There's a whole variety of apps available for your phone that can help you to overcome the issues that sight loss brings; such as recognising products, faces, or colours.
And what's more, the vast majority of them are free! We introduce you to some of our favourites and show you how they work.
24 of the best apps for people with a visual impairment eBook
We’ve pulled together a list of 24 of our favourite apps (most are free, some paid for) and organised them into seven categories to help you navigate what you’re looking for in our free eBook.
With the many thousands of apps in the market place, we’ve put together a quick checklist to make sure you’re not downloading something that will be more trouble than help.
Music streaming can be done on a variety of platforms and devices, with lots of different apps available – both free and paid – but which one is best for visually impaired users?
We explore the two apps ‘Be My Eyes’ and ‘BeSpecular’ which connect a visually impaired user with a sighted volunteer and demonstrate how they work in our videos.
Microsoft’s Seeing AI is an amazing free app that narrates the world around you, using the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to describe people, text and objects. We check out each of its features and put it to the test:
- Introduction to Seeing AI – add to my library
- Document mode – add to my library
- Currency mode – add to my library
- Handwriting mode – add to my library
- ‘Recognise with’ mode – add to my library
- Product mode – add to my library
- Short text mode – add to my library
- Colour mode – add to my library
- Person mode – add to my library
AIRA Virtual Assistant
Microsoft’s new app ‘Soundscape’ uses 3D audio to create a mental map of the world around you. It uses some pretty amazing tech which can get a bit overwhelming to understand at first – luckily, Mark is here to explain the different features of the app and how it works.
KNFB Reader is available as an app or software for your computer or phone, which converts printed text to speech or Braille instantly using OCR (optical character recognition) technology. Danny shows Mark how the app works, and how he uses it.