iPhones have changed lives for the better with the most amazing opportunities coming to a group that seems least likely to benefit from the sleek glass design. Steve Jobs insisted that iDevices be useable by everyone, including those who are visually impaired. By using VoiceOver, app developers are able to give access to even those who have no vision. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of developers do so.

This AppList features some of the most amazing accessible apps we could find! With your iPhone you can send for a taxi, describe colors, read aloud, get walking directions, warn about people approaching and much more.

7 months after first publishing this AppList, we have tested and approved so many apps that we created a separate AppList just for accessible entertainment apps which will be published shortly.

We would like to thank the dozens of AppAdvice readers who suggested apps for us to test.  For those who enjoy our Visually Impaired AppLists, we would like to recommend a web site that has been set up for the visually impaired by the visually impaired to share app information AppleVis.  As always, we also wish to again thank Austin Seraphin of Behind The Curtain for his advice.

If you love these apps and want to know of other apps that are accessible follow ClearVisionApps on Twitter.

Finally, we want to thank the amazing developers who were thoughtful enough to comply with Apples suggestion by making their apps voiceover friendly.

Essential Apps For The Blind And Visually Impaired