KNFB Reader: This app takes a picture of text and converts it into audio or connects to a Bluetooth braille display.
Nearby Explorer: It is beyond great to hear the turn-by-turn spoken walking directions from this app. It also points
out things of interest along the way.
NFB-Newsline Mobile: This app gives me audio access to
hundreds of the most popular newspapers and magazines
at the same time as my sighted friends.
Digit-Eyes: The audio readout from this app’s barcode
scanner ensures I’m drinking my beverage of choice and
eating what I really want from my pantry.
Just Press Record: This super simple voice recorder uses
iCloud to ensure that all of my voice memos are synced
across all of my Apple devices.
NantMobile Money Reader: This app makes it so handy
to quickly scan all of my paper money. It’s great to know if
I’m handing someone $1or $20!
Voice Dream Reader: I use this app as my primary text
reader. It reads virtually any text file format, as well as
books I download from Bookshare (a reading service for
people with print disabilities).
BARD Mobile: With BARD, I can download and listen to
thousands of high-quality books and magazines from the
National Library Service for the Blind.
NOAA Weather International: No weather surprises for
me! This app is extremely accurate and totally accessible
for the blind, featuring detailed up-to-date weather information.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Bio: Douglas Walker is legally blind and is an assistive tech specialist at the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
He’s also the program director for iFocus—a brand featuring instructional videos on iPhone use for the visually impaired.