Apps for VIP


Smartphone Apps for Visually Impaiared

App suggestions for visually impaired people

End of 2017 I started to search for various types of apps that might help to make information more accessible.  I started searching in Google Play and in other resources on the Internet in various categories:

  • Announcers - Notifications, text messages, social messages, time, caller ID, etc.
  • Magnifiers - Magnifying glasses and/or mirror
  • Readers - Screen Reader and Document Reader apps.
  • Text Recognition - Text Regognition and Handwriting Recognition
  • Object Recognition -  Object and Face Recognition
  • Speakting QR Codes - QR Code Generators and Sanners
  • Various Apps - Dialers, Lauchers, etc

    and I even looked into 

  • Smart Glasses for VIP

Apps Overvieww 

This searchable table contains various apps with their respective categories.

App NameCategorySubCategoryUpdated
  @Voice Aloud Reader (TTS Reader)ReaderDocument Reader15.06.2019
  Auto SpeakerGeneralGeneral15.06.2019
  CamScanner -Scanner to scan PDFText RecognitionText OCR15.06.2019
  Envision AIRecognitionTexxt, Object, Faces, Scene Recognition15.06.2019
  GooglesRecognitionObject Recognition15.06.2019
  I2S OCR - Image to SpeechRecognitionPicture Recognition15.06.2019
  IDEAL Talking TagNFC TagsWrite, Read aloud15.06.2019
  Labeler - sound tags for the visually impairedQR CodesWirte, Audio, Read15.06.2019
  LabelJoyQR Codes_PCGenerator15.06.2019
  Magnifier &s; Microscope [Cozy]MagnifierMagnifier15.06.2019
  Magnifier Plus - Magnifying Glass with FlashlightMagnifierMagnifier15.06.2019
  Magnifying Glass + FlashlightMagnifierMagnifier15.06.2019
  NFC TasksNFC TagsRead, Execute15.06.2019
  NFC Tools - Pro EditionNFC TagsWrite, Read15.06.2019
  QR Code GeneratorQR Codes_WebGenerator15.06.2019
  QR SpeechQR CodesRead aloud15.06.2019
  QRTalkQR CodesMessaging Encryption15.06.2019
  QRvox Voice ValetQR CodesRead aloud15.06.2019
  QRvox: GeneratorQR Codes_WebGenerator15.06.2019
  Saiy - Voice Command AssistantVoice CommandVoice Command15.06.2019
  ScanQR CodesScan Read15.06.2019
  ShinePlusReaderScreen Reader15.06.2019
  Speaking Clock: TellMeTheTimeAnnouncerTime15.06.2019
  Speech CodeQR CodesRead aloud15.06.2019
  Speech Code: GeneratorQR Codes_WebGenerator15.06.2019
  Talking Caller IDAnnouncerCalls15.06.2019
  Talking ClockAnnouncerTime15.06.2019
  Talking QR Reader (free)QR CodesRead aloud15.06.2019
  Text Scanner [OCR]Text RecognitionText OCR15.06.2019
  The ReaderReaderDocument Reader15.06.2019
  Voice NotificationAnnouncerGeneral15.06.2019
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Devices used for Evaluation

Where possible, I tried the apps mentioned on the following phones:


Huawei MediaPad X2 – Android 5.0.1


Huawei P smart 2019 – Android 9


 Huawei P6 – Android 4.2

Source of information
Information on existing apps and systems are taken from various sources on the Internet
Names and Trademarks
All names, trademarks, logos, etc. mentioned here are names and trademarks of their respective owners. The sources mentioned retain their rights.

Jutta Miroiu-Dunker