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Mobile Applications for Blind and Visually Impaired Users2018-05-21T16:47:12+00:00

Braille Institute’s Mobile App Development Team is dedicated to researching and developing free mobile phone apps that provide the best accessible user experience for blind and visually impaired smartphone users.  

Big Browser

big browser logoCurrent browsers for the iPad are not completely accessible for low-vision users. BigBrowser is an Internet browsing application designed to help Low Vision users more easily navigate the web on their iPads.

Click the App Store icon below to download the app or click the Play button to listen to a podcast that details how to use the app.

 

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VisionSim℠

vision sim logoBraille Institute’s VisionSim℠ FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices was developed to allow people with healthy vision to experience the world through the eyes of a person experiencing one of nine degenerative eye diseases. This includes macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts.

Click Below to download VisionSim.

 

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ViA (Visually Impaired Apps)

Braille Institute is proud to present the FREE app ViA (Visually Impaired Apps) for iPhone and iPad. ViA has been designed to help blind and low-vision users easily sort through the 500,000+ apps in the iTunes App Store to locate the apps that were built specifically for visually impaired users, or apps that happen to provide functionality useful to this population.

Click the App Store icon below to download the app or click the Play button to listen to a podcast that details how to use the app.

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Telephone Reader Program (TRP)

Braille Institute Library Services offers the Telephone Reader Program (TRP) that allows qualified patrons who are blind or visually impaired in the Southern California area to sign up for FREE telephone access to national and local news, advertisements, magazines, Old Time Radio Shows and so much more in both English and Spanish.

Click Below to download TRP.

 

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For more information call 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PST).