[nabs] IOS: favorite apps?
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Mon Feb 13 10:24:06 EST 2012
Here's the app list we distributed in July at the Apple Seminar in
Reno. A lot of these have been covered. Also, some may be out of date
as we've not updated the list since July 5th of last year or so. With
new versions of apps being released, an older version of those listed
here may be accessible but the newer version may not. Either way, I
hope you can pull some useful and discover some new apps from it. :)
Please note, this list of apps for IOS Devices has been compiled by
the ACBS Convention Committee. We have asked many blind/visually
impaired friends and they have all vouched for the accessibility of
these applications, though we, personally, may not have experience
with them. Where ever possible, we have listed the free version of an
app, though you'll find that many have more advanced versions which
necessitate the spending of money. We strongly encourage you to browse
the App Store and discover new applications. This is by no means a
conclusive list, but we hope it offers you a nice introduction to some
fun, useful, and accessible apps for your IOS Device.
The ultimate first person game. You're trapped inside Papa Sangre's
palace, and your task is to save the soul of someone you love. Battle
monsters, demons, and other foes as you attempt to fulfill this quest.
Do you dare enter the terrifying palace of Papa Sangre?
7 Little Words
If you enjoy crossword puzzles, word finds, and anagram games, you're
going to love 7 Little Words. Each bite-sized puzzle consists of 7
clues, 7 mystery words and 20 letter groups. Find the mystery words by
deciphering the clues and combining the letter groups. 7 Little Words
is fun, challenging, and totally accessible…we guarantee you you've
never played anything like it before.
Tap the Mole
Tap the mole, train your reflexes and reach the last level. Challenge
your friends and share your results. Accessible game, completely
tested with Voice Over.
Come play Stem Stumper, a puzzle game you can play with your eyes
closed! A dynamic layered soundtrack guides Mimea the Vine through 100
brain-teasing levels. Use sling shots, sprinklers and Angry Acorns to
open paths for her to grow. Use the right combination to rack up
points and beat the game!
Burned out on all the new-fangled graphics and dazzling eye candy on
your shiny new iPhone or iPad? Nostalgic for a simpler time? Then take
advantage of those crisp high resolution fonts to relive the glory
days of the great underground empires or play any of hundreds of great
works from the Interactive Fiction Archive. Frotz lets you play
hundreds of text adventure games on your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch.
Pandora Radio is your own personalized radio right on your iDevice.
Just start with the name of your favorite composer, song, or band and
Pandora will play their song and others like it.
Tune in Radio
Listen to over 50000 local AM/FM stations on your iDevice.
Delivers over 750 of America's favorite stations right to your
iDevice. Bookmark your favorite stations; view lyrics to your favorite
songs; and tag songs to purchase later from the iTunes store.
Just hold your phone up to the radio when you hear a song you like and
you can find out what the tune is, view the music video, and discover
Provides infinite sports, talk, tunes and entertainment radio.
Provides scores, news, schedules and other features. Covers NFL, NBA,
MBL, PGA, NHL, NCAA, Nascar, other American sports organizations, as
well as sports from around the world.
Fast, personalized and easy access to your favorite teams, players,
and leagues. Includes game alerts and Yahoo! Sports News.
MLB at Bat
Every pitch, all the action. Follow your team with minute-by-minute updates.
Four Square helps you interact with the world around you. Keep up with
friends, get insider tips, and unlock rewards.
Ranges in price from $30 - $120
Works seamlessly with your iPhone, and is a fully accessible GPS.
A GPS map that allows you to interact with an accessible map of what is nearby.
Discover what POIs are around you.
Gives recommendations of restaurants near your area, allows you to
rate and view friends rated eateries.
Allows you to see where you are and find the closest points of
interest based on that location.
Looktel Money Reader
Note: Your iDevice must include a camera! Hold a bill up to the
camera of your iPhone/iPad/iTouch, and an electronic voice announces
the denomination of your bill. Currently only U.S. currency can be
used with this app.
Note: You must have a camera in your iDevice for this app to work!
Hold your iDevice over an object and wait for the electronic voice to
tell you what color and shade the object beneath the camera is.
Note: Your iDevice must contain a camera for this app to work! This
app can be used for color identification, object identification, or
however you can think to use it. Take a picture, record a question,
and someone will get back to you with an answer.
Note: Your iDevice must include a camera for this app to work! Perfect
for object recognition. Take a picture of an object and a database
will be searched to help you identify what that thing is.
Note: Your iDevice must include a camera for this app to work. Are
you interested in going paperless? Do you want to save time when
scanning documents on the road? Then, Prizmo is the ideal tool for
you. Prizmo lets you scan and recognize text documents, business
cards, bills and white boards, then lets you share the results across
computers and with other people through the cloud.
Image to Text
Note: Your iDevice must include a camera for this app to work. Image
to Text allows you to extract editable ASCII text from images and
share the results by email. The app is free, very easy to use, and
requires no registration. Simply take a picture of a document that you
would like to extract text from and email the image to yourself,
friends, or co-workers. You will receive not only the image but a text
file that contains the editable text that is extracted from the image.
Currently only English documents are supported.
Messaging / Social Networking
All in one app for Gtalk, Yahoo, MSN, AIM, iChat, ICQ, Myspace,
Twitter, Facebook, Jabber, and now with Neighbors.
No account needed. Just start the app, choose a contact, press the
button and start talking. Why type texts when you could record your
Access to the popular service, right on your iDevice.
A Voice Over accessible interface for Twitter.
Another app for Twitter that is simple to use with Voice Over.
Get all the features of this popular site.
Highly customizable. Offers all the features of the site, including
chat and news feed.
Get all the features of this popular social network right on your phone!
Filer is a unique application for IOS devices that lets you manage,
view, and share your files. You can get your files on the go when you
do have a network connection, and view them when you don't. Works with
Book Share files.
Let TextForce help you work in the cloud. Use this amazing
application for seamless, efficient document creation, editing, and
syncing on and between your iDevices and PC. TextForce gives you total
freedom to work from anywhere. You'll love the comprehensive editing
tool that this app offers you including selection, moving, and syncing
with Drop Box.
Forgot what books you read? Tired of buying books you already own?
Keep track of your reads and explore new titles that may interest you.
Weatherbug is the only source for truly live, local weather.
Providing users access to the largest network of professional weather
stations in the U.S. and thousands of locations around the world.
Find jobs using Indeed, the most comprehensive search engine for jobs
in a single search. Indeed offers free access to millions of jobs from
thousands of company web sites and job boards.
On 2/13/12, Littlefield, Tyler <tyler at tysdomain.com> wrote:
> I'd appreciate it if it were sent here, I'd like a copy just to have.
> There's also:
> There are a lot of articles written by people who probably shouldn't be
> writing articles (ignore the jailbreak stuff by Rose, for example), but
> there is some really good information as well.
> On 2/12/2012 9:51 PM, Ann wrote:
>> I did not go to the convention last year, so please send me the apts list.
>> have put my home email address if you don't want to send it out to
>> Ann Pimley
>> apomerai at verizon.net
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nabs-bounces at acb.org [mailto:nabs-bounces at acb.org] On Behalf Of NABS
>> Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2012 8:55 PM
>> To: Discussion list for NABS, National Alliance of Blind Students.
>> Subject: Re: [nabs] IOS: favorite apps?
>> What a great thread, Ty! For GPS I love Navigon, and do have Ariadne
>> occasionally, too. I use the Facebook app and Echofone for Twitter. I also
>> have many games which kill time in between classes or when I'm on a car
>> trip. You can't go wrong with Accessible Tap a Mole or Six Little Words.
>> I can also forward along the accessible app list we made up last year to
>> distribute at the national convention Apple session. Let me know if you
>> are interested, and I can send it out to the list; all apps listed are
>> tested and used by V.O. users, and we really did get some fantastic ones!
>> On 2/12/12, Jordan Gallacher<jgallacher1987 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> WizViz is really handy, but I could not get it to work the last few
>>> times I tried to use it. It would not record. Navigone, Ariande GPS,
>>> Around Me, Accu Radio, Facebook are the apps I use quite a bit.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: nabs-bounces at acb.org [mailto:nabs-bounces at acb.org] On Behalf Of
>>> Littlefield, Tyler
>>> Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:21 PM
>>> To: Discussion list for NABS,National Alliance of Blind Students.
>>> Subject: [nabs] IOS: favorite apps?
>>> I know this has been brought up here before, but I was curious what
>>> sorts of apps you all used on IOS.
>>> There's the money reader, which is useful if somewhat impractical,
>>> heytell is nice, as well as some other stuff I can look through my apps.
>>> Take care,
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