Mobile devices

Mobile Solutions

There's an app for that, but not all apps are created equal. The ACT Center has tested numerous mobile apps for their accessibility features. Here are our recommendations.

Before installing an application, we recommend you read the features, check the rating, and make sure it will run on the device you will be using it with.

MU-Specific Apps

Non-MU Apps

The ACT Center is in no way affiliated with these businesses and provides this information with no guarantees or warranties. More information about these apps is available through the iTunes store or the Android Market.

Scanning and/or OCR Apps

  • ABBYY TextGrabber ($4.99; iOS, $9.99; Android)
  • Camscanner (free; iOSAndroid)
  • DocScanner ($4.99; iOS)
  • Evernote Scannable (free; iOS)
  • FineScanner (free; iOS)
  • Mobile Doc Scanner Lite (free; Android)
  • Prizmo ($9.99; iOS)

Text-to-Speech Apps

  • NaturalReader (free; iOS; Android)
  • Capti Narrator (free; iOS)
  • IVONA Text-to-speech HQ (free; Android)
  • Speak it! ($1.99; iOS)
  • vBookz PDF Voice Reader US ($4.99; iOS)
  • Voice Dream Reader ($14.99;iOS)($9.99;Android)

Dictation Apps

  • Dragon Dictation (free; iOS)
  • Dragon Go! (free; iOS)
  • Dragon Mobile Assistant (free; Android)
  • Dragon Remote Microphone (free; Android)
  • KLets (free; Android)
  • Utter! (free; Android)


Audio Books

  • Learning Ally Audio (free; iOS)
  • VOD (Voice of Daisy) ($25.99; iOS)($23.92; Android)

Visual Assistance

  • AidColors ($0.99; iOS)
  • Be My Eyes (free; iOS)
  • ColoredEye ($0.99; iOS)
  • DanKam: Colorblind Fix ($2.99; iOS)
  • LookTel Money Reader ($9.99; iOS)
  • TapTapSee (free; iOS)
  • VisionAssist ($3.99; iOS)

Note Taking

Study Tools

Mind Mapping and Brainstorming