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This department has information about the many apps that make smartphones and tablets useful to people with disabilities.

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Managed by: Kristin Dean (deanx032@umn.edu) of Research and Training Center on Community Living, University Of Minnesota

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (2 Products)
Electronic Media (28 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (1 Products)
Online Forums (1 Products)

Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
Apps for Autism: An Essential Guide to Over 200 Effective Apps
This book lists more than 200 apps that can help those with autism build educational and other life skills. It is written to parents, teachers, and other professionals.
AT and App support for Executive Function: Middle School through Post-Secondary - Executive Function App Matrix
This short publication has a list of apps that help students from middle school thru post-secondary learn executive function skills.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
Access Together
This tracks how accessible business places are. It can be loaded on your cell phones as an App.
This app helps people take notes on their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. It is designed for people with vision loss.
App of the Day
This webpage regularly profiles new apps that are coming out to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
Autism 5-Point Scale EP tech app
This iPhone app was designed for specifically for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to assist them in communicating effectively with first responders in a variety of emergency situations.
Autism Apps
This app presents a way to find other apps useful to people who have autism, Down syndrome and other special needs.
Autism Speaks App List
This website has a list of apps for smartphones, tablets and other portable devices.
Big Launcher
This app makes smartphone screens easier to read and use.
Community Sidekick
This app sends automatic emails to DSPs about where a person is when he or she is out in the community. It works on the iPhone, iPad or iPod.
This app gives a snapshot of the quality of life of a person with disabilities using CQL's person-centered outcomes.
Cue You
This easy to use app gives people reminder messages on their iPhone.
This app helps people read money. It was made for the blind and visually impaired and can be downloaded for free.
This free smartphone app helps people find places in a shopping mall. It provides an interactive map of the mall and turn-by-turn directions.
This app makes it easy to type text on a touch-screen. It works on a cell phone (iPhone or Android).
Home Routines
This app helps people keep track of when to do chores around the house.
i Get... Cooking
This app helps people do things in the kitchen, like remember recipes or find the right equipment. It works on the ipad or the iphone.
This app uses real pictures to help people with language difficulties communicate. It works with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
It's My Future
An iPad app that helps adults with developmental disabilities to become more self-determined. It also helps people take part in their annual planning meetings.
Jane's Apps for AAC
This website lists the many apps that help people communicate.
Ldn Access
An app to help people with disabilities easily find places in London that are accessible.
My Life! My Story!
An iPad app to help people with disabilities create their own story. They can use it to tell others about their lives.
Parking Mobility
This smartphone app allows people to easily report cars that are illegally parked in a space reserved for people with disabilities.
Sign Me A Story
This app teaches sign language through story and video. It features children with Down syndrome as the signing demonstrators.
Switch Accessible Apps for iPad/iPhone
A list of switch accessible apps for the iPad and/or iPhone. Switches are devices that allow an individual to make a selection in the app using gross motor movements.
This app can tell you what something is after you take a picture of it with your smartphone. It helps people who are blind or visually impaired.
Tech Toolbox
This website provides a way to find, share, rate and review assistive technology devices for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Tecla Shield
This device helps people access their smartphones or tablets by using a switch or the driving control of their wheelchairs.
Training Faces
An app to help people recognize emotions, the meaning behind emotion and how fast an individual can interpret the emotion.
A website and smartphone app that provides wheelchair accessibility information for places all over the world.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Hacking Autism
A project that creates apps and other technologies to help people who have autism.
Online Forums
Tech Toolbox
This website provides a way to find, share, rate and review assistive technology devices for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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