Smartphone apps for blind people
If you think that smartphones are not beneficial for visually impaired users, you are wrong! Many devices offer pre-installed functionalities like “text to speech” that make them usable by blind and partially-sighted people. A small Italian startup, EveryWare Technologies, takes this one step further by developing apps that support visually impaired people in their daily activities.
Light Detector for example is an app that enables you to hear light. Simply point your iPhone camera in any direction. You will hear a higher or lower sound depending on the intensity of the light. Another popular app is iMove, that makes persons aware of what is in the surroundings, by reading the current address and nearby shops.
EveryWare Technologies is constantly developing new applications the make mobile devices even more useful for the visually impaired. If you like EveryWare Technologies initiative and you would like to support their efforts, simply buy one of their apps or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: ew-tech.itAdded: 4 March 2013