Looking for apps to help those with low vision

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Mopsgang, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Mopsgang

    Mopsgang
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Messages:
    14
    Thanks Received:
    0
    My husband is losing his vision. I'm hoping to get an ipad (still deciding which one) and hoping someone can suggest a few helpful apps. I understand there's one app that takes advantage of the rear-facing camera to scan in printed material and then it shows up as resizable text on the ipad. Any suggestions -- or any other apps that might help his situation?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. Guild for the Blind

    Guild for the Blind
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Great Apps for People with Vision Loss

    Here is a list of great apps that have been tested and are recommended for people with vision loss. If you or your husband need help or a quick tip, we have an Apple tutor who volunteers every Tuesday at the Guild. You can reach her at by phone at xxx-xxx-xxxx and ask for Micky.

    LookTel Money Reader
    Announces denomination of paper bills.

    Ariadne GPS
    Talking maps, announces stops on buses or trains.

    Color ID
    Announces color of any item

    Light Dector
    Emits a sound that intensifiies to help locate lights

    Taxi Magic
    Skip calling the dispatcher and order a taxi from your phone and find the current location of the taxi as it approaches

    Voice Brief
    Reads email, twitter feed, weather, etc.


    .

    HeyTell
    Cross between walkie-talkies and texting. Connects to people, sends an email or text asking if they want to talk.

    List Recorder
    Record and organize lists using audio or text. Replay, sort, delete or email recordings.

    oMoby

    Searches the Internet to identify objects you have taken photos of with your camera.


    VizWiz
    Simply take a picture of any object and record your question. Then select whom you wish to send it to. Your choices are Web Worker, IQ Engine, email or Twitter. Web worker is a human volunteer who will review and answer your question. Email allows you to send your question to someone you know from your contacts and Twitter will tweet your question to your followers.

    Evernote
    Stores voice notes, photographs and text so they can be accessed from multiple locations

    Yellow Pages
    Search via voice for business or person nearby.

    Urbanspoon
    Use the GPS on device to find a great restaurant neaby. Search by type of food, ratings or distance.

    Dragon Dictation
    Simply speak, adding punctuation, and this app will type it up in an instant and copy to clipboard.




    Alarmed~Reminders, Times, Alarm Clock
    Great organization tool

    WeatherBug
    Local forecast


    AutoRingtone Pro Text
    Personalize ring tones for each contact


    Chime
    Chimes on the quarter, half or hour.


    MotionX GPS


    RXmindME Prescription
    reminder app for medication and keeps track of how many pills you have left and when to re-order.


    TripIt
    Travel Organizer

    These apps are for iPhone or iPad. Make sure they work on your device before ordering. Most work with Voice Over.

    Edited to remove telephone number. Contravention of rule 11.3
     
    #2 Guild for the Blind, Apr 2, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 2, 2012
  3. Mopsgang

    Mopsgang
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Messages:
    14
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Thank you very much. Just downloaded Dragon but didn't know about the others.
     

Share This Page


Search tags for this page
apps for low vision for ipad
,
apps for people with low vision
,
apps to help low vision
,

ipad apps for low vision

,
ipad apps low vision
,
ipad low vision
,
ipad low vision app
,

low vision apps for ipad

,

low vision ipad apps

,
low-vision apps for the ipad