Apps and Assistive Technologies

blind or visually impaired

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. AccessibarView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Mozdev.org
    Description:
    Provides dynamic manipulation of the visual display of the web page and a text to speech reader.
  11. ACCESSIBILE JQUERY COMPONENTS for WORDPRESSView external Web site
    Type:
    Web Widgets
    Compatibility:
    Cross-Platform
    Provider:
    AEGIS
    Description:
    JavaScript widgets from the AEGIS Project.
  12. Accessibility Camp Seattle BlogView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    Accessibility Camp Seattle
  13. Accessibility Extensions for Internet Explorer - Version 0.9View external Web site
    Type:
    Browser Extension
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    UIUC
    Description:
    IE Accessible Extensions adds features to Internet Explorer to make it easier to view and navigate web content. It allows users to easily view the mark-up of a website, including headlines, keyboard shortcuts (access keys), frames, and style-sheets.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. accessible_outputView external Web site
    Type:
    Braille
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Python
    Description:
    Library to provide speech and braille output to a variety of different screen readers and other accessibility solutions.
  18. Accessible PDF ReaderView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    www.clarosoftware.com
    Description:
    Lets you read PDFs with the colors and fonts you want and makes it easy to read the text aloud by other programs.
  19. Accessible Podcatcher View external Web site
    Type:
    Other
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    WebbIE
    Description:
    Provides a way for blind and screen reader users to use podcasts.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Accessible UMLView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Alasdair Robin King
    Description:
    Tool to access UML diagrams produced by common UML tools.
  23. Accessible YouTube player controlsView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Vision Australia
    Description:
    How to code keyboard and screen reader accessible Flash controls in ActionScript 3.0
  24. 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.
  25. AccessWorldView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    American Foundation For the Blind
    Description:
    Browse and read any article in AccessWorld's entire archive of issues.
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. Acrobat Online OCR Conversion UtilityView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Description:
    Adobe’s online conversion tool will convert to text any Adobe PDF files that are in English and most West European languages.
  29. ACTF aDesignerView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    The Eclipse Foundation
    Description:
    aDesigner is a disability simulator that helps designers ensure that their content and applications are accessible and usable by the visually impaired.
  30. Adaptive Multimedia Information System (AMIS)View external Web site
    Type:
    Daisy Reader
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    DAISY
    Description:
    AMIS is an open source DAISY book player. DAISY books are synchronized text/audio multimedia books.
  31. Adobe Accessibility BlogView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Description:
    Features several articles on adding captions to Flash video.
  32. 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.
  33. Aldo MagnifierView external Web site
    Type:
    Magnification
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Aldo Vargas
    Description:
    Aldo's Magnifier is a freeware version of the Windows 98/2000 magnifier, but for use in Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000. It provides limited magnification on a cross-section of the screen.
  34. 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.
  35. Amaya View external Web site
    Type:
    Web Editor
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    W3C
    Description:
    Open Source web browsing and authoring environment--Oatsoft says accessible, user note on page says it doesn’t work with JAWS/WindowEyes/NVDA
  36. 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.
  37. AMISView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    DAISY Consortium
    Description:
    AMIS is a software program designed to read DAISY books.
  38. 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.
  39. Another Lens View external Web site
    Type:
    Magnification
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    The B-Zone
    Description:
    Displays a magnified view of the area of the mouse cursor.
  40. Apps4androidView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    IDEAL Group
    Description:
    Suite of accessible apps for Android phones
  41. AppStampView external Web site
    Type:
    Version Control
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Jamal Mazrui
    Description:
    AppStamp is a free, open source system that enables a program to update itself from a web site. It includes a pair of utilities: Stamp.exe for a developer to record the time stamp of a program before uploading it to a web site, and Elevate.exe for a user
  42. 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.
  43. Around MeView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Tweakersoft
    Description:
    AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. AudibleView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Audible, Inc.
    Description:
    This free app features the most comprehensive audiobook experience ever, including Wi-Fi delivery of your Audible.co.uk library, detailed listening stats, and much more.
  48. AudiobooksView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    Cross Forward Consulting, LLC
    Description:
    Audiobooks provides your most beloved audiobooks at the touch of your finger.
  49. Auto ReaderView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    adrian
    Description:
    Allows you to automagically scroll slowly down the page while reading even if the browser does not have focus.
  50. AutoZoomView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Red (at) Szsz.pl
    Description:
    This extension saves the zoom level for every page and offers optional text zoom.
  51. 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.
  52. BalabolkaView external Web site
    Type:
    Screen Reader
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Ilya Morozov
    Description:
    Balabolka is Text-To-Speech (TTS) software that can read text from DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML files.
  53. BATS View external Web site
    Type:
    Other
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    UNC
    Description:
    Blind Audio Tactile Mapping System--project aimed at providing people without sight the same information and spatial awareness sighted people get from maps.
  54. Big CalculatorView external Web site
    Type:
    Magnification
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Sensory Software International Ltd.
    Description:
    Big Calculator is a “large on-screen” calculator for Windows. This is an ideal tool for visually impaired users who need to do simple calculations on their computer.
  55. Big ClockView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Microsys Com Ltd
    Description:
    Big Clock is a digital clock that can replace the windows clock with large digits and alarm function.
  56. Big.com Web MagnifierView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Perfect Market Technologies, Inc
    Description:
    Enables the user to magnify all the pages that accesses the internet.
  57. BIG CURSORSView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Ralph Beckmann
    Description:
    A set of large mouse pointers (with maximum size 32x32 pixels) which contain a background-inverting outline.
  58. Bigger CursorsView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Fx Software
    Description:
    A series of bigger mouse pointers.
  59. BlioView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc.
    Description:
    The Blio is an application that presents eBooks in full color, exactly like a real book in the printed version.
  60. BookshareView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Benetech
    Description:
    Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities
  61. Bookshare Developer APIView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Cross-Platform
    Provider:
    Benetech
    Description:
    This API is for directly integrating access to Bookshare books for basic services like Search, Download and Authenticated Services.
  62. BrailleBlaster View external Web site
    Type:
    Braille Utility
    Compatibility:
    Linux
    Provider:
    Abilitiessoft, Inc. and ViewPlus Technologies, Inc.
    Description:
    This project, in early stages of development, will provide a word processing like utility for performing a wide variety of braille related tasks.
  63. Braille Music ReaderView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Veia Progetti s.r.l.
    Description:
    Braille Music Reader is a tool that allows visually impaired users to read, learn and listen to written music in a multimodal environment.
  64. BrailleTTY View external Web site
    Type:
    Braille Library
    Compatibility:
    Linux
    Provider:
    The BRLTTY Team
    Description:
    A library that can be included in programs to provide access to braille displays, embossers and translation functions.
  65. 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.
  66. Buttercup ReaderView external Web site
    Type:
    Daisy Reader
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Intergen and Microsoft
    Description:
    ButtercupReader is a Silverlight application that can display and read digital books in DAISY format. ButtercupReader includes lots of examples of accessibility features including colour usage, zooming, UIAutomation, gestures, self-voicing and more.
  67. 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!
  68. 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!
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. ccMP3PlayerView external Web site
    Type:
    Captioning
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    NCAM
  73. 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)
  74. Change ColorsView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Strav
    Description:
    ChangeColors replaces a page's styling (colors, fonts, etc.) according to the user's preferences.
  75. CheckPDFView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Jamal Mazrui
    Description:
    CheckPDF is a free, open source command-line utility and dialog interface for checking one or more files in Portable Document Format (PDF), reporting on problems related to accessibility for users with disabilities.
  76. Chrome Daltonize!View external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    daltonize.org
    Description:
    Daltonization is a technique of exposing details to color-blind users, allowing them see what they otherwise would have missed. Extension for Google Chrome.
  77. ChromeShadesView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Google
    Description:
    ChromeShades is an easy tool to help you make your site more accessible to blind users.
  78. ChromeVisView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Google
    Description:
    This extension magnifies any selected text on a webpage.
  79. Chrome Voice ControlView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Eric Shaw
    Description:
    Uses speech recognition to execute commands in Google Chrome
  80. ChromeVoxView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Google
    Description:
    Any time the extension is active ChromeVox will speak to you.
  81. Chunky CursorsView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Fx Software
    Description:
    A series of big mouse pointers.
  82. Classic Text To Speech Engine View external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Android
    Provider:
    SVOX Mobile Voices
    Description:
    Classic Text To Speech Engine from SVOX, in combination with our 40+ male/female voices portfolio of 25+ languages, allows you to read aloud texts from your e-book, navigation, translation and other apps.
  83. ClavicomView external Web site
    Type:
    Virtual Keyboard
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    ICOM'PROVENCE
    Description:
    Clavicom is a French virtual keyboard software. Users can click letters on the on-screen keyboard. The software includes a word prediction feature based on a French database. Users can customize the dictionary according to their own preferences.
  84. ClearType Tuner PowerToyView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Microsoft
    Description:
    ClearType improves the readabillity of text in LCD screens.
  85. Click 'N Type Virtual KeyboardView external Web site
    Type:
    On-screen Keyboard/Virtual Keyboard
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    LAKE SOFTWARE
    Description:
    Click-N-Type is an on-screen or 'virtual' keyboard designed for users who have difficulty typing on a physical keyboard.
  86. Click ‘N Type Virtual KeyboardView external Web site
    Type:
    Virtual Keyboard
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    LAKE SOFTWARE
    Description:
    Click-N-Type is an on-screen or ‘virtual’ keyboard designed for users who have difficulty typing on a physical keyboard.
  87. 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.
  88. ClipSpeakView external Web site
    Type:
    Screen Reader
    Compatibility:
    Other
    Provider:
    Daniel Innala Ahlmark
    Description:
    ClipSpeak is a portable, lightweight text-to-speech tool with a minimal user interface that speaks text copied to the clipboard. It is compatible with all SAPI5 speech synthesizers, and can also be used to convert texts to MP3 files.
  89. ClipTalkView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    Fullmeasure.co.uk
    Description:
    ClipTalk can read everything copied to clipboard.
  90. Colorfilter: Colorblind Web Page FilterView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    HTML Writers Guild, Inc.
    Description:
    View your actual web pages through the eyes of visitors with three different types of color blindness.
  91. Color ID FreeView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    GreenGar Studios
    Description:
    Color Identifier uses the camera on your iPhone or iPod touch to speak the names of colors in real-time.
  92. Color ReaderView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    iOS
    Provider:
    IRLMobile Software
    Description:
    Color Reader is an innovative concept allowing the user to \Touch\ camera live video to know the color of something.
  93. Colour Contrast Analyser 2.2 for Web PagesView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Vision Australia, Web Accessibility Tools Consortium
    Description:
    This tool for checking foreground & background colour combinations to determine if they provide good colour visibility also contains functionality to create simulations of certain visual conditions such as colour blindness.
  94. Colour Contrast Analyser Firefox ExtensionView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Juicy Studio
    Description:
    A Firefox extension that reveals the colour contrast of all elements in the DOM.
  95. Contrast Analyser for Windows and MacView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    The Paciello Group
    Description:
    It is primarily a tool for checking foreground & background colour combinations to determine if they provide good colour visibility.
  96. CSS AnalyserView external Web site
    Compatibility:
    Web Server
    Provider:
    Juicy Studio
    Description:
    This service has been provided to allow you to check the validity of your CSS against the W3C's validation service, along with a colour contrast test, and a test to ensure that relevant sizes are specified in relative units of measurement.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. Daisy Pipeline View external Web site
    Type:
    Daisy Format Converter
    Compatibility:
    Windows
    Provider:
    DAISY Consortium
    Description:
    Allows conversion of DAISY books between different formats.

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