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Free or Low Cost Apps


Enjoy these apps that provide resources and aids to students who have a visual impairment.


TapTapSee logoTapTapSee:

  • identifies everyday objects for anyone who is blind
  • double tap on the screen, take a picture of an objects, and listen to the app describe it (i.e. "black iPhone case on black & white granite table")
  • turn VoiceOver on to have the object description read out loud
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

Turn off the Lights

Turn Off the Lights logoTurn Off the Lights:

  • screen dimmer
  • opacity control
  • click the light bulb button to get your screen to fade to a dark opacity overlay
  • shortcut keys to command program
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: Chrome extension


Magnifier logoMagnifier:

  • simple and easy to use
  • adjust brightness and contrast
  • add color filters
  • freeze to review
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS

Big Magnify

Big Magnify logoBig Magnify:

  • magnification options up to 8x
  • pause and autofocus functions
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS

Claro MagX

Claro MagX logoClaro MagX:

  • magnification up to 16 times
  • contrast change and color viewing options
  • torchlight option
  • freeze mode
  • take a photo, save, and share
  • different mode options: full color, two-tone, gray scale, inverted
  • transmits to TV
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: iOS

NVDA Screen Reader

NVDA Screen Reader logoNVDA Screen Reader (NonVisual Desktop Access):

  • screen reader for Windows operating system
  • works with browsers, email, Microsoft Office, and more
  • ability to convert text into Braille using Refreshable Braille Dispaly
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Windows


NaviDys logoNaviDys:

  • visual aid for dyslexia and eye stress
  • adjust webpages to reading preferences
  • adjustable fonts, including Dyslexic font
  • adjustable font size and letter spacing of webpages
  • Cost: $4.99
  • Compatibility: iOS, Mac

Big Keys Keyboard

Big Keys Keyboard logoBig Keys Keyboard:

  • adjust font and emoji sizes
  • numeric keypad for faster data entry
  • track the last pressed key
  • use gestures for faster typing
  • Cost: $3.99
  • Compatibility: iOS