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Sooner or later, everyone will develop at least some limitations in vision, hearing, dexterity or learning. To improve usability for those of us with sensory or physical limitations, phones and tablets have features for accessibility, which are continually improving and becoming more prevalent as technologies advance.
Assistive Technology Blog - Here is a great iPhone/iPad app that has an amazing back story (please read it!). But what does it do? It helps people with speech impairment (emerging communication skills and developmental delays) communicate with others. Essentially, this app allows caregivers to take pictures, and associate phrases to go with them.
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Born by the need to find and share places (bars, restaurants, hotels, parking, …) that are accessible to people with mobility difficulties. With the cooperation of its members are able to build a collaborative and social leisure and tourism accessible
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Terrassa/Barcelona, Spain, Code Factory is the global leader committed to the development of products designed to eliminate barriers to the accessibility of mobile technology for the blind and visually impaired. Today, Code Factory is the leading provider of screen readers, screen magnifiers, and Braille interfaces for the widest range of mainstream mobile devices including Symbian-based and Windows Mobile-powered Smartphones as well as Pocket PC phones and PDAs.
This site has been put together to be the definitive collection of AAC (Alternative & Augmentative Communication) Apps for the iPod, iPhone & iPad. Why do this when the appstore already exists? Well simply put its not exactly easy to find these things! Its also nice to have an overview of what the developers mean when they write hyperbole such as "the Ultimate communication app!" from a more independent source.