How useful would it be if you could lend your eyes to a blind person in need of finding out the expiration date on a carton of milk? Or if a diabetic forgot her glucose meter and a stranger within five feet may be able to lend her one? Or if a disabled person could find a clean accessible public restroom with a quick search on his phone?
The power of mobile technology is truly amazing when you see how it can help people with disabilities or diseases live normal lives. For all of the scenarios above and more, brilliant and caring people have begun making lives easier and we would like to feature some of these useful and beautifully designed apps on our blog as they also inspire us. (We would like to recognize and thank Product Hunt for recommending these apps to us.)
Be My Eyes in an amazing app that connects a community of volunteers via video chat to help the blind from around the world. Just download the app on your iPhone and help when you have time.
DyslexiaKey is a wonderful app that has a dyslexic-friendly keyboard to help make each letter more distinct and easier to read.
HelpAround connects a community of diabetics and helpers to provide a safety net for those emergency situations.
RestroomRater is a new app still in iOS beta testing that helps the disabled find clean and accessible bathrooms.