Mobile devices are more and more prevalent as each day passes. These tools–smartphones, tablets, etc.–help to make our lives easier in many ways, regardless of our daily challenges. For individuals with disabilities, mobile devices bring a new category of assistive technology through mobile applications. From something as simple as a screen-reader to something as complex as TapTapSee–an app that lets you take a picture of an object and tells you what it is–there are a growing number of mobile applications to fit a variety of needs. Below are mobile applications that we hope you will find useful in your life. In addition to the applications listed here, you can also consult the Tools for Life
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TapTapSee is designed to help the blind and visually impaired identify objects they encounter in their daily lives. Simply double tap the screen to take a photo of anything, at any angle, and hear the app speak the identification back to you (Note: Spoken identification requires Talkback to be turned on). TapTapSee helps the blind and visually impaired become more independent in their day-to-day activities.
These apps (different for each store) help you turn your device into a magnifying glass! Both apps linked here are free. For individuals with vision impairments, these apps are great when you need to read text or see something small but do not have a traditional magnifying glass with you.
The Floyd County, Georgia, Emergency Management app contains advanced features that strive to help keep the citizens of Floyd County prepared and informed about any emergency at hand. Code Red Enrollment, Emergency Shelter information, and Preparedness Kit all provide info prior to emergencies while features such as NOAA Radio, Weather Radar, and Alerts provide up to the second information. Contact Information allows for further communication after the fact.
BlindSquare makes you sense what’s around you. The only thing you need to do is listen. BlindSquare is a new solution that combines the latest technology to help the blind with their daily lives. It has been developed in collaboration with blind people and carefully field tested. You need either an iPhone or an iPad to get started. It also supports some additional accessories to enhance the experience.
Thousands of public safety organizations across the United States and Canada that use the CodeRED community notification system initiate notifications to CodeRED Mobile Alert app subscribers to provide them information that saves lives. Alerts are initiated by public safety officials authorized to deliver notifications and not through Emergency Communications Network or its staff. Free alerts available* -Emergency -Community -Missing persons
Accidents happen. The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid. Ahora disponible en español.
The NAGDU Guide & Service Animal Information & Advocacy app provides general information about the state and federal laws that protect the civil rights of disabled individuals who use service dogs. The app contains excerpts from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and each of the state statutes that protect the rights of those who use service dogs, as well as general guidance concerning access to specific types of establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, health care facilities and more
CPR Tempo provides audio and visual cues to aid the timing of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Timers are also provided for rhythm checks after defibrillator shocking and for epinephrine administration.
This app will use your device’s camera flash to turn your device into a flashlight! Other light functions are also available.
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