Navigation & Location Apps
The apps that you will find here are those that I have used myself, or have seen featured in conferences. Within these pages are a listing of just some of the apps that are either great for use with students with visual impairments OR have been developed specifically for persons who are blind or have low vision.
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By: Carmen Willings
The following apps can assist users who are blind or visually impaired with assistance in navigation and travel.
Free. AbleRoad lets you locate, rate and review accessible places. You can find nearby restaurants, stores, hotels, groceries, salons, theaters, and more.
$5.99 The Ariadne GPS app offers the possibility to know your position and to get information about the street, number, etc. as well as lets you explore the map of what is around you. When VoiceOver is activated, you can drag your finger over the screen to identify streets and numbers around you!
Free. AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your position and allows you to choose the nearest businesses in proximity to where you are.
$23.99 BlindSquare allows you to sense what is around you. It uses GPS and the compass to locate you. It then gathers information about the surrounding environment from FourSquare.
Free. The Curb (formerly Taxi Magic) app allows you to book a ride to your location in three taps of your iPhone. Use the app to track a nearby taxi as it arrives.
Free. The iMove app supports independent mobility for people who are visually impaired. It tells the address, points of interests and features customized messages.
Free. The Seeing Assistant - Move LITE app is a free version offering route planning, advanced neighborhood scanner, searching for location, where am I functionality, route recorder, sharing points, text to voice and dropbox integration.
$7.99. The Seeing Assistant - Move app provides advanced geo-location and navigation features as well as current weather reports. Features include route planning, advanced neighborhood scanner, searching for location, where am I functionality, route recorder, sharing points, text to voice and dropbox integration.
Free. The Seeing Eye GPS app is a fully accessible turn-by-turn GPS iPhone app with all the normal navigation features plus features unique to people who are blind.
Free Yellow Pages allows you to search via voice for a business or person nearby. Once located, the number and information can either be added to your contacts or called directly.
Free Sendero GPS Look Around for the iPhone, with Voice Over, announces the current street, city, cross street, heading and nearby points of interest. Unlike Sendero's other applications, there is no turn-by-turn navigation on the iPhone yet.