Smartphone for visually impaired

Smartphone for visually impaired

Posted on 13th July 2012

A smartphone designed by a and for visually impaired people has gone on sale.

The system called Georgie (named after the couple’s first guide dog) use the latest voice assisted touchscreen technology combined with specially designed apps for tasks like reading small print, sending text messages and catching a bus.

“It’s exactly the type of digital experience we want to make easily available to people with little or no sight. It is also going to help solve everyday problems for blind people so they can be more confident about navigating the real world and become independent,” said it’s designer.

The system can come preinstalled on a phone or can be bought for Android phones from the Google Play store. More info here


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