Be My Eyes App: Lend Your Eyes to the Blind
This app allows visually impaired users to connect with sighted users in real time. So say for instance that a blind person wants to know the expiration date on the carton of milk in their fridge. They go to the app and sign in that they need assistance. The app connects them to a sighted person who has signed up to “be my eyes” and then through the magic of a video connection and an iPhone or iPad, the blind person can show the sighted person what they’re looking at and get an immediate answer.
This also works for someone unsure of their surroundings, or who needs to read something not in braille. A friend of mine who has used this found it really helpful. The app is free right now, but when the funding runs out there may be a charge for the service. Also, currently it only works on iPhone 4s and newer, but they’re working to make it android-friendly as well.
iPad Apps and Accessibility, Special Needs
This free digital visual training tool for computer or mobile devices is designed to help toddlers with CVI practice their visual skills.
iPad Apps and Accessibility, Math and Science, Visual Impairment
These iPad apps from Sonokids feature the astronaut character CosmoBally who teaches blind children about space and sonification.
Eye Conditions and Syndromes, iPad Apps and Accessibility
A collection of successful iPad apps for kids diagnosed with CVI as recommended by a TVI and CVI specialist.