Mobile Apps for Students with Disabilities
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HearYouNowHearing impairediOS
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hearyounow-your-personal-sound/id569522474?mt=8
Many people have difficulties following and understanding conversations in situations like in a restaurant, in meetings, or just have a hard time understanding conversations in noisy daily life.
Free
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soundAMP LiteHearing impairediOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id338621077?mt=8
Amplify the world around you discreetly with iPhone and iPod touch.
* The most popular hearing app on the App Store.
* Over 60,000 purchased in 55 countries.
$0.99
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Visual HearingHearing impairediOS
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American WordspellerLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/american-wordspeller/id397617771?mt=8
Looking up a word in a dictionary isn't that simple if you have no idea how to spell it. This app removes that problem and employs a method that lets you much more easily pinpoint how to spell just about any word.
$3.99
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AppWriter ProLDAndroidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lingapps.appwriter&hl=en
Designed with reading and writing disabilities in mind, this text editor for iPad integrates numerous accessibility features into standard text editing functionality.
Free
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AppWriter USLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/appwriter-us/id490076103?mt=8
Designed with reading and writing disabilities in mind, this text editor for iPad integrates numerous accessibility features into standard text editing functionality.
$39.99
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Dictionary.com Dictionary & ThesaurusLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dictionary.com-dictionary/id308750436?mt=8
If Dictionary.com is your go-to place for definitions and spelling help, this app can be a great way to bring that functionality to your iPad or iPhone.
Free
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Dictionary.com Dictionary & ThesaurusLDAndroidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dictionary&hl=en
If Dictionary.com is your go-to place for definitions and spelling help, this app can be a great way to bring that functionality to your iPad or iPhone.
Free
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Dragon Dictation
LDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/dragon-dictation/id341446764?mt=8
Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.
Free
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DyscalculatorLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dyscalculator/id508012847?mt=8
The Dyscalculator is a regular calculator AND a helpful tool that:
helps you understand numbers.
helps you choose the arithmetic operation.
Free
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EvernoteLDAll
An iPhone favorite from day one, Evernote is the gold standard when it comes to getting things organized with your writing. Aside from the normal text entry fields, Evernote holds key features that make it essential to any iPad. Its search is superb, allowing you to find any note in seconds. It will even search words within photos that are pasted within notes. Full rich text support let you change fonts, add links, and copy data straight from the Internet with the formatting intact. Automatic syncing lets you access your note on another device or the Evernote website. Additional features come through their Evernote Trunk service, giving this app even more power.
Free
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Google Text-to-SpeechLDAndroidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tts
Google Text-to-speech powers applications to read the text on your screen aloud. For example, it can be used by:
• Google Play Books to “Read Aloud” your favourite book
• Google Translate to speak translations aloud so you can hear the pronunciation of a word
• TalkBack and accessibility applications for spoken feedback across your device
• ... and many other applications in Play Store
Free
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Idea SketchLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idea-sketch/id367246522?mt=8
This mind-mapping app can help learning disabled students make sense of their ideas and organize them in ways that they can easily translate into written work.
Free
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Inspiration Maps VPPLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/inspiration-maps-vpp/id510173686?mt=8
Welcome to Inspiration Maps™, the most intuitive and powerful visual learning app on the iPad. Build beautiful diagrams, graphic organizers and outlines with ease! Getting organized has never been this simple.
$11.99
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Merriam-Webster DictionaryLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/merriam-webster-dictionary/id399452287?mt=8
If spelling is a problem, it's always a good idea to have a really great dictionary on hand. This app from Merriam-Webster can provide that.
Free
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Merriam-Webster DictionaryLDAndroidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.merriamwebster&hl=en
If spelling is a problem, it's always a good idea to have a really great dictionary on hand. This app from Merriam-Webster can provide that.
Free
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ModMathLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/modmath/id821892964?mt=8
ModMath allows users to type math problems instead of writing them by hand, which can prove difficult for people with dyslexia or dysgraphia (not being able to write coherently). The app provides virtual graph paper and a calculator, and the user can print out his or her work, or email it directly to a teacher.
Free
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NotabilityLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/notability-handwriting-note/id360593530
Notability is the one place to create, share, and manage your notes. It combines handwriting, typing, audio recordings, and photos so you can create notes that fit your needs. And with iCloud support, your notes are always available on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Anytime. Anywhere.
$2.99
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openWeb - Dyslexia friendly web browser
LDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/openweb-dyslexia-friendly/id519348697?mt=8
This app makes web browsing more accessible by converting text into a more readable format. The default font is called OpenDyslexic, an open-source font designed for dyslexic readers.

Note that while this app is compatible with iPads, it's optimized for iPhone 5.
Free
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Pear NoteLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pear-note/id460167120?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Record everything. By integrating traditional text notes with audio, Pear Note ensures that you never miss a thing.
$4.99
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PhotoMathLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/photomath/id919087726?mt=8
PhotoMath is the world's smartest camera calculator! Just point your camera to a Math expression, and PhotoMath will instantly display the answer.
Free
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Prizmo - Scanning, OCR, and SpeechLDiOS
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prizmo-document-scanning-ocr/id366791896?mt=8
With Prizmo, users can scan in any kind of text document and have the program read it out loud, which can be a big help to those who struggle with reading.
$4.99
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Speak it! Text to SpeechLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speak-it!-text-to-speech/id308629295?mt=8
Introducing Speak it! 2, the most advanced text to speech solution in the App Store!
$1.99
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Talk - Text to Voice FREELDAndroidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ktix007.talk
Talk lets you convert text to voice using the Text-to-speech engine on your smartphone.
It allows importing web pages directly from the browser to listen to them. You can also import selected text from other apps.
Free
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Talk To Me - Text to SpeechLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talk-to-me-text-to-speech/id317234771?mt=8
"Talk to Me" 2.4.2 is a light weight text to speech application that speaks words as you type them.
$1.99
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vBookz PDF Voice Reader USLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vbookz-pdf-voice-reader-us/id497274026?mt=8
With vBookz, open any PDF from your email, Dropbox, Safari, Google Drive or iTunes, and the app will read it aloud. The app converts all text (in 16 languages) into a special font called Dyslexie, specifically designed to make the reading process easier for people with dyslexia.
$4.99
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Voice Dream WriterLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voice-dream-writer/id920583100?mt=8
Text-to-speech proofreading reduces mistakes, phonetic and meaning search help you use the right words, and an active outline helps you still organized and improves the structure of your writing.
$9.99
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VoiceDreamLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/app/voice-dream-reader-text-to/id496177674
Having reached top 10 in Education in 86 countries, Voice Dream Reader is the world's most accessible reading tool. With advanced text-to-speech and a highly configurable screen layout, it can be tailored to suit every reading style from completely auditory to completely visual, plus synchronized combination of both.
$9.99
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Office Lens
LDiOS and Androidhttps://itunes.apple.com/app/office-lens/id975925059
Office Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Office Lens can convert images to editable Word, PowerPoint, and PDF files.
Free
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WordflexLDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/app/wordflex-touch-dictionary/id488540344?mt=8
Wordflex is the tool of choice for:

• Writers looking for just the right word to add meaning to their text.
• Students who want learning to be more fun, exciting and viral.
• Teachers building visuals for lesson plans.
• Crosswords and word games fanatics.
• Word nerds and logophiles digging deep into linguistic complexities.
• Artists and decorators looking for ways to bring art and meaning into a space (via high-resolution output capabilities).
Free
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iWordQ CA
LDiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/iwordq-ca/id557923777?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
In Writing mode, a simple text editor is used for writing with the support of word prediction, abbreviation-expansion and speech feedback features. Spell-check and dictionary access is included. Use speech recognition with an iPad 3 and newer iPads.
$28.99
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Happy Habits

Mental HealthAndroidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.excelatlife.happiness&hl=en
The Secret of Happiness: Let It Find You (But Make the Effort)
This app uses the techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) from the positive psychology research to provide comprehensive tools to help create the conditions for happiness in your life. You also have the option of signing up for the AchieveMint.com rewards program that provides cash rewards for engaging in self-improvement activities in this app and others.
Free
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Health through BreathMental HealthiOS
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/health-through-breath-pranayama/id341935130?mt=8
Stressed? Balance your life and experience a relaxed meditative state to relieve your daily stresses and tensions. Health through Breath is a simple and intuitive guide to deep breathing that features a progressive course based on the principles of yoga to help you find balance and stress relief.
$4.99
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Health through BreathMental HealthAndroid
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.saagara.health_thru_breath_free
Stressed? Balance your life and experience a relaxed meditative state to relieve your daily stresses and tensions. Health through Breath is a simple and intuitive guide to deep breathing that features a progressive course based on the principles of yoga to help you find balance and stress relief.
Free
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MoodKitMental HealthiOS
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moodkit-mood-improvement-tools/id427064987?mt=8
Improve your mood and become your own expert with the wisdom and guidance of MoodKit at your fingertips
$4.99
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Personal ZenMental HealthiOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-zen/id689013447?ls=1&mt=8
Personal Zen is clinically proven to reduce stress by JUST playing a fun game. Built by a team of leading neuroscientists and mobile developers, playing Personal Zen actually retrains your brain to lower stress and anxiety.
Free
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Proloquo2Gonon-verbal child or adult iOS
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/proloquo2go-symbol-based-aac/id308368164?mt=8
Proloquo2Go® is an award-winning symbol-supported communication app providing a voice to over 100,000 individuals around the world who are unable to speak.
$249.99
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Speech Assistant AACnon-verbal child or adult Androidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.asoft.speechassistant
Speech Assistant is an AAC app designed for people who are speech impaired, but are able to read. This may be in the case of aphasia, after a stroke, in case of vocal cord problems or other speech problems. The app can also be a tool to practice during rehabilitation.
Free
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TapToTalknon-verbal child or adult iOShttps://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/id367083194?mt=8
TapToTalk turns an iPhone™, iPad™ or iPod touch® into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. TapToTalk makes communication fun, like another “game” on this cool device. Just tap a picture and TapToTalk speaks. Each picture can lead to another screen of pictures.
Free
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BlindSquareVisually impairediOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindsquare/id500557255
BlindSquare makes you sense what's around you. The only thing you need to do is listen.
$19.99
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Color ID Visually impairediOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id402233600
Color Identifier uses the camera on your iPhone or iPod touch to speak the names of colors in real-time. It's an Augmented Reality app for discovering the names of the colors around you!
Free
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iBrailler NotesVisually impairediOShttps://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/ibrailler-notes/id929976332
iBrailler Notes is a Brailler for the iPad. You can type Braille directly to create, edit and share notes.
Free
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MagnifierVisually impairedAndroidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mmapps.mobile.magnifier&hl=en
Are you tired of trying to read some labels with small fonts? Now you can use your android device as the perfect digital magnifier.
Free
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Magnifying Glass With LightVisually impairediOShttps://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/magnifying-glass-light-digital/id406048120?mt=8
"Why we like it: It’s incredibly handy! There will always be a time where the menu writing is too small or the room is just too dark – this magnifying app will be just what you need."
Free
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TapTapSeeVisually impairediOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/taptapsee-blind-visually-impaired/id567635020
TapTapSee is designed to help the blind and visually impaired identify objects they encounter in their daily lives.
Free
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ViAVisually impairediOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/via-by-braille-institute/id528499232?mt=8
Braille Institute is proud to introduce ViA (Visually Impaired Apps), a fully accessible app for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. ViA has been designed to help identify apps that are useful for adults and children who are blind or have low vision, including those with additional disabilities. Users can easily sort through the 500,000+ apps in the App
Free
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KNIFBVisually impairediOS
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/knfbreader/id849732663?mt=8&uo=4&at=10lJ8N
The highly anticipated KNFB Reader converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button on the iPhone. Picture accuracy is facilitated by a Field of View Report, Automatic Page Detection, and Tilt Control. Our app allows users to capture pictures of virtually any type of printed text, including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos and many other documents that you may encounter. Proprietary document analysis technology determines the words and reads them aloud to the user with high quality text-to-speech and Braille access. Individuals with print disabilities will benefit from the synchronized speech and text highlighting capabilities. KNFB Reader will revolutionize access to print materials for the mobile professional and busy student by providing advanced state of the art mobile reading technology in a single hand-held device.
$119.99
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