AbilityNet's work is all about transforming lives for disabled and older people. AbilityNet DSA assessor Abbie Osborne spends a lot of time researching the best and most useful adaptive apps for students. Abbie says: "Adaptive apps are very essential for the world we live in. It's important for people with a disability to be more on a level playing and have independence. Here are my top three adaptive apps:
RogerVoice - click here to go to the app
This is great app for people who have a hearing impairment. With it you can make a phone call and speak to another other person verbally, but when that person responds, their reply will be displayed as text message for ease.
DyslexiaKey - click here to go to the app
I love this because it changes the font on a phone keyboard to make it clearer and also switches from a standard QWERTY keyboard to a sequential ABC alphabetical one, which works better for dyslexic people.
BeMyEyes - click here to go to the app
This app is excellent to help blind people and those with sight loss to be more independent. It can be very useful, for example, if the person is at home and is unsure of an expiry date on a food item - they can request help through the app and will be video-linked to a volunteer who can read through their camera phone. "