Over the years, the developers have come up with Smartphone that have turned to be a great gift for the blind population. With the help of the cutting edge technology, there are features that help the users to conduct their daily activities without relying on others. The manufacturers of the Smartphone have introduced various applications and software that help the blind user to handle the phones with convenience. Voice commands, screen magnifiers and few other software have been used that helps the visually impaired to interact with the device well. Of late there are few phones have created a buzz among the users and also the researchers and institutes that cater help to the blind population.
Transforms the life
The first name is of Georgie that aimed at transforming the lives of the blind people. His was developed by the non-profit cause and has apps that are built to aid the blind users in their daily activities as reading text, knowing about the areas where they are presently located and the likewise. With this phone, for the first time the blind user have the scope of interacting with people through the social media. In fact capturing image or reading message is also easy for the visually impaired now.
Tested on blind users
Prior to its launch, the phone was developed and tested for long eighteen months among the blind users. The interface of the phone is user friendly. This phone has a touchscreen a great boon for the blind users and there are large buttons on the screen that are not cluttered, rather whenever the user touches the icon, they get the feedback about the same through a voice command. This phone has features that aid the users in every action that they take. For instance, with the help of voice assistance you can dial a number, manage contacts and send text messages.
Top-notch technology used
Next phone worth mentioning is Ray that uses the latest technology and cloud services. With the use of sound and touch, the phone is designed to provide independence to the users. The technology used in this phone is also known as the eye-free technology. There are four display elements in the phone that makes it is easy to use for the blind users. The touchscreen of the phone is based on the gesture of the fingers. There are twelve icons on the screen and based on the position of the finger a minimum of five icons is displayed on the screen.
Simple interface of phone
Users need to move their finger in a specific direction to open the desired application. The apps are generally in the central position of the screen and you do not have to press the icon to open the app. The interface of this phone is simple, yet it has all the functionalities there. Navigation through these apps is easy and it has all the features that the other regular Smartphone has. There is an in-built camera that helps in recognizing the currency. As with the other phones for visually impaired, you can also download files from the internet and listen to audio.
Braille enabled phone
The last name that appears on the list is the one that has been launched of late and uses braille, unlike the two other phones. Unlike the other two phones, there is no glass panel in his phone, rather a depression with pins under it. The pins move up and down and you can decipher the information that is displayed in the screen. Since it is introduced lately, you can only get the basic models of the phone that allows the normal functions. With advancement, there are chances of introduction of updated versions that are loaded with the functionality of a Smartphone.