Every person wants to be independent and spent a self-reliant way of life. The people who are blind or visually impaired, for them some forward-thinking is vital to ensure that you have the right tools to simplify this transition. It is not easy to depend on other people to live life.
The good news is that smartphones and modern technology have helped to close the gap between disabled people and the healthy person, particularly by using apps. Here’s our selection of the apps for the people with a visual impairment. Read on and have a look at some amazing apps that are changing the life of the people having visual impairment.
Below includes the apps that are easy to download for iOs and Android.
Talking Scientific Calculator
The talking calculator has a range of voices to select from and permits you to record your voice. It works for the blind or has a high contrast option for those which have limited sight. Features include large colorful buttons and use speech for answers, formulas, and button names. Button names are read aloud as the finger moves over the screen of the gadget. Double tapping a button enters the number on the screen.
The American Foundation for the Blind developed the official iOS, Access Note, and note taker. It works in collaboration with VoiceOver and creates a systematic, feature-rich note-taking aid.
Cam Find permits you to do an online search by taking a photo of an object – the app uses mobile visual search technology to tell you about it. It provides fast results with no typing needed. Snap a photo and learn more about it. Search results include local shopping results, related images, and also a selection of web results, which are also very easy to share through the app.
Dictate your message in the app, add punctuation verbally, and then receive it on the screen instantly. Your delivery options for this message include email, copy-and-paste, text, and other social media websites.
The Evernote app stores photographs, voice notes, and text providing users with a channel to share them between various devices. Photographs are scanned for the text using VoiceOver support.
This is one of the best apps for reading books. The Kindle app allows people to download books from Amazon.com. Supportive features for those with a visual impairment include large print, computer-generated speech, and human narrators.
iDentifi is an app that practices artificial intelligence to allow a visually impaired user to click a picture and get an instant description. It’s able to recognize brands, objects, facial expressions, handwriting and text, colors, and delivers an audible description of the contents of the image to the user. The interface is accessible and gives the option to select from three different object modes and text recognition, as well as how quickly you want the app to speak.
Alarmed: Reminders + Timers
Fully accessible with VoiceOver, this app is an outstanding tool for organizations. It includes a notes area with reminders, a snooze option, a repeating alarm feature, and a multi-use timer. Advanced features for a small cost give you the ability to set interval timers for doing repetitive tasks, which could be used to set a revision breaks. The visually impaired students can take advantage of this app.
The Audible app is available on Android devices and iPhone, providing quick access to a huge selection of audiobooks such as academic titles. It is considered best for people having a visual impairment.
Be My Eyes
Lend your eyes to the blind is the famous tagline of the company and Be My Eyes app is quite similar to BeSpecular, in that the app equals a visually impaired user with a sighted volunteer. The difference is that you are linked through a live video connection and the sighted volunteer can describe the user what they observe when the user points their phone at something by using the rear-facing camera.
Color Identifier uses the camera of the phone or tablet to recognize and speak the names of colors in real-time. It’s an amplified reality app that assists you discover the colors around you. There are many free apps that do this though so have a play and try it once.
Magnifying Glass With Light
This app allows the user to very magnifying objects or texts up to 10x. You can have the light on or off and tap to focus. The simple features all work well and it’s great for someone with a low level of visual impairment for various things such as reading menus or receipts.
DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is an international standard for digital books specified for people with print disabilities. DAISY Talk is an app that reads out the text of a DAISY book using a voice incorporated into an iOS device. This app is accessible but there are other apps that will also do the same job to help people with visual impairment.
KNFB Reader takes a picture of text and reads it aloud in clear speech. It is fully accessible using VoiceOver and in case you’re worried about getting all the text in the pictures, a tricky task if you’re blind, the app will assist you. It has text recognition so you know you have the printed side of the page. It also has viewfinder assist and tilt-assist, guiding you to get the whole page photographed. It could read letters, receipts, bills, menus, or other text and it does so promptly. This one comes with a heavier price tag than other apps but can be a real life-changer.
Seeing AI is a free app that describes the world around you, connecting the power of artificial intelligence (AI) relate to nearby text, people, and objects. The app has various features, including speaking text when appears in front of the camera, giving audio guidance to capture a printed page as well as reading handwritten text. The app is known as the ongoing research project and as the research evolves, extra channels may be added.