Resource Bank on AT and Apps
Browse this page to learn more about the latest Assistive Technology and Mobile Apps. If you are a company that is providing an Assistive Technology or Mobile APP and would like us to feature you on our website, visit our Advertisement Policy to know how!
Assistive Technology (AT) refers to devices, software programs, or apps that are used by people with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible to do.
“For most people technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, however, technology makes things possible. In some cases, especially in the workplace, technology becomes the great equalizer and provides the person with a disability a level playing field on which to compete.” Mary Pat Radabaugh, Director of IBM National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities, 1988
Mobile technology has not only revolutionized the way we communicate, but is also becoming a vital medium for travel, educational and rehabilitation for persons with disabilities. Disability does not mean inability, and the features and functionalities based on accessibility need to be present in modern day mobile apps. Smartphones and apps have transformed the way we perceive Assistive Technology as the advancements in AT are observable in many accessibility features of mobile devices.
We’ve compiled the iOS and Android apps that can improve the lives of people with disabilities. You can browse our page to learn more about the Mobile Apps.
Speech Blubs is a voice-controlled speech therapy app designed to help your child learn new sounds and words, and to practice speaking in a stimulating, educational environment.The app can be download from App Store for free.
Assistive Apps presents Assistive Express, an affordable Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Device, catered to people with difficulty in speech. The app can be download from App Store.
Speakprose is the most intuitive, fastest to learn, and easiest to edit communication app for individuals with basic literacy skills who struggle to communicate.The app can be download from App Store for free.
Keeble is an iOS keyboard that allows users with fine motor-challenges, switch users and users with vision impairments to type in almost any app. The app can be download from App Store for free.
Proloquo4Text™ is a text to speech app for those who cannot rely on their voice to speak. The app is laid out on a single screen to reduce the effort of typing. The app can be download from App Store for free.
The new mobile app called “Helping Hand”, enables parents and carers of children who have been referred for assessment in Scotland to record relevant information – such as sleeping patterns and challenging behavior – about their child. The app is free to download, and available through the App Store and Google Play.