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Useful Apps for Visually Impaired

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Thanks to the superb advancement of technology, visually impaired individuals can use apps today. Android and Apple have come up with a fine assortment of applications especially for the entertainment of individuals who are visually challenged. You must be eager to know what they are. Here is a list of some of the most popular applications for visually impaired people. They all come free!

Apple offers the following applications for visually challenged people.

SayText (Apple) â In this application, the text in the image is read out sonorously.

Text Detective (Apple) â This application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch reads out text using the phoneâs camera. To use this app, the camera needs to be sifted through printed materials and then, the text will be read out.

Chime (Apple) â This is a no-nonsense application which offers interesting chimes on the completion of an hour or half hour or quarter hour.

TapTap See (Apple) â With the help of TapTap See, your visually impaired friends can lead their life in a better and happier way. This application helps them to recognise and understand things they come across regularly.

Vizwiz (Apple) â Vizwiz is a great app for visually challenged individuals. With its help, they can get an instant answer to their queries. A user needs to click a picture, ask questions and listen to answers.

iBeams Lite (Apple) â iBeams is famous for its use of stunning special effects and efficient interactive system, something very useful for visually impaired individuals.

HeyTell (Apple) â We all need to be able to get in touch with our family and friends back home without any hassle when staying far away. Keeping that in mind, Apple has created a functional application for visually challenged people. It is a voice messenger that runs cross-platform. It requires a few simple steps to start talking with near and dear ones â open the app, select a contact and push button to begin conversation. There is no need to create an account.

Medicine Reminder and Pill Tracker (Apple) â Forgetting to take medicines and supplements is not an option anymore for visually impaired individuals when they install this application. It helps to set reminders for taking medications and supplements timely.


Audio Exam Player (Apple) â Visually impaired students will never lag behind others when they use Audio Exam Player. This app reads out test questions to them.

Other helpful applications from Apple are Alarmed - Reminders and Timers, Jumbo Calculator, Capti Narrator and Stitcher Radio for Podcasts. Alarmed â Reminder and Timer is a wonderful reminder and timer application whereas, Jumbo Calculator is a brilliant app for making all complex calculations easily. Capti Narrator narrates pieces eloquently while Stitcher Radio for Podcasts helps to be all ears to current news, talk shows and fun elements accessed through a mobile phone.

Android is not far behind when it comes to creating applications for visually impaired people. Letâs see what they have in store.

Blind Navigator (Android) â With the help of this extremely useful application, a visually challenged person can easily travel around the world with valuable tips and advice at every step.

GeorgiePhone (Android) â This app makes things simple for visually challenged individuals. With an easy press and hold method, they can access their favourite things on phone. GeorgiePhone also helps to navigate to other apps on an Android phone.

Web2go (Android) â This Android application is truly a gem. It presents the entire website to the visually impaired by reading out the text on every page loudly.

So, these are the most sought-after applications for visually challenged people. Technology is developing at a massive pace. So, we can expect to see more entries in this huge list of useful apps.
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Thanks to the superb advancement of technology, visually impaired individuals can use apps today. Android and Apple have come up with a fine assortment of applications especially for the entertainment of individuals who are visually challenged. You must be eager to know what they are. Here is a list of some of the most popular applications for visually impaired people. They all come free!

Apple offers the following applications for visually challenged people.

SayText (Apple) â In this application, the text in the image is read out sonorously.

Text Detective (Apple) â This application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch reads out text using the phoneâs camera. To use this app, the camera needs to be sifted through printed materials and then, the text will be read out.

Chime (Apple) â This is a no-nonsense application which offers interesting chimes on the completion of an hour or half hour or quarter hour.

TapTap See (Apple) â With the help of TapTap See, your visually impaired friends can lead their life in a better and happier way. This application helps them to recognise and understand things they come across regularly.

Vizwiz (Apple) â Vizwiz is a great app for visually challenged individuals. With its help, they can get an instant answer to their queries. A user needs to click a picture, ask questions and listen to answers.

iBeams Lite (Apple) â iBeams is famous for its use of stunning special effects and efficient interactive system, something very useful for visually impaired individuals.

HeyTell (Apple) â We all need to be able to get in touch with our family and friends back home without any hassle when staying far away. Keeping that in mind, Apple has created a functional application for visually challenged people. It is a voice messenger that runs cross-platform. It requires a few simple steps to start talking with near and dear ones â open the app, select a contact and push button to begin conversation. There is no need to create an account.

Medicine Reminder and Pill Tracker (Apple) â Forgetting to take medicines and supplements is not an option anymore for visually impaired individuals when they install this application. It helps to set reminders for taking medications and supplements timely.

Audio Exam Player (Apple) â Visually impaired students will never lag behind others when they use Audio Exam Player. This app reads out test questions to them.

Other helpful applications from Apple are Alarmed - Reminders and Timers, Jumbo Calculator, Capti Narrator and Stitcher Radio for Podcasts. Alarmed â Reminder and Timer is a wonderful reminder and timer application whereas, Jumbo Calculator is a brilliant app for making all complex calculations easily. Capti Narrator narrates pieces eloquently while Stitcher Radio for Podcasts helps to be all ears to current news, talk shows and fun elements accessed through a mobile phone.

Android is not far behind when it comes to creating applications for visually impaired people. Letâs see what they have in store.

Blind Navigator (Android) â With the help of this extremely useful application, a visually challenged person can easily travel around the world with valuable tips and advice at every step.

GeorgiePhone (Android) â This app makes things simple for visually challenged individuals. With an easy press and hold method, they can access their favourite things on phone. GeorgiePhone also helps to navigate to other apps on an Android phone.

Web2go (Android) â This Android application is truly a gem. It presents the entire website to the visually impaired by reading out the text on every page loudly.

So, these are the most sought-after applications for visually challenged people. Technology is developing at a massive pace. So, we can expect to see more entries in this huge list of useful apps.

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