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there s probably more than one app for that

There’s Probably More Than One App for That!

Melissa Padron, Volunteer

Amy Mitchem, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Intern

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There’s Probably More Than One App for That

Smartphones and tablets are valuable tools for people who have disabilities. They help build capacity by enabling people to do a broad range of tasks from placing a phone call to communicating with text-to-speech.

Participants will learn about a range of applications for different disabilities on both the Apple and Android platforms.

built in accessibility
Built-In Accessibility

Accessibility is the measure of how successfully a product can be used by people with varying abilities. Items listed are pre-installed cross-disability assistive programs rather than apps we get from App Store or Google Play.

  • IOS
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Mono Audio
  • Visible/LED and Vibrating Alerts
  • Assistive Touch
  • Guided Access
  • Speak Selection
  • Safari Reader
  • Large Font
  • Invert Colors
  • Android
  • TalkBack
  • Explore by Touch
  • Visible and Vibrating Alerts
  • (Kick Back and Sound Back)
  • Scrolling
  • Long Press
  • Directional Navigation Pad
  • TTS Extended
  • Large Font
  • Invert Colors
standard phone functions that make phones more accessible
Standard Phone Functions that make phones more accessible
  • Android
  • Video Calling
  • Screen Capture
  • Multitasking
  • Multiple Language Support
  • Multi-Touch
  • Voice Based Features
  • Web Browser
  • Messaging
  • Tethering
  • (Mobile Hot Spot)
  • Bluetooth
  • IOS
  • Siri
  • Dictation
  • iMessage
  • Facetime
  • Screen Capture
  • Bluetooth
  • Web Browsing
  • Multiple Language
  • Support
accessing applications
Accessing Applications
  • IOS  App Store
  • Android  Google Play Store
  • Within the App Store and Google Play Store, you can search, purchase, and download different applications.
i os applications
IOS Applications
  • It’s Done!
  • Easy Speak
  • Dragon Dictation
  • VizWiz
it s done
It’s Done!
  • Price: $2.99
  • Makes a list of tasks and checks them off as they get completed
  • Customizes tasks to occur daily, weekly, or on a certain date
  • Sets reminders as to when a certain task needs to be completed
  • Allows a confirmation email or text message to be sent to a loved one, caregiver, etc. when a task has been marked complete
  • Saves completed tasks in the app’s history with the date/time of completion
  • Categorizes and prioritizes tasks according to type and level of importance
  • Available for Android
easy speak
Easy Speak
  • Price: $39.99
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACC) app for adults and children
  • Over 800 symbols and pictures with corresponding audio
  • Creates phrases or sentences that can be spoken out loud
  • Customize with your very own words, phrases, and pictures
  • Create custom color-coded folders
dragon dictation
Dragon Dictation
  • Price: FREE
  • Gives full control of the keyboard, including editing and new line functions
  • Editing feature that provides a list of suggested words
  • Dictate text messages and emails, or notes that can be pasted into other applications using the clipboard
  • Dictate status updates to Facebook and Twitter
  • Price: FREE
  • Enables blind users to get information about their surroundings
  • Take a picture, record a question, and receive an answer
  • Email your questions and picture, or send them to web workers or Twitter
android applications
Android Applications
  • MedRemind
  • Silver Magnifier
  • Diabetes Tracker
  • Easy Dial
  • Price: FREE
  • Provides notification and alerts to remind about taking medication
  • Schedules a list of medicine for the day
  • History log of taken or skipped medicines
  • You can set alarms in either repeating or non-repeating patterns. Hourly time interval between alarms can be selected
  • At the scheduled time, application will pop up on a notification window with an alarm, vibration, and with LED indication.
  • You can customize: Tone, Vibration, LED color, persisting alarms, On bar notification or popup window type alerts.
silver magnifier
Silver Magnifier

Price: Free

  • Customizable magnification application
  • Turns smartphone into portable CCTV
  • Flashlight function
  • Distance magnification up to approximately 15 feet
  • Close up viewing
  • Auto focus
  • Still image capturing
  • Large button controls
diabetes tracker
Diabetes Tracker-
  • Price: Free
  • Saves Blood sugar entries directly in your phone
  • Exclusive exercises and tasty food recipes
  • Warm-ups, yoga poses, & aerobics with instructions and images
  • Detailed graphs and reports to monitor your success 

  • Track your Insulin intake and all your medicines
  • Set reminders to ensure timely intake of medicines. 

  • Maintain all your expenses and view the total spent and averages
  • Password protection.

  • Detailed records for proper consultations

  • Share data with anyone via email or move it to SD card.
easy dial
Easy Dial
  • Price: Free
  • Turns phone into a giant button that can be used to place a phone call
  • Customize who the button will call
  • Simple but very useful

Thank you!

Melissa Padron, Volunteer

Amy Mitchem, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Intern

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