius Fax

Free
Geniusfax
Developer: Grizzly Apps

Description: This free app allows you to send faxes from your iPhone!!!

iOS 7: This app is fairly accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/genius-fax-fax-pdf-documents/id566504821?mt=8

 

Eyenote

Free
Eyenote
Developer: Bureau of engraving and printing

Description: This app is designed for the visually impaired and blind, allows recognizing paper money from the US by taking a picture of the bill.

iOS 7: This app has never been useful for me despite the recommendations by blind friends, try it to see if for you works!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eyenote/id405336354?mt=8

 

App Price Drops

Free
Apppricedrops
Developer: Lonely CEO Media, LLC

Description: This totally accessible with VOICEOVER app helps you find FREE and cheap apps, check it out!
iOS 7: This app is accessible!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/app-price-drops-by-apple-sliced/id482491685?mt=8

 

Low Vision Center

Free
Lowvisioncenter
Developer: MeltedSpork

Description: Designed for the visually impaired to make the Calendar and Contacts more easy to read, very cool app for anyone with some residual vision.

iOS 7: As long as you have some residual vision you will be fine.

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/low-vision-center/id527023535

 

Nosquint

Free
Nosquint
Developer: Surfels

Description: Helps the visually impaired and blind interact with your Contacts. If you want to use this app to its full potential is worth buying the paid version. Dial without looking at the screen, identify your contacts by their voice, create full screen contacts page and much more…

iOS 7: Nice little app, accessible and well designed!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nosquint/id586896395?mt=8

 

Say Color

Free
Saycolor
Developer: Hotpaw productions

Description: This very powerful app allows a visually impaired or totally blind person to recognize the color of anything by pointing the iPhone to a item and double tapping the screen near the bottom will tell you the closest color of the item, double tapping the screen near the center top of the screen will tell you the RGB code of the color meaning the exact color code which can help you when choosing socks where both socks have to be exactly the same color and accuracy is critical.

iOS 7: This app is great, disable VOICEOVER, touch the screen at the middle top and will speak the RGB of the color you are pointing at.

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/say-color/id388871655?mt=8

 

Camfind

Free
Camfind
Developer: Image Searcher

Description: Take a picture of anything around you and receive information about it. This is like a image search app. Its totally accessible for the blind. If you are traveling you can take a picture of a landmark that seems well known and it can recognize it.

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER and works great!!!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camfind-search-qr-reader-price/id595857716?mt=8

 

Talking Goggles

Free
Talking Goggles
Developer: Sparkling Apps

Description: This app can identify logos, landmarks, CDS, has a video mode that helps you recognize in real-time many things, in picture mode you can take pictures of products and different things and will recognize it and find related information.
The technology of this app is very interesting, they are improving more and more this powerful app, try it!

iOS 7: This great app is totally accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talking-goggles-camera-speech/id602999586?mt=8

 

Drippler

Free
Drippler
Developer: Drippler Limited

Description: This free app is my main source for iPhone, apps and Apple related things, the app is totally accessible with VOICEOVER!!!

iOS 7: This app is completely accessible with VOICEOVER, i use it everyday!!!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drippler-tips-apps-updates/id619307903?mt=8

 

Powerlight the best flashlight app for the iPhone

Free
Powerlight
Developer: Artamata

Description: In my view being legally blind, this is the best flash light app i have found because of the amount of light it gives you.
Is free so try it and see if it helps you!

iOS 7: This app is completely accessible with VOICEOVER, just double tap the ON button and you got it!!!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/power-light/id366871005

 

System Activity Monitor

$1.99
System Activity
Developer: Recession Apps

Description: This app helps you monitor your iPhone activity and if any app is causing trouble. Is a trouble shooting app. Is fully accessible with VoiceOver.

iOS 7: This app is accessible or so i have been told by many blind users.

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/system-activity-monitor/id306192663?mt=8

 

Heare

Free
heare
Developer: Accessibility Foundation

Description: With 3D Sound this app can help a low vision or totally blind person get oriented. Is fully accessible with VOICEOVER.

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heare/id494258259?mt=8

 

AllAccess + LogoLauncher! Search or scan a logos

Free
Allaccess
Developer: AllAccess

Description: Instantly access talking menus, discounts, directions & more from nearby businesses! All Access is great for everyone, but is ideal for Blind, Low-Vision, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Non-Verbal and Non-English speaking users. Menus and other options can be read out loud, using Apple’s VoiceOver or our own high quality TTS (Text-To-Speech) by turning Talking Hints ON in the app’s settings.
 
You can ‘build your order’ and have it spoken out loud to the wait staff! This is great if you are deaf, hard of hearing, Non-Verbal or not a native English speaker!

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link;
https://itunes.apple.com/app/allaccess-logolauncher-scan/id633106012?mt=8

 

Blind Bargains

Free
Blind bargains
Developer: A T Guys, LLC

Description: Blind Bargains: Deals, News and Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired

iOS 7: This app is fully accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link;
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blind-bargains/id510213718?mt=8

 

LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial

Free
Looktel voice over tutorial
Developer: IPPLEX

Description: 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. Once the app is started with VoiceOver running, the text and elementary games provide a practice of the basic gestures used with VoiceOver and IOS.
 
As each new gesture is introduced, it is accompanied by an interactive practice screen. The core basics are covered:
This app is for Ios 6 and earlier, may have a Ios 7 update in the future.

iOS 7: This app is accessible!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/looktel-voiceover-tutorial/id598788231?mt=8

 

Chime

Free
Chime
Developer: Blacktree

Description: Have your iPhone tell you every half an hour or hour the time with voice or sound.

iOS 7: This app is totally accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chime/id414830146?mt=8

 

SayText

Free
Saytext
Developer: Haave Oi

Description: SayText is a scanner app for the visually impaired and blind! It reads out loud the text in the image. Instructions:
Place the iPhone center of a document and double-tap the “Take picture” -button Slowly elevate the iPhone upwards from the document, until the whole document is in picture. A beep sound indicates, that the document has been detected.
 
The camera will shoot automatically when focused While the OCR is running, tap the screen to hear the progress status When the OCR is ready, swipe right on the screen to listen the document

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saytext/id376337999?mt=8

 

TapTapSee – 10 Dollars per 100 Pictures

Taptapsee
Developer: Imagesearcher

Description: TapTapSee is designed to help the blind and visually impaired identify objects they encounter in their daily lives.
In my view is one of the best all around apps in the world!!!
Simply double tap the screen to take a photo of anything and hear the app speak the identification back to you.
 
(Note: Spoken identification requires VoiceOver to be turned on). Listen here to my interview to the developers of TapTapSee.

iOS 7: This app is fully accessible with VOICEOVER!
 
VIDEO REVIEW

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/taptapsee-blind-visually-impaired/id567635020?mt=8

 

ViA by Braille institute

Free
VIA

Developer: Braille Institute

Description: Via (Visually Impaired Apps) is the most complete app directory by categories designed for the visually impaired and blind of all ages, totally accessible with VOICEOVER provides links to hundreds of apps we can use, some FREE and some paid, a MUST-HAVE for us all!!!

iOS 7: This app is fully accessible with VOICEOVER, be a little patient as it takes a bit to load content sometimes.

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/via-by-braille-institute/id528499232?mt=8

 

VizWiz

Free
Vizwiz

Developer: RochCI

Description: 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.

iOS 7: This app is accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vizwiz/id439686043?mt=8

 

VO Calendar

$9.99
VOCalendar

Developer: Devista B.V
NOTE: Can only be used together with VoiceOver (for blind and partially sighted people).
 
Description: VO Calendar is a weekly calendar specifically designed to be used with VoiceOver. The result of this VoiceOver-only design is not only a smoother navigation through the app. It also makes it possible for the VoiceOver speech to give smart summaries depending on the context. This prevents you from having to go through each event Individually.

Existing events are automatically synchronized. If you prefer not to type, you can record voice memos instead. You can use VO Calendar with the VoiceOver gestures you are used to. Super powerful calendar for the visually impaired and blind.

iOS 7: This app is one of the most downloaded by blind people so it must be very accessible.

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vo-calendar/id508386832?mt=8

 

Voice vision

Free
Voice vision
Developer: Zhi Zheng

Description: This is a utility to help visual impaired persons to get a quick view of the surrounding environment by the camera.It helps you to detect walls,doors,windows,light sources.You can use it to know object’s colors .
This application convert image from the back camera to sound . It scans from left to right ,one to four times per second .
 
A pixel from the image generate a tone at pitch from 440HZ to 15000HZ,the brightness controls the loudness of the tone. The pixels from the top generate high pitch sounds , and the pixels from the bottom of the image generate low pitch sounds . There are about 30 pixels generate sounds at the same time ,like 30 peoples sing together with different loudness.

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voice-vision/id580057898?mt=8

 

AudioLabels Lite

Free
Audiolabels

Developer: Everyware Technologies

Description: AudioLabels helps visually impaired persons to recognize objects through an audio description associated to barcodes or QR codes. The FREE version is very limited.
The paid version is 9.99 which makes it the same price as Digit-Eyes a competitor app, analyze both which have a FREE version before buying one.

iOS 7: This app is accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audiolabels-lite/id496544017?mt=8

 

Light Detector

$0.99
Lightdetection
Developer: Everyware Technologies

Description: Have you ever listened to light? With Light Detector, now you can! Light Detector transforms any natural or artificial light source it encounters into sound. Light Detector is easy to use! Just run the application and point your iPhone camera in any direction. You will hear a higher or lower sound depending on the intensity of the light.
 
If you are blind, Light Detector helps you to be more independent in many daily activities. At home, point your iPhone towards the ceiling to understand where the light fixtures are and whether they are switched on. In a room, move the device along the wall to check if there is a window and where it is. You can find out whether the shades are drawn by moving the device up and down.

iOS 7: This app has been recommended to me a lot so although i havent tried yet because i can still perceive light seems accessible for sure!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/light-detector/id420929143?mt=8

 

TypeInBraille

$4.99
Typeinbraille

Developer: Everyware Technologies

Description: TypeInBraille allows you to write in Braille on your iPhone. You can enter a character through its Braille representation using a sequence of three simple gestures. Each gesture is used to enter one of the three rows of a braille character.
You can find a full description of the typing technique at http://www.everywaretechnologies.com/apps/typeinbraille/

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/typeinbraille/id474798075?mt=8

 

BrailleTouch

Free
Brailletouch
Developer: BrailleTouch, LLC

Description: BrailleTouch is a revolutionary app for the blind community that lets you type on your touchscreen using braille. Many people have reported typing at 30 words per minute or faster with accuracy. We offer a free download of BrailleTouch so you can try it at no cost. You can enter braille on the touchscreen and hear each character and/or word as you type. The free version is also a great teaching tool for braille instructors and students.

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brailletouch/id579725651?mt=8

 

Braillist

Free
Braillist
Developer: Surabhi Gupta

Description: Braillist is a simple, powerful and effective braille keyboard for your phone. It is designed to be used by the visually impaired, braille students as well as those curious about this language.

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/braillist/id586162823?mt=8

 

ColoredEye

Free
Coloredeye

Developer: Mgs apps

Description: ColoredEye will identify the colors from your camera in real-time! Or you have option to identify colors within a saved photo.

iOS 7: This app is very accessible with VOICEOVER!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coloredeye/id388886679?mt=8

 

MBraille

Free
Mbraille
Developer: MPAJA

Description: MBraille brings you a mobile braille keyboard.

With the free features you can type, edit and send tweets and text messages using contracted or uncontracted English braille.*With the pro version you can also use braille to call contacts or telephone numbers – send email – do facebook status updates – add calendar entries – fire away internet search engine queries – the text typed is automatically put to clipboard when you switch apps. – interact with other 3rd party applications

MBraille fully support both iPhone/iPod and iPad.

iOS 7: This app is very accessible!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mbraille/id639199558?mt=8

 

BigBrowser – by Braille Institute

$0.99
Bigbrowser
Developer: Braille Institute

Description: Productivity category on 25 BigBrowser is an Internet browsing application designed to help Low Vision users more easily navigate the web on their iPads. It’s extra large keyboard and controls, expanded pinch zooming, and multiple color themes make content easy to read.

iOS 7: This app is accessible and perfect for low vision people!

Download Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bigbrowser-by-braille-institute/id602799897?mt=8

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