News

Pseudotumor cerebri literally means "false brain tumor." It is likely due to high pressure within the skull caused by the buildup or poor absorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The disorder is most common in women between the ages of 20 and 50. Symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri, which include headache, nausea, vomiting, and pulsating sounds within the head, closely mimic symptoms of large brain tumors.

Treatment

Obesity, other treatable diseases, and some medications can cause raised intracranial pressure and symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri. A thorough medical history and physical examination is needed to evaluate these factors. If a diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri is confirmed, close, repeated ophthalmologic exams are required to monitor any changes in vision. Drugs may be used to reduce fluid buildup and to relieve pressure. Weight loss through dieting or weight loss surgery and cessation of certain drugs (including oral contraceptives, tetracycline, and a variety of steroids) may lead to improvement. Surgery may be needed to remove pressure on the optic nerve. Therapeutic shunting, which involves surgically inserting a tube to drain CSF from the lower spine into the abdominal cavity, may be needed to remove excess CSF and relieve CSF pressure.

Prognosis

The disorder may cause progressive, permanent visual loss in some patients. In some cases, pseudotumor cerebri recurs.

Research

The NINDS conducts and supports research on disorders of the brain and nervous system, including pseudotumor cerebri. This research focuses primarily on increasing scientific understanding of these disorders and finding ways to prevent, treat, and cure them.





iOS Apps Developed Specifically for the Blind or
People with Low Vision







Listed below are iOS apps that have been developed specifically for the blind or people with low vision. Utilizing the potential of Apple's iDevices, these apps are intended to assist with everyday tasks, increase independence and generally make things easier. The list does not include games, as it is intended to highlight those apps which offer functionality and features that are not available from mainstream apps.

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AbleRoad - Ratings And Reviews For Accessible Places

Added to the Productivity category on 31 January, 2013 - 05:05

No matter where you live or what you like to do, AbleRoad™ lets you locate, rate and review accessible places! Find nearby restaurants, stores, hotels, groceries, salons, theaters, and more.


AccessNote

Added to the Lifestyle category on 31 January, 2013 - 18:25

AccessNote is the official iOS notetaker from the American Foundation for the Blind. AccessNote is the first notetaker for the iOS platform designed particularly for VoiceOver users looking for a highly efficient, feature-rich note taking experience.


AccessWorld

Added to the Lifestyle category on 6 October, 2011 - 16:34

This is the official app of the American Foundation for the Blind's online publication AccessWorld. AccessWorld is an online magazine dedicated to technology and people with vision loss This app has been optimized for iOS VoiceOver and Accessibility features.


AidColors

Added to the Lifestyle category on 4 August, 2010 - 23:19

aidColors is an application developed by Tilenus Group that allows visually impaired people to identify the color of clothing and other objects. It can also be a funny game for children. aidColors allows you to perform easy and fast color recognition by means of the iPhone camera.


All Access: SCAN LOGOS & QR CODES to Access Menus/Deals/Coupons by AllAccess.US

Added to the Food and Drink category on 29 May, 2013 - 07:18

Search or scan a logo using our Logo Launcher technology to instantly access talking menus, discounts, directions & more from nearby businesses! All Access is great for everyone, but is ideal for Blind, Low-Vision, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Non-Verbal and Non-English speaking users. Menus and other options can be read out loud


Ariadne GPS

Added to the Navigation category on 19 June, 2011 - 02:57

There are hundreds of gps apps. Do we really need one more? Ariadne GPS is more than a simple gps app. Besides offering you the possibility to know your position and to get information about the street, the number, etc. it also lets you explore the map of what's around you.


AudioLabels

Added to the Utilities category on 27 January, 2012 - 13:51

AudioLabels helps visually impaired persons to recognize objects through an audio description associated to barcodes or QR codes.


BARD Mobile

Added to the Books category on 20 September, 2013 - 01:28

A service of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress The BARD Mobile app provides access to braille and talking books directly from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD). BARD contains nearly 50,000 books, magazines, and music scores in audio and braille formats


Be My Eyes - helping blind see

Added to the Lifestyle category on 15 January, 2015 - 03:51

Be the eyes for a blind person in need of help remotely through a live video connection if you are sighted or be assisted by the network of sighted users if you are blind. Be My Eyes is all about contributing to and benefiting from small acts of kindness, so hop on board and get involved!


Blind Bargains

Added to the Lifestyle category on 18 March, 2012 - 01:29

Blind Bargains: Deals, News and Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired Blind Bargains is your source for the latest deals and news for the blind and visually impaired. Browse the latest deals and classifieds. Listen to the latest audio podcasts. Shop for what you need with our powerful Product Search.


BlindSquare

Added to the Navigation category on 23 May, 2012 - 08:08

BlindSquare makes you sense what's around you. The only thing you need to do is listen. BlindSquare is a new solution that combines the latest technology to help the blind with their daily lives. It has been developed in collaboration with blind people and carefully field tested. You need either an iPhone or an iPad to get started.


Braille Sonar Pro

Added to the Reference category on 12 December, 2012 - 20:40

This App allows for the lookup of Grade 2 Braille symbols in US or UEB, some basic Computer Braille Symbols, and Nemeth Code. You can search either by the dots you see on the page or by the English abbreviation your searching for or punctuation. This App is intended to be used as a reference and does not function as a full translation tool.


Braille Tutor

Added to the Education category on 30 August, 2014 - 17:35

Learn and practice contracted braille (Unified English Braille) with Braille Tutor! Braille Tutor provides an interactive learning experience for a sighted or blind braille learner. It works on iPad using onscreen keys or home keys on a Bluetooth keyboard. It is self-voiced, but also works with iOS accessibility.


BraillePad (EN)

Added to the Productivity category on 24 April, 2013 - 05:32

BraillePad is dedicated to visually impaired users and allows them to write SMS, mails and social posts, more quickly using the Braille code. To insert a letter you just need to touch each Braille points it is composed of.


BrailleTexts (EN)

Added to the Productivity category on 20 December, 2013 - 14:57

BrailleTexts is a sophisticated evolution of BraillePad, the revolutionary app that introduced Visual Braille concept. Writing documents is not always simple for a visually impaired user. With BrailleTexts you can type your documents using the braille coding as you used to do with your real mechanic broiler and, at the same rate


BrailleTouch

Added to the Utilities category on 30 January, 2013 - 17:23

Looking for a faster and easier way to type on your iPhone or iPod touch? BrailleTouch is a revolutionary app for the blind community that lets you type on your touchscreen using braille. Many people have reported typing at 30 words per minute or faster with accuracy. We offer a free download of BrailleTouch so you can try it at no cost.


BS Event

Added to the Navigation category on 3 June, 2013 - 08:35

This is the free Event Edition of BlindSquare, provided by MIPsoft and Acapela.
BlindSquare Event Edition will only work at the time and location of different events of special interest to the blind community. If you select the demo mode, the app will simulate a location for you.


Color ID Free

Added to the Lifestyle category on 24 March, 2011 - 23:47

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! The color names are fun and specific: Paris Daisy, Lavender Rose, Moon Mist, and many more. The app also supports Simple Colors.


ColorDeBlind - how color blind people see the world

Added to the Photo and Video category on 9 June, 2012 - 09:49

Are you curious to see how color blind people see the world? Download this app. Or if you're color blind, help is available. Just download this app. Do not mistake this app for other color blind apps. Color De Blind not only shows you what it is like to be color blind, but it also modifies live video to help color blind people see.


ColorDetect

Added to the Utilities category on 23 June, 2012 - 23:04

The ColorDetect iPhone app gives you the possibility to detect colors in real time using augmented reality technology. The name and the RGB values of the detected colors are displayed in real time on the user interface. ColorDetect detects the colors with a 5 point detection algorithm to improve the detection quality


ColoredEye

Added to the Utilities category on 18 June, 2012 - 22:34

**THE PERFECT APP FOR THE COLOR-IMPAIRED OR THE COLORBLIND!**
ColoredEye will identify the colors from your camera in real-time! Or you have option to identify colors within a saved photo. Simply use your iPhone or iTouch to take a photo in good lighting, then pick an object or location within the photo for ColoredEye to classify.


ColorSay – Hear the world in color!

Added to the Utilities category on 20 June, 2014 - 07:12

Now you can make the environment sound! By using the camera of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you can scan your surroundings and ColorSay will make the colors audible to you. ColorSay calls the colors by name!
Set up one of five color sets for speech output, and ColorSay will announce the name of the closest known color.


ColorVisor

Added to the Utilities category on 15 April, 2012 - 17:46

The ColorVisor detects colors in your environment by using the cameras that are built into your device. Additionally, the app supports scanning colors in photos and images. ColorVisor identifies the color’s name and its components in RGB and HSB. If you like the color, you can store it, add notes, fine-tune, etc.


DaisyWorm

Added to the Books category on 8 November, 2011 - 09:53

A simple yet powerful DAISY audio book reader supporting the 2.02, 2002 and 2005 formats with full or partial audio.
Features include:


Digit-Eyes

Added to the Lifestyle category on 1 August, 2010 - 13:45

Best. Barcode. Reader. Ever! Scan UPC / EAN codes and hear the names of over 37 million products! Make your own QR code labels on the Digit-Eyes website and print them on inexpensive address labels. These barcoded labels may contain text that VoiceOver reads aloud or they can be used to record audio on your iPhone or iPad that is played back.


Essentials

Added to the Utilities category on 30 September, 2012 - 14:56

Have you ever struggled to see your Status Bar on your iOS Device? Well here’s your answer. Essentials gives you all your ‘Essential’ information in one Easy-To-Use, Easy-To-See, VoiceOver compatible manner. We also enable you to use your device as a Torch**


EyeNote

Added to the Utilities category on 27 April, 2011 - 21:36

EyeNote is a mobile device application to denominate Federal Reserve Notes (U.S. paper currency) as an aid for the blind or visually impaired to increase accessibility. Users can have the denomination of a note scanned and communicated back to the user. Version 2.0 of EyeNote now includes a continuous scanning.


EyeSight - The App that Replaces Handheld Magnifiers and CCTV's

Added to the Medical category on 24 May, 2012 - 07:28

EyeSight by SightTech was developed for users with visual impairments to be the most intuitive magnification and color enhancement tool in iOS history. Designed to utilize the newest iPad's technology, EyeSight allows anyone to magnify any printed material up to 12X, simply by using a few hand gestures with your iOS 5 device.


Guide Talking Menus

Added to the Food and Drink category on 11 December, 2012 - 14:22

Can't read menus? We can't either, that's why we made Guide. The worlds first talking menu app created specifically for Blind and VI users. Guide has over 4000 venues in the UK so you will always find somewhere great to eat.


Guided Photo Pro

Added to the Photo and Video category on 18 July, 2011 - 03:12

NOTE: To start receiving ORAL instructions for taking the photo, please point the camera view to your own face. After that, the application will tell you "UP, DOWN, LEFT, etc and finally *smile*" when it's ready. Then a pic will be taken within seconds, as easy as that. The device will start saying out loud.... UP... DOWN.. LEFT..etc.


Heare

Added to the Navigation category on 6 October, 2013 - 18:20

Do you like walking on the beach? Or to smell the air in a heathland? Have you never been able to walk alone because you have low vision or no vision at all and there aren’t any pavements or roads to walk on where you want to go? Try HeareApp. This app starts where the old navigation apps stop.


HIMS Chat

Added to the Lifestyle category on 16 November, 2012 - 11:48

HIMS Chat is an application designed to facilitate face-to-face communication between a Deaf-Blind person and a sighted person via Bluetooth connectivity between an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, and a HIMS Braille Sense notetaker (Braille Sense U2, Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, Braille Sense OnHand) or Braille EDGE 40.


HueVue: Colorblind Tools

Added to the Lifestyle category on 19 September, 2010 - 13:34

HueVue is a tool that helps colorblind people to identify, match and coordinate colors. Touch any image and get detailed color information; simulate color blindness; compensate for some color vision weaknesses; compare and coordinate colors; manage your own color library.


Humanware Communicator

Added to the Productivity category on 9 September, 2012 - 04:21

***Warning - $109.00**** HumanWare, in partnership with Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille (INLB) and its foundation, has designed the HumanWare Communicator, the first multilingual face-to-face conversation app for deaf-blind people. This unique app will help deaf-blind individuals communicate on an everyday basis


iBlink Radio

Added to the Entertainment category on 31 July, 2010 - 16:09

The iBlink Radio application from Serotek Corporation is the world's first application for the visually impaired for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad! Radio stations, podcasts and reading services of special interest to blind and visually impaired persons; as well as their friends, family, caregivers


iColorNamer4

Added to the Lifestyle category on 27 March, 2012 - 14:05

Pulled from iTunes:
iColorNamer - iPhone 4+ version
http://www.iColorNamer.wilsonsn.com
by Simon Wilson
iColorNamer should help normal, blind and color blind individuals to identify/decide color names for every day objects.
iColorNamer streams live iPhone camera.


iMove

Added to the Utilities category on 13 February, 2013 - 17:32

iMove supports independent mobility of visually impaired people.
By using iMove, you can:

  • Know the address where you are;
  • Know points of interest are around you (e.g. schools, stations, pubs, etc.);
  • Record speech notes associated to your location. A speech note will be played every time you will be close to...


KNFBReader

Added to the Productivity category on 18 September, 2014 - 07:41

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.


Learning Ally AudioLabels

Added to the Education category on 13 May, 2011 - 10:12

Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, is committed to making reading accessible for all who learn differently. We provide over 75,000 audiobooks, audio textbooks, and other recorded books to help anyone who experiences difficulty in reading print material succeed. Learning Ally Membership is required to use this app.


Light Detector

Added to the Utilities category on 9 March, 2011 - 08:46

Have you ever listened to light? With Light Detector, now you can! Light Detector transforms any natural or artificial light source it encounters into sound. Light Detector is easy to use! Just run the application and point your iPhone camera in any direction. You will hear a higher or lower sound depending on the intensity of the...


LookTel Money Reader

Added to the Utilities category on 8 March, 2011 - 13:18

LookTel Money Reader instantly recognizes currency and speaks the denomination, enabling people experiencing visual impairments or blindness to quickly and easily identify and count bills. Point the camera of your iOS device at a bill and the application will tell you the denomination in real-time. Twenty one currencies are supported


LookTel Recognizer

Added to the Utilities category on 24 February, 2012 - 21:25

LookTel Recognizer allows users with visual impairments or blindness to identify cans, packages, ID or credit cards, DVDs, and similar items. Users can store images of objects in a library or database, and then simply point the iPhone's camera at an object and the phone will recognize and describe the item instantly.


LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial

Added to the Reference category on 26 February, 2013 - 21:48

This app provides a basic introduction to VoiceOver and the gestures used throughout iOS. Persons new to VoiceOver and IOS are guided through the tutorial with a pleasant mix of facts and entertainment. Once the app is started with VoiceOver running, the text and elementary games provide a practice of the basic gestures.


Lumin

Added to the Lifestyle category on 24 May, 2012 - 15:53

Super Powers For Your Eyes! Lumin is an electronic magnifying glass for your iPhone or iPod. Not only does it magnify items, it can also keep a running history of images and can save or share these images with your friends via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Locked images can be magnified 10 time or even more


MagLight+ Magnifying Glass with Light

Added to the Productivity category on 29 May, 2012 - 13:20

MagLight+ transforms your iPhone into a well lit magnifying glass.
FEATURES:


Magnificent

Added to the Productivity category on 28 May, 2014 - 13:01

A MAGNIFICENT MAGNIFIER APP!
Turn your mobile into a talking portable electronic video magnifier. Point your camera to any object to enlarge. Choose from different filter modes to help you read text easier. Freeze the image, then save and share, or let your device speak the text to you!


Magnifier (TiAu)

Magnifier (TiAu)

A beautiful magnifying glass featuring a continuous zoom up to 20x. See all the details without loosing the overview of the surroundings. You will be amazed by the realistic look, touch and feel of this useful piece of art.
- Full screen mode
- Create screenshots
- Settings are saved automatically


Mapp4All

Added to the Navigation category on 5 February, 2013 - 12:29

Help us build a better world! Co-create a map of your city for everyone, together with thousands of people. With Mapp4All you can build a place where all people, regardless of their limitations, can be one more person without feeling excluded. People with mobility problems, with visual and/or hearing deficits, parents who walk...


MBraille

Added to the Productivity category on 25 June, 2013 - 22:39

MBraille brings you a mobile braille keyboard.
With the free features you can type, edit and send tweets and text messages using contracted or uncontracted English braille.*
With the pro version you can also use braille to:
- call contacts or telephone numbers
- send email


MyWay Lite

Added to the Navigation category on 22 January, 2012 - 20:17

By Swiss Federation of the Blind from iTunes store: GPS orientation aid which provides distance and directional information to a selected point of interest. Such a point can be an address from your address book or a point of a self-defined route. The non-free version of MyWay also allows file exchange via iTunes


NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile

Added to the News category on 3 June, 2012 - 05:06

NFB-NEWSLINE® content now comes to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch! NFB-NEWSLINE® is an information source designed to keep persons who are unable to read conventional newsprint informed about current events locally, nationally, and around the world.


Pastime Audiobook Player

Added to the Entertainment category on 8 April, 2012 - 10:23

This app is meant to be an extremely simplistic audiobook player. It was written with the visually impaired in mind. Many audiobook player apps have small buttons which are hard to see and difficult to press accurately, making it easy for you to lose your place (and difficult to find it again).


Photogenda Mini

Added to the Productivity category on 31 August, 2012 - 10:50

Photogenda Mini is a better way to see and handle your contacts. Quick dial a contact with a single tap to make phone calls, send SMS or start FaceTime. Pinch zoom in/out to toggle view and change the amount of contacts you can see. Personalize the appearance of your contacts modifying the border style or the background.


Pocket Reader - Printed Text for the Visually Impaired

Added to the Utilities category on 2 June, 2014 - 07:05

Designed and developed for visually impaired and blind users, this app converts printed texts into digital texts, reading them with VoiceOver right after the conversion. The app offers a guide for framing the sheet with the printed text: following the directions given by the app through VoiceOver, the user finds the sheet by moving the device...


PocketBraille Lite

Added to the Reference category on 30 December, 2011 - 00:03

Braille is the way the blind and visually impaired write and read. PocketBraille Lite provides the ability for sighted and blind users of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad to learn the Braille code. PocketBraille Lite lets the user learn the alphabet and punctuation symbols of the Braille code as an entry point to the language.


Read Me The Weather - A Weather App for the Blind or Visually Impaired

Added to the Weather category on 12 June, 2013 - 18:41

Read Me The Weather is the best way for a visually-impaired or blind person to check the weather. It is tightly integrated with Apple's VoiceOver technology to provide just the information you need in a clear and concise way.


Read2Go

Added to the Education category on 18 July, 2011 - 23:17

As featured in the iTunes Special Education section, Read2Go is the most accessible DAISY ebook reader for iOS. For questions on how to best use Read2Go, contact support(at)bookshare.org. From within Read2Go, you can browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare using your Bookshare membership, as well as read...


RNIB Navigator

Added to the Navigation category on 12 May, 2014 - 14:50

The RNIB, and Sendero Group the pioneers of accessible GPS, have teamed up to create RNIB Navigator. Almost 20 years of user feedback and feature requests are behind the design of all Sendero GPS products.


Say Color

Added to the Utilities category on 16 January, 2013 - 02:54

Speaks the name of the nearest color in the center of a camera preview pane using speech synthesis. Can also show and speak the three RGB 255 numbers. If you lock the exposure and color balance (using the lock icon button in the upper right) while aiming at something medium neutral gray under your current scene's lighting, the color...


SayText

Added to the Productivity category on 8 August, 2010 - 00:58

SayText reads out loud the text in the image. It is intended for the visually impaired users. SayText is a free spin off product from the DocScanner team.
Instructions:
-Place the iPhone center of a document and double-tap the “Take picture” button
-Slowly elevate the iPhone upwards from the document,...


Scot Talk

Added to the Travel category on 14 April, 2014 - 06:50

Please ensure your device has the VoiceOver feature switched on when using this app. We would welcome feedback on this first version which will be enhanced over time. --
The Traveline Scotland “Scot Talk” app aims to assist partially sighted users in finding bus stops near any location in Scotland, and also informs users of...


See It - Video Magnifier

Added to the Utilities category on 24 May, 2012 - 05:53

See It is a handheld video magnifier that works by streaming a real time video feed to your iPhone or iPad's screen from your device's back-facing camera. You can zoom the feed in and out, and apply image filters to make things easier to see.


Seeing Eye GPS

Added to the Navigation category on 2 July, 2013 - 11:51

The Seeing Eye, the pioneer in guide dogs, and Sendero Group, the pioneers of accessible GPS, have teamed up to create The Seeing Eye GPS™. Almost 20 years of user feedback and feature requests are behind the design of all Sendero GPS products.


SeeingAssistant-Home

Added to the Utilities category on 23 July, 2013 - 12:50

SeeingAssistant-Home is an application developed by Transition Technologies S.A. in order to support blind and visually impaired people in everyday life. SeeingAssistant–Home allows the users to color recognition, detection of the light source and partially visually impaired people to use electronic loupe.


SeeingAssistant-Home LITE

Added to the Utilities category on 16 July, 2013 - 13:29

SeeingAssistant-Home is an application developed by Transition Technologies S.A. in order to support blind and visually impaired people in everyday life. SeeingAssistant–Home allows the users to color recognition, detection of the light source and partially visually impaired people to use electronic loupe.


SeeingAssistant-Light

Added to the Utilities category on 28 August, 2013 - 06:42

SeeingAssistant-Light allows blind people to detect the light sources. It is a subset of SeeingAssistant-Home functionality, working as a standalone application. During operation, SeeingAssistant-Light generates a characteristic, continuous sound. The tone of that sound depends on light intensity – the more intense light, the higher the tone.


SeeingAssistant-Magnifier

Added to the Utilities category on 3 September, 2013 - 10:11

AppStore description:
SeeingAssistant-Magnifier allows to use the phone as magnifying glass. This allows people with sight problems to easily read small text or watch small items. SeeingAssistant-Magnifier, beside magnifying image, also allows image adjustments such as contrast, brightness, and color space of displayed image


SeeingAssistant-Move

Added to the Navigation category on 17 May, 2013 - 15:37

SeeingAssistant-Move is an application developed by Transition Technologies S.A. in order to support blind and visually impaired people in everyday life. SeeingAssistant-Move provides advanced geo-location and navigation features as well as current weather reports.


SeeingAssistant-Move LITE

Added to the Navigation category on 17 May, 2013 - 15:46

SeeingAssistant-Move is an application developed by Transition Technologies S.A. in order to support blind and visually impaired people in everyday life. SeeingAssistant-Move provides advanced geo-location and navigation features as well as current weather reports.


Sendero GPS LookAround

Added to the Navigation category on 17 September, 2010 - 18:17

Sendero Group develops and distributes accessible GPS for the blind on 6 types of devices. If you purchase LookAround for the iPad, your iPad must have cell service, or you can have a wifi connected iPod Touch or iPad with an Apple supported external Bluetooth GPS receiver.


Sight Compass

Added to the Utilities category on 7 March, 2013 - 02:13

SightCompass is a detailed digital descriptive service designed for the visual impaired to assist in navigating their surroundings.


SRC Magnifier

Added to the Medical category on 28 August, 2012 - 12:35

Are there times when you need to magnify and illuminate small print? The SRC Magnifier application can help by turning your iPhone into a portable electronic magnifier. The SRC Magnifier app combines many of the features usually found in dedicated portable handheld electronic magnifiers.


SuperVision+ Magnifier

Added to the Utilities category on 24 October, 2014 - 10:21

SuperVision+ is the only magnifier (magnifying glass) app on the market that offers a supreme live image stabilization capability. Highly magnified images are usually shaking. It is a problem especially for old people. No more image shaking with SuperVision+ magnifier (magnifying glass).


Talking Calculator

Added to the Utilities category on 23 March, 2011 - 06:35

A comprehensively featured calculator that has become a favorite among adults and primary schools around the world. Designed for a wide range of users, this calculator has large colorful buttons, optional high contrast, full VoiceOver support, and unique to this calculator; the option to use speech for answers, button names and formulas!


Talking News

Added to the News category on 28 May, 2012 - 06:37

Developed for the Cotswold Listener charity to deliver 'talking newspapers' to blind or partially sighted users in the Cheltenham and north Cotswolds (Gloucestershire, England) region. Similar talking newspaper organisations will be providing additional content for other regions.


TapTapSee - Blind & Visually Impaired Camera

Added to the Utilities category on 13 January, 2013 - 16:08

TapTapSee is designed to help the blind and visually impaired identify objects they encounter in their daily lives. Simply double tap the screen to take a photo of anything, at any angle, and hear the app speak the identification back to you (Note: Spoken identification requires VoiceOver to be turned on).


TextDetective

Added to the Utilities category on 14 July, 2012 - 20:58

Text Detective finds and reads text in printed documents within seconds using your iPhone’s camera. The detected text can easily be read, edited, copied and pasted into documents, emails or other apps. It even stores all the scanned text in a history, which allows you to refer to it later. Every step is accessible.


TypeInBraille

Added to the Utilities category on 1 January, 2012 - 17:24

TypeInBraille allows you to write in Braille on your iPhone. You can enter a character through its Braille representation using a sequence of three simple gestures. Each gesture is used to enter one of the three rows of a braille character.


ViA - By Braille Institute

Added to the Education category on 22 July, 2012 - 06:16

Braille Institute is proud to present ViA (Visually Impaired Apps) for iPhone and iPad. ViA has been designed to help blind and low-vision users easily sort through the 500,000+ apps in the iTunes App Store to locate the apps that were built specifically for visually impaired users, or apps that happen to provide functionality useful to this...


ViaOptaDaily

Added to the Health and Fitness category on 3 December, 2014 - 00:54

ViaOptaDaily is a multi tool application that can help blind or visually impaired people in their everyday life. It uses voice guide and every section has an audible tutorial. Users can use it in various contrast modes, or in blind mode alike. It incorporates 6 main functions


VIP Radio

Added to the Music category on 4 September, 2012 - 08:14

VIP Radio is made for those who are visually impaired.
Its functionalities are minimized and its controls are larger than usual.
It is also suitable for a person who can hardly operate usual internet radio apps.
-iTunes compatible built-in tuner that handles over 5000 active stations.
-VoiceOver Compatible


VIPAgenda

Added to the Productivity category on 4 July, 2013 - 16:39

From now on you can arrange all your (school) matters in the most efficient way: via the VIPagenda! The Vipagenda has many additions to a standard agenda, such as group invitations, setting of standard event duration, smart ways to keep track of your grades and to share (part of) your schedule with others or to export it to Dropbox, just...


VisionAssist

Added to the Medical category on 6 March, 2012 - 05:05

"VisionAssist is a very impressive app that, over time, could make portable electronic magnifiers obsolete." - VisionAssist gains 5 stars in review on About.com from assistive technology writer Andrew Leibs.


VisionHunt

Added to the Utilities category on 30 December, 2010 - 21:27

as described in the iTunes app store. VisionHunt(TM) v2.5 is a vision aid tool for the blind and the visually impaired that uses the phone’s camera to detect colors, paper money and light sources. In brief, VisionHunt identifies about 30 colors. It also detects the 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 US Dollar bills.


VisionHunt Color Edition

Added to the Education category on 26 April, 2011 - 12:54

VisionHunt(tm) Color Edition v2.6 is a vision aid tool for the blind and the visually impaired that uses the phone’s camera to detect colors, the light level and light sources. In brief, VisionHunt identifies about 30 colors. It also detects the 20 Euro and the 10 US Dollar bills as a demo functionality for the VisionHunt full edition app...


VizWiz

Added to the Health and Fitness category on 30 May, 2011 - 21:50

VizWiz lets blind users recruit remote sighted workers to help them with visual problems in nearly real-time. Users take a picture with their phone, speak a question, and then receive multiple spoken answers.


VO Calendar

Added to the Productivity category on 20 February, 2013 - 06:32

NOTE: Can only be used together with VoiceOver (for blind and partially sighted people). VO Calendar is a weekly calendar specifically designed to be used with VoiceOver. The result of this VoiceOver-only design is not only a smoother navigation through the app.


VO Starter

Added to the Education category on 18 December, 2012 - 01:37

VO Starter is the first app to offer blind and visually impaired iOS users training on the built in screen reader, VoiceOver. For more information, visit our web site at iaccessibility.net


VOCalc

Added to the Utilities category on 21 March, 2013 - 15:24

VOCalc brings you a basic calculator which you can use without reading glasses. The user interface is designed with readability for low vision users in mind. For this, high contrast and big clear fonts are used. VOCalc is optimized for use with VoiceOver.


Voice Cam - for Blind and Visually Impaired

Added to the Health and Fitness category on 12 April, 2014 - 14:05

Voice Cam an App useful for blind and visually impaired. Voice Cam reads English words detected by the camera.
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Voice vision

Added to the Utilities category on 8 January, 2013 - 23:48

This is a utility to help visual impaired persons to get a quick view of the surrounding environment by the camera.It helps you to detect walls,doors,windows,light sources.You can use it to know object's colors . This application convert image from the back camera to sound . It scans from left to right ,one to four times per second .


Voicebook VO

Added to the Social Networking category on 25 May, 2012 - 15:36

Voice Book VO is a Facebook application designed specifically for those who use the Apple iOS Voice Over accessibility features. Basic Facebook functionality is finally available for the blind, low-vision, dyslexic, or other print-disabled people. Imagine being able to quickly and comfortably scan your news feed, post your status,...


VOICEYE

Added to the Productivity category on 16 January, 2013 - 02:43

The new way to access printed information for print and visually impaired! VOICEYE is the smartphone application enabling those with print impairments to access printed information using a VOICEYE code on the printed material.


VOTimer

Added to the Utilities category on 15 April, 2013 - 23:36

Cooking and would like to set a timer, but your hands are dirty? Can't see the time remaining because the font is too small? VOTimer is a countdown timer with big buttons and clear font. You can even set and launch the timer with a voice command in plain English. With an iPhone you can silence and pause the alarm using...


VOTimer

Added to the Utilities category on 15 April, 2013 - 23:36

Cooking and would like to set a timer, but your hands are dirty? Can't see the time remaining because the font is too small? VOTimer is a countdown timer with big buttons and clear font. You can even set and launch the timer with a voice command in plain English. With an iPhone you can silence and pause the alarm using...


ZoomContacts

Added to the Social Networking category on 26 August, 2011 - 15:03

ZoomContacts is the perfect “Large Print” contact application for iPad users who have difficulty seeing the small text on their screen. ZoomContacts uses Apple’s internal Contacts database to store and manage information but presents it using multiple font size / color combination choices.


What is Access Link?



Access Link is a public transportation service developed to comply with the paratransit regulations of the ADA. Access Link service is comparable to the NJ TRANSIT local fixed route bus system. Access Link is for people with disabilities who are unable to use the local fixed route bus. In order to use Access Link, you must first apply for eligibility (see Eligibility).

Access Link service is comparable to the bus in that it is available during the same days and hours as the regularly scheduled local fixed route bus service, including weekends and holidays. If there is bus service available, Access Link service will be available. If there is no bus service, Access Link will not be available.

Eligible customers and companions will be charged a comparable fare based on the bus fare and number of zones they will be traveling.

By comparable to the NJ TRANSIT local fixed route bus system we also mean that Access Link service is a "shared-ride" system. That means like the bus, other customers may be picked up and dropped off while transporting you to your final destination. This helps Access Link maximize the use of the vehicle fleet and provide as many trips as possible to as many customers as possible.

Access Link is also comparable to the bus in that it is a curb to curb service. All customers are required to come to the curb to meet the vehicle within five minutes of the vehicle arriving. Drivers are not permitted to assist customers to and from the door or with packages.

Your "ride time" should be comparable in length to the ride time on the bus. Your Access Link ride time should not exceed 1 1/2 times that of the local bus.

When you call Access Link to make a reservation, the Reservationist will check the bus schedule for a fare, time and trip availability.


Where Does Access Link Go? (Access Link's Service Area)

Your trip qualifies for Access Link service if your pick-up and drop-off points are within a 3/4 mile radius of an eligible bus route. This is known as the Access Link service area. Access Link shadows local fixed route buses. The bus routes defined as commuter routes are not included in the Access Link service area.

If your ride begins within the service area but ends outside of the service area, we cannot take you to your final destination.

A Reservationist will assist you when you call to reserve your trip. Access Link does not provide service to areas outside the state of New Jersey unless NJ TRANSIT provides local bus service to those locations.

NJ TRANSIT reserves the right to change the bus routes and schedules. As a result, some pick-up and/or drop-off points may no longer be within the 3/4 mile Access Link service area. Changes in the local bus service may affect some trip requests, which had previously qualified for Access Link paratransit service.

Access Link is comparable to the bus system in that you may use Access Link for trips of any purpose; there are no restrictions or trip priorities. You may travel to places of employment, education, recreation, shopping, to attend social functions, visit family, friends, physicians, dentists, run an errand or just to get out of the house and relax. Remember the origin and destination of a trip must be within the 3/4 mile radius service area.



Eligibility - Applying for Access Link

All persons interested in applying for Access Link service are required to attend an in-person transportation assessment interview. Access Link does not take assessments over the phone, nor will they send you an assessment form in the mail.

NJ TRANSIT has set up a network of local agencies, known as "Assessment Agencies," to assist you in applying for Access Link eligibility. All transportation assessments are held in-person. To arrange for a transportation assessment appointment, please contact NJ TRANSIT by dialing 1-800-955-2321 (TT 1-800-955-6765) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Choose the "not a certified Access Link rider" option to speak with a Certification Assistant.)

Customers must be at least five years of age to apply for Access Link. If an applicant is under the age of 18 or has a court appointed legal guardian, then the parent or legal guardian is required to attend the transportation assessment interview. If the parent or legal guardian cannot attend the transportation assessment interview, then a permission form, designating an acting guardian, must be completed and received before NJ TRANSIT can schedule the assessment interview.

If you require transportation to the Assessment Agency, round-trip service on Access Link may be provided. Please make this request when scheduling your transportation assessment interview. A round-trip fare of $4.00 per applicant will be charged.

Access Link vehicles can accommodate mobility devices that fit in the securement area (30" x 48") and do not obstruct the aisle. The lift can accommodate a combined weight (user and mobility device) of up to 600 pounds.

If you cannot keep your assessment appointment, you must call NJ TRANSIT to cancel. If you "no-show" (e.g. do not show up for your assessment appointment and do not cancel your appointment at least 50 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time), when you call to reschedule your appointment you may be charged double the fare for transportation to your rescheduled appointment. Also, if you "no-show" for your second appointment, we may not provide transportation to any subsequent assessment appointment.

Determining Eligibility:
When determining your Access Link eligibility, in addition to your disability, NJ TRANSIT abides by the ADA regulations that consider the following:

Your ability to use the local fixed-route bus system independently.

Any individual with a disability who could use the local fixed route bus system if it had the appropriate accessible features available but those features are not available.

The impact of your disability combined with the environment that prevents you from getting to or from a bus stop.

NJ TRANSIT must make a determination regarding eligibility within 21 days from the date a complete transportation assessment is received. An assessment is considered complete when the assessment is conducted and the "Medical Verification" form is received by NJ TRANSIT.

If NJ TRANSIT does not make an eligibility decision within the 21 day requirement, you are considered "presumed eligible" until or unless a final decision is rendered.

You may call NJ TRANSIT to check on your eligibility status. Call 1-800-955-2321 and choose the "not a certified Access Link rider" option to speak with a Certification Assistant. When a determination has been made, you will receive a letter explaining your eligibility status.

If you disagree with NJ TRANSIT's determination then you have the right to appeal the decision either in person or by telephone.

What if you do not live in New Jersey?

Visitors from out of state may use Access Link for up to 21 days in a 365-day period from the day of your first trip.

You must call NJ TRANSIT at 1-800-955-2321 and ask to be eligible as a visitor in the state of New Jersey. Choose the "not a certified Access Link rider" menu option and request to speak with a Certification Assistant.

If you think you may need Access Link for more than 21 days in a 365-day period then you must apply for Access Link through the NJ TRANSIT in-person assessment process. If you are planning to move to New Jersey and think you may need Access Link we recommend you call ahead to schedule an assessment appointment to avoid any delays (see Eligibility-Applying for Access Link)

During the transportation assessment interview you will be asked to describe your disability as it relates to your ability to use the bus.



Telephone Number: 1 (800) 955-2321



The New Jersey Library for the Blind and Handicapped (NJLBH)

Mission Statement

The New Jersey Library for the Blind and Handicapped's (NJLBH) mission is to provide quality public library services in large print, Braille and on cassette to anyone who is unable to read standard print material because of a visual impairment that prevents them from seeing standard print, an inability to hold a book or turn the pages, or has a medically certified reading disability.

Description

NJLBH is a nonprofit tax supported institution that is part of the New Jersey State Library affiliated with Thomas Edison State College. We provide books and magazines in formats that visually and physically handicapped New Jersey residents can use: Braille, cassette, and large print. All materials are loaned free of charge as is the playback cassette equipment and send through the mail "Free Matter for the Blind & Handicapped" so postage and transportation to the library are never problems. We provide New Jersey newspapers over a special free radio receiver through our Audiovision program.

Website

http://www2.njstatelib.org/njlib/njlbh.html

Contact

Joyce Christensen (609) 530-4000 Need admin access?

Fax

(609) 530-6384