As technology continues to advance and improve, more and more new innovations are created to make the world a better place. And with new innovation comes better ways to help those in need. From text-to-speech apps to visual-identifying apps, different tools are readily available to help assist people with disabilities. Here is a list of just a few apps that can help make a difference.
1. Be My Eyes
A community-based app that helps the differently-abled, Be My Eyes allowed people to contribute and help with questions that people may have. From reading fonts that are hard for visually-impaired individuals, to helping colour-blind people to differentiate, you can help make a difference just by answering a few questions.
2. Brailliac: Braille Tutor
If you’re into learning languages, Brailiac is probably one of the most useful apps for you to have to help out the differently-abled. It’s a simple app which teaches you the different braille letters so you can better communicate and help out the blind.
Something that many don’t realize is that simple things like pathways and road are not wheelchair friendly. Many places don't have a ramp or anything to help wheelchair people move around. Wheelmap helps those people locate ramps and pathway which are accessible for them.
4,. Spread Signs
Spread Signs teaches you how to sign in multiple languages including English, Japanese and Portuguese. Quick and simple, it comes in handy when you’re trying to communicate and help the hearing-impaired.
Most of us that for granted the fact that we can do the most menial of tasks. For the differently-abled, it takes another level of strength. Watch as Zhariff Afandi pushes pass his own struggles to make an impact in the lives of others.