Friday, May 06, 2005

The mobile phone for blind users

Vodafone Italia is once again this year a partner of the Dishow, the exhibition for technologies capable of improving the quality of life of disabled persons. The Company will use the occasion to show off its new cell phone for blind users, the Vodafone Speaking Phone, at the stand run by the Italian Association for the Blind (UIC).

Thanks to a special software, the Vodafone Speaking Phone reads and describes the icons in the menu to the blind user. It is also capable of reading text messages and allows users to compose and send their own messages.

Vodafone's close collaboration with the UIC on the Vodafone Speaking Phone project includes a trial phase, which is still in progress, and the subsequent distribution of the phones to as many blind people as possible. (Via Noticias)

 - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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