We give you a round up of the top 5 apps available for people with disability so you can make the most out of your smart phone or tablet. These apps are all designed specifically for improving accessibility and can assist you with anything from communication, to learning new skills, making daily routines simpler and helping you live your best life.
NextSense Auslan Tutor: Key Signs (Free)
This app allows you to learn 150 common Auslan signs like ‘please’, ‘thanks,’ and ‘how are you?’, as well as the Auslan alphabet. Each sign is clearly presented, with a photo of the handshape used to form the sign and a video clip demonstrating how the sign is produced.
Be My Eyes (Free)
This fantastic app connects individuals with vision loss who need assistance to a global community of volunteers and company representatives who are ready at a moment’s notice to help you see.
If you need help reading product labels, locating an item in your kitchen or help finding the right button on your remote control – simply connect to a volunteer via live video call in the app, and they’ll help you out in no time.
Speechify – Audio Text Reader
Speechify is an intelligent app that turns any material you want to read into an interactive audiobook, helping you to stay focused and retain more information. Originally designed to help people with disabilities such as dyslexia, ADHD, and low vision, Speechify now empowers “thousands of people to consume their reading content with ease”.
Seeing AI (Free)
Seeing AI is a free app that helps narrate the world around you. It uses AI and your phone’s camera to identify people, text and objects and give you an audible description if you are visually impaired. The app allows you to scan a barcode and hear a product description, help you read a street sign or determine the colour of a nearby object.
National Relay Service (NRS) (Free)
The NRS is a government initiative that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment to make and receive phone calls. It allows for various call options, such as speaking to your friend but reading their responses on your screen, the ability to type and read your conversation and signing your conversation over Video Relay if you use Auslan.
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