Mobile Accessibility Features & Apps.

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What Is?What is a Mobile App ?

A Mobile App is a software application developed specifically for Smart Phones and Tablets. The listed Apps are ones specifically developed to assist Visually Impaired users.

Using aSmart Phone as an Assistive Device for the Visually Impaired, is facilitated by the Accessibility features included in the Operating Systems of the Smart Device. These features generally include Font Size and Colour, Magnification,Zoom and Screenreader Speech. In addition, the Speech Recognition feature allows the user to give verbal commands. Finally, there are a vast number of Apps, specifically created to assist Visually Impaired users. These Apps include OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to read printed documents, Video Magnifiers, Object / Colour / Currency Identifiers, GPS (Global Positioning Systems) Apps for route and destination guidance and interactive Video / Voice / Messaging Assistance.

Operating Systems > Android - iOS - Windows 10 Mobile

Android accessibility options.
You can customize your Android device using accessibility settings and apps.

Make your screen easier to see
Android devices have several settings to make your screen easier to see.

Android Apps for the visually Impaired.
Below are some websites listing usefulAndroid Apps for the VisuallyImpaired.

Apple iOS LogoApple’s iOS Operating System.
iOS is a Mobile Operating System created and developed by Apple Inc exclusively for it’s hardware. It is the operating system that presently powers many of the company's mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It is the second most popular mobile operating system globally after Android. As of January 2017, Apple's App Store contains more than 2.2 million iOS applications, 1 million of which are native for iPads. These Mobile Apps have collectively been downloaded more than 130 billion times.

iOS Accessibility features for the Visually Impaired.

iOS Appsfor the Visually Impaired.
Below are links to websites featuring lists of useful iOS Apps for theVisually Impaired.

Windows 10 Mobile LogoWindows 10 Mobile Operating System.
Windows 10 Mobile is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft. as part of Microsoft's plans to unify Windows' application platform across multiple device classes.
Windows 10 Mobile entered public beta for selected Lumia brand smartphones. In 2017, it was revealed that Microsoft had discontinued active development of Windows 10 Mobile due to its low market share and the lack of third-party development for the platform, and that the operating system will only receive patches and maintenance releases going forward.More information.

Accessibility Features.
There is very little information available for accessibility features on the Windows 10 Mobile operating system. Users should contact the Smart Device manufacturer for guidance.

Apps for Visually Impaired users of the Windows 10 Mobile operating system.
Below are some useful  Windows 10 Mobile Apps for the Visually impaired.

Please email Sight Seekers with suggestions of useful Assistive Apps for the Smart Device Operating System that you use.

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