BLIND / VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

Here you will find the latest trends on technology, apps, resources and more for people with visual impairments. We are constantly searching for new resources!

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Check out the General Accessibility section of the site, since the Technology and Apps there are for everyone to use to make their lives simpler! We've also added a "Highly Recommended For" section in the Technology portion as well. So if you see your specific symbol give it a click and see why we recommend that product for you!

 

TECHNOLOGY + GADGETS

Here you will find technology and gadgets that can assist you in many ways and make your life more accessible. 

Dragon Speech Recognition Software

For more information on Dragon Speech Recognition Software, click the link below.

Bonocle

"The next-gen assistive technology device for the visually impaired. Unlike any other available solution, Bonocle provides the broad access to digital content that the visually impaired community has long awaited. Bonocle utilizes the medium of braille to allow the user unprecedented accessibility to the wide array of electronic devices while maintaining a user friendly and natural reading experience."

For more information on the Bonocle, click the link below.

Graphiti® Interactive Tactile Graphic Display

Graphiti® features a touch interface to enable the user to “draw” on the display; tracing a shape with a fingertip raises the pins along the path traced. It represents a breakthrough in non-visual access to any form of graphical information such as charts, drawings, flowcharts, floorplans, images and photographs, through an array of moving pins.

For more information on the Graphiti® Interactive Tactile Graphic Display, click the link below.

UNO Braille

This is a braille version of the classic card game UNO!!

Amazon.com (USA): https://amzn.to/2tqErks

BAWA Cane

This is a smart cane for the blind! It has enhanced capabilities that reduces head-level and fall accidents.

For more information on the BAWA Cane, click the link below.

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APPS

Here you will find Apps you can download on your smart phone or tablet to help assist you in many different ways.

Talking Calculator

This is a calculator that TALKS!

Available for: IOS

Blindsquare

This is the “World's Most Popular accessible GPS application developed for the blind and visually impaired.” It works by describing the environment, announcing points of interest and street intersections as you travel.

Works with: IOS

FlickType Keyboard

This is an alternative keyboard for people who are blind or for those who have limited vision. You can customize it to your liking. You can select large keys, choose a high contrast color theme, have it speak back to you when you type or edit, delete and change entire words with a single flick of your finger. "When typing, don't slow down and try to be accurate. Simply tap-type where it feels right and FlickType's unique algorithm will find the correct word from the pattern of your taps." Users reported typing a whole 3 to 4 times faster using the FlickType Keyboard!

 

Works with: IOS

Be My Eyes

This is in our opinion one of the most genius Apps ever created! Be my Eyes connects the Blind and Visually Impaired with Sighted people via video connection, to allow people to "lend their eyes" to those in need of assistance. A small act of kindness that goes a long way!

Works with: Android and IOS

Seeing AI

This is an App that narrates everything around the user. It describes nearby text, objects and people. Vey useful App that has a variety of different uses.

Works with: IOS

Light Detector

This App transforms light into sound. It does so by emitting a high or low sound, depending on the intensity of the light.

Works with: IOS

TapTapSee

This App allows people with visual impairments the ability to identify objects they encounter. Simply point the camera at the object double tap and have it audibly give you information about the object!

Works with: Android and IOS

Color ID

This App audibly speaks the colors around you in real time! Use your phones camera and point it at whatever object you want to find out the color.

Works with: Android and IOS

Ariadne GPS

This is one of the top rated GPS Apps for those who are visually impaired. It's completely accessible using VoiceOver and gives you access to information that are normally unavailable to people using the speech synthesizer and can be therefore especially useful to blind and partially sighted people.

Works with: IOS

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RESOURCES

Here you will find useful resources that will educate you on living life blind or with a Visual Impairment. They will assist you in daily living, make your life more accessible and provide useful information.