The popularity of smart phones has not only changed the way of life of ordinary people, but also for the many unexpected places, and help more people. Recently announced a new Wireless Reach program, The program design will be the blind and visually impaired persons dedicated smartphone, code-Ray, it's designed very simple idea: by voice operation, equipped with Android system.
Qualcomm's survey found that today almost all blind people use ordinary 2G mobile phone for blind book reading, navigating and other day-to-day functions of mobile phones has become a luxury, Qualcomm designed this Ray phone can be very good to solve these problems, to bring the Gospel to the blind.
This phone bring the blind by rich voice and a special user interface, including telephone, text messaging, voice read out the rich functionality of navigation, target identification, social network services, remote assistance, audio, audio e-book reader intelligent life into the world of the blind.
Ray phone project leader, said Boaz Zilberman, this phone brand new user interface provides a blind man full of human-computer interaction, totally do not need to use their eyes, as long as the user touches the phone at any point, you can start to issue voice commands to select the desired function . Navigation, mobile phone can also be adjusted by the direction of the sliding of the finger on the recognition screen. Mobile phones by vibration and voice prompts on the operation of the user's feedback is very user-friendly design.
Qualcomm will also establish cooperation with the Central Library for the blind, In other words, the phone can download a rich collection of resources in the library, such as audio, books, magazines, and other. Qualcomm design certification system, specifically for specific holding Ray phone user authentication, ensure that the digital rights.
Voice interactive phone is not new, but specifically for the blind so special smartphone user base may be the first time, hope Ray phone early commercial blind people "see the world" through the phone.