Visualead.com makes QR codes appealing and meaningful to all learners by linking them to a picture they can identify with. Good for those who would benefit from listening to instructions read aloud (make a sound link via audioboo.fm) or from instant access to information or answers without needing to write or type anything. A simple way to make websites, documents, homework instructions and answers accessible to all.
The free stuff section of the site has a wealth of printable activities for practising fine and gross motor skills, daily living activities, visual perception, sensory processing and handwriting. There are also some self calming videos and a collection of video activity ideas. Alongside the freebies are sections with eBooks, games and activities aimed at children with visual perception, sensory processing and motor skills difficulties.
A set of tools bundled in one customisable app to make life easier for the blind or visually impaired. This app does all kinds of clever things: recognises colours, reads labels aloud, sends voice tweets, reads text to you, calls for help. Gives you confidence when you’re out and about using GPS to warn you of obstacles or tell you when you reach the bus stop. Navigable by touch and sound. A life-changing app.
An iPad/iPhone AppList highlighting some innovative apps for the visually impaired, helping them to have colours recognised, detect light, listen to information read aloud, set reminders and more. See also a second list of entertainment apps for the visually impaired, under Fun Apps for Blind and Visually Impaired.