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EDUC 339/539 & WMST 339 - Critical and Feminist Disability Studies

Prof. Jaffee's Spring 2022 class

Mobile Apps

These are mobile apps that have been tested by the Accessible Technology Librarian. For questions or more information, please email Debbie Krahmer at Apps with an asterisk* are paid apps, or require a payment to unlock some functionality.

Text-to-Speech apps

Apps that will read text aloud.

  • Aldiko Book Reader Premium* (Android)
  • Books + VoiceOver (iOS)
  • ClariaZoom (Android)
  • ClaroSpeak Plus* (iOS)
  • Cool Reader (Android)
  • Easy Text to Speech (Android)
  • ezPDF* (Android)
  • FBReader (Android)
  • Google Text-to-Speech (Android)
  • KNFB Reader* (iOS, Android)
  • Moon+ Reader (Android)
  • Natural Reader (Browser-based, Chrome Extension)
  • Speechify (iOS, Android, Chrome Extension, Mac app)
  • TextGrabber + Translator* (Android)
  • Type and Speak (Android)
  • Voice Dream Reader* (iOS, Android)
  • Voice Dream Writer* (iOS)
  • Web Reader TTS Web Browser (Android)

Speech-to-Text/Dictation apps

Apps that allow you to dictate or will convert spoken words to text.

  • Apple Dictation (iOS)
  • (browswer-based)
  • Dragon Mobile Assistant (Android)
  • Google Live Transcribe (Android)
  • Just Press Record* (iOS)
  • Otter Voice Notes - 600 free minutes per month (iOS, Android)
  • Samsung Voice Recorder - limited to 10 minutes of live transcription at a time (Android)
  • Speechnotes (Android)
  • WebCaptioner (browser-based)

Mobile Scanning Apps

Take a picture of a text and create a PDF or OCR'd text.

  • FineScanner (iOS)
  • PDFpen Scan+* (iOS)
  • PDF PROvider (iOS)
  • Pocket Scanner Cloud* (iOS)
  • Prizmo (iOS)
  • TextGrabber* + Translator* (iOS, Android)
  • Tiny Scanner+ (iOS)
  • Translate Photo (iOS)

Screen Reader apps

Apps that will read aloud what is on the screen; an alternate way to access your phone or tablet.

  • VoiceOver (iOS)
  • ClariaZoom (Android)
  • Google Text-to-Speech (Android)

Screen Magnification/Magnifier

Apps that will enlarge your mobile device's screen, and/or will add extra magnification to your camera.

  • ClariaZoom (Android)
  • Magnifier (Android)
  • Seeing AI (iOS)
  • Super Vision (iOS)
  • Vision (Android)
  • Visor* (iOS, Android)

Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC)

Apps that allow augmentative or alternative communication; type or press buttons to have a mobile device speak for you.

  • ClaroSpeak+* (iOS)
  • Proloquo2Go* (iOS)
  • Speech Assistant AAC (Android)
  • Type and Speak (Android)
  • Verbally (iOS)

Accessible Directions

GPS or map apps that allow verbal walking directions

  • BlindSquare* (iOS)
  • Google Maps (iOS, Android)
  • Intersection Explorer (Android)
  • Lazarillo (iOS)

Mind Mapping

Create visual outlines or diagrams to visually organize information

  • Inspiration Maps (iOS)
  • MindNode (iOS)


Apps that convert your handwriting to machine-readable text

  • Google Handwriting Input (Android)
  • MyScript Nebo* (iOS, Android)
  • Notes Plus* (iOS)

Audio Enhancement Apps

Apps that will amplify or otherwise adjust audio to fit your hearing profile.

  • Google Sound Amplifier (Android)
  • Petralex Hearing aid (iOS, Android)
  • Music Volume Booster (iOS)

Note Capturing apps

Apps for handwritten notes, diagrams and doodles.

  • MyScript Nebo* (iOS, Android)
  • NotesPlus* (iOS)
  • One Note (iOS, Android)

Facial Mouse

Apps that allow you to control a mouse pointer on your mobile device with your head movements.

  • EVA Facial Mouse (Android)

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