Assistive Technology


Hearing Disabled

  • Signed Stories: Books presented in video format, accompanied by narration and sign language


  • Verbal Me Free; Allows nonverbal kids to touch graphic buttons which “speak” for them.

Visually Impaired

ViA - By Braille InstituteTool to find apps built specifically for, or provide functionality to, users with a visual impairment.Free
Dragon DictationEasy-to-use voice recognition app.Free
Light DetectorTransforms light into sound.$2.79
Color IDUse a iPhone or iPod camera to speak the names of colors in real-time.Free
Tap Tap SeeHelps identify objects using an iPhone camera.Free
Be My Eyes -- Helping Blind SeeAllows sighted person to “see” for a blind person through a live video connection.Free
Talking CalculatorA calculator with large colorful buttons, full VoiceOver support, and the option to use speech for answers, button names, and formulas.$1.99
VoiceTake a picture of anything that has words and Voice will read it to you!Free
Access NoteOfficial iOS notetaker from American Foundation for the Blind. Designed for VoiceOver users; keyboard commands customized for input with both QWERTY and refreshable braille display keyboards.Free
Visual BraillerBraiile editor for iPad.Free
Read 2 MeAllows full speech synthesis for an entire library of texts including your *.txt files.$2.99

Eye-Gaze Computer Control

  • offers several games that allow you to experience eye movement technology by tracking your head movement so sensitively it approximates eye tracking.
  • HeadStart is a driving arcade game for Android, where you use head movement to move your car right and left to avoid oncoming traffic.
  • Umoove Flying Experience for iPad and iPhone allows you to fly through a 3D village just by moving your head slightly.
  • Zombie Watch is a endless runner game for iPhone and iPad that allows the game to be played by using head movement only. The player maneuvers through the gate openings using head-movement.

Motor Challenges

  • Panther Calculator – Designed with Universal Design for Learning in mind, Panther Paper and Panther Calculator apps allow people with writing disabilities to input mathematical expressions.

Speech Synthesis

Allows you to personalize computer-speech to match your own voice.