There are 3 apps available in Icelandic

112 Iceland

112 Iceland
developed by Stokkur Software ehf, Iceland

Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackers

English / Icelandic

Cost: Free

Allows a user to send a telephone message, text message, and GPS location to the emergency services in Iceland.

“Iceland is not very densely populated, and it is quite frequent for callers in emergency situations to have no idea about their location. One such incident occurred last Fall; a tourist died, unable to tell rescue crews where he was located. This incident sparked the idea to develop the ‘112 Iceland’ app. The app uses the GPS service available in most smartphones to assist the emergency call taker in locating the caller. The app’s ‘Emergency’ facility takes the current GPS position and sends it via SMS to the 112 Centre, and calls 112. The app’s ‘Leave a trail’ facility is for travelling in the back country, with a danger of avalances, floods, or just simple falling, and where GSM coverage can be sketchy. When one presses the ‘Leave a trail’ button, the current GPS position is sent to the 112 centre, stored in a database, and can become the starting point of any search.” Tomas Gislason, 112 Iceland | PatientView survey, July-August 2012

Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

App to help visually impaired people navigate cities and access audio information via special tags.

NaviLens is a navigation and labelling app especially designed for blind and partially sighted users.

NaviLens tags are used across the world:

  • to help people with sight loss navigate and find their way around cities independently
  • by retailers and manufacturers who are incorporating NaviLens into their designs to help users quickly and easily access information
  • by anyone with a smartphone who can create their own unique audio tags.

NaviLens tags can be read aloud simply by pointing your phone in the general direction of that tag. It’s free and easy to use. The app works on both the Android and Apple operating systems and is completely accessible.”

“Some companies are incorporating NaviLens tags into their packaging and onto their directional signage. A NaviLens tag can help customers to access product ingredients and cooking instructions, prices and special offers, and help users to navigate around a building or even identify a transport stop or timetable. For World Sight Day, RNIB partnered with Kellogg's to include accessible information on cereal boxes using NaviLens tags.

Across the world, NaviLens is being used to make cities smarter and more inclusive and to allow users to interact more easily with their environment, in places such as subway stations, bus stops and museums or public buildings…

…The app can detect your native language and read information to you in that language, so a Spanish sign would be translated and relayed instantly in English or any one of 24 languages.”
Royal National Institute of Blind People, UK charity |

Tags: Disability  ·  Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical


developed by Raul Krauthausen, Germany

Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Arabic / Bokmål / Bulgarian / Danish / English / French / German / Greek / Icelandic / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Norwegian / Russian / Swedish

Cost: Free

 ‘OpenStreetMap’ that shows ramps and other disability-friendly access facilities.

“An app that gives you a list of wheelchair-accessible locations and amenities in your area. It uses location data to pinpoint where you are, and, using ‘OpenStreet’ data, it tells you what local amenities are accessible nearby. Where appropriate, the listings have contact details from the businesses. You can view the search results in list form, or on a map, depending on what suits you. And, if you set up an account, you can contribute to the app’s database by adding new locations yourself.” Spinal News, Summer 2012, page 31, Spinal Injuries Ireland |

Tags: Disability

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