Apple is known for having awesome accessibility features on their devices. Every year Apple releases a new iOS update with new and improved features to make your device more accessible to your needs. However, there are still accessibility features that Apple devices don’t currently have. Luckily Apple’s app store has made it easy for developers to sell accessible apps to iPhone users. Here are a few great apps for you to enhance your iPhone experience.
- Voice Dream Reader can read any text to iPhone users including pdf, and word docs. This is a great app if you have difficulty reading. Voice Dream Reader is available for $29.99.
- Seeing Eye GPS provides turn-by-turn navigation. This app is a great alternative to a guide dog. Seeing Eye GPS is available for a monthly subscription of $5.99.
- Ava: Transcribe Voice to Text provides real time captioning services. This app is great for users who have difficulty hearing. Ava requires a monthly subscription of $14.99.
- Proloquo2go provides symbols to help users communicate and express themselves. Proloquo2go is available for $249.99.
- Dexteria has fun and unique hand and finger activities to help build strength, and control. Dexteria is available for $6.99.
- Deaf Wake is an LED/Vibrating/Visual based alarm clock. Great app for hard of hearing or deaf iOS users. Deaf Wake is available for $1.99.
- SuperKeys Accessible Keyboard lets you customize your keyboard to your personal needs, no double tapping or swiping required. SuperKeys Accessible Keyboard is available for $12.99.
- Color Blind Pal helps color blind users distinguish colors, and can help interpret a color-coded map, graph or chart. Color Blind Pal is available for free.
- Aira uses your devices camera and sends a live stream video to a live Aira agent. The agent is then able to guide the users and describe their surroundings. Aira downloads for free, but there are tiered subscription packages available for Aira users.
- OneRecord allows users to keep all of their medical history, labs, medications, vaccination records and so much more all in one place. OneRecord is available for free.
- Sign4me provides ASL services using a 3D virtual avatar. Sign4Me is available to download for a one-time fee of $9.99.
- Seeing Al uses your devices camera to narrate the world around you. This app is great for low-vision and blind iOS users. Seeing Al is available for free.
- Natural Reader-Text to Speech is a reading tool app designed for users that have difficulty reading. Users can listen to all kinds of content such as books, pdfs, web pages, pictures, notes, etc. Natural Reader-Text to Speech is free to download and has different subscription packages to choose from.
- iAccess Life – Accesibility is an iOS app designed to give users with disabilities share their voice and experiences with accessibility at establishments throughout the world. iAccess Life – Accessibility is available for free.
There are so many accessibility apps available in the app store. What might work some might not work everyone so explore your options so you can find what works best for you. Make sure to check out our New Year, New iOS Features blog about built-in accessibility features available on your iOS device.