Blind and visually impaired people to get assistance from specially designed Android app
Blind and visually impaired people will soon be able to use their smartphones more easily thanks to a specially developed app.
Developed by Screenreader, the application is called Georgie and has been built specifically to help blind users perform day-to-day tasks. Its creators said it could help people catch a bus, read printed text or know where they are when in unfamiliar areas.
Other tasks such as reading text messages and using the phone's camera have also been included in the app. The app comes preinstalled on Android smartphones, with Samsung, Motorola and LG models currently supported. The standalone app costs £149, while prices for a smartphone with the app preinstalled start at £299.
Three additional packages are available, priced at £25 each: Travel, Lifestyle and Communicate. Each has different features and is designed for different types of people.
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