Apps for the visually impaired

Technology and smartphones have changed the world of all including the visually impaired people. The leading mobile platforms have many handy apps for those afflicted by one or the other forms of blindness to aid them in their normal routine works and increase their quality of life tremendously. These applications are innovative as well as entertaining. Some of them are as follows

A highly useful application, Color ID helps one to find subtle differences in color. It uses the camera on the phone to speak the name of colors in real-time. The color names are specific and the app is fast and easy to use.


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A highly useful app, RxmindMe Prescription reminds one of his/her medications, supplements and vitamins. People can enter their dosage information and set up reminders.


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This app scans the text within an image and reads it aloud. After a beep sound, an indication that a document has been detected, the camera shoots the document and the app reads the text within it.


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An easy to use voice recognition application, Dragon Dictation allows one to speak and get the message across instead of typing. One can also dictate status updates directly on social networks and send reminders.


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Developed by the Braille Institute, this app uses the camera of the iPhone or iPad along with digital filters to allow users experience symptoms of eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, homonymous hemianopia, etc. It provides detailed information about eye diseases.


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This application allows visually impaired people deploy remote sighted workers who help them with visual problems in real-time. Here, users take pictures with their phones and ask questions, receiving multiple answers.


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This app is an online library for people with qualifying disabilities. Books can be downloaded quickly and easily through this app.


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