Vision Apps and Software

Vision Apps and Software

Free/Low Cost AT for Vision


Be My Eyes

Features:

  • App that connect people who are blind with sighted volunteers around the world
  • Using video chat, volunteers help people who are blind with a variety of tasks as they serve as the eyes for the person who is blind
  • A network of thousands of both blind and sighted people across the world

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone; Android


Fleksy

Features:

  • Increase your keyboard or text input system size to 114% the normal size increase ease of sight using this QWERTY keyboard
  • State-of-the-art system powerful enough for individuals who are blind or low vision to use by not needing to look at the screen to type
  • Powerful word prediction system and autocorrect system edits your text without the need to even see the keyboard

Cost: Free

CompatibilityiOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch; Android


Fokus

Features:

  • Highlight only the text you want to read while Fokus dims and darkens the rest of your Chrome or Firefox window with an overlay
  • Highlights the paragraph you’re reading with the ability to change the opacity of the background overlay
  • Easy to install extension with the ability to turn the feature on or off
  • For more information click here

Cost: Free

CompatibilityChrome and Firefox Add-On


LookTel Money Recognizer

Features:

  • LookTel Money Recognizer allows users who are blind or low vision to recognize currency and will speak the denomination out loud
  • Place money under the camera of your phone and the app will recognize the currency amount
  • Over twenty currencies supported by this app

Cost: $9.99

Compatibility: Mac; iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch


LookTel Recognizer

Features:

  • LookTel Recognizer allows users who are blind or low vision to recognize objects
  • Build a library of images of objects commonly found in your daily life
  • Once the library is built, place object in front of camera of phone and instant recognition and description of the object will occur

Cost: $19.99

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch


NaviDys

Features:

  • Adapt and adjust webpages to your own reading preference settings
  • Adjust the font to one of 10 available fonts including Dyslexie® font
  • Adjust font size, letter spacing and line spacing of the webpage you’re reading

Cost: $4.99

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, Mac


NVDA Screen Reader

Features:

  • NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free, open source screen reader built for Windows based operating system computers
  • Download to your computer directly or to a USB drive and run on any computer without installation
  • Works with many popular applications such as web browsers, email, and Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to convert text into Braille using a Refreshable Braille Display

Cost: Free or Donation

Compatibility: Windows


Seeing AI

Features:

  • App that narrates the world around you
  • Describes nearby people, text, objects, and colors
  • Reads barcodes, currency, and handwriting
  • Describes photos and images in other apps

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS, Android, iPhone app


TapTapSee

Features:

  • Use this app to help identify everyday objects for anyone with a visual impairment or who is blind
  • Double tap the screen, take a picture of the object, and hear the name of the object spoken out loud
  • Turn VoiceOver on to have the object description read out loud

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone; Android


Turn Off the Lights

Features:

  • Click the light bulb button to get your screen to fade to a dark opacity overlay
  • Everything but the key area you are working in, such as a YouTube Video, a Google Doc, or an HTML 5 website will fade
  • Ability to adjust opacity and darkness
  • Shortcut keys to command program

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Chrome Extension; Online Resource; Android


Vision Assist

Features:

  • Use your iDevice to become an instant handheld magnifier or CCTV
  • Zoom images up to 20x
  • Change display mode to match your best vision including black and white, color, highlights, contrasting colors, and smart text to enhance text
  • Magnify documents, books, whiteboard or anything you see
  • Compatible with VoiceOver

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch


Virtual Magnifying Glass

Features:

  • Designed for visually-impaired and others who need to magnify a part of the screen
  • Magnification: Variable scale factor from 1x to 32x
  • Does not open a separate window for the magnification but instead puts a movable magnifying glass on screen

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Windows, Mac, Linux

Last Updated: 12/21/20