Ideal Currency Identifier
IDEAL Currency Identifier is a voice output money identification program for people who are blind or have low vision or cognitive disabilities. It is designed to be used with a smartphone or tablet that has a camera and runs the Android operating system. The app uses the device's rear-facing camera to detect currency denominations for three generations of U.S. currency notes beginning in 1993. The user places the note on a flat surface, in a horizontal position and in good lighting. It does not
WeMo is an environmental control and home automation program designed for use by people with cognitive or memory disabilities or parents or caregivers of adults or children with developmental or other disabilities that may result in forgetting to turn lights or appliances on or off. This application (or app) allows a person to use an Android or iOS device to control remotely any number of lights, appliances, and other devices in their house that is plugged into a WeMo Switch (see separate entry)
The Minuum Keyboard is a software program designed for individuals with grasping difficulties. The software keyboard forgoes the screen-stealing QWERTY layout for a single-line of characters. The software will automatically restructure misspelled words and find patterns in users typing to auto correct typing.
ASL Dictionary is a tablet and phone application designed to teach American Sign Language. Translate English into ASL, from A-Z, plus the entire numerical system, common English phrases, symbols and much more.
Blindshell Android Application On Google Play
BlindShell is an application developed for visually impaired individuals. It is controlled by simple touch gesture. There is also a text-to-speech feature with vibration and sound responses. Blindshell contains the following applications: Call, Messages, Contacts, Alarm, Notes, Voice Recorder, Book Reader, Color Recognition, Settings, Information about State, Favorites and Missed Events. There is also an easy-to-use keyboard for writing numbers and texts. To purchase BlindShell see Google Play.
Free Speech (Version 1.31)
Free Speech is an Android application (app) that serves as an Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) program for individuals who have difficulty speaking. At the push of a button, users can play recorded sounds or have text read aloud with the Android’s built-in text-to-speech (TTS) feature. This customizable sound board can be personalized to fit the user’s preferences. With Free Speech, users can create and edit buttons; display text, images, or both on a button; link buttons togethe
Braci - The Smart Ear
Braci is designed for use by individuals who are deaf, or hard of hearing. The Braci is capable of detecting a wide range of sounds (both indoor and outdoor) such as smoke alarms, doorbells, babies crying, car horns, and more. These sounds are then sent through vibration and flash lights on both smart phone and smart watch (Pebble Watch & Android Wear) to get better alerts. Braci consists of two main parts: the software, which is on a smart phone, and the wearable device (Pebble Watch). Th
Lucidchart is a tool designed by Google to help children a people with learning and cognitive disabilities to develop charts. Once the chart is completed on the app, it can be print it or exported to be share with the Lucidchart community.
Newsela is a app from the Chrome store designed to adapt to the readers need. It is intended to be used by children and people with cognitive and learning disabilities. The app publishes daily news articles in 5 reading levels, from grades 3-12. The articles also include quizzes.
VoxSci™ is a voicemail-to-text mobile application (app) designed for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Using a conversion engine called Virtual Engine for Recognition of Basic Speech (VERBS), this Android and iPhone app converts voice messages into text messages and delivers them to the user either as an email or text, or via an API interface. VoxSci™ replaces the traditional voicemail service and allows users to: read, manage, and listen to voicemail messages in the order they choose
Pedius is an Android and iPhone app that allows individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to have phone conversations in real-time without an interpreter. When the user types or speaks his or her message into the phone, Pedius, using speech synthesis and voice recognition technology, will send the message to the contact with either the user’s own voice or an automated voice. Then Pedius will send the user the written translation of his contact’s response in real-time. Through this app, users c
Live Caption is an iPhone and Android app that provides individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing with transcriptions of what the other person is saying in real-time. When the other person speaks into the smartphone, this app will transcribe his or her spoken words live on the screen of the device using voice recognition software. Then the user can type back his or her response. Live Caption is NOT for transcribing phone calls, but for transcribing in-person conversations.
Eye-Sign is an Android app that allows people who are not familiar with sign language to communicate with those who are. It translates text or spoken words into sign language and displays them as a series of video clips on the screen so that individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can understand what the other person was trying to communicate. Eye-Sign is now available now with both a British Sign Language dictionary and an American Sign Language dictionary.
The ME/CFS Diary Smart Phone App is suitable for: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis and Lyme disease, or any condition in which exhaustion/fatigue is a dominant factor affecting daily activity with multiple occurring symptoms. The app allows users to:
The Pzizz App is an iPhone and Android application designed for people who experience sleep problems such as trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or have any form of insomnia, and people who have fibromyalgia or any neurological/psychological disorder that causes a sleep disorder. The app is designed to help users fall asleep and stay asleep by generating a sleep soundtrack that can be played anywhere from 10 minutes - 12 hours (depending on module). Short naps are encouraged with this app
Memory Trainer Application
The Memory Trainer Application is a functional Android app designed to improve spatial and working memory. User will be put through a variety of “workouts”. In particular, Memory Trainer works the users spatial, working memory, focus, chunking, and concentration.
Memory Trainer Application
The Memory Trainer Application is a functional application designed to improve memory and is beneficial to fibromyalgia sufferers who experience brain fog and also is beneficial to anyone with forms of cognitive impairment(s). It has been recently scientifically proven that regular mental exercise can greatly improve your memory, and this app has been designed to do that. In particular, Memory Trainer works out your spatial and working memory, focus, chunking, and concentration skills.
The Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Life Planner and Workbook
The Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Life Planner and Workbook is a life planner/workbook for individuals with fibromyalgia. The Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Life Planner and Workbook offers interpretation of FMS and CFS and outlines solutions to the common Fibromyalgia symptoms. It offers education, understanding, and compassion, summarizes ways for the user to cope and adjust to the lifestyle changes. Written by a Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue patient, the book outlin
Mind Games Application
Mind Games Application is an application of a collection of games based on cognitive psychology, developed to help the user practice different mental skills. Mind Games can be used to prevent, treat, or manage "fibro fog" that many fibromyalgia sufferers face. The app includes nearly 3 dozen of Mindware’s brain training games. The app includes exercises to improve attention, abstraction, face memory, attention to detail with stimuli, and more. It allows the user to practice categorizing skills a
assist-Mi® is a smartphone application for the users with disabilities to helps them get assistance in real-time and on the go, empowering them to greater independence when accessing everyday goods and services. It connects service providers and caregivers with the user who may need their assistance. Services include help in getting to work, to go shopping for essentials, and for travel. It has a feature called Mi-Profile which provides a user’s needs so the service provider knows what to do whe
GroceryIQ is an app for meal planning and shopping that can be used by users who need assistance planning and shopping for food. The user can tell the app what they want to cook, and it generates a grocery list, tells the user what aisle the products are on, and generates coupons.
Magnifying Glass with Light
The Magnifying Glass with Light application allows users to illuminate and magnify books, magazines, newspapers, etc. by turning your screen into a magnifying glass. The app is intended for any user who needs help reading small prints. Features include:
MedCoach Medication Reminder
The MedCoach is an easy-to-use medical app that is intended to help users remember to take their medications and pills at the right time. MedCoach can also connect to the users pharmacy to refill prescriptions.
The Newsy app allows the user to get daily news in one place. This app can be used by users who want to be updated with news with no ads or distractions. Newsy pulls from sources to display short, straightforward videos on the day’s news.
Tiny Tastes is designed to encourage young children to try new foods. It can be used with children with autism, sensory processing disorder, and feeding disorders. This app offers a playful approach to turn selective eating struggles or other types of feeding difficulties into a fun game, as a picture of the child’s own food gets uploaded into Tiny’s plate for her to “eat”. The kids want to eat foods as they see Tiny enjoying the same food items. Some children prefer to watch Tiny eat by herself
AWARENESS is a functional application for people with emotional disabilities that helps them keep in touch with their emotions by helping them to be more present, more relaxed, and more comfortable. This application can be used to reduce stress at work and at home, become more energetic during the day, be able to able to better focus on their goals, and be less distracted, impatient, forgetful or tired. The AWARENESS application uses mobile technology to randomly intercept the user’s daily routi
AbleRoad™ is a mobile application that locates, rates, and reviews accessible places. Users can find nearby restaurants, stores, hotels, groceries, salons, theaters, and more. After visiting 39 places the user may rate their own places.
Fastmall™ is an interactive application designed for use by individuals with neurological disabilities to ease their shopping experience. With this app, users can navigate any mall map without the need for GPS or WIFI. Users can download any mall map.
Google Translate is an algorithm that can be used to help students with cognitive or learning disabilities abroad or some place they are unfamiliar. With Google Translate, the user can translate between 103 languages by typing. There is a Tap to Translate feature in which the user can copy text in any app and the translation pops up. Without an internet connection, the user can translate 52 languages. A phone's camera can be used to translate text instantly in 29 languages. In Camera Mode, the u
IFTTT is a functional application for cellular phones designed to enhance accessibility on phones for people with severe physical disabilities. The app allows different apps to work together so to make one app do virtually anything with virtually any other app. The user can:
JABtalk is an phone application designed to help non-verbal adults and kids communicate. A user can build sentences from words, organize words into user-defined categories, import pictures and audio, and convert text to speech with its text-to-speech capabilities. The application enables interpersonal communication through Text-to-Speech from Selection Tables of construction of the user. A Text-to-Speech application is required. Users can select the number of the words per sentence (5-10-15-20-3
ai.type Keyboard is a customizable keyboard created for people with cerebral palsy or fine motor disabilities to assist them with typing. Instead of the usual four rows that keyboards have, ai.type has five rows. This fifth row can be customized to be either a dedicated number row, a “utility” row with text editing features, a dedicated symbol row, or a row with the users most used emojis.
The Guide Dots is an audio-based application designed to help visually impaired to navigate independently. The app uses audio prompts, Facebook Places, Google Maps, and crowdsourcing technology to call out places as the user passes. With the ability to tag route details and find nearby friends, Guide Dots is a walking guide to any city in the world. With a growing Guide Dots community, users can create detailed databases of localized information such as hazards in the walkway and the location of
Attention Exercise is an app that sharpens the user's ability to focus, using simple drawing tasks that just take a minute a day. This app was designed for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD). With daily use, the user's attention span can grow longer. But Attention Exercise can help anybody lengthen attention span and improve focus. Users can try using the Daily Reminder setting for improved results. These exercises are based on recomme
Hear2Read Tamil Text to Speech
Hear2Read Tamil Text to Speech is a functional text-to-speech application designed for the visually impaired that reads Tamil, the Dravidian language of the Tamils in India. The app is the first of a series of Text-To-Speech (TTS) plug-in engine for Indic languages. It was developed jointly by www.Hear2Read.org and Carnegie Mellon University. The App plugs in Android TTS framework such that it can be used by any applications (including Talkback) to Read Tamil text by listening to machine generat
The Nest app is a mobile app that allows users to remotely control several Nest smart home devices, such as the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Nest Protect (please see separate entries). With the Nest Learning Thermostat, users can adjust the temperature from anywhere; view and edit their thermostat schedule; and get extreme temperature alerts before their home gets too cold, all through the Nest app. With the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm, users can get an alert if Nest Pr
August Home App
The August Home app is an app that allows users to remotely control their August smart home devices including the August Smart Lock and the August Doorbell Cam (not included, please see separate entries). With the August Smart Lock users can operate their lock without a physical key, auto-unlock and auto-lock their door as they enter and leave, create virtual keys for family and guests, grant others access for specific dates and times, and access the 24/7 Activity Log, all through the August Hom
The LIFX app is a mobile app that allows users to control their LIFX Color 1000 light bulb (not included, please see separate entry). Through the LIFX app, users can turn their lights off and on remotely, select from a wide range of color choices, adjust the brightness, and set schedules for when to turn lights on or off.
Samsung SmartThings App
The Samsung SmartThings app is a mobile app that links users to their Samsung SmartThings Hub and all of its connected devices, allowing them to monitor, control, and secure their home from anywhere (the SmartThings Hub does not come with the app; the hub and all other connected devices must be purchased separately). Through the Samsung SmartThings app, users can remotely turn compatible smart home devices on or off, receive notifications and alerts, program automated schedules, customize settin
The SmartEdApp is designed for use with individuals with communication, cognitive, learning, and developmental or speech disabilities, or autism. This application provides a secure cloud-based access to student data, creating seamless, and threaded support. The app’s internal messaging system allows instant communication among educators, therapists, and parents. The home-school connection is strengthened when parents log in and see the progress their child has made, and/or when students log in a
Talking Photos is an application that allows the user to take pictures and then record a voice memo with the picture. It is intended to be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This app allows the pictures and recorded messages to be shared via email. It can also be used to attach recorded audio clips to existing images found in the device's SD card. It also has capabilities to import audio/photo email attachment into the users gallery.
Learn with Rufus: Feelings and Emotions
Learn with Rufus: Feelings and Emotions is an app for children with autism spectrum disorder. The ability to identify facial expressions and emotions is important for interpersonal interactions and provides a basis for communications between two or more people. A young child may find such responses difficult and confusing at times. As they grow, children learn to associate certain facial expressions with given emotions that allow them to decipher how another person is feeling. Children will lear
E-Mintza is an app designed for children who have autism spectrum disorder or difficulty regulating emotions or with communication. It is a customizable, bilingual app designed for augmentative communication using a family's own pictures. It also promotes autonomy through a customized agenda. This app shows communication display with pictograms or associated images and sounds that allow for a direct and simple communication for all users.
Tranquility: OCD Support App
Tranquility: OCD Support App is designed to be used by individuals who have OCD. This product helps individuals manage symptoms, provides useful axiety management resources, allows users to keep a record of OCD/anxiety symptoms, which can then be shared with therapists, and gives users OCD and anxiety support in the form of a mobile app.
MyEardroid is a smartphone application designed to be sued by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This application can be used in any enclosed environments such as a house or hotel room. This application detects and identifies common sounds such as doorbell, telephone, alarm clocks, and fire alarm.
VoxSci transcribes voicemails into text and delivers them to mobile devices as a text (SMS) message and/or as an email with MP3 attachment. It is designed for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. There is a free trail and a monthly paid version. This product offers speech to text for voicemail of up to 5 minutes and unlimited length of transcription.
Depression CBT Self-Help Guide
Depression CBT Self-Help Guide is an application designed to supplement cognitive behavioral therapy. This app’s screen test helps users gauge the severity of their depression. It also offers articles on CBT. Users can also tap into the tracking feature that lets them focus on positive thoughts and behaviors.
Open Sesame! Touch-Free Access
The Open Sesame! Touch-Free Access is completely touch-free smartphone, designed by and for people with disabilities. It features gesture recognition which understands small head movements, eliminating the need for touch. The Sesame phone works by tracking the user’s head movements using the built-in, front-facing camera on the phone. These tracked movements are combined with computer vision algorithms to create a cursor that appears on the screen of the phone, similar to a cursor on a computer
Constant Therapy App
The Constant Therapy App is a mobile application for patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, or who have dementia, aphasia and other speech-language disorders to be used to improve speech, language, cognition, memory, reading, attention and comprehension skills with 65 categories of tasks, over 100,000 exercises, and 10 difficulty levels. Exercises are specifically customized for each person's unique needs and adapts to the difficulty level the user needs each day.
BioZen is an application designed for individuals with emotional disabilities. It was originally developed by the Department of Defense to assist service members. BioZen shows real-time data from multiple body sensors including electroencephalogram (EEG), electromyography (EMG), galvanic skin response (GSR), electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), respiratory rate, and skin temperature. It also displays Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta, and Gamma brain waves and can combine the brain waves to show users their
Accessible Navigation ForBlind
The Accessible Navigation ForBlind is an app designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision to safely travel. Features include:
Open Sesame - Touch Free Control
Open Sesame - Touch Free Control is a hands-free, touch-free Android app that allows users with upper extremity disabilities to operate Android smartphones and tablets with head movements and voice commands. It is designed for individuals with limited or no use of their hands, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), cerebral palsy, or paralysis. The app uses the front-facing selfie camera to track the user's head movements. With Open Sesame Touch Free Control, users c
LOOK AT ME
LOOK AT ME is an application designed to improve socialization skills for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This product makes a game of social interactions which helps users learn to read moods, remember faces, and express themselves with facial expressions.
Ola Mundo Socky
Ola Mundo Socky is a pictures-based Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) mobile app designed for children with autism who are non-verbal. This messaging app has a vocabulary of symbol keys that the child can use to create messages. He or she can either send the message to someone else (e.g., a parent or friend) through the Socky app, or have the message read aloud to the recipient using the app’s speech synthesizer. In the message box, the child’s messages and the messages of those w
Pedius is a mobile app that allows phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing. The app allows users to call landline and mobile phones using text messaging. Using speech synthesis and voice recognition technologies, users start a call by typing their message and Pedius will send it to the contact that they choose. User can also use their own voice during the phone call. During phone calls a voice will read what the user wrote. Users can also press the icon to start a call in Voice mode and beg
WheelMate™ is an interactive functional application for those individuals who use wheelchairs to navigate independently. Highlights wheelchair accessible features around users. In particular, this app assists individuals to locate accessible parking and bathrooms when they are on the move.
GalaPro is a mobile application designed to help individuals with hearing loss access free real-time closed captioning in order to participate in live performing arts shows. This mobile application is designed to be used in airplane mode so no phone calls or texts disturb the performance. The GalaPro has low screen brightness such that non-users in the audience are not disrupted. Users can select either dark pink or gray lettering on a black background which is by design so that only the individ
Mindfulness Coach is a smart phone application developed to help Veterans, Service members, and others learn how to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness has been shown to be effective for reducing stress, improving emotional balance, increasing self-awareness, helping with anxiety and depression, and coping more effectively with chronic pain. The app provides a gradual, self-guided training program designed to help the user understand and adopt a simple mindfulness practice. Mindfulness Coach also
PE Coach 2
PE Coach 2 is an iPhone and Android application designed to be used during therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with a health professional who is trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy. The app will guide a user through the exercises assigned by a therapist and allows a user to track and record their progress. In addition, the app provides techniques such as controlled breathing. PE Coach can also help users remember and track upcoming therapy sessions. Users are able to audio re
Headspace is an iPhone and Android application designed to teach interested individuals about meditation and mindfulness. Headspace teaches the user how to meditate, breathe, and live mindfully. It helps to improve focus.There are exercises on topics including managing anxiety, stress relief, breathing, happiness, and focus. The app offers Guided Meditation, Meditation for Work, Meditation for Kids, Meditation on Sleep, Meditation on Focus, Meditation on Stress, and Meditation on Anxiety.
Anger and Irritability Management Skills (AIMS)
Anger and Irritability Management Skills (AIMS) is an Apple and Android application designed for Veterans and military Service members but can be used by anyone trying to manage their levels of anger and irritability. The AIMS app is based on the Anger and Irritability Management Skills online self-help course. The app provides the user with education about anger, opportunities for finding support, the ability to create an anger management plan, anger tracking, and tools to help manage reactions
Loud Steps is a cell phone application designed to help individuals who are visually impaired with indoor wayfinding. Built for those that are partially sighted, blind, and hearing impaired, the app provides step-by-step direction through voice guidance and offers detailed information about specific points of interest. App users can receive announcements about their environment by pointing the mobile device in a specific direction. 35 venues have provided data for Loud Steps.
Lazarillo is a smartphone application providing an accessible GPS designed to help blind or low-vision individuals explore the world. This app allows the user to use its accessibility functions for free, just requires mobile data or a Wi-Fi connection.To collaborate with people who are blind, Lazarillo's main feature is to become the user's companion, providing essential information that allows displacement and autonomy. The goal is to help the person reach the chosen place in a simple way, rece
Welcome is a free Android application designed for people with disabilities requiring accommodation. Welcome provides a platform to interact with participating venues around accessibility needs and allows users to indicate the specific assistance they require. Venue locations include the following areas in the United Kingdom: Edinburgh and Lothian, Glasgow, Stirling, Falkirk, Fife, Angus, Tayside, Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands, Orkney, Shetland, Greater London, East Anglia, and Dublin.
Button a free Android application designed for people with mobility or visual impairment disabilities to help them cross the street. Users install the app mobile phone or smart watch which allows them to press the buttons at pedestrian crossings. By removing the concern of inaccessible buttons pedestrians with disabilities can focus on positioning and alignment prior to crossing the street.