In addition to existing screen readers, blind users of the Android operating system may be interested in other software designed to solve some additional tasks.

Below is a continuation of the list of the most interesting programs of this kind, specially designed for users with disabilities. The list does not claim to be complete and can be supplemented, but, perhaps, it will be useful to someone at the initial stage of mastering the Android platform.

Vista Center

This application is designed to work with videos of the Vista Center project, which are dedicated to solving various everyday problems of people with visual impairments.

The application is distributed free of charge and designed for Android 1.6 and higher.

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Money talks

Money Talks is an application designed to determine the denomination of European Central Bank notes (€) using a smartphone camera. It was created specifically for users with visual impairments, and, according to the developer, can be provided free of charge or at a reduced price, with personal contact.

The app is priced at about 2.5 USD and is designed for Android 2.1 and higher.

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The vOICe for Android

The vOICe is an Android version of the sound vision system known from other platforms. The application converts the image in front of the camera into sound form, describing its contour with stereophonic signals of different heights. The program also includes a color identifier, a talking compass, a talking GPS navigator, and a haptic vision system.

The application is distributed free of charge and designed for Android 1.6 and higher.

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GARI Accessible Mobile Finder

This application is designed to select the most affordable Android smartphone. It analyzes dozens of technical parameters of the device and suggests the most suitable models, you just need to select the functions of interest.

The application is distributed free of charge and is designed for Android 2.1 and higher.

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TalkingPlaces

TalkingPlaces is a navigation program designed to plot routes and provide information about surrounding objects. The application was developed specifically for users with visual impairments in the framework of thesis at the Czech Technical University in Prague, but it has full functionality for sighted people.

The application is distributed free of charge and is designed for Android 2.2 and higher.

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Accessible Contact Manager

It is a contact manager designed for dialing and calling contacts with audiovisual aids that are supposed to help people with cognitive impairments. The program even provides the functionality of special gestures to perform a number of common tasks.

The application is distributed free of charge and is designed for Android 2.2 and higher.

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Accessible Web Browser

This is an accessible web browser from Mobile Accessibility , but presented as a standalone application, which provides a lot of opportunities for working on the Internet without the help of eyes.

The app is distributed at a price of about 21 USD and is designed for Android 2.1 and higher.

Link in the Market for American localization for American localization …

Accessible Music Player

This is a multifunctional music player from Code Factory, designed with the specifics of the work of visually impaired users in mind. It should be noted that this application is not part of the Mobile Accessibility workspace and exists solely as a stand-alone product.

The app is priced at about 6.5 USD and is designed for Android 2.1 and higher.

Link to Market for American localization …

Daisy 3 Reader

This is a little-featured DAISY-player that only supports working with textual content of the book, however, support for working with audio and graphic content was announced in future releases.

The application is distributed free of charge and is designed for Android 2.2 and higher.

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Darwin Reader

Darwin Reader is a multifunctional DAISY player that integrates with such on-line DAISY and audiobook libraries as Bookshare and Librivox. The program supports almost all the functionality of the DAISY format, and also has an interface adapted not only for screen readers, but also for users with partial visual impairment or dyslexia.

The app is distributed for about 15 USD and is designed for Android 2.1 and higher.

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Darwin wallet

The Darwin Wallet program is designed to determine the denomination of paper bills using a smartphone camera. The work with banknotes of Australia, Great Britain, the European Union, Canada and the USA is supported.

The app is distributed for about 1 USD and is designed for Android 2.2 and higher.

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