Top 10 Apps for People with a Disability
1. My DisableGo London - Free
This is an app that allows you to look up the disabled access to over 20,000 venues in London, with trustworthy information as each venue is assessed in person. You can search out the places nearest to you, or search for a specific location.
2. Parking Mobility - Free
If you are a Blue Badge holder but struggle to find disabled parking spaces then this app can help you locate them. It also allows you to share locations of disabled parking spaces to help others, and report those who are parking there illegally by taking photos of the car.
3. Able Mag - Free
Able Magazine is a disability lifestyle magazine that focuses on disabled peoples abilities (not their disabilities). This app gives you access to all of the content in Able Magazines print edition on your iPhone or iPad.
4. Pill Reminders - Free
This is a great app for those with lots of medication to take, or those who need a little help remembering to take it. Once you have entered the medication you need to take and when, you will be reminded at that time everyday with a notification on your phone.
5. Emergency Info Lite - Free
This app allows you to record your details, emergency contacts and medical information on your phone, including allergies and medication. This information is stored on your phone should an emergency occur, and provides information for the hospital letting them know who you are and who they should call.
6. Radar National Key Scheme - Free
This app guides you to the nearest disabled toilets fitted with a National Key Scheme lock. There are over 9,000 locations across the UK.
7. Dragon Dictation - Free
Very useful for those with very limited mobility, this app uses voice recognition to allow users to write texts, emails, notes and reminders on their phone by using their voice.
8. Physiotherapy Exercises - Free
A list of over 600 physiotherapy exercises with illustrative pictures for people who have suffered spinal cord injuries, and there is also the ability to search for an exercise by body part or condition.
9. SoundAMP R - £2.99
This is an app great for those with a hearing disability as it amplifies sounds in the surrounding world, and allows you to listen to them through headphones in real time, with the option to also record.
10. Gesture Find and Dial - Free
Useful for those with muscle weakness or poor dexterity, this app lets you draw the first few letters of the required contact's name on the screen as if you were writing with a pen, or select the microphone option and speak the name of your contact to call them.
We would love to hear any feedback on these apps from anyone who has used them. Likewise if there are any other apps that can make life easier for the disabled, let us know.