Apps for people with visual impairment

Mobile apps offer access to useful technology wherever you go, and this includes those designed for people with sight loss. We've highlighted the most accessible apps that you can use on your smartphone to help you with tasks in everyday life.

In most cases, these are available on Android devices via the Google Play Store, as well as on iPhones and iPads via the app store.

In this section...

Clips is a fun video editing app available to download for free on iOS devices. Get creative with this easy-to-use tool that offers many fun features.

Book Creator is an iPad app that allows you to bring your stories and comics to life in the form of a multimedia eBook. Ideal for school projects, with its collaborative capabilities.

Seeing AI is a free app for Apple iOS devices that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to describe the world around you, including nearby people, text, and objects, and it also scans barcodes.

What is the Be My Eyes app, how do you use it and how can it support people living with sight loss. 

Headspace is a subscription-based app that allows you to practice mindfulness through daily meditations. It claims that it will teach you how to meditate.

EasyReader is a free app that gives you access to the world's largest collection of talking book and newspaper libraries and is compatible with Voiceover and Talkback.