When someone buys their first smartphone, the first question is usually, what apps should I get? Because apps are the most important thing in our smartphone and makes our phone so valuable to us. Now, a new android app has been introduced especially for visually impaired persons. It turns a regular smartphone into powerful tool for them.
Project Ray is a smartphone platform designed for visually impaired. It uses newer hardware and special software laid on top of android. One of the most peculiar feature of this smartphone is the ability to make a selection from anywhere on the screen. You tap your finger down and the menu opens up around where you tapped. So, the visually impaired persons are no need to memorize the screen options.
One new android app called IDEAL currency identifier. It uses the camera to identify what kind of currency someone is holding. The app is available for android devices and is compatible with android 4.0 or higher.
Another app called Color identifier which helps to identify the colors. It is available in App store for $1.99. An app called Talking Tag, for iOS, android and windows devices, might be useful for everyday tasks. With the help of talking tag’s QR code stickers one can label the things in the home, like items in pantry or various remote controls.
The Companies IDEAL Group, IQ Engines, and the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center’s App Factory created this app in partnership with the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilative Services and the U.S. Treasury.
Not only this app, a large number of apps are available for visually impaired persons. Other app namely EyeNote is available which tells the dollar bills. LookTel Money Reader for iPhone counts not only US dollars but also euros, British pounds, Australian dollars and Canadian dollars.