The Story Land application (on iTunes) is a multi-sensory and interactive game where players can choose their own settings to match their moods and play at their own pace, developed for children with autism. Children with intellectual disabilities as well as adults can create their own scenes and place 'actors' into them, from a huge cast of drawn characters. Actors can be scaled, rotated, and given different objects. Weather and backgrounds can be customized to suit the player's mood. Music can
Voice is an iPhone application that reads printed text aloud to individuals with visual impairments or dyslexia. When the user takes a picture of printed material using the smartphone’s built-in camera, Voice will use optical character recognition technology to detect the words and read them aloud. Designed for iOS 8, this interface will allow users to listen to books, documents, magazines and newspapers in a matter of seconds. Because it operates on book mode, Voice processes the next image as
Wayfindr is a prototype of an app -Bluetooth operated- intended for blind and low vision people that want to travel the London Tube. The navigation is possible because of the beacon technology and Bluetooth that gives audible directions and traces the user location in the subway. A prototype has been recently trialed at Pimlico station, where sixteen beacons have been installed.