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Alphabet Tracing

Alphabet Tracing
developed by Oncilla Technologies Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Displays letters of the alphabet, words and numbers which children (including those with learning disabilities) can trace over, to help in learning to write.

"Another alphabet learning app that is easy for very young children to use, but has the same limited options common in these learning and tracing apps." Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR), Canada | PatientView survey 2012-2013


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AskSARA

AskSARA
developed by Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Provides information on how older people, and people with a disability, can find solutions to a wide range of activities in the home that might present them with problems.

"AskSARA is an award-winning tool that provides information and advice to individuals who may be experiencing difficulties with daily living activities or conditions. The tool is simple to use in three easy steps, and, at the end of the process, the user receives a tailored report, with help, advice and suggestions about which daily living aids may provide a solution. The mobile web app has been developed with the user in mind; you don’t have to worry about downloading or updating an app. Just visit the AskSARA website, and it will recognise if your device is compatible, and adapt its format as appropriate. This way you can be confident in always receiving the latest information, advice, product suggestions, and their prices." Disabled Living Foundation, UK | http://bit.ly/16uN4n0


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

Behavior Tracker Pro

Behavior Tracker Pro
developed by Marz Consulting Inc/Data Makes the Difference LLC, USA


Trackers

English / German

Cost: £22.99 [approximately €32.49, $35.36]

Allows carers, healthcare professionals, parents, and teachers to track the behaviour patterns of children, and to present them in graph form.

"Available in the Education and Utilities sections in iTunes. Just search for the word Autism or Behavior Tracker Pro. Behavior Tracker Pro is an iPhone/Ipod Touch app that allows Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), behavioral therapists, aides, teachers or parents to track behaviors and graph them. The app was designed to support the behavioral treatment plans for children with autism. However, it can be used to track behavior in any field." Autism Society of Minnesota, USA | http://bit.ly/15A6bgx


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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

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

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


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Body Language - Expressions

Body Language - Expressions
developed by Mazuzu, USA


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationInformation

English

Cost: Free

Allows recognition training of fleeting facial expressions known as ‘micro-expressions’.

“This is a body-language expression quiz. It helps identify facial changes when people are showing emotions.” Group specialising in learning disorders, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2011


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British Sign Language - Finger Spelling

British Sign Language - Finger Spelling
developed by Duchy Software Ltd, UK


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Helps a user learn the British Sign Language (BSL) alphabet.

"Very simple to use, though not enough words are included." Carers Gloucestershire, UK | PatientView survey 2012-2013


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Chatable

Chatable
developed by Therapy Box


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

English

Cost: £79.99 [approximately €101.00, $113.00]
ChatAble enable people to communicate using symbols and graphics.
The main benefits are the great ease of use for people with disabilities (e.g. MS). Clear buttons and simple interface. Excellent for more elderly people as well who can use the well thought out interface to personalise the content. However it would be nice to be able to customise the size of the icons. Walton-le-Dale Primary School in the UK | PatientView entry form, May 2015


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Chemo Brain Doc Notes Free

Chemo Brain Doc Notes Free
developed by Neuron Softech LLC


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

English

Cost: Free
Recording tool to help patients gain the most from a visit to a doctor.
"Cancer patients plagued by ‘chemo brain’ or other memory issues have a new tool to help them at the doctor’s office. 'Chemo BrainDoc Notes' is a new free smartphone iOS and Android app that helps patients remember important questions for their next doctor's visit, and what was said during the appointment. With the app, recalling important information is never easier. ... The app  provides patients with an easy way to record questions, either by voice or text, for their next doctor visit. Patients can also record their doctor’s visit in a voice memo, and play it back later. ... Chemo Brain Doc Notes was created by Jenny Ahlstrom, multiple-myeloma survivor, wife, mom of six, and founder of mPatient Myeloma Radio, a live weekly Internet radio interview show interviewing the top doctors and researchers in the field of multiple myeloma. ”My goal is to make life a little easier for those with cancer because I understand the needs firsthand"." CrowdCare Foundation Inc, USA | http://bit.ly/1oxSkOW


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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


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Confederacion Autismo España [Autism Confederation Spain]

Confederacion Autismo España [Autism Confederation Spain]
developed by No details available


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsInformation

Spanish

Cost: Free

Provides access to, and allows users to participate in, the social networks of Autismo Espana [Autism Spain].

“In a clear commitment to the use of new technologies, Autismo España presents its app—a new way to interact with the Confederation, completely free, and full of surprises. The menu is created with pictograms, to make navigation intuitive.” Autismo España [Autism Spain] | http://bit.ly/MOgS8b


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CPtoys

CPtoys
developed by CPtoys


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Identifies toys as being potentially suitable for children with cerebral palsy (CP).
“Attention all parents of kids with cerebral palsy (CP), and therapists. Brian Hoare (occupational therapist at Monash Hospital) has launched his free new app. It matches toys with upper-limb goals. This will save us hours and hours of searching online and in store for the correct toys. Please show your support by downloading.” Rye’s World: Life with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy, Australia | http://on.fb.me/RYmuB6


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DAF Assistant

DAF Assistant
developed by Artefact LLC, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Android: £3.15 [approximately €4.45, $4.89], Apple: £7.99 [approximately €11.29, $12.39]

Helps people who have a stuttering problem to speak more fluently.

"This app is meant for people who stutter. It uses delayed auditory feedback (DAF) and frequency-shifting auditory feedback (FAF) to help speakers control their speech fluency, pitch and rate – with the goal of improving confidence and speech skills. DAF delays the voice, while FAF changes the pitch. While the app cannot yet be used for phone calls, it can be used with Bluetooth or the Apple earphones with remote and microphone."  Central Coast Children's Foundation (CCCF), USA | http://bit.ly/18Rz4cU


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Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation
developed by Nuance Communications Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Arabic / Chinese / Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Finnish / French / German / Greek / Hungarian / Indonesian / Italian / Japanese / Malay / Norwegian / Polish / Portuguese / Romanian / Russian / Slovak / Spanish / Swedish / Turkish / Vietnamese

Cost: Free

Voice-recognition app that turns spoken words into on-screen text, which can be used as notes or as email.

“Offers voice recognition. ” Patient group specialising in learning disorders, Canada | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Dragon Search

Speech-recognition app that allows the user to conduct Internet searches on the phone through voice commands.

“Apps certainly have the potential to make life easier for deaf people—though very few products are addressing this market. This particular app can be very useful for deaf people in some situations. At present, though, it only seems to be available in Apple.” National Association of Deafened People (NADP), UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Everyday BSL Dictionary

Everyday BSL Dictionary
developed by Signers Republic, UK; App Chefs, UK [latter now defunct]


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: £4.49 [approximately €6.47, $7.01]

Dictionary of British Sign Language (BSL).

Recommended by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), UK National Deaf Children | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Everyday Skills

Everyday Skills
developed by AbleLink Technologies Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: £29.99 [approximately €42.39, $46.51]

Utilises images to teach social skills that can help a person function independently in the community (including how to prepare a meal, take care of pets, travel around, and behave in shops).

"Use this app to find self-directed learning for students with autism and learning disabilities." Disability Network Northern Michigan, USA | Source no longer available


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Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People

Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People
developed by High Caffeine Content, Ireland


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £22.99 [approximately €33.12, $35.90]

Non-speaking, simple, picture-exchange system that can allow people with autism to express their needs independently.

“Simple to use, and useful for those with autism. But you cannot create own categories. [Editor: Note that the app's latest update may have solved this deficiency.] ” Group specialising in carers, family and friends, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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HelpTalk

HelpTalk
developed by 1000 Empresas, Portugal


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Provides a list of phrases and images that can allow people who have trouble vocalising to communicate some of their needs and feelings.

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


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iAdvocate

iAdvocate
developed by Alan Foley, School of Education, Syracuse University, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Instructs parents on how to liaise with schools and educational facilities, with the aim of ensuring that a child's needs are met.

"iAdvocate can provide immediate and specific responses during a CSE meeting when officials try to deny access to services. For example, during a district meeting when the school states "the academic gap is too large for your child to be educated in a general educational setting", the app gives a specific response, such as "according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), discrepancy in cognitive level cannot be the sole determining factor in placement”." Down Syndrome Association Hudson Valley, USA | http://bit.ly/1bbvasK


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iMean

iMean
developed by Michael Bergmann, USA; Richie Meade-Miller, USA; Aram Julhakyan, Spain; Meredith Bergmann, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £3.99 [approximately €5.64, $6.19]

Turns an iPad into a letterboard, with large, easy-to-read keys, and word suggestions to help a person with autism-spectrum disorder communicate thoughts.

"This app has different keyboards, a QWERTY keyboard, ABC and number keyboard." Alabama Ear Institute, USA | http://bit.ly/13ICpXG


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iPrompts

iPrompts
developed by Handhold Adaptive LLC, USA


RemindersImproving communication

English

Cost: Android: £6.43 [approximately €9.06, $9.71], Apple: £39.99 [approximately €56.36, $62.01]

Utilises illustrations to give instructions or to ask questions, allowing a carer to converse more easily with people who have communicational difficulties.

"iPrompts is a mobile, visual support aid for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This app provides several picture-based prompting tools (no voice output) for caregivers to help individuals transition from one activity to the next, understand upcoming events, make choices, and focus on the task at hand." Autism Society of Illinois (ASI), USA | http://bit.ly/15aRjaN


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La Mia Voce

La Mia Voce
developed by Bumblebee Studios, Sweden; and Zadig Srl, Italy


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Italian

Cost: Free
Aims to help people with a permanent or temporary speech impediment communicate with family, friends and healthcare professionals.

“The app was built with advice from Dr Licitra of the Cancer Institute of Milan, with sponsorship from us, the Associazione Italiana Laringectomizzati (AILAR), and the Federazione Italiana delle Associazioni di Laringectomizzati e Pazienti Oncologici (FIALPO), and the Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Cervico-Cefalica (AIOCC). The app is an effective tool for patients with tumours of the head or neck, and also for people who have difficulty speaking. The app allows you to activate a voice synthesiser from a repertoire of phrases that best meet the basic needs of these types of patients. You can also write short sentences to be sent to the speech synthesiser, producing either a male or female voice.”

Associazione Italiana Laringectomizzati (AILAR), Italy | Source no longer available


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Locabulary Lite

Locabulary Lite
developed by Red Mountain Labs Inc, USA


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

English

Cost: Free

Utilises the audio output of the phone to speak words, phrases, and sentences, whether for emergencies, everyday activities, pleasure, or teaching.

"Combines location and vocabulary to produce efficient communication for individuals who have difficulty speaking. Locabulary is an alternative to bulky communication devices, with text-to-speech phrases under categories, including: ‘quick phrases’, ‘moods’, ‘assistance’, ‘restaurants’." Vermont Family Network (VFN), USA | Source is no longer available


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Lockitron

Lockitron
developed by Apigy Inc


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

English

Cost: Free, the lock is £63.37 [approximately €90.14, $99.00]
Allows a door (when fitted with a Lockitron lock) to be unlocked without the need for a key.
“Knock, knock, who’s there? Sometimes it’s someone you’d like to let into your home – say a friend, family member or caregiver. But it’s tough to get to the door. Perhaps you want a plumber, repair person, or other helper to be able to come in when you’re out. Or you would like to avoid having to fumble for your keys when you get home. Now there’s a gadget designed to make your life a little easier. It’s called a ‘smart lock’. Visitors can use their smartphones to gain access to your home. Many of these new lock systems allow you to send a ‘virtual key’ to anyone you choose. Most models retrofit to an existing deadbolt lock, but others require that your door’s lock be replaced. … The ‘Lockitron’ goes right over the deadbolt on the inside of the door. It offers keyless entry. You lock and unlock your door with just a finger tap, and you can grant access to anyone you’d like, using the app. It can also provide keyless entry with the iPhone 4S or 5. It costs $179.” ‘Cool Gadgets: Smartphone-Powered Door Locks’, ALS Association, USA | http://bit.ly/1L5Ezar


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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


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Model Me Going Places 2

Model Me Going Places 2
developed by Model Me Kids LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Teaching tool that utilises slideshows and images to illustrate appropriate behaviour in social settings (such as shops or playgrounds).

“Model Me Going Places is a great visual teaching tool for helping your child learn to navigate challenging locations in the community. Each location contains a photo slide show of children modeling appropriate behavior. Locations include: hairdresser, mall, doctor, playground, grocery store, restaurant.” Friendship Circle of Michigan, USA | http://bit.ly/UP5jOy


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My DisabledGo London

My DisabledGo London
developed by DisabledGo, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

For people with a disability. Contains information about access arrangements in 20,000 locations around London.

Recommended by Spinal Injuries Ireland Spinal Injuries Ireland | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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My Friend Isabelle

My Friend Isabelle
developed by Take 2 Ventures LLC/PicPocket Books LLC, USA


Information

English

Cost: £1.49 [approximately €2.11, $2.31]

Illustrated story that can be used to encourage development of early reading skills in children.

Recommended by the Vermont Family Network (VFN), USA Vermont Family Network (VFN), USA | Source is no longer available


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My Pain Diary: Chronic Pain Management

My Pain Diary: Chronic Pain Management
developed by Damon Lynn, USA


Self-monitoring

English

Cost: £3.99 [approximately €5.63, $6.28]

Pain diary for people with allergies, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), depression, fibromyalgia, headaches, or migraine.

Recommended by the World Pain Foundation (WPF) World Pain Foundation (WPF) | http://bit.ly/Mh7yd7


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MyTalkTools Mobile

MyTalkTools Mobile
developed by 2nd Half Enterprises LLC, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Chinese / Danish / Dutch / English / French / Hebrew / Italian / Polish / Spanish

Cost: £64.46 [approximately €90.80, $99.99]

Allows a user to communicate through audio files, images, pictures, symbols, and video (one adult female voice) by touching an image, which the app then reads out.

"MyTalkTools Mobile offers augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for learning disabled students." Disability Network Northern Michigan, USA | http://bit.ly/MC1uKH


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National Public Toilet Map

National Public Toilet Map
developed by Human Solutions Pty Ltd, Australia


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Shows the location of 14,000-plus toilets in Australia.

"The National Public Toilet Map shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private toilet facilities across Australia. Useful information is provided about each toilet, such as location, opening hours, availability of baby-change rooms, accessibility for people with disabilities, and the details of other nearby toilets." Crohn's and Colitis Australia | PatientView survey 2012-2013


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Parkinson mPower study app

Parkinson mPower study app
developed by Sage Bionetworks


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
A research app to help understand why some people with Parkinson's Disease have different symptoms than other people with Parkinson's Disease,
“mPower (Mobile Parkinson Observatory for Worldwide, Evidence-based Research) uses the new ResearchKit software framework announced today by Apple to make it easy for people with Parkinson’s disease to contribute data to researchers investigating symptom variation. ResearchKit turns iPhone into a powerful tool for medical research by enabling participants to complete tasks or submit surveys right from the mPower app. This new software framework delivers a simple way to present study participants with an interactive informed consent process, which helps explain the study's purpose, how data will be used and the app's privacy policy.” The Michael J Fox Foundation, USA | http://bit.ly/1UOujGy


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

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


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Pictello

Pictello
developed by AssistiveWare


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

Dutch / English / French / German / Spanish / Turkish

Cost: £12.82 [approximately €18.12, $19.99]
Simple method for non-speaking people of all ages to create visual, talking stories.
“Parents need to know that Pictello provides an easy way to create ‘social stories’ from the images and videos in your device’s photo library. Simply decide on a story topic with your child, and choose the ‘Wizard’ or the ‘Expert’ to guide you through the process. Know that your photo books can be shared through iTunes, Dropbox, or Pictello’s universal server. You’ll need to provide an email to join Pictello, but other users can only download your photo books if you give them a code. Kids can learn how to create stories that are relevant to their lives with Pictello. For example, they can express their likes and dislikes, communicate with others, and learn routines. What’s nice is that these stories are, by nature, very specific, and tailored to kids’ lives. If your child is having trouble transitioning back to school, or greeting adults, for instance, Pictello can be useful. In addition to self-expression, kids can learn a bit about the art of storytelling.” Vicki Windman, Common Sense Media—Advocating for Kids, USA | http://bit.ly/1hWXSUD


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Predictable

Predictable
developed by Therapy Box Limited, UK


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

English

Cost: Android: £130.80 [approximately €188.45, $204.08], Apple: £119.99 [approximately €172.87, $187.21]

Alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking.

“To date, I can only recommend ‘Predictable’. I am very optimistic about the use of apps for service users who have limited verbal skills, and can use hand-held devices as an augmentative communication tool. But I have some concerns about how funding for such apps (and the necessary hardware) will be sourced.” National group specialising in disability, Ireland | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Prizmo

Prizmo
developed by Creaceed SPRL, Belgium


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

Bokmål / Danish / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Norwegian / Spanish

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

Scans and recognises text documents, bills, business cards, whiteboards, etc, then allows the text to be shared across computers and with other people through the ‘cloud’.

“Good for reading disabilities. You can take a picture of text, crop it, and use to scan a document, and also use text-to-speech, to hear the text. ” Patient group specialising in learning disorders, Canada | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Proloquo2Go

Proloquo2Go
developed by AssistiveWare BV, Netherlands


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English / English - American / English - Australian / English - Indian

Cost: £199.99 [approximately €288.13, $312.03]

Alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking.

“Supports communication. Aids memory. Improves safety supports and independence.” Epilepsy Wales, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Proloquo4Text

Proloquo4Text
developed by AssistiveWare BV


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

Danish / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Norwegian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: £89.99 [approximately €127.22, $140.33]
Text-oriented alternative communication tool for people who are literate but have difficulty speaking.
“This is Proloquo4Text, an augmentative-and-alternative communication (AAC) program for Apple devices. It does only text, unlike Proloquo2Go, and stays on a single page. It has word prediction, sentence prediction, and a side panel of pre-written words and sentences. It’s cheaper than Proloquo2Go. You might be interested in this if you need AAC with good word prediction and high-quality voices, but not have to pay for picture symbols you’re never going to use. The colours and fonts are customisable. I’m using it for my word-based communication, and Proloquo2Go for my picture-based communication, because it has always been hard for me to switch between picture and word modes on Proloquo2Go (a cognitive problem, not a fault of the program).” Social Skills for Autonomous People blog, USA | http://bit.ly/1j64pfN


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See and Learn Saying More Words

See and Learn Saying More Words
developed by Down Syndrome Education Enterprises CIC


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Android: £12.49 [approximately € 17.94, $19.49], Apple: £13.99 [approximately €20.09, $22.84], Windows: £15.39 [approximately €22.11, $24.03]
Aimed at helping children with Down syndrome improve their speech development.
“ ‘See and Learn’ makes it easy to support children with Down syndrome at home, in individual and group-therapy settings, and in the classroom. See and Learn offers activities designed to promote the development of language, reading, speech, memory and number skills. See and Learn is a range of resources to support learning for children with Down syndrome. See and Learn is developed and published by Down Syndrome Education International–a world-renowned leader in providing evidence-based information about the education and development of children and young people with Down syndrome. See and Learn uses structured activities that make full use of the children’s strengths as visual learners to help them learn more successfully.” Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group (HDSSG), UK | http://bit.ly/1FuENBK


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SeeWord

SeeWord
developed by Kick App Productions, Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free
Word game to help people with a brain tumour remember and recognise words.
“ ‘SeeWord’ is a game we developed for both iOS and Android, designed to exercise your brain. Up to 50% of all profits from the game are donated to both our foundation, as well as other leading brain cancer research foundations. When my mother was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), her tumour appeared in the area of her brain that is responsible for word recollection and recognition, so it was imperative that she kept her mind engaged with tasks that exercise it. That’s when I had the idea to design and develop SeeWord, to help her and others like her exercise their minds in a new, fun and unique way.” Thompson-Mason Brain Cancer Foundation, USA | http://bit.ly/1mJinD5


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Shifting Perspectives

Shifting Perspectives
developed by Bright Machine, UK


Information

English

Cost: Free

A collection of the work of 12 photographers who have a connection with Down’s syndrome, and a photographic representation of people with Down’s syndrome.

“The ‘Shifting Perspectives’ photography team continues to break down pre-conceived ideas about people with Down’s syndrome, highlighting the individuality of every person with Down’s syndrome, challenging attitudes and prejudices, and examining alternative representations of both adults and children. The new app showcases all the work produced by the ‘Shifting Perspectives’ team since its inception in 2003. The app makes this important body of work available to an even-wider global audience.” Down's Syndrome Association, UK | http://bit.ly/RDgJGL


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Sign 4 Me

Sign 4 Me
developed by Vcom3D, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £7.99 [approximately €11.26, $12.58]

A tool for learning a basic sign language called ‘Signed English’, or ‘manually-coded English’ (MCE).

“Once the desired sentences, phrases, words and letters are typed in, a 3D avatar signs for the user. Everything the user types is saved in history, and used as shortcuts. The 3D avatar can be adjusted for speed, zoomed in or out and rotated to provide the best vantage point for every sign. The ‘Sign 4 Me’ library includes more than 11,500 words, and is growing. This app is an easy way to ensure efficient communication between the hearing and individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.” National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Massachusetts, USA | http://bit.ly/MGxnnZ


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Skill Tracker Pro

Skill Tracker Pro
developed by Marz Consulting Inc/Data Makes the Difference LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackers

English / German

Cost: £22.99 [approximately €32.49, $35.36]

Automates applied behavior-analysis instruction.

"Skill Tracker Pro for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad automates ABA therapy (Applied Behavioral Analysis) instruction for children with Autism. Allows unlimited clients and observers, optional video capture, and charting/export of all data." ADAPT4Autism, USA | http://bit.ly/12L3v1H


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SmallTalk Aphasia - Female

SmallTalk Aphasia - Female
developed by Lingraphicare America Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Provides a vocabulary of pictures and videos that talk in a natural human voice.

“Helps people who have difficulty speaking.” Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), West Yorkshire Branch, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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SmallTalk Intensive Care

SmallTalk Intensive Care
developed by Lingraphicare America Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Provides a list of phrases and images with which patients can communicate to medical professionals some of their needs and feelings (such as "I have chest pain", or "I want a doctor").

“An app to help patients with speaking difficulties (whether because of an impairment, or because of an operation) express their needs to medical-care providers in the intensive care unit (ICU). Users choose from picture-based vocabulary to ‘speak’ phrases like, “I am in pain,” or “I want to be comforted.” The pictures that match the words make this app useful for non-English speakers as well. Reviewers found the app useful for the ICU, though one user said that the interface “was not great.” The pictures are self-explanatory, and make the app a convenient tool for non-native-English speakers.” Central Coast Children Foundation, USA | http://bit.ly/MX4p1l


Tags: Disability

SmallTalk Pain Scale

SmallTalk Pain Scale
developed by Lingraphicare America Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Allows people who cannot speak (particularly people with aphasia, apraxia, or dysarthria) to communicate amount and type of pain felt to other people (including caregivers, family members, and healthcare professionals).

“The advantages: the app offers the user a pain scale with words and faces for them to select their pain level. It has voice output, allowing the user to speak this aloud, as well as a selection of words to describe the pain. The disadvantages: the vocabulary in the app is not customisable at all, and is quite limiting.” Patient group specialising in communication disability, Australia | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Sorenson BuzzCards

Sorenson BuzzCards
developed by Sorenson Communications Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Designed to help people who are deaf to communicate more easily with people who do not know any sign language.

Recommended by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), UK National Deaf Children | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Speak it! Text to Speech

Speak it! Text to Speech
developed by Future Apps Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English / French / German / Italian / Spanish

Cost: £1.49 [approximately €2.10, $2.35]

Vocalises the written content of documents, emails, PDF files, web pages, etc, that the user has copied and pasted into the app, and converts text into speech.

“Easy to use, and pleasant to listen to.” East Dorset and New Forest Motor-Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Special Words

Special Words
developed by Special iApps, UK


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Albanian / Bulgarian / Catalan / Croatian / Dutch / English / Finnish / French / German / Hindi / Italian / Norwegian / Portuguese / Spanish / Swedish / Turkish / English - American / English - Australian / Welsh

Cost: £9.99 [approximately €14.10, $15.73]

Interactive app that allows children with Down’s syndrome to learn at their own pace.

“Our ‘See and Learn’ programmes are evidence-based, and make it easy to provide effective support for language learning and speech development during the early years—at home and in group and therapy sessions. In a survey of people using the ‘See and Learn’, 85% reported that their child’s language and reading skills have improved.” Down Syndrome Education International (DSE), UK | [Link no longer available]


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Splingo

Splingo
developed by Edugame Technology Ltd, UK


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £2.29 [approximately €3.30, $3.57]

Interactive game intended to help children learn listening and language skills.

Recommended by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), UK National Deaf Children | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Talkforme

Talkforme
developed by iWord Ltd, Ireland


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £69.40 [approximately €99.99, $108.30]

Communication tool that allows a user to convey needs through photographs taken with the phone, and sentences typed in.

“County Louth man, Karl McEvoy, who has a rare neurological movement disorder known as dystonia, has been given the gift of speech, thanks to a new revolutionary app developed by his father. Karl, now 21 years old, developed dystonia at four years of age, resulting in him being unable to communicate verbally with many people (apart from his family). The new app, ‘Talkforme’, has been developed by his father, Hugh, and gives people with a range of speech-impaired disabilities a tool to get their voices heard.” Dystonia Ireland | http://bit.ly/RDA5vi


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Tap Tap

Tap Tap
developed by Designs in Blue, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £1.91 [approximately €2.37, $2.99]

Vibrates the phone to alert a user who is deaf (or hearing impaired) that a sound which might be relevant to them is occurring nearby (for instance, someone might be calling out to them).

“ ‘Tap Tap’ alerts the user when a loud noise has been made near them.” National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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TapToTalk

TapToTalk
developed by Assistyx LLC, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Allows a user with limited communication skills to express themselves by selecting a library image, which the app will then read out as a word or sentence.

Recommended by Pathfinders for Autism, USA | http://bit.ly/qWdRrN


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Tinnitus Balance

Tinnitus Balance
developed by Sonova AG, a hearing aid manyfacturer


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Danish / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Norwegian / Portuguese / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: Free
Phonak is designed to help tinnitus sufferers find and create the sounds that work best to mask or suppress their tinnitus.
Phonak enables clients to choose sounds from the list of default sounds within the app:
• Soothing sounds such as a campfire, chimes, or sailing
• Background sounds such as the harbour, ocean, and rain
• Interesting sounds such as a blackbird, farmyard, or cicadas
Alternatively, users can also select sounds from their own smartphone music library. Clients can rate the effectiveness of each sound and review the overall ratings with their hearing care professional to optimize their sound plan.
Jess, information officer, Action on Hearing Loss | http://bit.ly/29lNLc2


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Toahjälpen

Toahjälpen
developed by Yomaco


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / Swedish

Cost: Free

Shows the location of the nearest public lavatories (including disabled toilets) in Stockholm, Visby, and Gothenburg in Sweden.

Recommended by a representative of Mag- och tarmförbundet [National Association for Gastrointestinal Disease], Sweden Mag- och tarmförbundet, Sweden | PatientView survey 2012-2013


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Toilet Finder

Toilet Finder
developed by BeTomorrow, France


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Dutch / English / French / German / Spanish

Cost:

Is meant to be one of world’s largest directory of public lavatories/restrooms, with over 60,000 listed and mapped by users through crowd-sourcing.

“Anyone who needs to find a toilet in a hurry can now do so with the aid of the new toilet map app, ‘Toilet Finder’, which can find the nearest toilet using your GPS. It is also a user-generated content (UGC) application, as the toilet database is created entirely by users who can now add new, or flag up missing, toilets.” Inside Out Stoma Support Group (IOSSG), UK | http://bit.ly/1gE08gO


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Treatable-ID

Treatable-ID
developed by Roderick Houben of HealtH2Media


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free
Information about the diagnosis and treatment of 81 treatable rare diseases that cause intellectual disability.

Recommended by the app’s funder and medical advisor.

Treatable Intellectual Disability Endeavor in BC (TIDE BC), Canada | http://bit.ly/1jObT5f


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uHear

uHear
developed by Zeitguys Inc., Canada


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English / French / German

Cost: Free
Self-administered hearing test.
"Provides greater access to pure tone audiometry. Patients can receive the results directly via email. Speech in noise tests and questionnaires are available only in English, though (the overall interface is not available in Spanish)." Motos for Fonos, Perú | PatientView survey, November 2013


Tags: Disability

Verbal Victor

Verbal Victor
developed by Apps for the Greater Good LLC, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £7.99 [approximately €10.89, $11.99]

Utilises images to help carers, parents, and teachers better understand the needs of children with limited communication skills.

"Verbal Victor is anaugmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app created for people with emerging communication skills and/or developmental delays." Central Coast Children's Foundation (CCCF), USA | http://bit.ly/18Rz4cU (page 38)


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Verbally

Verbally
developed by Intuary Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking.

“ ‘Verbally’ is a lesson in economy. Only about 200 English-language words make up about 80% of daily conversations. ‘Verbally’ users see text buttons on the top half of the screen, and a keyboard on the bottom. One tab shows about 50 of the most common words in English; another, a list of common phrases. Users can choose one of the text buttons, or start typing. The app employs predictive text technology to recommend complete words and phrases, based on the first few letters typed. The idea is to squeeze more information on each screen, and reduce the number of steps taken to form a sentence.” MND Association forum, USA | http://bit.ly/N9d3tH


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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

Voice4u AAC Communication

Voice4u AAC Communication
developed by Spectrum Visions Global Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / Japanese

Cost: Android: £39.99 [approximately €56.36, $62.01], Apple: £44.99 [approximately €63.42, $69.76]

Utilises simple images (for instance, of an individual eating) to help a person with a communicational difficulty express wants and needs to a carer.

"Voice4u is a revolutionary picture-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app that helps individuals express their feelings, thoughts, actions, and the things they need. It is a perfect solution for learning and communication for individuals with autism. Voice4u includes over 150 pre-loaded icons, and lets you create your own icons and categories." Friendship Circle of Michigan, USA | http://bit.ly/16I5Ffu


Tags: Disability

Wheelmap

Wheelmap
developed by Raul Krauthausen, Germany


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

Arabic / Bokmål / Bulgarian / Danish / English / French / German / Greek / Icelandic / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Norwegian / Russian / Swedish

Cost: Free

 ‘OpenStreetMap’ that shows ramps and other disability-friendly access facilities.

“An app that gives you a list of wheelchair-accessible locations and amenities in your area. It uses location data to pinpoint where you are, and, using ‘OpenStreet’ data, it tells you what local amenities are accessible nearby. Where appropriate, the listings have contact details from the businesses. You can view the search results in list form, or on a map, depending on what suits you. And, if you set up an account, you can contribute to the app’s database by adding new locations yourself.” Spinal News, Summer 2012, page 31, Spinal Injuries Ireland | http://bit.ly/QAFwck


Tags: Disability

Wheelmate

Wheelmate
developed by Advance, Denmark


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / French / German

Cost: Free

Lets wheelchair users around the world locate lavatories accessible to them.

Recommended by Spinal Injuries Ireland Spinal Injuries Ireland, Ireland | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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


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