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Vision

The following Free or Low Cost Assistive Technology software programs are available for anyone to use. The following programs, software, websites, and apps focus on different forms of Vision Support.

AccessNote

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Features:

  • Notetaking tool for those who are Blind or Visually Impaired created by the American Federation of the Blind
  • App combines notetaking capabilities with the other accessibility features and functions of the iOS device
  • Input notes with either QWERTY Keyboard, refreshable Braille Display
  • More Information: https://www.afb.org/aw/13/7/15797

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS


TapTapSee

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Features:

  • Use this app to help identify everyday objects for anyone with a visual impairment or who is blind
  • Double tap the screen, take a picture of the object, and hear what the object is spoken out loud
  • Turn VoiceOver on to have the object description read out loud
  • More Information: https://www.taptapseeapp.com/

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS; Android


NVDA Screen Reader

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Features:

  • NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free, open source screen reader built for Windows based operating system computers
  • Download to your computer directly or to a USB drive and run on any computer without installation
  • Works with many popular applications such as web browsers, email, and Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to convert text into a Braille using Refreshable Braille Display
  • More Information: https://www.nvaccess.org/

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Windows


NaviDys

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Features:

  • Adapt and adjust webpages to your own reading preference settings
  • Adjust the font to one of 10 available fonts including Dyslexie font
  • Adjust font size, letter spacing and line spacing of the webpage you’re reading
  • More Information: https://michaeldardol.com/navidys/

Cost: $4.99

Compatibility: iOS and Mac


Fleksy

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Features:

  • Increase your keyboard or text input system size to 114% the normal size increase ease of sight using this QWERTY keyboard
  • State-of-the-art system powerful enough for individuals who are blind or low vision to use by not needing to look at the screen to type
  • Powerful word prediction system and autocorrect system edits your text without the need to even see the keyboard
  • More Information: https://fleksy.com/

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS; Android


Turn Off the Lights

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Features:

  • Click the light bulb button to get your screen to fade to a dark opacity overlay
  • Everything but the key area you are working in, such as a YouTube Video, a Google Doc, or an HTML 5 website will fade
  • Ability to adjust opacity and darkness
  • Shortcut keys to command program
  • More Information: https://goo.gl/l96MtE

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Chrome Extension


Fokus

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Features:

  • Highlight only the text you want to read while Fokus dims and darkens the rest of your Chrome or Firefox window with an overlay
  • Highlights the paragraph you’re reading with the ability to change the opacity of the background overlay
  • Easy to install extension with the ability to turn the feature on or off
  • More Information: https://goo.gl/pHjc3b or https://goo.gl/CZVhBw

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Chrome Extension and Firefox Add-On


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