iPhone & iPad Apps for the Blind &VisuallyImpaired

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Yocto Alarm Clock

Yocto Alarm Clock

Attractive, very full-featured and completely free with no ads! Contains awesome wake-up alarms, magical sleep timers, an eye-catching clock display and plenty of configurable options.
Wake up to a built-in melody (over 70 high quality sounds, from practical to fun to whacky).• Wake up to a custom playlist from your iTunes library.

Full support for fade-out, snooze, vibrate, volume control, backup alarm, and much more. Power Nap mode allows you to instantly set a custom alarm for 5 minutes to 1 hour from the current time.
Sleep Timers
Built-in soundscapes (looping sounds) get you to dreamland in no time flat. Create a custom playlist from your iTunes library. External Audio Mode. Use other apps to play audio (such as internet radio) and Yocto Clock will fade-out and stop the audio when the sleep timer expires. Sleep Timers feature a unique audio book / podcast mode. Listen to audio for a specified time, then gently switch to sleepy-time music.
Other Features
Sophisticated clock display, fully configurable. Weather forecast and current conditions.  A fun selection of fonts for the time display. Make the text any color you wish. Choose from built-in wallpaper or select from your own photo library. A full range of gestures to control the app from the clock display. An easy-to-use flashlight mode.
- Screen dimming. Many configurable options. 
A built-in Mini User's Guide to help you get the most from Yocto Clock. Full support for devices with Retina displays. Full VoiceOver Accessibility support.  A Universal App with full native support for the iPad. Yocto Clock is designed for Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices.  Get your copy today from the iTunes App Store.

Saturday, March 7, 2015


ZoomReader by Ai Squared
Picture of the ZoomReader iconThe reception to our recently announced iPhone application, ZoomReader, was overwhelmingly positive and exciting at this year’s ATIA conference in Orlando.We had so many attendees run over to ask us, “I want to see that new iPhone app you guys have!” As you might have heard by now, it’s a combination video magnifier and OCR app. It uses the built-in camera on an iPhone or iPod Touch to zoom in on printed materials, apply color filters, and to take a picture of something and have the text in that image read out loud! One woman even cried when she saw what ZoomReader could do; one of her family members has Down’s Syndrome and ZoomReader will open up a brand new world for him – one where he will be able to read street signs, restaurant menus, and any printed material that he would otherwise need help reading.People were blown away by the price ($19.99). It’s a very competitive and affordable price point for a mobile application that does real time screen magnification, OCR reading of images, plus voice recognition. The reaction all of you gave us was exactly what we hoped ZoomReader would accomplish in the mobile market.In fact, we’ve also got an audio clip from a presentation we attended there called, “AT Showdown” where individuals presented an assistive technology tip or product. At the end, you’ll hear some applause and even a few WOW’s and WHOA’s. Simply press the play button below:
AT Showdown audio
We look forward to providing more information once the product is officially ready for sale in the App Store. For now, you can watch the video below that explains the functionality of ZoomReader or you can go onto YouTube to watch it there: