Qualcomm Develops Android Smartphone for The Blind

Wireless telecommunications company Qualcomm is developing a smartphone specifically for blind and visually impaired users. The Android device will combine the numerous communication, navigation, reading and music technologies, which blind people often use separately, into one device. In collaboration with Project Ray – which designs accessibility tools for around 285 million blind and visually impaired people – Qualcomm is looking to develop this one off Snapdragon-powered device. An Android app called Georgie, which uses gesture, voice recognition and haptics, has already been developed by a UK couple but requires several add-ons to install the functionality required by the user. Boaz Zilberman, […]