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Accessibility Tools

Technology is for the betterment of everyone’s lives, and this applies even more so for those with physical or mental disabilities. This category focuses on software that accommodates disabilities such as limited sight, impaired mobility, colorblindness, and much more.

  1. Customizable Android on-screen keyboard for multiple languages.

  2. Simple vimium/vimperator style navigation for Windows applications based on the UI Automation framework. In essence, it works the same as screen readers or accessibility programs but with the goal of making any Windows program faster to use.



    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Lend your sight to blind and low vision people through a live video connection, or receive assistance through the global network of volunteers.

  3. An onscreen keyboard useful for tablet PC users and for mobility impaired users.

  4. Glassbrick is a screen magnifier that makes zooming your screen quick and easy. It allows you to change the colours of your screen to enhance readability. It’s also customisable, lightweight, fast and efficient.

  5. NVDA allows blind and vision impaired people to access and interact with the Windows operating system and many third party applications.

  6. Shortcat is a keyboard tool for Mac OS X that lets you "click" buttons and control your apps with a few keystrokes. Think of it as Spotlight for the user interface.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Koa11y is a cross-platform desktop application for finding accessibility issues on public web pages. Simply enter a page's url and the select the standards format (Section 508, WCAG 2.0) and click Run. The app generates an HTML page detailing test results.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE
    • Linux Mobile
    • FLATHUB
    • Plasma Mobile

    Kontrast is a color contrast checker that tells you if your color combinations are distinct enough to be readable and accessible. It is part of the Plasma Mobile app collection.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Dasher is an information-efficient text-entry interface, driven by natural continuous pointing gestures. Dasher is a competitive text-entry system wherever a full-size keyboard cannot be used - for example,

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  8. Color Binoculars is a Microsoft Garage to help color blind people. Using the iPhone camera, it adjusts colors, replacing difficult color combinations such as red and green, making it easier for color blind users to distinguish combinations.

  9. It is a full featured best voice recorder application with stunning interface for business man, audio professional, sound engineer, journalist, lecturer, school/college student and anyone else who needs to manage voice memos.

  10. Developed for blind computer users, SuperNova Screen Reader is a software screen reader that works by reading the screen interactively and communicating through a speech synthesiser or a refreshable Braille display.

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  11. Voice Reader from Linguatec reads your texts and e-mails for you, either at your desk on your PC or on the move on your MP3 player.

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