We have always seen the blind & visually impaired people taking help out of Braille, reading glasses, walking sticks, guide dog, and many more. But it is really tough for them to carry such bulky equipment. So now, in today’s digital world, Android app developers have developed such apps that are extremely useful for the blind & visually impaired people. And I think the below-listed apps must be installed in the handset of all blind & visually impaired people to make their life easier.
These 5 must-have apps for the blind & visually impaired people will help them out in the different working fields like for navigation, for enlarging small text, to interact with the handset and many more like this.
Android Apps For Blind & Visually Impaired People
Here’s the list of 5 great and very useful Android apps for visually impaired people. You can know about these apps here and provide them to those people who are unfortunately visually impaired or blind.
The first app that I am going to introduce in my today’s list of best Android apps for blind and visually impaired people is ‘Google Talkback’. The reason behind this is that Google Talkback is an app that permits blind and vision-impaired people to easily interact with their Android smartphone. Therefore, I think that this is the foremost thing that should be installed in the smartphone of blind & visually impaired people.
Through this ultimate app when any blind or visually impaired people touch or click on any icon displayed on the device then this app speaks it out. So that the user could know which action is being performed by him/her on the smartphone. Isn’t it very necessary!
Besides blinds, the next app is only for the one who has week eyesight and feels difficult to read small text or font. The belonging app converts your Android smartphone in a magnifier and helps you to enlarge the small font displayed on bills, products, newspapers, etc.
The app not only magnifies things but also contains a flashlight through which, you can easily read the text in low or no light. This is an innovative app for visually impaired people. The app also supports basic gestures onscreen like double-tap to zoom in or out, single tap to focus, and long-press for turning the light on or off.
After Google Talkback and Magnify, the next app which I am going to introduce is “Sullivan+”. It is a visual-aid app provided by TUAT Inc. to enhance the accessibility of the visually impaired and low vision users.
The app has many interesting and very useful features such as AI mode to automatically finds the best results that fit the taken photos, Text Recognition to find a text, and tells you by sound. Many other useful features like Face Recognition, Image Description, Color Recognition, Magnifying Glass, etc. make this app a must-have for visually impaired people.
Supersense is a free Android app basically built for the blind or visually impaired people. It helps the visually impaired be location-aware, explore and navigate to nearby places of interest, read and find objects.
With this app, users can independently read texts, documents, locate specific objects such as a chair, door, trashcan, or person around by scanning the environment with the camera. Many other features of this app make it a worth-using Android app for blind and visually impaired people.
Be My Eyes
The last app that I have compiled in my today’s list of Android apps for blind & visually impaired people is ‘Be My Eyes’. I think this is the most useful app for the eye victim patient because through this app you can lend your eyes to a blind person in need through a live video connection or be assisted by the network of sighted users.
‘Be My Eyes’ helps blind or visually impaired users in requesting help from a sighted volunteer, who will be notified on their phone. As soon as the first sighted user accepts the request for help, a live audio-video connection will be set up between the two parts. The sighted helper can now assist the blind or visually impaired, through the video connection from the blind or visually impaired user’s rear-facing camera.
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So, these Android apps will be proven very helpful for blind and visually impaired people. Google Talkback for speech passwords and text, Magnify app for visually impaired people, Ray eBook Reader to listen to eBooks in audio formats, and Walky Talky for navigation. Isn’t these apps are great and most essential for blind people!
We wanted to share that we have recently announced our new app on the Google Play store for Envision ELI. We wanted to share our patented app for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Be sure to check out the website also: envisioneli.com.
Richard, thanks very much for sharing another great app for visually impaired people.
Thank You Raman! We are excited to be a part of something greater than ourselves…
Claria Zoom is another great app for partially sighted people. Must check.
Thanks Gurmeet for letting us know. Actually, a few days ago I wrote the review about this app. It’s really great.