There’s an app for that! Apps for Accessibility.

Thanks to the National Center on Accessibility, Let Kids Play can share with you some new apps to help with accessibility.  The following is informational only.  Mention of any products herein does not constitute an endorsement or promotion by the National Center on Accessibility. accessibeplayground.net or Let Kids Play.

With the growing use of smart phones, “There’s an App for that!” seems to become part of our popular vernacular.  At NCA, we are always looking for new tools, yes, even new apps, to help us do our job even better.  Tired of carrying around the new ADA-ABA accessibility standards?  Greg Morrissey came up with his own solution by putting the accessibility standards into an easy-to-use app for iPhone.  The app retails in the iTunes store for $1.99, search ADA / ABA Accessibility Guidelines.

Will smart phone applications become the new wayfinding means to improve access?  Digital design and development studio Winfield & Co. has launched their latest app: myNav: Central Park. This handheld digital wayfinding app provides users with an innovative way to navigate the complex network of pathways, destinations, and green space. myNav provides precise, location specific routing and directions for a discrete system of pathways on a rich detailed map.  myNav is also available through iTunes for $1.99.

Interested in demonstrating the visual impact of color blindness during staff training?  The app developed by Movisol shows a series of images to determine if the user has a problem viewing a specific color based on the composition and color combination. Color Blindness Test has a free lite version and a full version for $1.99.

Do you have a favorite accessibility app?  Share it  here and with nca@indiana.edu

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