Emergency Info is useful for anyone at all not just those with a genetics disorder. is an app that anybody could benefit from, but that would work incredibly effectively for disabled or elderly people. It is a simple idea but incredibly effective; the user inputs their personal information and the contact details of their next of kin in case of emergencies. It also has space for details of medical problems and any medication the user is taking.
Tap to Talk
Tap to Talk can verbalise words for somebody who has difficulty speaking. Clicks on words or symbols that are on the screen and the app ‘speaks’ on your behalf.
Previously known as DisabledGo, this was created back in 2000 by Dr Gregory Burke, who found that getting around in a wheelchair was made significantly harder by the total lack of useful information on venues’ websites. He launched a website to collate accessibility information, which blossomed into a community of 1.5 million people sharing information and intel on good venues for people with accessibility needs and is now an app.
This is a creative training and therapy system for people with additional needs. It consists of a set of interactive and multi-sensory controllers and games that motivate learners to develop motor, cognitive and communication skills through play and music. The games are aimed at developing skill based, functional and national curriculum compatible goals to help the child in tasks of everyday living.
My Choice Board
Children with communication delays, or learning differences can express their needs and wants through this choice board.
This app is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution for children who suffer from speech difficulties. The main aim of the app is to give children a voice. Its visual vocabulary allows creating sentences of varying complexity to communicate wants, needs and messages that are more advanced. The app is flexible and customisable and allows choosing from a range of realistic accents for children and adults to match their “inner voice”.
For Deaf people, not being able to make telephone calls can make life more difficult than it is for people who can hear. Roger Voice is an app that translates what a person says on the phone into text on the user’s screen, enabling telephone calls to happen even if one or both of the parties can’t hear.
Seeks to address deficiencies in expressive and receptive language in addition to attention, fine motor and hand-eye co-ordination skills. Special Words can be used by Teachers, therapists and parents to improve these skills.
Be My Eyes
This enables volunteers to “lend their eyes” to blind and visually impaired people.The blind person would use their phone’s camera to take a photo or video of what they are trying to see, and the volunteer can interpret it on their behalf. It can be anything to choosing an outfit to reading sell by dates on food or finding the exit in a shop.
For children and adults with learning disabilities, certain daily tasks can be confusing and difficult to remember. Stepping Stones is an app that allows users to create visual guides, or paths, to remind them of – or help them understand – regular activities such as making toast or doing the washing.
If you loved the book or film Wonder about a boy with Treacher Collins syndrome, you will love Daily Wonder. It has a precept for every day.
Aims to improve auditory processing for children with sensory processing disorders.
If you have any apps you would recommend or have useful for your family, please let us know we would love to include them.