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Text Grabber + Translator

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  • For turning paper hard copy into readable PDF
  • iPhone app that uses the phone's camera to turn text on paper into text that can then be read aloud on the iPhone
  • OCR is good enough for text-to-speech
  • Cost: $2.99
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Snap Type for Occupational Therapy

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  • Take a picture of worksheet and add text
  • Resize picture by two finger pinching or using slide bar
  • Tap and drag to move text boxes
  • Cost: Free
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AccessNote

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  • AccessNote is the official iOS notetaker from the American Foundation for the Blind
  • Allows blind and visually impaired users to combine efficient note taking with the other features and functions of the iOS devices
  • Keyboard commands customized for input with both QWERTY and refreshable braille display keyboards
  • Cost: Free
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Fleksy

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  • Keyboard - Happy Typing
  • Fleksy is a state-of-the-art text input system so powerful that sighted, visually impaired and blind people are able to quickly and easily type on touch screen phones and tablets
  • Fleksy allows users to type text on the familiar keyboard layout, by tapping on the screen. You don't have to type perfectly accurate -Fleksy will automatically detect the text you meant to enter
  • Cost: Free
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Readability

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  • Turns any web page into a clean view for reading now or later on your computer, smartphone, or tablet
  • Available as an app for the iPhone, iPad and Android
  • Cost: Free
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LookTel Recognizer

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  • Allows users with visual impairments or blindness to instantly recognize everyday objects
  • Identifies any object placed in front of the device's camera and reads aloud to the user the name of the object it recognizes
  • Cost: $9.99
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VoiceOver

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  • VoiceOver is a built-in screen reader available on Mac computers, iPhone and iPad
  • Allows the device to read out loud icons, menus and Web articles making it easier for the blind and those with low-vision to use a computer
  • Cost: Free, Built-In
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iCanSee

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  • Transforms your iPhone into a magnifying glass capable of up to 4x magnification
  • By magnifying the images around you, iCanSee helps improve your ability to see in difficult situations, including low light
  • Cost: Free
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NVDA Screen Reader

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  • NonVisual Desktop Access(NVDA) is an open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system
  • It enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows
  • Has the ability to run entirely from a USB drive with no installation
  • Cost: Free
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Thunder Screen Reader

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  • Thunder is award-winning free screenreader talking software for people with little or no sight
  • It enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows
  • Has the ability to run entirely from a USB drive with no installation
  • Cost: Free
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DanKam: Colorblind Fix

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  • Designed to help color blind people differentiate between colors they can't normally distinguish
  • Images can be taken in real-time from the device's camera and through its various modes the image can be adjusted to make hues easier to detect and differentiate
  • Cost: $2.99
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Colorful

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  • Augmented reality color detection application for Windows Phone that helps recognize, tag and compare colors
  • Use advanced filters that will compensate for a specific color deficiency (Red-Green, Blue-Yellow etc.)
  • Detect & recognize colors in your surroundings using the device's camera
  • Cost: $0.99
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Side by Side

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  • Side by Side is a multiple-window reader/browser with offline reading and note taking capabilities
  • Turns the iPad into multiple resizable reading devices working in parallel
  • You can browse webpages, download files, read documents, or take notes on each split screen
  • Cost: Free
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