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Butler Assistive Technology Room: Apps

The Butler Assistive Technology Room provides private self-service round-the-clock access to a state-of-the-art space with software and hardware to support academic activities.

Apps Around Penn

  • WIC Mobile Resources: WIC's definitive app guide.  We've got it all, everything from the essentials to apps for social networking, digital media, and education. 
  • iPads in the Classroom: Reserve an iPad and try out a variety of apps we installed with you in mind! 

Apps for Every Need


logo of taptapsee app

- iPhone, iPad, and Android

Utilizes your device's camera to announce and identify photographed objects. Simply capture any object, and TapTapSee will both analyze and define it within seconds. 


Eyenote - iPhone, iPad
Created by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Eyenote allows users to scan and denominate U.S. paper currency.



Be My Eyes - iPhone, iPad, and (Android, soon!)
This unique and newly created app puts users who are sighted and users who are blind or visually impaired in contact through a network. Through live video connection, a user who is blind or visually impaired may simply point his or her phone or tablet at something using the rear-facing camera, and the user who is sighted will identify and communicate what is being displayed. 

 Color ID Free - iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry
Users your device's camera to speak the names of color in real-time. 




ClearCaptions - iPhone, iPad, and Android
Adds captions to your phone calls, displaying them on your device. 



Subtitles Viewer! - iPhone, iPad
View subtitles on your device synchronized with movies on your TV or at the theater. Subtitles are available in many languages as well. 



Physical & Motor Skills

Dragon Dictation - iPhone, iPad
Uses voice recognition to transcribe users speech to text. Speak and instantly see your text or email messages.