July 14, 2012
Smartphone to help blind people goes on sale
A smartphone designed for blind people has been launched. The BBC reports.
Georgie, as the device is known, has a voice-assisted touchscreen and offers a variety of apps to help complete tasks such as catching a bus, reading printed text and pinpointing location.
The smartphone lets users dial a number with the voice-assisted touchscreen and uses speech input to send text messages.
The phone was designed by blind husband-and-wife team Roger and Margaret Wilson-Hinds from Peterborough.
The handset is powered by an Android operating system and uses existing Samsung handsets such as the Samsung XCover and Galaxy Ace 2.
The phone is being distributed by Sight and Sound Technology, a firm which provides hardware and software to blind and visually- impaired people.
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