Last year, the American Federation for the Blind launched a free IOS app for visually impaired or blind people in the United States and Canada. VisionConnect is a searchable directory of services that is compatible with VoiceOver to read all page elements aloud.
Users can simply set their age group and location, and they can then determine which type of service they are looking for – some examples include assistive products, guide dog training, and employment services. Resources are also available in categories, such as medication management, information for veterans, and tips for home modification. Health care providers can also use the application to communicate and share ideas with their patients.