To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in a truly meaningful way, Apple has compiled a collection of apps specifically designed to accommodate users with vision, hearing, speech, physical and motor skills or learning and literacy issues. “We’re proud to have an App Store full of tools that improve lives. Using the accessibility features on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, these apps help with everything from routine tasks to communication and language skills,” says Apple.
Accessibility Apps in Apple’s App Store
TapTapSee – TapTapSee is a mobile camera application designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired iOS users. The app utilizes the iDevice’s camera and VoiceOver functions to photograph objects and identify them out loud for the user.
Dragon Dictation – Use your voice to dictate a text message or email, create Facebook status updates or a Tweet, an anything in between – simply speak and see your text content appear.
OneVoice – People with severe speech or language problems rely on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to supplement existing speech or replace speech that is not functional. OneVoice is an AAC app designed to be easily understood by all ages. The makers of this app state, “OneVoice does less than most augmented communication devices. Why? Because making it easy to use is far more important than making sure it has every possible feature.…OneVoice is ready to use right away. No need to setup or configure anything.”
LetterReflex – This app is designed to assist with early childhood development and help overcome letter reversals & backwards writing in dyslexic children.
Apple is one of the most accessibility-conscious tech companies in the world. The company has set a high standard in innovative assistive technologies that are built into the core of Apple’s own operating systems and devices at no additional cost for users. These technologies include features like VoiceOver, Zoom, Mono Audio and more. These features represent major advances from previous decades where users with special accessibility needs had to buy expensive add-on products to make their devices more accessible. In fact, the president of the National Federation of the Blind, Mark A. Riccobono, has stated, “Apple has done more for accessibility than any other company to date, and we have duly recognized this by presenting the company with at least two awards and publicly praising it whenever the opportunity arises.”
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