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 Application Installer is free and is available on Google Play.

Get it on Google Play

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: 4.4*

Download ASL American Sign Language

 

Ava

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

Useful video

Developer: Ava Accessibility

$28.99

Rating: 3.3*

Download Ava

 

Baby Signing – My Smart Hands

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

Developer: My Smart Hands

$0.99

Rating: 4.1*

Download Baby Signing - My Smart Hands

 

Baby Signing Lite

Learn 50 ASL signs to use when teaching your bahow to sign.

Developer: My Smart Hands

FREE

Rating: 4.0*

Download Baby Signing Lite

 

BeWarned

BeWarned offers several capabilities in one platform for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These include a sound monitor, the ability to communicate with people who are not deaf or hard of hearing, listen to music through vibrations and flashing lights and informing friends when there is an emergency.

Developer: BeWarned Inc.

FREE

Rating: 4.5*

Download BeWarned

 

ClearCaptions

Like Closed captions on your TV, ClearCaptions on your phone calls lets you hear, eliminating the frustration of hearing on the phone.

Developer: ClearCaptions

FREE

Rating: 3.1*

Download ClearCaptions

 

Closed Captions

A video player that allows you to watch videos with closed captioning.

Developer: Worldnow Android

FREE

Rating: 3.5*

Download Closed Captions

 

Connect 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*

Download Connect BeWarned

 

Convo Mobile

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

Developer: Convo Communications

FREE

Rating: 4.4*

Download Convo Mobile

 

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*

Download Easy Talk Lite

 

Glide – Video Chat Messenger

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

Useful video

Developer: Glide

FREE

Rating: 4.3*

Download Glide - Video Chat Messenger

 

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.

Useful video

Developer: Google

FREE

Rating: 4.3*

Download Google Duo

 

Hamilton Captel

With this app you may listen to your phone conversations while reading word-for-word captions of what’s said to you – similar to captions on TV.

Developer: Hamilton Mobile CapTel

FREE

Rating: 3.6*

Download Hamilton Captel

 

InnoCaption

InnoCaption is a mobile phone app for the deaf and hard of hearing that want to use their own voice to talk to others, but struggle hearing what is being said by them. InnoCaption provides captioned phone services.

Developer: MEZMO Corporation

FREE

Rating: 3.6*

Download InnoCaption

 

Learn ASL

Teach yourself the basics of sign language with this app.

Developer: Really Useful Information Apps

FREE

Rating: 3.5*

Download Learn ASL

 

ntouch Mobile

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

Developer: Sorenson Communications

FREE

Rating: 4.3*

Download ntouch Mobile

 

P3 Mobile for Android

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

Useful video Useful video

Developer: Purple Communications

FREE

Rating: 4.2*

Download P3 Mobile for Android

 

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.

Useful video

Developer: IT4YOU

FREE

Rating: 3.9*

Download Petralex Hearing aid

 

ProDeaf Translator

ProDeaf translates phrases and words from English to ASL, or Portuguese to Brazilian Sign Language (Libras).

Useful video

Developer: ProDeaf Tecnologias Assistivas

FREE

Rating: 4.6*

Download ProDeaf Translator

 

Sign Short Message Service

Send messages using a sign language alphabet of your choice.

Developer: SSMS

FREE

Rating: 4.1*

Download Sign Short Message Service

 

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: 4.6*

Download Skype

 

SonicCloud: Hearing App

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

Developer: Sonitum Inc.

$9.99/month

Rating: 5.0*

Download SonicCloud

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: 5.0*

Download Speech2RTT Communicator

 

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

$4.90 per item

Rating: 4.3*

Download Spread Signs

 

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: 4.0*

Download Sprint IP Relay

 

TextHear Personal Hearing Aid

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

Developer: TextHear Ltd

FREE

Rating: 4.6*

Download TextHear Personal Hearing Aid

 

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*

Download Viber

 

Whatsapp

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

Useful video

Developer: WhatsApp Inc.

FREE

Rating: 4.4*

Download Whatsapp

VISION

Aira

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

Useful video

Developer: Aira Tech Corp.

From $89/month

Rating: 5.0*

Download Aira

 

Audiobooks from Audible

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

Developer: Audible

$14.95/month

Rating: 4.4*

Download Audiobooks from Audible

 

BARD Mobile

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

Useful video

Developer: Library of Congress

FREE

Rating: 4.2*

Download BARD Mobile

 

Be My Eyes – helping the blind see

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.

Useful video

Developer: Be My Eyes

FREE

Rating: 4.9*

Download Be My Eyes - helping the blind see

 

Braille

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

Developer: Giuseppe Romano

FREE

Rating: 4.8*

Download Braille

 

CamFind – Visual Search Engine

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

Developer: CamFind

FREE

Rating: 4.0*

Download CamFind - Visual Search Engine

 

Claria Zoom – Low Vision

ClariaZoom makes your devices accessible and easy to read thanks to its big character interface, large keyboards and contrasted color themes.

Useful video

Developer: Claria Vision

FREE

Rating: 4.4*

Download Claria Zoom - Low Vision

 

Dragon Mobile Assistant

A personal virtual assistant that allows the user to send and receive text messages, post Facebook and Twitter updates, emails and much more, all hands free.

Developer: Nuance Communications, Inc.

FREE

Rating: 4.5*

Download Dragon Mobile Assistant

 

Eye-D

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

Developer: GingerMind Technologies

$3.49

Rating: 4.5*

Download Eye-D

 

Eye-D Pro

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

Developer: GingerMind Technologies

FREE

Rating: 4.6*

Download Eye-D Pro

 

Freemotion light detector

Allows people who are blind to detect changes in light or movement.

Developer: Vision Android

FREE

Rating: 4.3*

Download Freemotion light detector

 

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 shaking your mobile device.

Developer: Lew Lasher

FREE

Rating: 4.2*

Download GetThere GPS nav for blind

 

Giganticon – Big Icons

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

Developer: Gabriel Taubman

$1.99

Rating: 3.7*

Download Giganticon - Big Icons

 

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 LLC

FREE

Rating: 4.4*

Download Google app

Google Home

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

Useful video

Developer: Google LLC

FREE

Rating: 4.1*

Download Google Home

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.

Useful video

Developer: IDEAL Group

FREE

Rating: 4.3*

Download IDEAL Item Identifier

 

IDEAL Magnifier

A magnifier for people with low vision.

Useful video

Developer: IDEAL Group

FREE

Rating: 3.4*

Download IDEAL Magnifier

 

IDEAL Talking Tags

This application is a talking label maker/reader application.

Useful video

Developer: IDEAL Group

FREE

Rating: 3.9*

Download IDEAL Talking Tags

 

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*

Download IDEAL U.S. Currency Identifier

 

KNFB Reader

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

Useful video

Developer: Sensotec

Free trial, $99 for full version

Rating: 3.9*

Download KNFB Reader

 

NearExplorer

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

Useful video

Developer: American Printing House for the Blind

$79.99

Rating: 5.0*

Download NearExplorer

 

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*

Download NFB Connect

 

Talking Caller ID

This simple application speaks the caller’s name from your contacts.

Developer: Kashifz Studio

FREE

Rating: 4.1*

Download Talking Caller ID

 

TapTap See

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

Developer: CamFind

FREE

Rating: 4.2*

Download TapTap See

SPEECH

2Talk AAC

Type words and Android will speak them for you. You can adjust the pitch, speed of the speech and font size. The app supports multiple languages.

Developer: res dev team

$4.49

Rating: 3.8*

Download 2Talk AAC

 

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*

Download AAC Talking Tabs

 

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*

Download Alexicom AAC

 

Avaz – AAC App for Autism

Avaz is a full-featured AAC app developed for children who are non-verbal or have difficulty speaking. Avaz uses picture symbols and high-quality voice synthesis to help users create messages.

Useful video

Developer: Avaz Inc.

$37.99

Rating: 4.7*

Download Avaz - AAC App for Autism

 

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.

Useful video

Developer: CoughDrop, Inc.

Free trial, $6/month

Rating: 3.9*

Download CoughDrop AAC

 

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.

Useful video

Developer: Google

FREE

Rating: 4.3*

Download Google Duo

 

Google Handwriting Input

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

Useful video

Developer: Google

FREE

Rating: 4.3*

Download Google Handwriting Input

 

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.

Useful video

Developer: JABstone LLC

FREE

Rating: 4.0*

Download JABtalk

 

LetMeTalk: Free AAC Talker

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

Useful video

Developer: Appnotize UG

FREE

Rating: 4.4*

Download LetMeTalk: Free AAC Talker

 

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.

Useful video

Developer: Therapy Box Limited

Free trial, $139.99

Rating: 4.2*

Download Predictable - AAC App

 

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: 4.6*

Download Skype

 

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.

Useful video

Developer: Ola Mundo

FREE

Rating: 4.6*

Download Socky - Autism Communication

 

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*

Download Speak for Me - Text to Speech

 

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: 4.0*

Download Speech Assistant AAC

 

TalkTablet – AAC

Award-winning TalkTablet is the only fully featured symbols-based AAC app that is avalaible 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

$79.99

Rating: 3.8*

Download TalkTablet – AAC

 

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.

Useful video

Developer: TippyTalk

Free trial, $14.99/month

Rating: 2.9*

Download TippyTalk

 

Type and Speak

Type words and Android will speak them for you. You can adjust the pitch, speed of the speech and font size. The app supports multiple languages.

Useful video

Developer: Googamaphone

FREE

Rating: 3.9*

Download Type and Speak

COGNITION

AutismXpress Pro

This app improves upon the free version of the app and features two new games designed to help people with autism identify and express their emotions.

Developer: StudioEmotion

$1.96

Rating: 3.6*

Download AutismXpress Pro

 

Avaz – AAC App for Autism

Avaz is a full-featured AAC app developed for children who are non-verbal or have difficulty speaking. Avaz uses picture symbols and high-quality voice synthesis to help users create messages.

Useful video

Developer: Avaz Inc.

$37.99

Rating: 4.5*

Download Avaz - AAC App for Autism

 

Big Launcher

This app provides a simple interface for people with cognitive disabilities or seniors who want an easy-to-use android experience.

Developer: BIG Launcher

$9.99

Rating: 4.4*

Download Big Launcher

 

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.

Useful video

Developer: CoughDrop, Inc.

Free trial, $6/month

Rating: 3.9*

Download CoughDrop AAC

 

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.

Useful video

Developer: Deskshare, Inc.

FREE

Rating: 4.4*

Download Senior Safety Phone

 

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.

Useful video

Developer: Ola Mundo

FREE

Rating: 4.6*

Download Socky - Autism Communication

 

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.

Useful video

Developer: VizNext

FREE

Rating: 4.6*

Download Speed Dial Widget

 

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.

Useful video

Developer: TippyTalk

Free trial, $14.99/month

Rating: 2.9*

Download TippyTalk

 

Wiser – Simple Senior Launcher

Wiser is a very simple launcher that provides an easy-to-use interface that allows someone to easily manage and use their smartphone. Everything is large and colorful and well organized.

Useful video

Developer: UIU Ltd

FREE

Rating: 3.9*

Download Wiser – Simple Senior Launcher

MOBILITY

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 LLC

FREE

Rating: 4.4*

Download Google app

Google Home

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

Useful video

Developer: Google LLC

FREE

Rating: 4.1*

Download Google Home

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.

Useful video

Developer: Sesame Enable

FREE trial, $24.99/month

Rating: 4.5*

Download Open Sesame - Touch-Free Control