Low Vision Apps
There are a number of handy apps out there for those with low vision. Clarix, a leading provider of magnification systems, has created three new apps and all are free (always the best part!) Visit their website http://www.clarixusa.com/index.php/products/apps or the iTunes store for more information. Just remember that iDevices have small megapixel capabilities so the magnification resolution will never quite as sharp as we’d like, but the apps are great.
iCam is a low vision magnifier and reader for your iPhone or iPad. It features 5 high-contrast false color modes, as well as black and white, and color. iCam can magnify printed text and includes an optional light feature for use in dimly lit rooms. iCam uses OCR technology to convert printed text to speech, as well. It takes a picture and then converts it to spoken text. It uses state of the art OCR technology. Features include: variable magnification levels, contrast enhancement, pinch zoom magnification, 4 inverse color choices, full-color and black/white mode options.
Voice IT will read your text messages, incoming calls, voice mail alerts, eMail, etc. Advanced settings allow you to choose a ringtone alert and repeat what is being read. For privacy, a discreet mode is available when using headphones.
Need to find something on your phone and quickly launch it? No need to fumble to find a website, contact, song, or app. Use Find IT. Start typing and Find IT will show you what you commonly used. Find anything on your phone quickly and easily. It remembers your favorite items and search history. Featuring large type.
LARGE Timer is a simple countdown timer for those with low vision. It has a very simple interface and a large display. Use it for any timed event or as an alarm.