Mobile Apps

  • AbleRoad - App and website that connects people with accessible places

    AbleRoad connects people with accessible businesses. AbleRoad gives people with disabilities, families, friends, caregivers and business owners an online destination to rate and review community access.

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    Download for iPhone/iPad

    Download for Android

  • Avaz - Free AAC app for kids with autism

    Avaz Lite is an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) app that provides a voice for children with Autism and other complex communication needs. Avaz is a full-featured AAC app PLUS a training layer for caregivers.

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    Download for iPad

  • Disability Tips - Mobile-friendly website with information and tips for first responders

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    The Mobile TIPS for First Responders was developed by Project REDD at the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University. The Mobile TIPS are adapted from Dr. Tony Cahill’s 3rd Edition of the TIPS for First Responders, developed at the Center for Development and Disability at the University of New Mexico and from the TIPS for First Responders and Texas Resources for Services and Supports, developed at the Texas Center on Disability Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Engage by E-View - Free app provides emergency warning alerts for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community

    If you are in the path of a disaster, your phone will light up and start flashing and vibrating with emergency warnings. Information is provided by the National Weather Service. This app is more than an emergency app, Engage is a wireless community for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, enabling users to connect with each other and local events. It features content for the Deaf; in order to engage the Deaf.

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    Download for iPhone

    Download for Android

  • FEMA Mobile App

    • Alerts from the National Weather Service: Receive severe weather alerts for up to five locations across the U.S. and see information about how to stay safe.
    • Disaster Reporter: Upload and share photos of damage and recovery efforts.
    • Custom emergency safety information: Save a custom list of the items in your family’s emergency kit, as well as the places you will meet in case of an emergency.
    • Maps of disaster resources: Locate and receive driving directions to open shelters and disaster recovery centers.
    • Safety tips: Learn how to stay safe before, during, and after over 20 types of hazards, including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.
    • Apply for assistance: Easily access DisasterAssistance.gov to apply for federal disaster assistance.
    • Information in Spanish: The app defaults to Spanish language content for smartphones that have Spanish set as their default language.

    Download for iPhone/iPad

    Download for Android

  • HearYouNow - Your personal sound amplifier

    The HearYouNow app is a free amplification tool that uses state of the art ExSilent technology. It is your personal sound amplifier. Adjust it to your personal needs! You will understand conversations better in situations such as:

    • in a restaurant
    • during a meeting
    • at a (birthday) party
    • watching television
    • wherever and whenever you like to hear the sounds around you more clearly

    In order for it to work properly, you will have to connect a headphone to the iPhone.

    Download for iPhone

  • It's My Future - iPad app that helps adults with developmental disabilities

    It’s My Future is designed to support adults with developmental disabilities to become more self-determined and to meaningfully participate in their annual planning meetings. This App, produced by AbleLink Technologies, Inc. in conjunction with the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Kansas, provides self-paced videos to enable people with developmental disabilities to learn more about planning meetings. Eight sections cover topics such as Choice Making, Decision Making, Goal Setting, Community Living, Employment, Fun & Leisure, and Communication Skills. Narration, a written outline, and colorful graphics support people to understand more about self-determination and how to become engaged in their planning meetings.

    Download for iPad

  • Med Time - App to help you manage your medications

    • You will never have any more problems in managing your meds again, because MED TIME is here. It will emit an alarm when you need to take a medicine and does much more.
    • After typing the name of the medicine, you will have the option of inserting the time individually or automatically, selecting the hour interval and the initial hour. MED TIME will generate a schedule.
    • Inserting the number of days, it will make the app reminds you, always, how many days are left to the end of the treatment and how many already were taken.
    • Typing the number of dosages in each box, it can calculate how many full boxes and individual dosages will be needed. When the box is almost finished, you will be alerted that another one is necessary.

    Download for iPhone/iPad

  • MY3 - Stay connected when you are having thoughts of suicide

    With MY3, you define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. Remember: there is hope and a life to look forward to, even in your darkest moments. MY3 can help you get through your most difficult times. Who are your 3? Is it your sister? Your therapist? Maybe even a neighbor down the street? Download MY3 to make sure that your 3 are there to help you when you need them most.

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    Download for iPhone

    Download for Android

  • Parking Mobility - Report disabled parking abuse

    The Parking Mobility application empowers private citizens to report a violation with 3 quick and simple photos. The report is immediately sent to the city, and the city tickets the vehicle using the violation report. When the city collects the fine, Parking Mobility puts up to 20% of the fine into the nonprofits in your community to provide education and awareness to further solve the problem!

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    Download for iPhone

    Download for Android

  • Ready Erie Emergency Preparedness App

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    ReadyErie App Launches!

    Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Emergency Services Daniel Neaverth, Jr. and emergency services personnel at the Public Safety Campus in Buffalo to unveil the new “Ready Erie” app, available for free and is designed for the iPhone, iPad, android and iOS systems. Among other uses, the multi-purpose app will allow users to receive critical information and emergency alerts through push notifications, locate Erie County’s emergency shelters, view up-to-date evacuation route maps, and create a personalized Emergency Preparedness Plan by answering five basic questions.

    “The Ready Erie app takes emergency planning and preparedness to the next level and will give users the information they need at the time they need it, helping them and their loved ones to respond to emergencies in a safe and organized manner,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “With this app we can communicate directly with our constituents, individuals can have access to critical alerts and updates to coordinate planning with family or co-workers, and stay on top of changing conditions. The app also has useful information on ways to prepare before disaster strikes, helping to mitigate damage and protect lives. I urge all residents to get the app and begin creating their own emergency plan.”

    The app can be downloaded from the Erie County website at http://www2.erie.gov/emergencyservices/index.php?q=ready-erie-preparedness-app under the “Online Services” tab.

  • Red Cross First Aid App

    The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Available for iPhone and Android devices, the official American Red Cross First Aid app gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.

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    Download for iPhone/iPad

    Download for Android

  • RogerVoice - Enabling the deaf and hard-of-hearing to make phone calls

    RogerVoice provides a means for the deaf and hard-of-hearing to carry out phone conversations.
    RogerVoice may also be used by any person wishing to communicate in writing during a phone call and/or to receive live transcriptions (also know as subtitles or captions) of conversations.

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    Download for iPhone

    Download for Android

  • SAMSHA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App

    In a disaster, it's essential that behavioral health responders have the resources they need—when and where they need them. The SAMHSA Disaster App makes it easy to provide quality support to survivors. Users can navigate pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, post-deployment resources, and more—at the touch of a button from the home screen. Users also can share resources, like tips for helping survivors cope, and find local behavioral health services. And, self-care support for responders is available at all stages of deployment.

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    Download for iPhone/iPad

    Download for Android

  • Show Me - A communication tool for emergency shelters

    The Maryland Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management has created a simple, hands-on tool to reduce communication barriers and better assist individuals with access and functional needs, and professional shelter staff and volunteers, make their needs and concerns understood within a community shelter setting during an emergency.

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    Download for iPhone/iPad

    Download for Android

  • Smart911 - Give 9-1-1 the information they need to help you fast

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    With Smart911, you can add key information about members of your household that would help anyone you care for in the event of an emergency, whether the call is from the home or any mobile phone. You can include medical details for any member of your household, enabling responders to have more information before they arrive on scene. Providing the home and work address of a mobile caller or details such as directions or access info helps facilitate faster response. You can also add as much or as little information about your vehicles, animals, and emergency contacts that you would need to know.

  • Stepping Stones - A personal visual organizer for prompting daily routines and schedules

    Stepping Stones is a simple and user-friendly app which allows you to quickly create visual guides or ‘Paths’, using your own photos.

    Paths make great graphic organizers. You can outline daily routines and schedules or describe the steps of an event or activity. Paths also make great social stories.

    Stepping Stones offers a clean and simple experience for children and adults who benefit from visual support, including those with developmental disabilities such as Autism, attention or auditory processing deficits, learning disabilities, or anxiety.

    Download for iPhone

  • TapTapSee - Designed to help the blind and visually impaired identify objects they encounter daily

    TapTapSee is a mobile camera application designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired iOS users. The app utilizes the iDevice’s camera and VoiceOver functions to photograph objects and identify them out loud for the user.

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    Download for iPhone

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  • Voice Dream Reader - An accessible reading tool for mobile and tablet devices

    With advanced text-to-speech and a highly configurable screen layout, it can be tailored to suit every reading style from completely auditory to completely visual, plus synchronized combination of both.

    The visually impaired will benefit from the ability to hear documents read in their favorite voices; students and others with dyslexia will appreciate the synchronized reading capability that integrates text and voice; and everyone who wants to hear or read their documents in their own way will benefit from the configurability of the visual and voice capabilities.

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    Download for iPhone/iPad

    Download for Android

  • WheelNav - See all the accessible places around the world

    With WheelNav you no longer have to worry about finding your way. You can use WheelNav no matter where you are - at home or at work, while traveling for vacation or business. The turn by turn (video and audio) guidance lets your hands free, making WheelNav a great experience.

    Find the best places in town and see their accessibility and information like the address, website, category, phone number. Do you consider that an accessible place is inaccessible for people with disabilities? No problem. Just edit that information and you will help the whole community. You can also search for points of interest or addresses.

    Download for iPhone