Braille Institute is proud to introduce ViA (Visually Impaired Apps), a fully accessible app for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. ViA has been designed to help identify apps that are useful for adults and children who are blind or have low vision, including those with additional disabilities. Users can easily sort through the 500,000+ apps in the App Store and locate those that were built specifically for, or provide functionality to, the user with a visual impairment.
Using the industry leading accessibility features native to iOS devices, ViA allows users to sort apps by category, price, and the App Store star rating. ViA has a forum to suggest and discuss apps with the ever-growing, interactive community of avid iOS users. It also links to external reviews, podcasts, and blogs that provide further insight into the use of a specific app. Users can track new apps that fall into the categories that interest them, making the process of locating appropriate apps even easier. The apps that appear in ViA are suggested by users, educators, parents, and Braille Institute partner organizations.
ViA can also be used by teachers, orientation & mobility specialists, and rehabilitation therapists to identify apps that enhance learning and support educational outcomes, while family members will find apps to assist loved ones in their daily lives.
With ViA you will spend less time shopping for apps that don't meet your needs, allowing more time to use the ones that do.