Communication apps

Communication apps

  • Apps for people with communication disabilities, eg, speech-impaired, hard of hearing, deaf or deafblind.
  • These apps can help users interact, collaborate and stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues.
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Communication apps enable users to connect with others in real-time. The following communication apps are especially useful for people with communication difficulties. 

Here are some communication apps reviewed by Healthify

App  Features Review

Speech Assistant AAC app

  • An app designed for people who have loss of speech but are able to read.
  • Alternative and augmented communication (AAC).
  • Available from Google Play and App Store.
  • Cost: free or paid.
  • Read more about Speech Assistant AAC app.
3 star review


NZ Relay app

  • An app is for people who are hard of hearing, deaf, deafblind or speech-impaired who want to make and receive phone calls in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Text and captioned relay
  • Free calls
  • Available from Google Play and App Store.
  • Cost: free.
  • Read more about NZ Relay app.

Disclaimer: The NZ Health App Library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.

Credits: Healthify editorial team. Healthify is brought to you by Health Navigator Charitable Trust.