Accessible Apps

There are over 70,000 apps on the Android market, and many of these are quite accessible! This is just a tiny list of some of the accessible apps to save you time. Please send information about more apps!

Please note: We have tested the applications listed below with TalkBack, one of the official Google accessibility services. Users of alternative screenreaders such as Spiel may encounter different behavior.

Application Categories

  • Device Management
  • E-Mail
  • Entertainment
  • Music and Video
  • Navigation and Location Services
  • Phone and SMS
  • Productivity
  • Shopping
  • Social
  • Tools
  • Web
  • Device Management

    Please note that as of October 2010, the default camera application does not work with TalkBack. There is an alternative that we've listed below. There may be others out there - if you find one, let us know!

    E-Mail

    As of October 2010, the Google GMail client does not work with TalkBack. However, there is an alternative that we've listed below. There may be others out there - if you find one, let us know!

    Entertainment

    Music and Video

    Navigation and Location Services

    Phone and SMS

    As of October 2010, the default Android phone and contacts app is fully usable with TalkBack. However, some devices have different contacts applications developed by the manufacturer or carrier, and these apps may not be as accessible. There are alternatives available on Market, one of which we've listed below. There may be others out there - if you find one, let us know! Also, keep in mind that your contacts on Android sync with your contacts in the GMail web interface, so you can also use a web browser to edit your contacts.

    Productivity

    The default Android Calendar is fully accessible as of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). On phones with earlier versions of Android, the default Android Calendar is not fully usable with TalkBack. The agenda view is somewhat accessible, and you can get notifications on your phone. The weekly and monthly views are not accessible. Adding or editing calendar entries on your phone is possible but a little tricky.

    It works better to create calendar entries from your desktop computer and then sync it to your device using Google Calendar. You can also try using the mobile version of Google Calendar on the web.

    Shopping

    Social

    Please note that as of October 2010, the Android Twitter app is only partially usable with TalkBack. However, there is an alternative that we've listed below. There may be others out there - if you find one, let us know!

    Tools

    As of October 2010, the default Android alarm clock is fully usable with TalkBack.

    Web

    As of October 2010, the default Android web browser does not work with TalkBack. However, there is an alternative that we've listed below. There may be others out there - if you find one, let us know!