There are thousands of apps for Android and iOS that can turn your smartphone or tablet into a device to assist you day-to-day. Assistance apps use built-in hardware and software such as touchscreen controls, cameras and text-to-speech software to help overcome the barriers between people with and without disabilities.
With so many choices, finding the best app for you may be overwhelming. These websites regularly their information on apps can help you choose wisely.
Low or No Vision
Technology has made it possible for those with low or no vision to access websites and read computer documents. Solutions for the blind replace words with tactile and auditory inputs and outputs.
When motor skills are affected it can make computer use challenging. Arm, wrist, hand and finger movement all impact the way you use a computer keyboard and mouse. There are a variety of keyboards and mice varying in design and function.
These include joysticks that can be controlled by hand or mouth, track balls and touch pads to help those with limited range of motion, eye gaze systems that use cameras to track one or both eyes and head mice that use infrared cameras to track a reflective dot placed on the user’s forehead, glasses’ bridge or hat brim to operate the mouse.