If you are interested in audio books, you may be eligible for free talking books from the VisAbility Library. Check out Digital, Braille & Daisy Book Library for Vision Impaired or Print Disabled (visability.com.au) Otherwise you will find there are a number of businesses who offer subscription services for audio
You may be eligible for support from the NDIS. More information can be found by following this link. For participants | NDIS
Your Smart Device already has built-in-tools such as large font and high contrast capabilities.
If you’re an Apple user:
- VoiceOver is a screen reader that provides a description of everything happening on your screen.
- Siri is a voice recognition system that lets you send messages, place phone calls and more.
If you’re an Android user:
- Apps that run on the Android operating system use a built-in screen reader called TalkBack.
- Android devices also use Google Assistant, a “virtual helper” powered by artificial intelligence. Google Assistant lets you perform a wide variety of actions on your phone or tablet using voice commands.
Some links for free Apps you may find useful to upload on to your Smart Device are listed below:
- Community (bemyeyes.com)
- Seeing AI App from Microsoft
- Home | Cash Reader Money Reader application for the blind
There are numerous Apps available. Some are free, some require payment of a small fee. As an indication, there are Apps which will
- magnify items (increase font or pictures),
- scan a QR code and read it out aloud (useful for menus)
- map out your environment (assists with avoiding bumping in to something)
- light detector
- voice operated calculator