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Bemyeyes

Bemyeyes
developed by Hans Jorgen Wiberg, Christian Erfurt Hansen


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

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Cost: Free
Bemyeyes creates a live video connection between a visually-impaired person and a sighted volunteer when they need remote help.
“Be My Eyes is an extremely powerful platform whose time has come…My go-to resource for those times when greater independence can best be achieved by knowing when and how to ask for help.” Bill Holton, American Foundation for the Blind | http://bit.ly/2nhW91b


Tags: Disability  ·  Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

BIG Launcher

BIG Launcher
developed by Cofis CZ, sro, Czech Republic


Improving communication

Arabic / Chinese / Croatian / Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Estonian / Finnish / French / German / Greek / Hebrew / Hindi / Hungarian / Indonesian / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Lithuanian / Norwegian / Polish / Portuguese / Romanian / Russian / Slovak / Spanish / Swedish / Thai / Turkish / Vietnamese

Cost: 'demo' version free, £7.50 [approximately €10.81, $11.70]

Simplified phone ‘home’ screen for older people, and for people with visual impairment (and even for anyone who dislikes numerous phone icons).

Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the 2011 Vodafone Foundation’s ‘Smart Accessibility’ competition Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the 2011 Vodafone Foundation | http://bit.ly/OWoFOo


Tags: Disability

Color ID (Free)

Color ID (Free)
developed by GreenGar; Chirag Mehta, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

When a user photographs an object, and then taps the on-screen image of the photographed object, the app will read aloud the object's colour.

Recommended by the Kent Association for the Blind (KAB), UK Kent Association for the Blind (KAB), UK | PatientView survey 2012-2013


Tags: Disability

LookTel Money Reader

LookTel Money Reader
developed by Ipplex Holdings Corporation, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Bokmål / Chinese / Danish / English / Finnish / French / German / Greek / Hungarian / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Norwegian / Polish / Russian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: £7.99 [approximately €8.90, $12.48]

Recognises currency, and speaks the denomination, enabling people with a visual impairment or blindness to identify and count banknotes.

“Scans money of a wide range of different currencies, and it will tell you the value of each note. [Item 48 on RNIB list.]” Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB), UK | Source no longer available


Tags: Disability

Parkinson’s EasyCall

Parkinson’s EasyCall
developed by Tecmark


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free
Enables phone calls to be made with a single touch to the smartphone screen.
“ ‘EasyCall’ is a free mobile phone app (application) designed to make using a phone keypad on a smartphone a lot easier. Basically, it enables you to call a phone number using just one touch.” ‘Tips and Hints for People with Parkinson’s’, Parkinson’s UK, p.23 | http://bit.ly/1ooIn88


Tags: Disability

RNIB Navigator

RNIB Navigator
developed by Sendero Group


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English / French / German / Hebrew / Spanish

Cost: Subscription (3 month or 1 year) ; In UK 30 days subscription £9.99, 1 year 64.99
App to help visually-impaired people to navigate step by step following voiced guidance.
“GPS has been available on the iPhone for some years now, however flipping between apps which provided separate components to the independent traveler's need for information was necessary…This is the first time that I feel I can use one app for all my GPS requirements when on the go.” Ibrahim, user of app, Peterborough UK | http://www.rnib.org.uk/rnib-navigator-–-app-month


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

VisionSim by Braille Institute

VisionSim by Braille Institute
developed by Evil Genius Technologies (EGT), USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Relies upon the phone's camera (along with digital filters) to allow a user to experience the symptoms of eye disease, and to see the world through the simulated eyes of a person experiencing one of nine degenerative eye conditions.

“This app of ours was designed to foster understanding and compassion for the millions of people affected by these eye conditions.” Braille Institute of America, USA | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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VizWiz

VizWiz
developed by Rochester Human Computer Interaction (ROC HCI), USA


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Allows a visually-impaired user to put specific questions to sighted people, and then receive spoken answers from them in nearly real-time (sometimes in less than 30 seconds).

“We at the RNIB heard from someone who’s been using ‘VizWiz’ for a while: “I was very excited when I first heard about this app, particularly the bit about getting answers to questions from web workers, and from people on my Twitter account. This meant that I could ask a wide variety of questions, not just the usual “What's this?” I’ve used the app quite a few times now. At times, I did get a ropey Internet connection, which meant that I couldn’t get any answers. However, once I got the connection, then I only had to wait about a minute for the answers to my questions. I think, to be honest, this app would work better with an iPhone 4, as it has a better camera and a flash—which means that you get better quality pictures. So, say for asking questions about colours, the picture would be a more accurate representation of the colour. However, I have used the app successfully for many things, including finding out how many slices of cold meat I had in a packet—which you probably couldn’t find out if you used something such as ‘oMoby’. So, I’d definitely recommend this app to anyone wanting to find information”. Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), UK | Source no longer available


Tags: Disability

Zoom Plus Video Magnifier

Zoom Plus Video Magnifier
developed by i. 232 Studios; ii. Ian Hamilton Design and Consultancy Ltd. iii. Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Video magnifier.

Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the 2011 Vodafone Foundation’s ‘Smart Accessibility’ competition Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the 2011 Vodafone Foundation | http://bit.ly/OWoFOo


Tags: Disability

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