Every now and then I do a brief “Disability App Scan” to see what’s out there.
The following 5 at first glance, seem to be quite interesting, however with all types of technology, a bit of research is required.
You will notice I have included some Youtube clips to help you get a better understanding about these apps offer.
Hoping they are of interest to you? Let me know.
Be My Eyes
Be the eyes for a blind person in need of help remotely through a live video connection if you are sighted or be assisted by the network of sighted users if you are blind.
The National Relay Service
The app gives NRS users mobile access to a range of NRS services.
The app is a world-first in combining a range of relay calls and support functions in a single app for smartphones and tablets.
Avaz Australia – AAC App for Autism (Augmentative Picture Communication Software for Children with Special Needs)
Avaz is a full-featured, award-winning, research-based AAC app, that facilitates communication in children with autism spectrum disorders, Down sydrome, Angelmans syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other speech disabilities. Avaz is designed to make speech therapy more effective, develop the child’s language and improve his/her intent to communicate.
Stepping Stones – Daily Routines
This simple app allows users to create visual guides – or ‘paths’ – using their own photos, so as to make sense of daily routines and schedules or stories. These visual supports help to increase the independence and flexibility that people with developmental disabilities can experience in their lives, as well as teaching essential life skills and assisting with sequential processing.
The myAssessor app enables My Aged Care assessors to undertake assessments where they do not have access to the internet. The app allows functionality from the My Aged Care assessor portal to be available on the mobile device, allowing the assessor to capture important client details, perform an assessment using an electronic version of the National Screening and Assessment Form (NSAF) and create a preliminary Support Plan.
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