Location and GPS Apps

There is a huge range of location and GPS applications (apps) available for smartphones and tablet devices. These apps speak aloud details of where you are and what services, businesses or points of interest are in the area, which is helpful for someone with a visual impairment. Due to the sheer number of GPS apps available, it is not possible for Assist Ireland to list all of these apps as individual products in this section.

We recommend searching the Apple Apps Store or Android Apps Store to browse the apps available, and if necessary or possible, speak with an occupational therapist or speech and language therapist for advice on what apps might be suitable for you.

If you are new to this technology and would like to know more about smartphones and apps and how they can help you, we have an Information Sheet Apps for People with Disabilities and Older People which explains what they are and what they can do. There is a section within this document entitled Location and GPS Apps that describes and gives examples of some of these apps.

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