AAC and Telecommunication

Apps for Telecommunication

Modern telecommunication is no longer just about landlines. Most of us rely on smart phones to make calls, text, answer and send emails, and to check in on social media. The use of apps for telecommunication can benefit people with disabilities, making it easier to communicate across settings, participate in work, and self advocate. The following is a list of apps that may benefit people with disabilities. Many of tof these apps are free and many may be used over Wifi networks. Some may only work on Apple products and others are cross platform. While apps are listed by disability type, there is a great deal of crossover. As well, the native accessiblity features on any tablet or cell phone should be considered. Word prediciton is built into many keyboards and may also help the individual user to send texts or emails. This list will grow over time, and we welcome feedback as to apps that should be included on the list. Let us know what works for you!

Intellectual Disabilities

  • Google Voice
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Duo
  • Skype
  • ooVoo
  • Glide
  • Talkatone
  • IMO

Blind/Low Vision

  • Big Browser
  • BigMagnify
  • Fleksy Keyboard
  • iCanSee
  • LookTel voiceover
  • mBraille
  • Magnifying Glass with Light
  • oVoo
  • Skype
  • Sprint IP Relay
  • Talkatone
  • ZoomContacts
  • Access Note
  • Claro PDF
  • HeyTell
  • NIXLE
  • Google Duo

Hard of Hearing

  • Glide
  • Google Hangouts
  • ooVoo
  • Skype
  • IMO
  • Google Duo
  • Talkatone
  • Hamilton Captel
  • Clear Captions
  • Spring IP Relay

Deaf

  • ZVRS Z5
  • Convo
  • Purple P3
  • Sorenson nTouch
  • Glide
  • Google Hangouts
  • ooVoo
  • Skype
  • IMO
  • Google Duo
  • Talkatone

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