Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Helping The Blind To See

"Smartphones and tablets, with their flat glass touch screens and nary a texture anywhere, may not seem like the best technological innovation for people who cannot see. But advocates for the blind say the devices could be the biggest assistive aid to come along since Braille was invented in the 1820s.

Counterintuitive? You bet. People with vision problems can use a smartphone’s voice commands to read or write. They can determine denominations of money using a camera app, figure out where they are using GPS and compass applications, and, like Mr. Perez, take photos."

Check out the rest of this really informative article by the New York Times at Visually Impaired Turn to Smartphones to See Their World

Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post

1 comment:

Mario Trucillo said...

Hi, I'd like to discuss Health Literacy month and how it relates to your blog. When you have a moment please email me. Thank you!