Simple and accessible IM app so I can stay in touch with my wife?
August 29, 2014 6:24 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for an iOS messaging app that is specifically aimed at the visually impaired or senior citizen, but am having trouble locating them in the App Store. Any suggestions? (snowflakes inside)
posted by Mogur to Technology (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My wife has low vision
that's makes it very difficult for her to message to me during the day from her iPad (my job is such that she can't just telephone, but I can check messages frequently and answer within a half hour if routine or seconds if an emergency). Simply put, she can't use the iPad's built-in Mail or Message apps, even with VoiceOver and contrast turned up, nor can she text on her iPhone -- there just isn't enough contrast or workflow in some areas. I am guessing that apps that are designed with the visually impaired in mind (i.e. iBlink Radio is a big favorite), or apps that are designed for seniors (or small children, we're not proud) might have that combination of visual clarity and baked-in workflow that would help, so I'm here looking for recommendations.