Accessible Fashion Apps Series: Part One The Fashionista’s Kit


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Greetings Readers!

Welcome back to Fashioneyesta.com.

Today I have for you the first part of a very exciting new series on my blog which I hope will be of use to my visually impaired readers on my blog.

Now as many of you may know my blog is all about making fashion accessible and one thing that I have been wanting to do for such a long time on my blog is to talk about apps that enable you to access fashion if you have sight loss.

So, after a lot of planning and some tweets, I got a group 6 amazing volunteers who have been road testing lots of apps for a series of blogs here on fashioneyesta.

Over the next month I am going to be brining you a series on apps that can help you with all things fashion, from shopping apps to magazine and publication apps. This is a series that I hope will enable you to go out there and see what the world of apps has to offer.

Some of you may already know about a large portion of these apps, but for those of you who have recently lost your sight or who are still learning about apps and accessibility I hope this app will give you some new ides. But, I genuinely hope that my blogs will give you all at least one new tip that you can take and do with it what you will.

So, without further adieu lets begin with Part One: The Fashionista’s Starter Kit.

All apps are voiceover comparable.

Apps For Colour Identification and Images

HueView: Colourblind Tools

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Price: Free

Link: Click here

By: AppFoundry 

This is a great app for anyone who finds it difficult to distinguish colours be it through total blindness or colour blindness.

The way in which this app works is that you take a picture or choose one from your image library and that app will give you a detailed description of what the colours are to compensate for those that you cannot see.

The app can also simulate colours to compensate and you can save and organise your favourite colours and watched. This app is particularly helpful for budding fashionistas with sight loss as it enables you to find colours that harmonise with a colour and find matches in your closet for a certain pigment.

Available on iPhone and iPad.

Tap Tap See

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Price: Free

Link: Click here

By: IMAGE SEARCHER

Tap Tap See is a revolutionary new app which has been specially designed to enable people with visual impairments to get audible information on any image they take or from their image library.

For instance, you could take an image from a website such as a picture from Chanel of a dress and then the app will give you information such as colour, what the object is and what it looks like.

This is a wonderful app to use, especially for things such as London Fashion Week when they display images that are sadly not descried.

This app also translates into a number of languages.

This app will describe them for you.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android Smartphones.

VizWiz

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Price: Free

Link: Click here

By Jeffrey Bigham

This is a very useful app for anyone with sight loss, as it enables you to take an image and to ask it any question that you need to gain visual information on it.

For instance, you can take an image of a coat and ask the app ‘what colour is this?’ or ‘what kind of top is this?’ and the app gives you quick answers to these questions.

QR Code Scanner – Fastest decoder for all types of QR Codes

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Price: Free

Link: Click here

By: iHandy Inc.

This is a great app for when you are out shopping and want to find out more information on beauty items.

A lot of beauty products in particular have QR codes on them such as hair stylish products in which you are directed to their website with tutorials and more info/

So having this app would be ideal if you want to scan the QR code to find out more info about the item before you buy and save it on your safari bookmarks.

This app is fully voiceover accessible from my tests of it.

This app is averrable on both android smartphones and iPhones.

Accessible Social Media Apps For Fashionista’s

Twitter

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Price: Free

The Twitter app is a great way of being able to access the latest fashion and beauty news from a number of companies, bloggers, you tubers and beauty enthusiasts. From the likes of New Look, Lush, Zoella, Tanya Burr, Vicky Kuhn, Models of Diversity and more (including myself @DavisonEm and my audio podcast channel that I co run @InclusiveStyle.) Twitter enables you to search under hashtags for your favourite fashion looks and find out what the latest trends and beauty products are.

You can also tweet your favourite companies questions and by using twitter you would be helping to raise the profile of disabled customers to these companies and our needs.

So go on! If you haven’t already get yourself a Twitter account and let the tweeting begin.

Warning: It’s addictive, consult your GP before creating an account…just kidding!

This app is available on most platforms such as iPhone, iPad, Mac and Android.

WordPress App

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Price: Free

WordPress is one of he most accessible blog sites in the world and millions of bloggers are registered with the site. It is renown for its sleek design websites that incorporate accessibility with voiceover and due to the lack of adds it makes reading blogs so much easier.

Plus there are many fashion bloggers who use WordPress (including myself.) by downloading the app and signing up you will be able to start your own blog (optional) as well as reading other peoples and keeping up to date with their latest blogs and features.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones.

Apps to Help You Shop

Shopstyle

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Price: Free

Link: Click here

This app is fantastic for anyone who loves to shop, but doesn’t know where to find the right thing.

Shopstyle is an online app and website that hosts an array of different brands and styles (a catalogue if you will) meaning that you can search by style, colour, keyword and so on. You can also check out Editors picks and themed features, so that you will always have your finger on the pulse of fashion.

This app is Voiceover Accessible and is easy to navigate through.

Languages English, French, German, Japanese

Available on iPhone and iPad

Ariadne GPS

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Price: £4.99

Link: Click here

By:Giovanni Ciaffon

Ariadne is one of the best known apps for people with mobility needs, it has been designed to aid people with visual impairments navigate through their environment.

It has had some of the highest scores and has been recommended on account of its ease of use and efficiency.

Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Yellow Pages App

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Price: Free

This app is a great go to app for anyone with sight loss who need to find out where their nearest beauty salon, hairdresser or fashion department stores are.

You can search by keyword and refine it find places in your area by activating location settings on your device.

So that finding that beauty salon for a manicure or finding your nearest New Look couldn’t be easier.

Available on iPhones, iPads and Android smartphone.

LookTel Money Reader

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Price: £7.99

Link: Click here

From: IPPLEX Holdings Corporation

This app is very handy to have when you are out shopping and are not sure about what money you have in your purse. Lacteal money reader allows you to scan notes and coins and it will tell you what exactly they are. Whether its in GB Pounds Sterling, Euros, Dollars and so on.

So that you can be a true fashionista and shop anywhere from Oxford Street in London to the Streets of Paris in the knowledge that you will know what you have to spend in your purse.

Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil

Available on iPhone and Android.

So, that concludes it for today guys! I really hope you enjoyed it and that it has given you some great ideas for apps you might like to try.

Don’t forget next time we will be talking about all the accessible shopping apps with detailed scores and review thanks to our amazing testing panel who i will be announcing in my next blog.

So stay tuned for Part Two!

Until next time my dear readers.

 

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