Vision

Text Grabber + Translator

Text Grabber iPhone App

  • For turning paper hard copy into readable PDF
  • iPhone app that uses the phone's camera to turn text on paper into text that can then be read aloud on the iPhone.
  • OCR is good enough for text-to-speech

Cost: $2.99

Compatibility:

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AccessNote

Access Note

  • AccessNote is the official iOS notetaker from the American Foundation for the Blind.
  • Allows blind and visually impaired users to combine efficient note taking with the other features and functions of the iOS devices.
  • Keyboard commands customized for input with both QWERTY and refreshable braille display keyboards.

Cost: $19.99

Compatibility:

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Fleksy

Fleksy

  • Fleksy is a state-of-the-art text input system so powerful that sighted, visually impaired and blind people are able to quickly and easily type on touch screen phones and tablets.
  • Fleksy allows users to type text on the familiar keyboard layout, by tapping on the screen. You don't have to type perfectly accurate -Fleksy will automatically detect the text you meant to enter.

Cost: Free

Compatibility:

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Readability

Readability

  • Turns any web page into a clean view for reading now or later on your computer, smartphone, or tablet
  • Available as an app for the iPhone, iPad and Android

Cost: Free

Compatibility:

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LookTel Recognizer

LookTel Recognizer

  • Allows users with visual impairments or blindness to instantly recognize everyday objects.
  • Identifies any object placed in front of the device's camera and reads aloud to the user the name of the object it recognizes.

Cost: $9.99

Compatibility:

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VoiceOver

VoiceOver

  • VoiceOver is a built-in screen reader available on Mac computers, iPhone and iPad.
  • Allows the device to read out loud icons, menus and Web articles making it easier for the blind and those with low-vision to use a computer.

Cost: Free, Built-In

Compatibility:

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iCanSee

iCanSee

  • Transforms your iPhone into a magnifying glass capable of up to 4x magnification
  • By magnifying the images around you, iCanSee helps improve your ability to see in difficult situations, including low light.

Cost: Free

Compatibility:

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NVDA Screen Reader

NVDA Screen Reader

  • NonVisual Desktop Access(NVDA) is an open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system.
  • It enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows.
  • Has the ability to run entirely from a USB drive with no installation.

Cost: Free

Compatibility:

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Thunder Screen Reader

Thunder Screen Reader

  • Thunder is award-winning free screenreader talking software for people with little or no sight.
  • It enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows.
  • Has the ability to run entirely from a USB drive with no installation.

Cost: Free

Compatibility:

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DanKam: Colorblind Fix

DanKam ColorBlind Fix

  • Designed to help color blind people differentiate between colors they can't normally distinguish
  • Images can be taken in real-time from the device's camera and through its various modes the image can be adjusted to make hues easier to detect and differentiate.

Cost: $2.99

Compatibility:

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Side by Side

Side by Side

  • Side by Side is a multiple-window reader/browser with offline reading and note taking capabilities.
  • Turns the iPad into multiple resizable reading devices working in parallel.
  • You can browse webpages, download files, read documents, or take notes on each split screen.

Cost: Free

Compatibility:

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