"Apps" for everything
Here’s a look at some of what the wide world of apps has to offer. Many apps listed below are free or of modest cost, and many are available for downloading on both Apple and Android mobile devices. Some apps, such as those for Facebook or Amazon, are actually pared-down versions of websites, adapted for use on a smaller device. Others, such as Siri (see below) are designed specifically for use on a smartphone or mobile device.ADAPTIVE AIDSCognitive Impairment
Clevermind: Helps people dealing with cognitive impairments that come with problems associated with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Includes quizzes and games, big buttons, voice command controls and more.Hearing
OtoSense: Allows people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing to see audio alerts and other sounds on their smartphones, such as ringing doorbells and smoke alarm alerts.
Live Caption: Transcribes your face-to-face conversation.
Subtitles: Provides subtitles on an iPhone to be played along with a TV show or movie.
Unlock Philly: Maps wheelchair-accessible SEPTA stations and wheelchair accessible shops and restaurants near those stations; shows broken elevator reports.
Wheelmap: Global online map to search, find and mark wheelchair-accessible places.Visual
LookAround: GPS iPhone app that can speak your location and the direction you are facing, and identify nearby streets and points of interest.
Siri: Enables you to perform tasks, such as sending messages, hands-free using just your voice.
VoiceActions: Performs tasks, such as searching, getting directions, making notes, setting alarms with just your voice.