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Guest Post: Phones for the visually impaired that rule

by Adam Damon, a blogger who works with Project-Ray

Over the years, developers have come up with smartphones that have turned to be a real gift for the blind population. With the help of the cutting edge technology, they offer features that help their users to conduct their daily activities without relying on others. The manufacturers of such smartphones have introduced various apps that help the blind user to handle the phones with convenience. Voice commands, screen magnifiers and a few other software features have been used that helps the visually impaired interact with the device succesfully. Continue reading

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VoiceOver: the hidden voice of iPhone for blind users

voiceover_utility_iconThe Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) is a UK agency dedicated to support and advice for the blind. GoMo News spoke to Gary Readfern-Gray, an Accessibility Specialist-Developer at RNIB. He is also blind. This is the fascinating account of his experience with the iPhone 3GS, with contributions by colleagues John Worsfold and Ed Chandler. Continue reading

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