Apps and Assistive Technologies

hearing language and speech-disabilities

These innovative technologies can help you with your telecommunications needs. Explore the assistive technologies for equipment that might help you connect with someone. Learn about existing and new apps that may make your devices more easy to use.

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  1. View external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    AEGIS
    Description:
    The conference will gather a wide array of experts and users in the area of Assistive Technology to discuss scientific and policy developments in accessible technology; showcase relevant projects and initiatives in the area of assistive technology.
  2. AbleDataView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    NIDRR of U.S. Dept. of Education
    Description:
    AbleData provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment.
  3. Access 4 All Other Carriers®View external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    IDEAL Group, Inc.
    Description:
    An accessibility application installer (AAI).
  4. Access 4 AT&TView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    IDEAL Group, Inc.
    Description:
    An accessibility application installer (AAI)
  5. Access 4 SprintView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    IDEAL Group, Inc.
    Description:
    An accessibility application installer (AAI)
  6. Access 4 T-MobileView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    IDEAL Group, Inc.
    Description:
    An accessibility application installer (AAI)
  7. Access 4 VerizonView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    IDEAL Group, Inc.
    Description:
    An accessibility application installer (AAI)
  8. Access 4 VodafoneView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    IDEAL Group, Inc.
    Description:
    An accessibility application installer (AAI)
  9. AccessAppsView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Description:
    AccessApps consists of over 60 open source and freeware Windows applications
  10. ACCESSIBILE JQUERY COMPONENTS for WORDPRESSView external Web site
    Type:
    Web Widgets
    Compatibility:
    Cross-Platform
    Provider:
    AEGIS
    Description:
    JavaScript widgets from the AEGIS Project.
  11. Accessibility Camp Seattle BlogView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    Accessibility Camp Seattle
  12. Accessibility InspectorView external Web site
    Type:
    Browser Extension
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    Mozilla
    Description:
    The Accessibility Inspector for Firebug gives developers the ability to examine the accessibility features found in the Document Object Model (DOM) of web sites and web applications.
  13. Accessible Media Player View external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Nomensa
    Description:
    The Nomensa accessible media player is a flexible multimedia solution for websites and intranets.
  14. Accessible Media Project View external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Microsoft
    Description:
    The Accessible media project is a collection of tools for making websites using media more accessible. The first release is a basic video player, whose main aim is as a vehicle for demonstrating how to achieve WCAG 2.0 AAA accessibility using Silverlight
  15. Accessible Style Sheet BookmarkletView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Juicy Studio
    Description:
    This article looks at creating a bookmarklet to empower users who may benefit from an accessible style sheet, but prefer the option to use the style sheet defined by the author.
  16. Accessible Technology CoalitionView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Center for Accessible Technology
    Description:
    A consumer driven, grassroots program that provides people with disabilities accurate answers to their technology questions allowing them to identify appropriate solutions.
  17. AccessITView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    University of Washington
    Description:
    AccessIT promotes the use of electronic and information technology (E&IT) for students and employees with disabilities in educational institutions at all academic levels.
  18. AccuWeather for iPhoneView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    AccuWeather, Inc.
    Description:
    AccuWeather for iPhone gives you fast, easy access to current weather information so you can make your plans with confidence
  19. AChecker: Web Accessibility CheckerView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    IDI
    Description:
    This tool checks single HTML pages for conformance with accessibility standards to ensure the content can be accessed by everyone.
  20. ACT Today!View external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Autism Care & Treatment Today!
    Description:
    ACT Today! is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential.
  21. Adobe Accessibility BlogView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Description:
    Features several articles on adding captions to Flash video.
  22. AJAX Accessibility OverviewView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    International Business Machines Corp.
    Description:
    This article introduces AJAX and discusses some of the accessibility issues and best practices.
  23. A List ApartView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    A List Apart Magazine
    Description:
    A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.
  24. Amazon MobileView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    AMZN Mobile LLC
    Description:
    Quickly search, get product details, read reviews and purchase millions of products available from Amazon.com and other merchants.
  25. AMP ExpressView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    SSB BART Group
    Description:
    Get a FREE accessibility report for your site! When you hit 'Make it happen', we'll spider through your site's pages and automatically test them against the standards you select.
  26. Apps4androidView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    IDEAL Group
    Description:
    Suite of accessible apps for Android phones
  27. A-Prompt View external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    University of Toronto
    Description:
    The A-Prompt software tool examines Web pages for barriers to accessibility, performs automatic repairs when possible, and assists the author in manual repairs when necessary.
  28. ArtikPixView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Jason Rinn & Eric Sailers
    Description:
    ArtikPix version 2.0 is an exciting update to the engaging articulation app with flashcard and matching activities for children with speech sound delays.
  29. ArtikPixView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Jason Rinn & Eric Sailers
    Description:
    ArtikPix version 2.0 is an exciting update to the engaging articulation app with flashcard and matching activities for children with speech sound delays.
  30. assistireland.ieView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Citizens Information Board
    Description:
    Assist Ireland provides information on assistive technology and a directory of products available from Irish suppliers for people with disabilities and older people.
  31. Assistive Technology Information AllianceView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    International Alliance of ATI Providers
    Description:
    The ATI Alliance intends to establish a network in order to realize exchange of experience, improve and harmonize the access to the information, and advance the service standard for the users of the system.
  32. Autism 5-Point Scale EPView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    The Autism Society of Minnesota
    Description:
    The Autism Help App assists individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other disabilities to communicate in emergency situations.
  33. Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    StudioEmotion Pty Ltd. Inc.
    Description:
    It is designed to encourage people with autism to recognizes and express their emotions through its fun and easy to use interface.
  34. AViewerView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    The Paciello Group
    Description:
    AViewer is a new tool to inspect elements on a web page and be able to view the HTML code, ARIA attributes (if any) and the information being conveyed by the browser to accessibility APIs, all in one neatish interface.
  35. Babies with iPadsView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Babies with iPads
    Description:
    This blog is designed to document infants/toddlers with disabilities using an iPad to promote their development.
  36. Behavior StatusView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    Chris L. Bennett
    Description:
    Keep track of a child's Autism or ADD/ADHD behavior with this simple app.
  37. Building Accessible WebsitesView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Joe Clark
    Description:
    The book teaches developers of every sophistication and budget level how to improve the accessibility of their Websites so that people who are blind, deaf, or mobility-impaired can get the most out of them.
  38. CAP Mobile AppView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)
    Description:
    Stay up to date on CAP, new assistive technology, disability events and more!
  39. CAP Mobile AppView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)
    Description:
    Stay up to date on CAP, new assistive technology, disability events and more!
  40. CaptionateView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Manitu Group
    Description:
    Captionate is a Windows application that embeds caption data into FLV (Flash Video) files.
  41. CaptionSyncView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Automatic Sync Technologies, LLC
    Description:
    A fast and simple web-based solution for generating captions, transcripts and video search data for a variety of video at a great price, without the error rates found in speech recognition.
  42. CC for FlashView external Web site
    Type:
    Captioning
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    NCAM
    Description:
    NCAM has developed a Flash component that can be used to display captions of Flash video and audio content.
  43. ccMP3PlayerView external Web site
    Type:
    Captioning
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    NCAM
  44. CCPlayerView external Web site
    Type:
    Mouse Alternative Input
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    CCDeveloppement
    Description:
    CCPlayer can read the files, avi, vob, divx, mp3 mpg, wav, wmv and others. CCPlayer can be controlled with the mouse wheel and the keys of your choice. (Keyboard or mouse)
  45. ChoiceBoard-CreatorView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Techno Chipmunk
    Description:
    It is an excellent tool to train and prepare users for more sophisticated communication devices via an easy, simple-to-use choice-making platform.
  46. CLiCk, SpeakView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Charles L. Chen
    Description:
    It is designed for people with physical disabilities or low vision who wish to gain a talking browser.
  47. ClipTalkView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Fullmeasure.co.uk
    Description:
    ClipTalk can read everything copied to clipboard.
  48. ComAppView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Special Learning, Inc.
    Description:
    It lets non-verbal children communicate what they want quickly and easily. However, it can also be used as part of a child’s ABA therapy to teach basic language skills.
  49. CortexitView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Evariware Metasystems, Inc.
    Description:
    Disperse large paragraphs of text, where words seem to blend together, into easily digestible chunks.
  50. CTIA Access WirelessView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    CTIA-The Wireless Association
    Description:
    A website designed to help people with disabilities, seniors and their families learn about the ever-changing world of cell phones and wireless services.
  51. Cynthia Says PortalView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    HiSoftware Inc.
    Description:
    The HiSoftware Cynthia Says portal is a web content accessibility validation solution. It is designed to identify errors in your content related to Section 508 standards and/or the WCAG guidelines.
  52. d2u Transcriber: Dictation and TranscriptionView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Bottle Rocket
    Description:
    Record, edit and upload a digital recording then have the file accurately and efficiently transcribed to text anywhere with an Internet connection.
  53. DCLA Adaptive Services Interest Group (ASIG) Meeting at George Mason UniversityView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    DCLA ASIG
    Description:
    The DCLA Adaptive Services Interest Group (ASIG) will meet on Monday May 9th at George Mason University from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Aquia Building Room 238 MSN:6A11 at the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University.
  54. DEMOSTHeNESView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    University of Athens
    Description:
    A general-purpose multilingual and polyglot software text-to-speech (TtS) system that supports the Greek language
  55. Developer Guidelines from IBMView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    International Business Machines Corp
    Description:
    Offers information about removing barriers that inhibit the access of certain groups, including people with disabilities, mature users, and non-native language learners.
  56. Disability.govView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    U.S. Department of Labor's ODEP
    Description:
    Disability.gov provides an interactive, community-driven information network of disability-related programs, services, laws and benefits.
  57. Disabled Living FoundationView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    U.K. Department of Health and Department for Education
    Description:
    DLF is a national charity that provides impartial advice, information and training on daily living aids.
  58. Dive Into Accessibility View external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Mark Pilgrim
    Description:
    This book answers two questions: \Why should I make my web site more accessible?\ and \How can I make my web site more accessible?\'
  59. DO-ITView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON
    Description:
    The international DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities and the use of computer and networking technologies to increase their independence, productivity, and participation in education and careers.
  60. DragonflyView external Web site
    Type:
    Speech Recognition
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Python Software Foundation
    Description:
    Dragonfly offers a powerful Python interface to speech recognition and a high-level language object model to easily create and use voice commands.
  61. Droid Talker - FreeView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    Bill Schroeder
    Description:
    This is the free version app that will read/speak whatever you type.
  62. eAccessibility Checker Validation TestsView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    eGovMon Project
    Description:
    The eAccessibility page checker contains 22 tests. If you enter the URL of a web page, it is checked with 21 HTML tests and 1 CSS test. The eAccessibility PDF checker contains 11 tests for PDF documents.
  63. EasyKidTokensView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    GoodBehaviorTools.com
    Description:
    A token board that's handy wherever an opportunity to teach a desirable behavior arises! A common teaching tool for behavior development and modification, including ABA.
  64. E-triloquist View external Web site
    Type:
    Text to Speech
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    E-triloquist.com
    Description:
    Communication aid for the speech-impaired. (formerly known as \ speakeasy\)
  65. European Assistive Technology Information NetworkView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Eastin Association
    Description:
    EASTIN is the most comprehensive web-service in Europe on assistive technology.
  66. EvalAccess View external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Laboratory of HCI for Special Needs
    Description:
    EvalAccess web service checks web pages accessibility, based on the WAI's WCAG 1.0 guidelines.
  67. EvernoteView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Evernote Corporation
    Description:
    Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use.
  68. FirebugView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    FirebugWorkingGroup
    Description:
    Firebug integrates with Firefox to edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.
  69. Firefox Accessibility Evaluation Toolbar ExtensionView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Mozilla
    Description:
    The tool supports web developers in testing their web resources for functional accessibility features based on the iCITA HTML Best Practices.
  70. Firefox Web Developer ToolbarView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Mozilla
    Description:
    The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to a browser.
  71. Flash FLVPlayBackCaption componentView external Web site
    Type:
    Closed Captioning
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Description:
    The FLVPlayback component lets you include a video player in your Adobe Flash CS4 Professional application to play downloaded Adobe Flash Video (FLV) files and streaming FLV files.
  72. Functional Accessibility Evaluator 1.1View external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    UIUC
    Description:
    Use this form to evaluate the functional accessibility of a single web page.
  73. GingerView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Ginger Software
    Description:
    Based on the context of each sentence, Ginger corrects your spelling and grammar mistakes in MS-Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, IE, Firefox, Chrome.
  74. Global Accessibility Reporting InitiativeView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Mobile Manufacturers Forum
    Description:
    A project designed to help consumers learn more about the various accessibility features of mobile phones and to help them identify phones with the features that may assist them with their particular needs.
  75. Glossary of Terms - Mozilla/Firefox ExtensionView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Juicy Studio
    Description:
    This Firefox extension provides a glossary of terms based on the abbreviations and acronyms in a document.
  76. Gnome AccessibilityView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Linux
  77. gpk-voicingView external Web site
    Type:
    Speech Analysis
    Compatibility:
    Cross-Platform
    Provider:
    kochanski.org
    Description:
    Python Libraries and scripts for speech analysis.
  78. Grid Maker View external Web site
    Type:
    Other
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Description:
    An accessory for producing grids used in EdWord and EdWeb.
  79. gtexttospeechView external Web site
    Type:
    Text to Speech
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Description:
    Converts text to speech using google translate
  80. Guide to the Section 508 Standards for Electronic and Information TechnologyView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    United States Access Board
    Description:
    This is the official guide from the U.S. Access Board, the federal agency who developed the standards.
  81. Handroid WidgetView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    Rares Cristureanu
    Description:
    HANDS is a project that aims to improve quality of life for teenagers with an autism diagnosis by providing a mobile ICT toolset supporting them in many daily situations.
  82. HTML TidyView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Source Forge, W3C
    Description:
    A free utility that can help you identify where you need to pay further attention on making your pages more accessible to people with disabilities.
  83. HTML toolsView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    Hermish
    Description:
    Your HTML and accessibility evaluation tools are designed to help bring your web site up to required standards outlined by The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
  84. iBooksView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Apple Inc.
    Description:
    iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books.
  85. ICE (In Case of Emergency)View external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    LegalZoom.com
    Description:
    The ICE app provides first responders with one touch access to who you are and your key medical information to allow for proper, informed care during an emergency.
  86. iCommView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Bappz Ltd.
    Description:
    The iComm (short for I Communicate) is an app providing an affordable, custom built and easy to use communication system using pictures and words - both written and spoken.
  87. iCommView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Bappz Ltd.
    Description:
    The iComm (short for I Communicate) is an app providing an affordable, custom built and easy to use communication system using pictures and words - both written and spoken.
  88. Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    The Washington Access Fund
    Description:
    Through this IDA program, low-income individuals with disabilities and their families can save up to $4,000 and receive an equal amount in matching funds to help pay for assistive technologies needed for any purpose.
  89. iDocView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    espadrine
    Description:
    iDoc is a small, yet bold webpage editor that works freely inside Google Chrome.
  90. IMS GLC Accessibility SpecificationView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc.
    Description:
    The mission of the IMS Global Learning Consortium is to advance technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment.
  91. Items Tagged with Accessibility on the Internet ArchiveView external Web site
    Type:
    Web Site
    Compatibility:
    Cross-Platform
    Provider:
    The Internet Archive
    Description:
    Results of a tag-based search for Accessibility on the web site called the Internet Archive.
  92. ITHACAView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    University of Athens
    Description:
    A computer-based interpersonal Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) aid
  93. Job Accommodation NetworkView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    U.S Department of Labor's ODEP
    Description:
    The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
  94. John Slatin AccessU 2011View external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    The Accessibility Tribe
  95. JW PlayerView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    LongTail Ad Solutions
    Description:
    A primer on the web accessibility standards as they relate to video and making your videos compliant with those standards.
  96. Keen GuidesView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Keen Guides, Inc.
    Description:
    Keen Guides is aiming to change the way that tours are experienced.
  97. Launcher6 View external Web site
    Type:
    Other
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Jim Luther
    Description:
    A simplified, switch accessible user interface that can launch programs, act as an electronic speech device, or as a multimedia game spinner for Windows computers.
  98. Link AnalyserView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Juicy Studio
    Description:
    The Juicy Studio Link Analyser will test the links on a page, and report links that resolve successfully, or cannot be found.
  99. MAGpieView external Web site
    Type:
    caption
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    NCAM
    Description:
    MAGpie is a freeware software package that allows authors to add captions to three multimedia formats: QuickTime, SMIL, and Microsoft's Synchronized Accessible Media Interchange (SAMI) format.
  100. MessageTTSView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    accegal
    Description:
    App that allows reading with the voice synthesizer the text entered using the keyboard, it is designed for people with communication problems affecting their speech.

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