1. iComm for iPhone
People who have difficulty speaking or communicating, including young children, will love this app. Communicate more easily with iComm by using pictures to convey your needs to others. You can choose from food images and other content that makes daily communication easier for those with speech impairment. You can even add your own images and edit categories.
2. Sign Smith ASL Essential for iPhone
Another popular communication app is one that assists the hearing impaired. Sign Smith includes over 100 signs communicating in American Sign Language (ASL). Each word shows an animation of an avatar of sorts signing the word so the user can learn visually. An ultimate version of this app includes 1200 ASL words.
3. Voice Phone for iPhone
Voice Phone is an app that makes it easier for people with physical disabilities to communicate with others. People who are not able to easily touch the buttons on a smartphone screen can dial a number with just a voice command. This app is great for people with arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome as well. You can even use this to dial your phone while driving, to keep your eyes on the road for safety.
4. iPills for iPad
A great app for the memory impaired, iPills can keep track of medications. This app allows you to set reminders for medications so you can see exactly which pill to take at which time of day. Helpful on-screen graphics show which pills are in the “taken” category and which ones are in “not taken” each day.
5. Parking Mobility for iPhone
Finding the disabled parking spaces at a large shopping mall, airport terminal, or sporting arena can be a challenged. The Parking Mobility app can help you locate these spaces quickly and easily. It works with the GPS system on your iPhone and allows you to share information with others.
These are just a few of the many apps for the disabled that function to make your life easier. Living with a disability may be an added challenge in your life or the life of a loved one, but it doesn’t mean you can’t use your smartphone to communicate as an able-bodied person does.