Android Accessibility Applications

Android has the largest number of third-party applications available with over 2.8 million from which to choose. Many of these applications are designed to assist individuals with disabilities.

With a very open platform and philosophy, Android facilitates the development of applications that are not possible on other operating systems. For example, Android can support head-tracking solutions for people with mobility disabilities, as well as replace the native dialer and messaging applications with those that are much better for people with vision impairments.

RAZ Mobility has compiled and presents many of the best accessibility applications available on Google Play*. The applications are grouped disability type and include a brief description.

The selection is based on the value of application features for individuals with disabilities, the overall user experience and reliability.

Smartphone display with RAZ Mobility Accessibility Application Installer Screen showing a selection of applications for hard of hearing individuals

A great option for exploring accessibility applications is the RAZ Mobility Accessibility Application Installer. The app offers a user-friendly selection tool based on type of disability allowing users to easily find and install helpful applications.

The RAZ Mobility Accessible Application Installer is pre-installed on all mobile devices offered by RAZ Mobility.

This section provides information about third-party applications. To see more info about Android built-in accessibility features, click the button below.

Built-in Accessibility

 

*RAZ Mobility is not the developer of these applications and does not assume any liability or responsibility related to their use.

HEARING

ASL American Sign Language

This application will teach you ASL.

Developer: 10mB

FREE

Rating: 4.2

ASL Translator

Over 30,000 words translated into Seamless Sign Language Video in real time! Patented technology seamlessly connects each signed word to display a smooth video stream, the only software with this unique feature.

Developer: Software Studios

FREE

Rating: 4.1

Auto Speaker

This application will automatically switch speaker status onoff during a phone call according to the phone position.

Developer: HH Group

FREE

Rating: 4.3

Ava

An application that facilitates 2-way communication between deaf and hearing people who don’t know sign language.

Developer: Ava Accessibility

FREE

Rating: 3.6

Baby Signing – My Smart Hands

Learn over 300 ASL signs to use when teaching your baby how to sign.

Developer: My Smart Hands

FREE

Rating: 4.1

Baby Signing Lite

Learn 50 ASL signs to use when teaching your baby how to sign.

Developer: My Smart Hands

FREE

Rating: 4

Connect by BeWarned

The app helps deaf and hard of hearing to communicate with the hearing. The app converts speech to text and vice versa.

Developer: BeWarned Inc.

FREE

Rating: 4.6

Convo Mobile

Experience natural video relay service and direct video calls with Convo Mobile!

Developer: Convo Communications

FREE

Rating: 4.4

Easy Talk Lite

This free application uses voice recognition to transcribe a conversation presenting it on the screen in large font. Very useful for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Developer: TOST Corp.

FREE

Rating: 4.2

Easy Talk Pro

This app uses voice recognition to transcribe a conversation and is very useful for deaf and hard of hearing people. Works offline as well.

Developer: TOST Corp.

FREE

Rating: 4.0

Glide – Video Chat Messenger

Send lightning fast video messages, see responses live or when it's convenient.

Developer: Glide

FREE

Rating: 4.3

Google Duo

Google Duo is a simple one-to-one video calling app that can be used to call anyone who has a smartphone, whether they have an Android device or iPhone.

Developer: Google

FREE

Rating: 4.3

Hablalo!

Helps people with difficulties to communicate verbally and with hearing problems. Text to speech converter, so your cell phone speaks for you. Voice to text converter, so you can read what people around you say.

Developer: Asteroid Technologies

FREE

Rating: 4.7

InnoCaption+

InnoCaption+ (plus) is a free mobile app, funded by the FCC, for the oral deaf and hard of hearing that provides CART captioning for incoming and outgoing calls. If you voice for yourself, but have a hard time hearing the other party on the phone, this App is for you!

Developer: MEZMO Corporation

FREE

Rating: 3.9

Live Transcribe

Live Transcribe is a new accessibility service built by Google for the deaf and hard of hearing. Using Google's state-of-the-art automatic speech recognition technology, Live Transcribe performs real-time transcription of speech to text on your screen, so you can participate in conversations going on in the world around you. You can also keep the conversation going by typing your response on the screen.

Developer: Research at Google

FREE

Rating: 5.0

Noonlight – formerly SafeTrek

Contact Noonlight and 911 in an emergency with a single tap on your smartphone. Emergency and 911 calls suppport through text messages. Great option for users with hearing loss.

Developer: SafeTrek, Inc.

FREE

Rating: 4.3

ntouch Mobile

Ntouch Mobile, the SVRS app that turns your phone into a VP.

Developer: Sorenson Communications

FREE

Rating: 4.3

ooVoo Video Calls

ooVoo is a free instant messaging and video call app supported on Android, iOS, Windows and macOS. The app, with its cutting-edge technology, supports uninterrupted HD video calling with up to eight people simultaneously from anywhere around the world.

Developer: ooVoo LLC

FREE

Rating: 4.3

P3 Mobile for Android

Make VRS, V2V and P2P calls with friendly interpreters – anywhere, anyplace.

Developer: Purple Communications

FREE

Rating: 4.2

Petralex Hearing aid

Petralex is a hearing aid application that auto-adjusts sound to your personal hearing profile, allowing you to better hear the sounds around you.

Developer: IT4YOU

FREE

Rating: 3.9

Purple VRI

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) is a convenient, on-demand sign language interpreting service delivered over a live Internet video connection. To use Purple VRI, you need a Purple VRI account. VRI services require payment for use.

Developer: Purple Communications

FREE

Rating: 4.3

Skype

Messaging, video and audio calling app that can be used to call anyone who has a smartphone or tablet, whether they have an Android device or iPhone.

Developer: Skype Communication

FREE

Rating: 4.1

SonicCloud: Hearing App

"This app makes every call sound just perfect!" This game-changing app amplifies & personalizes audio on your phone calls - they’re tuned to your hearing in real time.

Developer: Sonitum Inc.

FREE

Rating: 5

Sound Amplifier

Sound Amplifier enhances microphone audio from your Android device using headphones to provide a more comfortable and natural listening experience. Excellent app for individuals with hearing loss. Android Pier required.

Developer: Google LLC

FREE

Rating: 3.9

Speech2RTT Communicator

Enables users who are deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and speech-impaired to communicate with anyone, including people who can hear, speak, and see. User's speech is transcribed into text, error-corrected, and streamed (in real-time) to each other’s smartphone.

Developer: IDEAL Group, Inc. Android Development Team

FREE

Rating: 5

Spread Signs

World’s largest sign language dictionary with over 200 000 signs! Learn American, Czech, British, Estonian, French, German, Austrian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish sign language.

Developer: Europeiskt Teckenspråkcenter

FREE

Rating: 4.3

Sprint IP Relay

Sprint IP Relay is for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, or have a speech disability to place relay calls and communicate using text.

Developer: Sprint

FREE

Rating: 3.9

TextHear Personal Hearing Aid

This app helps people who are hard of hearing by instantly converting natural speech into text and displaying the text in large font on the screen.

Developer: TextHear Ltd

FREE

Rating: 4.4

Viber

Viber is a messaging app that allows the user to message or call (including video calls) anyone in the world through your internet connection.

Developer: Viber Media S.a.r.l.

FREE

Rating: 4.3

WhatsApp

A messaging app that uses your phone’s internet connection to let you message, call or video call your friends

Developer: WhatsApp Inc.

FREE

Rating: 4.4

VISION

Aira

Aira provides personalized assistance from trained Aira agents, family members or friends. By utilizing live video, audio and data streams, these agents serve as visual interpreters helping customers understand the environment around them.

Developer: Aira Tech Corp.

FREE

Rating: 5

Audiobooks from Audible

Home to a library of over 180,000 audio books, podcasts and audible channels.

Developer: Audible

FREE

Rating: 4.5

BARD Mobile

Access and read talking books from NLS BARD on your Android device.

Developer: Library of Congress

FREE

Rating: 4.2

Be My Eyes – Helping the blind

Bringing Sight to the Blind and Visually Impaired. Be My Eyes is an app that connects blind and visually impaired with sighted helpers from around the world via live video connection.

Developer: By My Eyes

FREE

Rating: 4.9

Braille

This app is a simple way to convert text to Braille notation and vice versa.

Developer: Giuseppe Romano

FREE

Rating: 4.7

Caller Name Announcer – Talking Caller ID

Speaks the true caller name with name and contents. No need pick up your phone or look at it to know who is calling.

Developer: Ayago Dev

FREE

Rating: 4.4

CamFind – Visual Search Engine

Take a picture of any object to perform search on that object.

Developer: CamFind

FREE

Rating: 4

Envision AI

Envision can process an image and extract the information the user is looking for. It can read texts from any surface accurately and quickly. This text can then be explored through TalkBack and also exported.

Developer: Envision Technologies BV

FREE

Rating: 4.4

Eye-D

Eye-D helps the blind and visually impaired be location aware, explore and navigate to nearby places of interest, evaluate surroundings with their smartphone camera and read printed text.

Developer: GingerMind Technologies

FREE

Rating: 4.5

Eye-D Pro

Eye-D helps visually impaired be location-aware, explore and navigate to nearby places of interest, evaluate surroundings with their smartphone camera and read printed text. Similar to the free version of the Eye-D application but without advertisements and with some additional features.

Developer: GingerMind Technologies

FREE

Rating: 4.6

GetThere GPS nav for blind

GetThere tells you where you are and how to get to your destination. At any time you can ask GetThere to tell you where you are, simply by shaking your mobile device.

Developer: Lew Lasher

FREE

Rating: 4.2

Giganticon Big Icons

Giganticon lets you have big icons on your home screen for any app you want.

Developer: Gabriel Taubman

FREE

Rating: 3.8

Google

The Google app keeps you in the know about the things you care about. Set up and use voice commands in Google Assistant. Find quick answers, explore your interests, and get a feed of stories and updates on topics that matter to you. The more you use the Google app, the better it gets.

Developer: Google

FREE

Rating: 4.4

Google Duo

Google Duo is a simple one-to-one video calling app that can be used to call anyone who has a smartphone, whether they have an Android device or iPhone.

Developer: Google

FREE

Rating: 4.3

Google Home

With the Google Home app, you can set up and control your Google Home, Chromecast and other Assistant speakers.

Developer: Google LLC

FREE

Rating: 4.1

IDEAL Item Identifier

This app reads the content of QR codes out loud. It also allows the user to create QR codes to label clothes, canned items, etc.

Developer: IDEAL Group

FREE

Rating: 4.3

IDEAL Magnifier

A magnifier for people with low vision.

Developer: IDEAL Group

FREE

Rating: 3.4

IDEAL Talking Tags

This application is a talking label maker/reader application.

Developer: IDEAL Group

FREE

Rating: 3.9

IDEAL U.S. Currency Identifier

Identifies U.S. currency notes for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Developer: IDEAL Group

FREE

Rating: 4.6

KNFB Reader

KNFB Reader uses OCR to read any printed text aloud to you.

Developer: Sensotec

FREE

Rating: 4

Lookout

Lookout uses computer vision to assist people who are blind or have low vision in gaining information about the world around them. Lookout uses the camera and sensors on your device to recognize objects and text, and gives you spoken feedback, earcons, and other signals to inform you about what it sees.
Available for Pixel 1, Pixel 2, and Pixel 3 devices running Android 8.0 and above."

Developer: Google LLC

FREE

Rating: 4.8

Nearby Explorer

A GPS app designed for use by people who are blind. Instead of just providing directions, it describes the environment. It uses onboard maps so a data connection is not required.

Developer: American Printing House for the Blind

FREE

Rating: 4.8

NFB Connect

The improved and redesigned NFB Connect app is here! Get up to date on the latest Federation news. Read posts from our blog, the Voice of the Nation's Blind. Listen to the Nation's Blind podcast, the Presidential Release (in English or Spanish), the Braille Monitor, and Future Reflections.

Developer: National Federation of the Blind 

FREE

Rating: 4.8

TapTap See

An app designed to identify objects for blind and visually impaired users.

Developer: CamFind

FREE

Rating: 4.2

SPEECH

2Talk AAC

Allows the user to design personalized communication boards. Settings allow for image search on the internet, integration of video into the cells, customized symbol design and more.

Developer: res dev team

FREE

Rating: 3.8

AAC Talking Tabs

AAC Talking Tabs is a simple AAC device, mostly for children. In addition to supporting person-to-person communication, it allows the user to create their own books using images.

Developer: Andrea Colzi

FREE

Rating: 4.4

Alexicom AAC

Allows the user to use their Android phone or tablet as an augmentative communication device. It offers over 1,200 pre-made pages and over 7,000 images in their public libraries.

Developer: Alexicom Tech

FREE

Rating: 3.7

AngelTalk – AAC for Beginners

AngelTalk is built to help the children with complex communication needs talk with their parents and caregivers quickly and pleasantly. It's a real image and voice-based AAC. It is suitable for those who just decided to start using Augmentative and Alternative Communication Tools. The app is originally designed to promote language development and grow communication skills of people with Angelman Syndrome. However, we hope this app can be used by people with autism, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses. It is available in English and Korean.

Developer: Angel Talk Devs

FREE

Rating: 4.7

Avaz AAC App for Communication

Avaz is an award-winning, research-based Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app for people with speech difficulties (Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome and non/partial verbal conditions).

Developer: Avaz Inc.

FREE

Rating: 3.9

CoughDrop AAC

Simple, modern AAC communication and support tool that empowers individuals and the teams around them. It is a full-featured communication app built for individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Rett syndrome, or other complex communication needs.

Developer: CoughDrop, Inc.

FREE

Rating: 3.9

Google Duo

Google Duo is a simple one-to-one video calling app that can be used to call anyone who has a smartphone, whether they have an Android device or iPhone.

Developer: Google

FREE

Rating: 4.3

Google Handwriting Input

This Google app allows the user to input characters with their native Google keyboard by writing with their finger, rather than typing. This can be much faster for some users.

Developer: Google

FREE

Rating: 4.3

Hablalo!

Helps people with difficulties to communicate verbally and with hearing problems. Text to speech converter, so your cell phone speaks for you. Voice to text converter, so you can read what people around you say.

Developer: Asteroid Technologies

FREE

Rating: 4.7

JABtalk

JABtalk is a free speech communication application designed to help non-verbal children and adults communicate. Speech therapists commonly refer to JABtalk as an easy and effective augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device.

Developer: JABstone LLC

FREE

Rating: 4

LetMeTalk: Free AAC Talker

LetMeTalk is a free app for AAC. Useful for autism, speech, apraxia and more.

Developer: Appnotize UG

FREE

Rating: 4.4

ooVoo Video Calls

ooVoo is a free instant messaging and video call app supported on Android, iOS, Windows and macOS. The app, with its cutting-edge technology, supports uninterrupted HD video calling with up to eight people simultaneously from anywhere around the world.

Developer: ooVoo LLC

FREE

Rating: 4.3

Predictable – AAC app

Exciting text-to-speech application offering customizable AAC functions with the latest social media integration, Predictable sets a new benchmark for the Android OS. The word prediction engine meets the needs of a wide range of AAC users, including those with MND / ALS, Cerebral Palsy and people with communication difficulties after a stroke or head injury.

Developer: Therapy Box Limited

FREE

Rating: 4.2

Purple VRI

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) is a convenient, on-demand sign language interpreting service delivered over a live Internet video connection. To use Purple VRI, you need a Purple VRI account. VRI services require payment for use.

Developer: Purple Communications

FREE

Rating: 4.3

Skype

Messaging, video and audio calling app that can be used to call anyone who has a smartphone or tablet, whether they have an Android device or iPhone.

Developer: Skype Communication

FREE

Rating: 4.1

Socky – Autism communication

First personal assistant to bring the words out for our unique children with Autism and ASD making it extremely easy for children to interact. Send one-tap messages using a huge vocabulary of symbols, Text to speech for the child - your message and every symbol is expressed vocally, send multiple-choice questions, send device-to-device messages like on Whatsapp or Messenger.

Developer: Ola Mundo

FREE

Rating: 4.6

Speak for Me Text to Speech

Type words and Android will speak them for you. The user can adjust the pitch and speed of the speech.

Developer: OnellDev

FREE

Rating: 4.1

Speech Assistant AAC

Speech Assistant is a text-based AAC app that allows you to create categories and phrases, which are placed on buttons. With these buttons, you can create messages that can be shown or spoken.

Developer: ASoft.nl

FREE

Rating: 4

SymboTalk – AAC Talker

SymboTalk is a free app that talks for you by clicking on symbols (images or icons). The app has predefined communication boards from different areas of life, each board contains symbols (images). Clicking on a symbol reads it aloud and adds it to a sentence which can also be read. This way SymboTalk can be your voice and talk for you.

Developer: Elad Elram

FREE

Rating: 4.4

TalkTablet – AAC

Award-winning TalkTablet is the only fully featured symbols-based AAC app that is available for iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle devices...with the ability to share buttons and pages between platforms. This version is for Android devices only.

Developer: Gus Communication Devices Inc

FREE

Rating: 3.8

TippyTalk

First app-based communication tool that removes the person living with the verbal disability from the limitations of same room communication and opens the door to the world around them.

Developer: TippyTalk

FREE

Rating: 2.9

Viber

Viber is a messaging app that allows the user to message or call (including video calls) anyone in the world through your internet connection.

Developer: Viber Media S.a.r.l.

FREE

Rating: 4.3

WhatsApp

A messaging app that uses your phone’s internet connection to let you message, call or video call your friends

Developer: WhatsApp Inc.

FREE

Rating: 4.4

COGNITION

AngelTalk – AAC for Beginners

AngelTalk is built to help the children with complex communication needs talk with their parents and caregivers quickly and pleasantly. It's a real image and voice-based AAC. It is suitable for those who just decided to start using Augmentative and Alternative Communication Tools. The app is originally designed to promote language development and grow communication skills of people with Angelman Syndrome. However, we hope this app can be used by people with autism, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses. It is available in English and Korean.

Developer: Angel Talk Devs

FREE

Rating: 4.7

Avaz AAC App for Communication

Avaz is an award-winning, research-based Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app for people with speech difficulties (Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome and non/partial verbal conditions).

Developer: Avaz Inc.

FREE

Rating: 3.9

CoughDrop AAC

Simple, modern AAC communication and support tool that empowers individuals and the teams around them. It is a full-featured communication app built for individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Rett syndrome, or other complex communication needs.

Developer: CoughDrop, Inc.

FREE

Rating: 3.9

JABtalk

JABtalk is a free speech communication application designed to help non-verbal children and adults communicate. Speech therapists commonly refer to JABtalk as an easy and effective augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device.

Developer: JABstone LLC

FREE

Rating: 4

Senior Safety Phone

A simplified user interface with large colorful buttons, various safety features, save medical data which can be shared in case of an emergency, send your location when you are lost and more.

Developer: Deskshare, Inc.

FREE

Rating: 4.4

Socky – Autism communication

First personal assistant to bring the words out for our unique children with Autism and ASD making it extremely easy for children to interact. Send one-tap messages using a huge vocabulary of symbols, Text to speech for the child - your message and every symbol is expressed vocally, send multiple-choice questions, send device-to-device messages like on Whatsapp or Messenger.

Developer: Ola Mundo

FREE

Rating: 4.6

Speed Dial Widget

Very useful app for users who are always struggling to dial any contact number. Create widget on home screen and call your loved one with one tap.

Developer: VizNext

FREE

Rating: 4.6

TippyTalk

First app-based communication tool that removes the person living with the verbal disability from the limitations of same room communication and opens the door to the world around them.

Developer: TippyTalk

FREE

Rating: 2.9

MOBILITY

Auto Speaker

This application will automatically switch speaker status onoff during a phone call according to the phone position.

Developer: HH Group

FREE

Rating: 4.3

Caller Name Announcer – Talking Caller ID

Speaks the true caller name with name and contents. No need pick up your phone or look at it to know who is calling.

Developer: Ayago Dev

FREE

Rating: 4.4

Google

The Google app keeps you in the know about the things you care about. Set up and use voice commands in Google Assistant. Find quick answers, explore your interests, and get a feed of stories and updates on topics that matter to you. The more you use the Google app, the better it gets.

Developer: Google

FREE

Rating: 4.4

Google Home

With the Google Home app, you can set up and control your Google Home, Chromecast and other Assistant speakers.

Developer: Google LLC

FREE

Rating: 4.1

Open Sesame – Touch Free Control

Never-before-seen Touch-Free control for your smartphone or tablet. Utilizing the front-facing camera with advanced computer vision algorithms, the entire phone can be controlled with head movements, with any app downloaded from the Play Store.

Developer: Sesame Enable

FREE

Rating: 4.5

Vani – Your Personal Voice Assistant Call Answer

Answer your calls hands-free. Vani allows you to handle your daily incoming calls using voice commands.
Say 'Hello' to Accept Calls.
Say 'No' to Decline Calls."

Developer: Team - Bolo

FREE

Rating: 4.4

Voice Access

Voice Access is an accessibility service that lets you control your device with spoken commands. Voice Access can be useful for people who have difficulty using a touchscreen due to paralysis, tremor, temporary injury, or other reasons.

Developer: Google LLC

FREE

Rating: 4.0