Alternative Display Apps
SayText – In combination with the iPhone’s built-in camera, Say-Text reads outloud the text in the image using Optical Character recognition (OCR) technology
ZoomReader – In combination with the iPhone’s built-in camera, ZoomReader lets you magnify and read printed text by first taking a picture of an object like a book or worksheet, and then converts the image into text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. ZoomReader will then read the text back to you using a natural-sounding voice.
Alternative Control Apps
Dragon Anywhere – allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text messages, email or social networking updates
QuickVoice2TextEmail – Allows you to send emails by using your voice
Augmentative Processing Apps
AudioNote – a notepad and voice recorder in one. Tracks what you type and draw while recording audio of the class, lecture or meeting
GoodReader – GoodReader is a PDF reader with advanced reading and annotating capabilities. It can handle large PDF and TXT files, manuals, large books and magazines. The ability to mark-up PDFs allows users to use typewriter text boxes, sticky notes, lines, arrows, and freehand drawings on top of a PDF file.
iConverse – an educational tool designed for young children and individuals with communicative disabilities, and also toddler-aged children who have yet to master language.
iHomework – is an organizer that will help you keep track of homework, assignments, course information and teacher contact info.
Instapaper – allows you to save web pages as text only to read at a later time.
iReader – will read aloud text that is copy/pasted into iReader. Text can be selected from your e-mail, internet browser, notes app etc.
iTalk2Email – send emails by recording an audio clip and then sending it via email
Proloquo2go – turns your iPhone into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device, which can enable individuals who are non-verbal to communicate using a simple, picture-based interface and natural sounding text-to-speech voices more easily and effectively.
SoundNote – tracks what you type and draw while recording audio of the class, lecture or meeting. Able to play back the audio from just tapping on a word.
Typ-O HD – will provide word prediction as you type; allow you to listen to your written text; and offer spell check for those misspelt words.
Resources for iPhone Smartphones
Apple’s iPhone include accessibility features that make it easier for individuals with difficulties with vision, hearing and physical and motor skills. Find out more about iPhone’s built in accessibility features here.
Apps for Children with Special Needs – this website provides a list of 1000 apps for children with special needs. The list is in the process of being organized by subject such as books, creative play and Autism (general).
National Braille Press’ – Getting Started with the iPhone: An Introduction for Blind Users
App Store: Apple App Store
Links are provided for information purposes only. SNOW does not endorse any of the phone apps on this page.