Accessibility Apps

Accessibility Apps

GPS for persons who are blind:
Blind Square (Blind Square on iOS): Blind Square is a GPS app designed specifically for persons who are blind
Mind Mapping:
Coggle (free Coggle on Android, Coggle on iOS, Coggle on Mac, Coggle on Windows): Input ideas and create and edit connections between them.
Object Identification:
TapTapSee (free; (TapTapSee on Android, TapTapSee on iOS): Photograph an object and the app identifies the object with a text description.
Scanning with Mobile Devices:
ABBYY TextGrabber (ABBYY TextGrabber on Android, ABBYY TextGrabber on iOS): Photograph printed materials and the app’s OCR (optical character recognition) technology transforms images with text into regular text. The text can be read using VoiceOver, copied into a reading app, or translated to other languages.
Text Reading Apps:
Natural Reader (free; iOS): Reads text out loud from DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, and accessible PDF files.
ezPDF Reader (ezPDF Reader on Android, ezPDF Reader on iOS): Reads accessible PDF files while maintaining the page layout, and allows you to annotate PDF files with various tools.
Kurzweil 3000 (free for current WCC Students): Reads text aloud and allows you to annotate files with various tools. Please contact Learning Support Services to set up an account.
The UM Kellogg Eye Center created a list of iOS apps for students with low vision requirements. The list includes audiobook apps, speech to text dictators, digital zooming programs, and talking calculators among many others.