Technology helps improve all our lives, and that includes apps for people with IDDs. Companies have developed several apps to help people better communicate, improve decision-making skills, and stay organized. Additionally, these apps can enable people to be independent or challenge themselves to learn new skills.
There are several websites that can help you keep up-to-date with the top apps for people with disabilities. By regularly visiting these sites, you can feel confident knowing you are using the top technology.
- BridgingApps: Developed as a program of Easter Seals Greater Houston and features reviews for over 4,000 applications
- Main CITE: Offers resources for apps as assistive technology, with lists specific to each demographic
- Tech Toolbox: Highlights over 350 apps for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and categorizes them by user goals and needs to help you easily find the app you need
We have compiled a list of some of our favorite apps for people with IDDs. These applications can help with anything from stress relief and organization, to wheelchair-accessible venues.
- Access Now: Helps you find places like restaurants and stores to find out if they are accessible for people with physical disabilities
- Be My Eyes: Connects people needing vision support with volunteers and companies around the world through live video
- Calm: Provides techniques for reducing stress or anxiety, as well as improving focus and quality of sleep
- Choiceworks: Helps people create a visual schedule so they can more easily complete daily routines
- Cozi Family Organizer: Tracks family activities in one place to ensure everyone is on the same page
- Evelity: Helps people find their bearings in complex venues through indoor step-by-step navigation tools
- fuelService: Helps drivers with disabilities find and get assistance with refueling their cars
- HearYouNow: Provides personal sound amplification to help people hear and understand conversations better
- Rogervoice: Captures phone conversations to provide a real-time transcript
We hope you will find some of these applications helpful!