022: Mobile Apps for the Visually Impaired Person

[Podcast] Mobile Apps for the Visually Impaired Person - Episode #22

As a self proclaimed “tech nerd”, I love using my mobile devices. And, the heart of any good mobile device is the apps you use everyday. In this episode, I am joined by my good friend Sam Seavey to discuss, review and recommended some great apps for you to try out. Some are VIP specific while others are more general but still very useful. Join us as we dive deep into the world of mobile apps!

My Guest This Week

Coming back again for a return trip  to the podcast is my good friend Sam Seavey. He is a fellow YouTube creator with a great knowledge of a lot of technical things. Sam bring a lot of insight on today's episode, giving us a few things to learn along the way (even me…). Sam can be found on Youtube and Twitter, so check him out!

An App a Day

Sam and I discussed a ton of apps which ou can find listed below with links to check them out. I have separated them out into iOS and Google Play to make it easier for you. Enjoy!

For the VIP

  1. Aipoly Vision
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aipoly-vision-sight-for-blind-visually-impaired/id1069166437?mt=8
    2. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aipoly.vision&hl=en
  2. Braille Tutor
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/braille-tutor-free/id878463116?mt=8
    2. GP equivalent: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lukeneedham.brailletutor&hl=en
  3. Color Inspector
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/color-inspector/id645516384?mt=8
    2. No GP equiv
  4. KNFB Reader
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/knfb-reader/id849732663?mt=8
    2. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sensotec.knfbreader&hl=en
  5. Seeing AI
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seeing-ai-talking-camera-for-the-blind/id999062298?mt=8
    2. Not available on GP
  6. Tap Tap See
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/taptapsee-blind-visually-impaired-camera/id567635020?mt=8
    2. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.msearcher.taptapsee.android&hl=en
  7. ActiView
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/actiview-empowered-entertainment/id1138121187?mt=8
    2. not available on GP
  8. Vision Connect by AFB
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/visionconnect/id1003408531?mt=8
    2. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.afb.android.visionconnect.visionconnect
  9. BARD Books
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586?mt=8
    2. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.loc.nls.dtb&hl=en
  10. Digit Eyes – Bar Code Scanning -iOS Only
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/digit-eyes/id376424490?mt=8
    2. not available on GP
  11. Blind Square (Get There GPS Nav 4 B;omd)
    1. iOS:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindsquare/id500557255?mt=8
    2. GP equiv: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.LewLasher.getthere&hl=en
  12. Be My Eyes
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/be-my-eyes-helping-blind-see/id905177575?mt=8
    2. GP: Coming Soon
  13. Big Keys
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/big-keys-low-vision-keyboard/id1139220959?mt=8
    2. not available on GP
  14. Talk Back for Android (if not already installed)
    1. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.marvin.talkback&hl=en

General Apps that Work Well

  1. Evernote
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote-stay-organized/id281796108?mt=8
    2. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evernote&hl=en
  2. Overcast
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast-podcast-player/id888422857?mt=8
    2. GP Stitcherhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stitcher.app&hl=en
    3. GP equiv Podcast Go: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sanity.podcast.freak&hl=en
  3. Social Media Apps
    1. Facebook
      1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8
      2. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.katana&hl=en
    2.  Twitter
      1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twitter/id333903271?mt=8
      2. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.twitter.android&hl=en
      3. Entertainment
  4. Entertainment
    1. Youtube
      1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/youtube-watch-videos-music-and-live-streams/id544007664?mt=8
      2. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.youtube&hl=en
    2.  Netflix
      1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/netflix/id363590051?mt=8
      2. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netflix.mediaclient&hl=en
    3.  Overdrive
      1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/overdrive-library-ebooks-and-audiobooks/id366869252?mt=8
      2. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.overdrive.mobile.android.mediaconsole&hl=en
    4.  Flipboard
      1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flipboard-news-for-every-passion/id358801284?mt=8
      2. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flipboard.app&hl=en
  5. Uber
    1. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/uber/id368677368?mt=8
    2. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubercab&hl=en
  6. Apple Music on Android
    1. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apple.android.music&hl=en
  7. Text App for Android – Yaata
    1. GP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rpkandrodev.yaata&hl=en

Other Links Mentioned in this Episode

Find Sam on Youtube

Sam's Playlist for His Phone

National Library Service for BARD Mobile

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